Aricent uses LTE and new software systems to help create the Connected Car and Home

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain & East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. February 28, 2013 – The Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services company, has launched its Connected Car and Connected Home systems and services. These use the company’s end-to-end LTE products and support from 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% of the total connections. At the same time, M2M revenues will grow to US$$1.2 trillion in 2022, a CAGR of 18%.

This is a huge opportunity for equipment manufacturers to help service providers of the connected world realise 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 system allows 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 expand infotainment services and extend media experiences to the car. Users of Aricent’s Connected Car systems can enable services such as:

· 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 synchronisation 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, and

· Provide vehicle location and status information to programmed emergency contacts.

Aricent’s ‘LTE Connected Home’ solution enables home equipment manufacturers to help today’s consumers remotely access, monitor and control home devices. For optimal interconnectivity, the software 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 use Aricent’s Connected Home solution suite to enable services such as:

· Home entertainment

· Home monitoring & device control (lighting, appliances, and locks)

· Personal Video Recording (PVR)

· Surveillance (PIP)

· Media synchronisation

· Media share

· Content adaptation

· Remote streaming, and

· 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.”

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