We are focused on content rich industries such as news and media, construction and facility management and professional publishing, but any company or organisation that needs to improve their knowledge management and streamline information flows will benefit from our solutions.
We have started addressing the smart home area offering energy efficiency solutions for home owners by providing seamless access to and control of home appliances using semantic-based middleware. We also invest in research and development to expand this business line to include personal health monitoring which we see as a natural and innovative extension to our current offerings in the smart home area.
The core in our offering is Visual Net Server, a semantic annotation server. It is used to capture knowledge from raw information and multimedia content in webs and other distributed repositories to turn poorly structured information into machine-processable knowledge. This allows our customers to improve their work flow efficiency and streamline business processes reducing their costs.
Our semantic technologies also allow our users to organise their digital assets and deliver tailor made information products and services to their customers. Other products include NewsToBuy for knowledge and content management as well as Termado for management of ontologies and term catalogues and AdeTransact for information exchange in the advertising industry.
We are one of the main developers behind the Open Source middleware Hydra, a development platform for creating applications for networked embedded devices, for instance in the Internet of Things. CNet is one fo the founders of the Hydra Founddation.
CNet strongly believes in open standards and is involved in several standardisation activities based on XML. We are playing a main role in specifying and establishing AdsML as a standard for exchanging information among actors in the advertising industry. We have also helped the swedish building industry standardise a vocabulary, BSAB, for semantic classification and categorisation of construction components.
CNet is a spin-off company from Swedish IT research and was originally founded by a research group from SISU, Swedish Institute for Systems Development. We still keep close contacts and collaborate with different R&D partners in Europe. We are currently researching and developing middleware technology for Service-oriented Architectures and Semantic Web Services, ambient intelligence solutions for mobile wireless applications like healthcare and facility management, and ICT solutions for energy efficiency both in smart homes and public spaces. CNet's technical expertise is highly acknowledged and we act as technical coordinator in several large pan-European R&D projects. At the ICT 2010 conference CNet was invited by the European commission as one of the 20 top most innovative SME:s in Europe.