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.
Bernd Groß, CEO of Cumulocity, said:
“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.”