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

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

The comprehensive software framework supports multiple communications standards such as WiFi and Zigbee that enables monitoring and control of a wide variety of disparate sensors and devices.

Redwood City, CA and MWC, Barcelona 25 February 2014: Aricent, a premier engineering services and software company, today launched an M2M Gateway software package for the connected consumer market. Aricent’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.

Aricent’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.

Aricent’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 Aricent. “It enables equipment vendors to quickly build high performance feature rich M2M Gateways without making any substantial investment in R&D.”

About Aricent

Aricent is the world’s premier engineering services and software company. We specialize in inventing, developing and maintaining our clients’ most ambitious initiatives in the communications domain. Combining over 20 years of communications expertise with a force of over 10,000 dedicated software engineers, Aricent is the leading company in the world that offers the scale, experience and proven technologies necessary to deliver for a growing list of global companies, bringing the next generation of breakthrough, connected products to market.

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

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


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