The “third wave” of computing has arrived, and it will be on full display this week at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. Thanks to a powerful blend of software, sensors and connectivity, the clean divide between physical and digital worlds is crumbling – and it promises to usher in a broad array of exciting new consumer, business and industrial products and services.
Here at Altran, we’ve been privileged to work with early pioneers in this space – and we’re excited to expand our IoT commitment today by launching a dedicated IoT Engineering Services portfolio.
Altran’s expanded IoT services take full advantage of our in-depth expertise in software and connectivity to help clients improve the speed, quality and cost of IoT product development. The services, together with our enabling software and reference designs, are proven to cut product development cycles by 30% to 50%. Target product initiatives include connected cars, connected homes, wearable devices, embedded systems, industrial automation, smart energy and smart cities.
Our IoT Engineering Services encompass the entire concept-to-cash product lifecycle, including: product and service strategy, hardware and silicon design, software and mobile development, cloud infrastructure, device and application management, systems integration, end-to-end testing and product support.
We have also created several pieces of enabling software for IoT development, including new IoT Gateway middleware being demonstrated at #MWC15. The middleware provides connectivity across IoT devices and machines, multiple network technologies and cloud infrastructure. Its components can be fully customized and re-used as part of a client’s solution, including horizontal and vertical IoT applications and services.
As one of many use cases, we’re showcasing a “Smart Community Management” solution at #MWC15 built with Texas Instruments – based on the Altran IoT Gateway running on TI Sitara ARM Cortex A8 processor. The solution illustrates how a common IoT infrastructure can be used by utilities, governments, real estate managers and residents to better manage community and home resources.
In the words of Arnon Friedman, marketing director at TI: “We’re thrilled to see Altran enable innovative industrial IoT solutions on the TI Sitara platform. Short time to market is critical for success, and the combination of TI’s silicon platforms with Altran’s engineering services can dramatically shorten development cycles.”
Looking ahead, we believe IoT is a phenomenon that will impact product and service firms across all sectors of the economy. To help them achieve their goals – from consumer to enterprise to industrial use cases – we’re excited to deliver dedicated engineering teams, advanced R&D investment and new partnerships that help them bring “what’s next” to life.
For more perspective on IoT product engineering, please stop by the Altran booth at #MWC15 this week to meet live with our executives and engineers. We’re at hall 7, stand 7A11.