Aricent Group Launches Connected Car And Connected Home Aolutions and Services

aricentThe Aricent Group,  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 are expected to 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.

In the present scenario, when staying connected anywhere is an inherent need for any consumer,  Aricent’s Connected Car solution aims to empower 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 upto four video files simultaneously on different clients from a private or public server
  • Remote Home monitoring(Surveillance)
  • Control connected devices at home (thermostats, lights, and TVs)
  • Media synchronization between the mobile device and the Car Head end unit
  • Wi-Fi Handoff
  • Media sharing with friends/ family members
  • Monitor a vehicle’s status (oil level, battery condition and tire pressure) and create alerts for passing certain thresholds via SMS
  • 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

Pratyush Dasgupta VP and head of wireless practice,  Aricent Group said,”Growing device convergence and shifting lifestyle have driven the telematics market to be top-of-mind for the wireless industry as companies in the connected world value chainare shifting their focus towards equipping all types of potential environments – from cars to homes – with wireless connectivity.”  He further added,”Aricent’s LTE Connected Car and Connected Homesolutions demonstrate the technical potential of next-generation telematics while reducing time-to-market and lowering deployment costs for equipment manufacturers.”


The Connected Car and Connected Home solutions will be showcased at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Aricent’s Hospitality Suite located in Hall 2 – 2B104


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