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Aricent Leverages LTE To Empower The Connected World With New Solutions For The Connected Car And Home





EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. and BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- The Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services company, today announced the launch of its Connected Car and Connected Home solutions and services, powered by the company's end-to-end LTE offerings and support from highly-qualified domain experts.

According to a recent forecast by Machina Research, there will be 18 billion M2M connections by the end of 2022 with consumer electronics (cameras, music players, TVs and cars) and intelligent buildings (security and HVAC systems) accounting for almost 70 percent of the total connections. At the same time, M2M revenues will grow to USD$1.2 trillion in 2022, a CAGR of 18 percent. This is a huge opportunity for equipment manufacturers to help service providers of the connected world realize cost-savings and generate new revenue streams while helping to evolve the M2M landscape with innovative services and offerings.

Today's consumers expect to stay connected wherever they are, while at home or on the road, and Aricent's Connected Car solution empowers equipment manufacturers to meet this demand. Aricent's "LTE Connected Car" offering enables automotive manufacturers to create innovative in-vehicle infotainment systems (IVI), media entertainment platforms, which help the automotive value chain to enrich infotainment services and provide a seamless extension of media experiences to the car. Users can leverage Aricent's Connected Car solution to enable the following sample of services:

  • In-car entertainment with the capabilities to download movies, upload pictures while on-the-go and stream up to four video files simultaneously on different clients from a private or public server
  • Remote home monitoring (surveillance)
  • Control connected devices at home (thermostats, lights, TVs, etc.)
  • Media synchronization between the mobile device and the car head end unit
  • Wi-Fi handoff
  • Media sharing with friends and family
  • Monitor a vehicle's status (oil level, battery condition, tire pressure, etc.) and create alerts via SMS for passing certain thresholds
  • Provide vehicle location and status information to programmed emergency contacts

Aricent's "LTE Connected Home" solution enables home equipment manufacturers to meet the needs of today's consumers who are interested in remotely accessing, monitoring and controlling home devices. For optimal interconnectivity, the solution suite supports a wide range of standards and certifications including DLNA, UPnP, Open IPTV, NGconnect, 3GPP, DASH/IMS, MPEG-DASH, SIP, HLS (Apple) and HTTP streaming stacks. Users can leverage Aricent's Connected Home solution suite to enable the following sample of services:

  • Home entertainment
  • Home monitoring & device control (lighting, appliances, and locks)
  • Personal Video Recording (PVR)
  • Surveillance (PIP)
  • Media synchronization
  • Media share
  • Content adaptation
  • Remote Streaming
  • Energy management

"Growing device convergence and changing lifestyle demands have driven the telematics market to be top-of-mind for the wireless industry as companies in the connected world value chain are shifting their focus towards equipping all types of potential environments – from cars to homes – with wireless connectivity," said Pratyush Dasgupta vice president and head of wireless practice, at Aricent Group. "Aricent's LTE Connected Car and Connected Home solutions demonstrate the technical potential of next-generation telematics while reducing time-to-market and lowering deployment costs for equipment manufacturers."

About the Aricent Group

The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of innovation capabilities that seamlessly combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering, and systems integration. The client base includes communications service providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company's investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta Partners, and The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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