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The Network Management Professionals of SYNESIS

Data networks are far more complex than ever before. SYNESIS can help your IT organization take back control of your networks. Watch this entertaining short video to discover and learn more about TOYO’s long history of helping customers around the world better manage their networks and guard them against cyberthreats.  To watch the entire video, click here.  If you enjoy what you saw, please give us a like.

Special Interview – Han and Kiuchi

 

ROTOTEST Energy is a hub-coupled chassis dynamometer system for powertrain testing with a proven record of successful adoption by major auto manufacturers in Europe. TOYO Corporation acquired the distribution rights for ROTOTEST in America in July 2018, and has officially started overseas sales. Recently, Mr. Han (CEO of TOYOTech1), a key figure of the ROTOTEST business in America, and Mr. Kiuchi, (Chief of the Technical Research Center, TOYO Corporation and former Honda F1 project lead), talked enthusiastically about the system’s superior capabilities and future business prospects.

Read the entire interview here.

 

 

The world’s first 200Gbps Portable Capture Appliance

TOYO Corporation Introduces the First Portable Packet Capture Appliance Supporting 200G Networks

SYNESIS Visualizes 200Gbps Traffic and Helps Resolve Issues to Ensure Network Quality and Reduce Downtime Risk on the World’s Fastest Networks

SYNESIS 200Gbps portable packet capture appliance

Tokyo, Japan, Apr 23, 2019 – TOYO Corporation, the leading test and measurement company, today announces the world’s first 200Gbps portable packet capture appliance. Ideally suited for field environments, this new SYNESIS provides field personnel and lab engineers with a powerful solution to help quickly identify and resolve issues with today’s fastest networks. The appliance includes TOYO’s patented technology which offers the unmatched capability to capture 100% of all packets without any data loss.

During the month of June, TOYO Corporation will be demonstrating the SYNESIS Portable 200Gbps model at Interop Tokyo 2019, on June 12-14 in Chiba, Japan and Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2019, on June 26-28 in Shanghai, China.

The growth in the number of connected devices, the advancement of AI technology and the emergence of the 5G mobile standard are compelling network service providers to update their infrastructure to the 100Gbps and 200Gbps standards in order to support the exponential demand for network bandwidth from these technologies. Networking technology continues to advance at a faster pace than the tools needed to support it and SYNESIS plays a critical role in supporting its adoption.

The SYNESIS Portable is a packet capture appliance which continuously captures data traffic up to 200Gbps. The appliance is powered by a patented technology titled “Data recording apparatus and method” which enables SYNESIS to perform captures even at 200Gbps full line rate without incurring any packet loss.

With this key capability, SYNESIS helps service providers identify and resolve network issues quickly and accurately. As a result, service providers can better manage their networks, ensure higher quality connections and eliminate the risk of network downtime and avoid catastrophe from financial and reputation damage.

The portable form factor allows for rapid deployment in the field. Service providers thus do not need to purchase several packet capture appliances for each data center, providing these customers with IT agility and cost-saving economics.

SYNESIS Portable 200Gbps model Key Advantages
The SYNESIS Portable 200Gbps model is a high-performance portable packet capture appliance which can capture up to 200Gbps. Other key advantages include:

Capture without loss: Capture and directly stream 200Gbps traffic to storage without incurring any packet loss
High-speed extraction: Reduce the time required to extract packets by saving indexing information
Portable: Perform network packet captures onsite

SYNESIS Portable 200Gbps at Expos

Tokyo 2019
Booth 6A04, June 12-14 in Chiba, Japan (https://www.interop.jp/2019/exhibitor/en/)

Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2019
Booth N4.F95, June 26-28 in Shanghai, China (https://www.mwcshanghai.com/)

The 200G SYNESIS appliance is currently available for quoting with first customer shipments expected on October 2019. Early access is available for some select customers. Please contact TOYO or any of our sales partners to be placed on the list(https://www.synesis.tech/en/partner).

SYNESIS Online Resources
SYNESIS Product Information: https://www.synesis.tech/
SYNESIS Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N55-LT_4sjI
Why capturing 100 percent of all data frames is important: https://youtu.be/tam-43ucUzg
SYNESIS patent: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180906005011/en/TOYO-Corporation-Issued-Patent-Data-Recording-Technology

About TOYO Corporation
TOYO Corporation (TOKYO: 8151) is a Japanese technology company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with
subsidiaries in the United States and China. Since its founding in 1953, TOYO has become the leading
distributor of advanced measurement instruments and systems in Japan. TOYO also engages in
original product designs and develops advanced solutions for many of the markets that it serves
including automotive, sustainable energy, and cybersecurity industries. TOYO’s innovative products
are used by many leading companies in Japan, the United States and APAC countries, helping TOYO’s
customers accelerate development, reduce time-to-market, and improve product quality. For more
information, please visit the company’s website at https://www.toyo.co.jp/english/.

Contact

TOYO Corporation
Yoko Nonaka
SYNESIS Marketing (synesis-sales@toyo.co.jp)

2019 RSA® Conference Recap

The RSA® Conference took place from March 4-7 at the Moscone Convention Center.  A reported 42,000 people from around the world attended the event.  There were 31 keynote presentations, 740 speakers and 621 sessions.  More than 700 exhibiting companies were at the conference.  The TOYO teams from Japan and the United States staffed our booth (#2265) at the conference.  Have a look at our photo gallery which consists of 81 pictures taken throughout the RSA event.  https://youtu.be/olOZAviT6i0

At the TOYO Booth, we showcased our SYNESIS packet capture appliance.  This powerful appliance has the unique capability to record every single data frame from a network segment ranging from GbE line rate all the way to 100GbE line rates. No other competing product comes close. We just released a new informative video espousing the reason why you need to capture all data frames in order to perform comprehensive network forensics and analysis.  I encourage you to check out the video.  It’s only 2 minutes long. https://youtu.be/tam-43ucUzg

We even created a Japanese language version.  https://youtu.be/FFqpzSlF7eU.

During the show, we also unwrapped an incubation product called OmniX, a portable cybersecurity solution that provides unified security analysis and forensics.  It has a myriad of powerful features including the ability to provide comprehensive risk, threat and vulnerability management, and policy-based forensic data recording utilizing a patent pending indexing architecture.  I’ll post more on the blog about this product as we home in on a launch and release date.  In the meantime, if you need any additional information feel free to drop us an email at info@toyotechus.com.

Perhaps one of the biggest highlights for us was the CFI (Cyber Forensic Investigation) Challenge we staged.  A cybercrime had just taken place at the Moscone Center and we asked visitors to our booth to help us solve the crime.  For those who were willing to take up the challenge, TOYO provided them with a clue.  They were then asked to visit our partners, Flowmon and Logz.io to gather additional clues.  Once they received all 3 clues, they should have had enough information to identify the perpetrator.  We had over 45 submissions.  Thank you for all your participation.  Thank you to our partners Garland, Flowmon and Logz.io for taking part in the challenge.

I reviewed all the submissions and over 95% of you got the correct answer which was the “Wannacry” ransomware.  Personally, I had anticipated about 50% of the submissions to be correct so I was absolutely blown away.  We held the drawing last week in our offices and picked the winners.  The grand prizes winners were Mel Lee ($300 Amazon gift card) and Joe Wei ($150 Amazon card).  There were also 9 other winners and they each will receive a $40 Amazon card.  Here’s a video of the raffle draw.  https://youtu.be/M2orSuzlpKI

Congratulations to everyone.  And a special thank you to our CEO, Masaru Gomi, for helping us out with the raffle drawing.  He is the gentleman in the white checkered shirt.

We’d like to thank everyone that dropped by the booths to learn more about SYNESIS and OmniX. We had an amazing time engaging with the cybersecurity community at the RSA conference and we will definitely be back next year.  We hope to see everyone again then if not sooner.

Steve Wong

VP Marketing and Product Management

steve.wong@toyotechus.com

Driving Automotive Testing Excellence in Japan, China and now the United States

TOYO Corporation has been a sales partner for the Sweden-based company Rototest for two years, carrying their unique hub-coupled dynamometer system in the Japan market and more recently in the China market. During this short time, TOYO has developed a comprehensive understanding of automotive test industry and customer requirements. As a direct result, TOYO has invested substantially in the sector, capped off with a multi-story facility located in Atsugi, Japan, and focused exclusively on automotive testing with a large area devoted to powertrain and steering testing using Rototest dynamometers.

If you are an automotive powertrain engineer, and you are not familiar with hub-based chassis dynamometers, here are a couple of informative videos to help get you started.

One of the true benefits of Rototest dynamometers is that they allow manufacturers to perform real world and critical powertrain testing and measurement in a completely controlled environment. That’s right. There is no need to go take a prototype car out onto a track to do such measurements. Everything can be done within a relatively small facility as the above videos demonstrate. Furthermore, the performance of a vehicle under varying environmental conditions can be tested and measured. 

But that’s not all. The automobiles of today are designed with far more electronics and communication gears than their predecessors. This makes for EMC or electronic magnetic compatibility testing even more challenging and complex. Rototest dynamometers are compatible with anechoic chambers, allowing them to be installed inside such enclosures for the purpose of EMC design and testing.

In July 2018 TOYOTech acquired the exclusive distribution rights to market and sell the Rototest product in the United States region. Here’s the news release: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180712005027/en/Rototest-Expands-Market-Reach-United-States-New

Christian Engstrom, CEO of Rototest, said at the time: “We are thrilled to collaborate with TOYO Corporation to expand into the United States marketplace. Rototest’s products have disrupted the automobile testing industry market in Europe, Japan, and China and we are looking to replicate the success in the United States. Our extended partnership agreement with TOYO Corporation enables us to introduce our products to new customers in this important automotive region of the world. Customers will benefit by having access to an advanced automobile test platform that is cost-effective, simple to deploy and versatile.”

The Automotive Testing Expo event in Novi, Michigan in late October 2018 gave TOYOTech an important opportunity to showcase the Rototest product and to espouse its benefits to customers in the automotive sector. Over the course of 3 days, we met and spoke with several hundred of our automotive peers. We believe many of them walked away with a better understanding of the Rototest system.  We also came back with a richer understanding of the testing challenges and requirements of this industry.

Before I conclude, I want to talk a little bit about the electronic vehicle (or EV) segment of the automotive industry. It is an incredible hot sector. Depending on who you talk to, there are more than 30 startups working on electric and/or hybrid vehicles. Many of them chose to locate away from the traditional mecca of Detroit with many, for example, choosing to reside in California. This is, of course, no surprise given the laws in California to compel car manufacturers to reduce emissions and greenhouse gases. I mention this because a majority of the prospects we are engaging with are working on such vehicles.  We believe Rototest will appeal particularly to these companies.

Lastly, be on the lookout for a Rototest webinar announcement and invitation from us shortly.  The webinar will be delivered by the developer of the product itself.  See you in the new year.

Steve Wong
VP of Marketing & Product Management
steve.wong@toyotechus.com

TOYO EMC team has made great progress in 2018 in the United States

We were able to engage many engineers at EMC seminars around the country, the IEEE EMC Symposium Exhibition in Long Beach California, and the IEEE EMC Chapter Seminar Exhibitions in California, Chicago, Minneapolis, Michigan and Seattle. The accompanying technical discussions with the show’s attendees provided valuable feedback for our product development team for their roadmap planning sessions.

We successfully introduced the Automotive EMC System & Anechoic Chamber to Michigan based manufacturers and the EMC Test System into the OEM and EMC test houses in California. This is proof that TOYO has been acknowledged to have high technical capability and support satisfaction as an EMC system integrator.  The is especially evident by the fact that TOYO EMC test software continuously updates and enhances combined drivers to support the various measuring instruments.

Throughout the year, we often heard from various EMC test software users of how they were so impressed with our solution after their first look and free evaluation that they even switched from others to ours. This further motivated our engineers to continuously implement and improve our product functionality. The automatic measurement function of Emission Test Software is becoming a standard. In addition, the measurement sequence with less noise measurement error on the spectrum analyzer and the EMI receiver function that supports manual measurement are very effective for debugging work. Error detection by Immunity Test System picture recognition is effective for reducing the operator’s workload and improving the repeatability of the test. The solutions are very powerful so we always encourage engineers to evaluate our solutions for full appreciation.

We will continue providing outstanding EMC test solutions. Coming in the near future will be new releases of measurement software, integration of measurement environment for General Test, and EMC/OTA measurement systems for automobiles, Frankonia’s BlueBox test bench for testing EV motors which can be installed in existing anechoic chambers, etc

We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the trust you have placed in us and best wishes for success and a prosperous new year to all our clients, partners and representatives in each region.  We’ll keep doing our best in supporting you.  Please feel free to contact us at info@toyotechus.com should you have any questions or concerns regarding EMC testing.


Nori “Nick” Sugawara
VP EMC Sales
nori.sugawara@toyotechus.com



With an impressive array of performance and function features, the LT1000 is the first product launched by the LAB Business Unit

As we wrap up 2018 here at TOYOTech, the LAB business unit, in its first year of existence, we thought it would be helpful to take a look back and review the first product that we introduced earlier in the year.

It was during the Display Week in Los Angeles in May that we released the new LT1000 Ion Impurity Analyzer.  This analyzer provides a completely innovative method to characterize and measure ion impurity levels in many liquid-based substances.  It is an electrochemical analytical tool for impurity assay.  Conventional measurement solutions of this class are based on a chemical analysis approach and as such are designed to mainly measure impurity (not ions) and inorganic ion impurity.  The patent-pending LT1000 is the first measurement solution of its kind to measure not only inorganic ions but organic ones as well.

Furthermore, the LT1000 is extremely sensitive.  It detects even the most minute (in the parts per trillion (ppt) range) of ion concentrations.  The high resolution and accuracy provide an ability for lab engineers and technicians to detect impurities in test materials which is second to none in the industry.  A full test cycle can be completed in a second compared to conventional ion chromatography methods, which can take upwards of one hour. This is 3,600 times faster.  I do not have to tell you what this can mean for your workflows and your time-critical projects.

We are also releasing two new state of the art stages or shielding boxes for the LT1000 co-developed in partnership with a pioneer in the industry.  The enhanced version of the stage will feature a temperature control function.  Both of the new stages support test cells, engineered and designed by TOYOTech.  Test cells are vessels where you load the liquid substance in which you would like to test.  The stages will be available at the end of the year.

One of the most important features of the LT1000 is the way in which it is managed.  When you acquire an LT1000, we will provide you also with controlling software that runs on either a Windows PC or a Mac.  There are two means in which a computer connects to an LT1000.  One way is through a standard Ethernet connection using a RJ45 cable.  The second way is through a WLAN connection.  With the latter method, this permits a LT1000 and a “stage” to be put inside a “glove” box or container to perform a certain class of tests without having to worry about cabling or other connection considerations.

As I look at the new year ahead of us, I can tell you that we are excited about what’s in store for our customers.  So please make sure you stay connected with us so you can be among the first to be informed.  And if you want to learn more about the LT1000, please drop us an email at info@toyotechus.com.

Steve Wong VP of Marketing & Product Management steve.wong@toyotechus.com

Rapid advancements in networking technologies fuels interest and growth in SYNESIS business unit

The year 2018 for our Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) group has been an eventful year with the focus on expanding our channel and marketing partnerships.  With the help of Tatsushi “Tom” Nakamura, ICT established a stronger presence in regions outside of the Japan and US, namely EMEA.  We also had sales growth in Australia through existing channels.  Our marketing partnerships improved as we worked closer with one partnership while establishing another.

The start of the new year was kicked off with a whirlwind tour through Europe: UK, France, and Germany by the sales team.  That was quickly followed by another trip to the continent, specifically to Israel.  With carnet in hand, Tom and I, showcased ICT’s premier product, SYNESIS, to potential partners.  Some of these partners were at times previous channel partners from our ClearSight Networks days while others were new.  The goal was to further qualify the candidates and of course to evangelize SYNESIS.  Not all were optimal, but we chose a select few that we feel will definitely help expand our SYNESIS business.

From those partners arose multiple inquiries, some followed by site visits by the sales team to Europe, Middle East, and Australia.  Select opportunities were followed by onsite Proof-of-Concepts (POC).  They will come to fruition in the coming months as budgets are allocated.  Domestically and internationally, there were POCs with major service providers and government related agencies.

What drove these opportunities?…primarily 40G and 100G installations, spearheaded by service providers!  While previous years lacked strong commitments to the higher Ethernet speeds by organizations, 2018 proved to be a different story.  In the past six to nine months we’ve seen 40G and 100G inquiries increase, from both new and existing contacts.  We believe as planned deployments of 5G by service providers continue to increase in the US, Europe, and Australia, being able to record network traffic at the highest Ethernet rates will be a priority.  This is especially true after users realize that their existing packet capture solutions prove inadequate – dropped packets.

On the marketing partnership front, there’s Garland Technology.  SYNESIS can work with any tap and packet broker vendor in the industry such as Gigamon and Ixia.  However, we haven’t had much traction with strategic partnerships in the US, primarily due to TOYO’s limited market presence in the US since past focus was always in Asia.  That’s where our new partnership with Garland Technology comes in.  They differ themselves from incumbents by providing more cost-effective solutions.  They’ve also grown in leaps and bounds.  In their ecosystem are application and network performance vendors.  However, what’s lacking is a high-performance packet capture vendor to complement Garlands’s high-speed 40G and 100G installations…perfect for SYNESIS.

In summary, this year has been focused on building a strong foundation from which we can grow sales in 2019.  Thank you to the TOYO management and engineering teams for continuous support!

Angelo Bustos

Solutions Consultant Director

angelo.bustos@toyotechus.com

Press Release: TOYOTech and Garland Technology Team Up in Strategic Partnership

TOYOTech and Garland Technology Team Up in Strategic Partnership

SYNESIS and Garland Technology kick off full packet visibility in High Speed Ethernet Networks with a Special Price Promotion

FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TOYOTech, a wholly owned subsidiary of TOYO Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st Division, Code:8151), and Garland Technology today announced a broad technical partnership.

Garland Technology, headquartered in Buffalo, NY, is an industry leader in providing network access products that offer full packet visibility for complex data center environments. Garland has experienced tremendous growth in the past few years. Recently, the company was named one of the fastest growing companies in the Buffalo region. TOYO Corporation has successfully carried Garland Technology’s products in the Japanese and APAC regions. So, it is only logical to carry this partnership into the North America markets. Garland Technology’s full line of network TAPs and Network Packet Brokers are an ideal match for TOYO Corporation’s SYNESIS packet capture system. The combined solution is data center ready and opens up new markets in security and finance for our partners.

TOYO’s SYNESIS is the only packet capture system that can record packet data without loss up to 100GbE. This is a game changer solution for network teams that depend on packet-level visibility for troubleshooting issues in high speed networks.

“Mirroring data traffic into network analyzers has been problematic due to the many capture points, often varying in speeds and physical configurations. Garland Technology solves that problem with their powerful lines of TAPs and Network Packet Brokers,” said Frank Rubio, Senior Director of Business Development, Garland Technology. “TOYO SYNESIS is a great addition to Garland’s technology partner ecosystem since the solution provides line rate packet capture from 1GbE up to 100GbE without packet loss. This combination simplifies deployment and reduces cost and footprint.”

TOYO Corporation, which has been successfully reselling Garland Technology TAPs combined with matching SYNESIS models in the Japanese and APAC regions, established this technology partnership as a best-of-class network visibility solution.

“Part of our network division’s success in the past few years has been due to our partnership with Garland Technology. We’re looking forward to repeating that success outside of Japan. Our common channel partners will have the optimal solution for teams that require full packet visibility in the most demanding environments,” said Tatsushi Nakamura, Global Business Manager, TOYO Corporation.

For our shared channel partners, the joint solution will negate the performance limitations they’ve been facing in their current offerings, especially with the increased popularity of 40G and 100G.

“Garland Technology will allow my customers to see and analyze all of their data from any location, no matter at what speed. Now we have a great solution for my customers where Garland Technology TAPs and network packet brokers provide the visibility and SYNESIS records all. When a network outage occurs, packets are available to determine root cause,” said Chris Johnson, President, OASYS Corp. “For security breaches, detailed forensic research is possible since even the lowest volume flows would have been recorded.”

To kick off this partnership the two companies are offering a special certified entry-level SYNESIS portable and TAP joint solution (https://toyotechus.com/10g_synesis_promotion/). Any packet visibility requirement though, can be met given the numerous TAP and SYNESIS models from both Garland Technology and TOYO Corporation, respectively.

About TOYOTech

TOYOTech LLC, founded in Fremont, California in 2015, is a wholly owned local subsidiary of TOYO Corporation. TOYOTech provides the customers in the US and several other countries with TOYO Corporation’s self-developed products incorporating the know-how and technologies accumulated over many decades, as well as TOYOTech’s own-developed products that are unique in the markets – these include test and measurement solutions for automobile, new materials, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and EMC applications among others. At the same time, TOYOTech keeps a keen eye on the newly emerging technologies and up-to-date information in Silicon Valley, a holy site of innovation, actively collaborating with startups and seeking M&A opportunities.

About Garland Technology

Garland Technology is an industry leader delivering network products and solutions for enterprises, service providers, and government agencies worldwide. Since 2011, Garland Technology has developed the industry’s most reliable test access points (TAPs), enabling data centers to address IT challenges and gain complete network visibility. For more information, or learn more about the inventor of the first bypass TAP, visit www.GarlandTechnology.com or @GarlandTech.


Contacts

TOYOTech
Steve Wong
steve.wong@toyotechus.com