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Altran Leverages LTE to Empower the Connected World with New Solutions for the Connected Car and Home

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ & MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona – February 25, 2013 – The Altran Group, a global innovation and technology services company, 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 will 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.

Today’s consumers expect to stay connected wherever they are, while at home or on the road, and Altran’s Connected Car solution empowers equipment manufacturers to meet this demand. Altran’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 Altran’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 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, 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

Altran’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, NG connect, 3GPP, DASH/IMS, MPEG-DASH, SIP, HLS (Apple) and HTTP streaming stacks. Users can leverage Altran’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

“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 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 Altran Group. “Altran’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.”

About Altran

Altran ranks as the undisputed global leader in engineering and R&D services. The Group offers clients an unmatched value proposition to address their transformation and innovation needs. Altran works alongside its clients, from initial concept through industrialization, to invent the products and services of tomorrow. For over 30 years, the company has provided expertise in Automotive, Aeronautics, Space, Defense & Naval, Infrastructure & Transportation, Industry & Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, Communications, Semiconductors & Electronics, Software & Internet, Finance and the Public Sector. Altran generated revenues of €2.9 billion in 2018, with nearly 46,000 employees in more than 30 countries. For more information, please visit www.altran.com.

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For further information, contact:

Shashi Shekhar Pandey
Marketing Manager, Altran Group
Tel: +91 7838291362
Email: shashi.pandey@altran.com

or

Johnny Truong
Sonus PR for Altran Group
Tel: +1 415 830 4530
Email: johnny.truong@sonuspr.com