COLOMBES, France - Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space, today announced its partnership with Cumulocity, the leading ‘Internet-of-Things’ (IoT) platform provider, to offer an application enablement and objects management platform for the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) markets. This new OT solution has the flexibility to address various M2M use cases from fleet management and asset tracking to industrial remote maintenance and surveillance, among many others.
The IoT market is exploding in many verticals with industrial machines, vehicles, smart meters and also wearable devices getting connected. Beyond connectivity, market stakeholders such as mobile operators, OEMs and enterprises need to remotely control and automate the management of these objects. OT is now able to propose a simple and secure solution to help them collect data from any connected object over any network, manage them in real-time including remote configuration and software updates or real-time alerts, and easily develop business applications.
Thanks to OT platform, OEMs, M2M/IoT enterprises and leading mobile operators will accelerate the launch of new service offerings, with simple integration into their existing IT infrastructure. This future-proof solution offers maximum scalability and native support for Big Data use cases, including Big Data collection, storage and analysis.
The partnership expands OT’s existing M2M portfolio, already including secure elements and solutions to manage the connectivity, to monitor the network quality and the continuity of service, and to secure the end-to-end communication between devices and service providers.
“Connected objects are expected to reach tens of billions by 2020. OT’s comprehensive, robust and flexible M2M offer is designed to help our customers tackle the challenges and seize the full benefits of upcoming Internet of Things growth while addressing the very important security aspects related to IoT. By joining forces with Cumulocity we are extending our offer beyond connectivity and security and moving up the M2M value chain” said Marek Juda, Managing Director of the Solutions Business Unit at OT.
“The industry is moving from utilizing M2M technology purely for productivity gains to fully leveraging the innovating power of Internet technology. The ‘Internet of Things’ is going to be based on open cloud platforms to integrate real time machine and sensor data with existing IT systems, mash-ups of Internet services and new applications. Cumulocity terms this industry transition ‘Connect to Innovate’. In close collaboration with OT, our customers will be able to capitalize on the IoT based on secure, mobility-oriented and highly extensible Software-as-a-Service offerings” said Bernd Groß, CEO of Cumulocity.
ABOUT OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES
OT is a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space. OT has always been at the heart of mobility, from the first smart cards to the latest contactless payment technologies which equip millions of smartphones. Present in the Payment, Telecommunications and Identity markets, OT offers end-to-end solutions in the Smart Transactions, Mobile Financial Services, Machine-to-Machine, Digital Identity and Transport & Access Control fields. OT employs over 6 000 employees worldwide, including 600 R&D people. With more than 50 sales offices across 5 continents and 10 facilities, OT’s international network serves clients in 140 countries. For more information: www.oberthur.com
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Cumulocity is the leading provider of Internet-of-Things (IoT) software and solutions. Our origins as part of Nokia Siemens Networks, the world's mobile broadband specialist, gives us the experience of managing networks of millions of devices in a reliable, rapidly scalable and flexible manner. Cumulocity Software-as-a-Service offerings fundamentally reduce complexity and makes Internet-of-Things technology affordable to everyone. Cumulocity has set new industry standards and received innovation awards. Our open, application centric and free to try offering includes our comprehensive developer environment, cloud enabled starter kits, IoT specific device management, real time ‘Big Data’ analytics as well as applications in key verticals including retail, industrial Internet and real time tracking. For more information see www.cumulocity.com.
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