For many people, work is rapidly becoming something they do rather than somewhere they go.
This trend is enabled by the growing popularity of mobile devices like smartphones and laptops, and their ability to connect to the internet from anywhere. The concept of mobile working only works if the experience of working on a remote device is the similar to sitting at a desktop PC.
Clodium was founded in January 2009 and is based in Limerick.
Cloudium’s technology is a combination of silicon and software. In its current form the VCA2000 virtual client accelerator is a standalone device system which can bee integrated directly onto a device, whether that’s a PC, a monitor or a smartphone.
Cloudium’s target customers are OEMs. The company intends to sell the VCA2000 in niche markets such as broadcast and digital signage and is also considering a move into the home entertainment space, relying on its background in delivering high-quality video footage through congested networks.
The company employs a team of 14 and hopes to add a further 25 people over the next three years. All of the current staff are engineers or product managers.
Cloudium is currently moving into commercialisation mode. The business plan aims for up to 70pc of sales from Cloudium’s VCA2000 for the next 18 months, followed by a move to supplying manufacturers. The company is almost entirely export-driven, with the US, the UK and Germany as the main focus for sales efforts.
The company has partnered with Microsoft and licensed technology from the software giant to accelerate its own R&D efforts.
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