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Altran Launches a High Performance M2M Gateway Software Framework for the Connected Consumer Market

Redwood City, CA and MWC, Barcelona 25 February 2014: Altran, a premier engineering services and software company, today launched an M2M Gateway software package for the connected consumer market. Altran’s M2M Gateway software provides M2M connectivity for multiple applications including building automation, security, automotive, energy management, and connected entertainment at home, retail and corporate environment.

With the Internet of Things (IoT) becoming a reality, there is an increasing need for disparate devices to talk seamlessly to one another and with the cloud. However, different devices such as music players, digital photo frames, media servers, and home appliances have varied characteristics making it difficult to find a single unified solution for connectivity and data exchange.

Altran’s M2M Gateway framework addresses this challenge. It supports various communications protocols and middleware stacks by having an Interworking Proxy Framework (IPF) that helps in connecting disparate devices with one another and with the cloud.  The integrated package includes rich connectivity applications and modular and extensible middleware frameworks that support various technology solutions such as  IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS); Digital Living Network Alliance(DLNA); Universal Plug n Play (UPnP); 3GPP- Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH); Media Transfer Protocol (MTP); HTTP- Progressive Download;Microsoft Smooth Streaming (MSS); Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS); and Miracast.

Altran’s M2M Gateway framework can be used to enable many compelling ‘connected world’ services such as home device monitoring and control; media synchronization and sharing; and remote media streaming. It also support Miracast SINK that enables wireless delivery of audio and video to or from desktops, tablets, mobile phones and other devices.

“We offer a comprehensive software package in the connected consumer space,” said Pratyush Dasgupta, Vice President at Altran. “It enables equipment vendors to quickly build high performance feature rich M2M Gateways without making any substantial investment in R&D.”

About Altran

Altran (formerly Aricent) is a global design and engineering company innovating for customers for what comes next in North America and beyond. We lead our clients into the future by solving their most complex engineering services needs and mission critical software framework solutions. For decades, we have helped companies connect new things and scale with intention. We bring differentiated value to market faster in focused industries to help transform products, brands, companies and start-ups. Based in San Francisco, frog, the global leader in innovation and product design, is also part of Altran.

frog, the global leader in innovation and design, based in San Francisco, is part of Altran.

The company’s key investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Sequoia Capital.

For further information contact:

René Link
Senior Vice President and Chief Demand/Marketing Officer, Altran
(858) 337-3300