Collaborating Members have the opportunity to be fully involved in all the activities of the ng Connect Program – from joint marketing and public relations to ideation and service concept development. Collaborating Members attend regular meetings of the ng Connect membership, participate in facilitated “game-storming” and have full access to all online tools used for communication, ideation and service concept development.
These activities require commitment and engagement on the part of the member company, and result in significant opportunities for exposure and value.
About 4DK Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 2005 and based in Herndon, VA, 4DK is a wireless technology company delivering innovative solutions to the challenges of applications’ interoperability, integration, scalability and performance. 4DK’s two products – SCout™, a telco-grade application switch for the network, and SCamp™, open source intelligent middleware for the device – enable interoperability between applications and across platforms. SCout™ and SCamp™ operate independently, however together they deliver SuperConnectivity® – a dynamic environment where voice and data mash-ups are optimized with user location, preferences and context. For more information, visit: www.4dk.com.
“We are pleased to join the ng Connect Program which we believe will be a tremendous driver of new applications, devices and services for next generation networks. We are developing products and services that deliver interoperability and context to every layer of the wireless ecosystem. Our goal is the seamless connection of networks, applications, and content for the end user, taking into account their real-time context. This initiative led by Alcatel-Lucent is an ideal environment for us to showcase our capabilities.”
Mar Tarrés, Vice President, Product Development
About AGNITY Healthcare
AGNITY Healthcare is a leading provider of products and services that harness the power of mobility, Unified Communications and the internet to improve access to, and enhance the quality of, healthcare. AGNITY Healthcare Products and Services provide a set of mobile health, telemedicine, collaboration and systems solutions to improve the quality, productivity and access to personalized care delivery. AGNITY Healthcare is a privately held company; headquartered in Fremont, California with locations in Plano, TX; Toronto, Canada; and Noida, India.
“AGNITY Healthcare is driven by the underlying principle that helping caregivers get the right information to the right people at the right time, saves time, money and lives. Working as a participant in Alcatel-Lucent’s ng Connect program will provide us the opportunity to work with other innovative member companies and Alcatel-Lucent to develop and deliver mobile healthcare solutions that improves productivity and outcomes.”
Ken Epps, President
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:
“As we move into the next phase of the evolution of broadband networks with the advent of ultra high bandwidth systems such as 4G and GPON, it is critical that a broad spectrum of companies – including those from industries that are not normally associated – come together in a strong ecosystem that can effectively innovate, remove business and technical barriers and define new business models to accelerate mass adoption of new services and devices. The establishment of the ng Connect program is an important step in our strategy to create an open ecosystem so that the trusted capabilities of service providers can be combined with the innovation of the web to bring whole new classes of services to market, services that can leverage the growing capabilities of service aware IP networks, IMS and more. The ng Connect Program is dedicated to bringing this ecosystem to life.”
Tim Krause, Chief Marketing Officer
As global leader in innovation and high?tech engineering consulting, Altran accompanies its clients in the creation and development of their new products and services. Altran's Innovation Makers* have been providing services for thirty years to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Railways, Finance, Healthcare and Telecoms sectors. Covering every stage of project development from strategic planning to manufacturing, Altran’s offers capitalize on the Group’s technological know-how in four key areas: Lifecycle Experience, Mechanical Engineering, Intelligent Systems and Information Systems.
“At Altran, innovation is in our DNA. We work daily to transform creative ideas into commercial realities. For example, at the Group's subsidiary Cambridge Consultants, innovation is a major lever for growth and expertise. This enables Altran to provide a range of support solutions, from consulting to prototyping, adapted to meet its clients' specific project needs.”
Philippe Salle, Chairman and Chief Executive
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International is the world’s largest non-profit organization of public safety communications professionals. APCO members include state and local employees of law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical service departments, as well as 9-1-1 public safety answering points and emergency operations centers. APCO is an international leader committed to providing complete public safety communications expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach to benefit our members and the public.
“With its unique expertise in public safety communications, APCO is determined to play a major leadership role in supporting the development of a diverse, practitioner-driven public safety app ecosystem fostered through the collaborative efforts of public safety professionals, the technology industry, and app developers. APCO designed AppComm.org, its online Application Community, to facilitate this collaboration by serving as the single, trusted site where public safety professionals, the general public, and app developers can discuss and rate apps, identify unmet needs, and submit ideas for new apps. These features in turn will support our standards development efforts and allow us to foster innovation driven by public safety’s needs.”
Jeff Cohen, Chief Counsel, Law & Policy
Apptricity provides innovative software applications that help companies of all sizes run better and maximize their resources. Our applications deliver critical real-time intelligence to your mobile device, keeping you connected to the office, the warehouse, and the final destination. Jetstream, our revolutionary platform, enhances legacy ERP applications and extends the value of IT investments to sharpen your competitive edge. Jetstream solutions unify objectives for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and the military with accelerated business processes and command visibility. Our solutions evolve to help your enterprise operate more profitably and grow. For more information, visit www.apptricity.com.
“As part of our commitment to the principles of CANI (Constant And Never-ending Improvement), we are excited about our partnership with Alcatel-Lucent's breakthrough ng Connect program," stated Timothy Garcia, CEO and Founder of Apptricity, "Our Jetstream solutions accelerate business processes and evolve to work with you, instead of the other way around. Working in 4GLTE with Alcatel-Lucent proves our mobility and versatility.”
ArcherMind Technology (Nanjing) Co., Ltd., which was established in September, 2006, is a professional software service provider specializing in software product design, code development, quality assurance, technology support, etc.. The company is devoted to providing specialized world-wide software R&D service and focusing on R&D and consulting service in the field of mobile facilities and wireless internet software. The goal of the company is to achieve rapid and steady expansion so as to be the top comprehensive software outsourcing service enterprise in the field of China’s service outsourcing industry and to provide qualified service to customers . For more information, please visit http://en.archermind.com/.
“In the past 7 years, We have accumulated a lot of have highly specialized wireless software R&D technology, qualified R&D teams and strict intellectual property protection system, which guarantees us deliver customers best products. Join the ng Connect program, we appreciate it. It’s a perfect platform to promote our innovative product & reduce the cost as same time. We believe we could share the resources & the expertise and then bring the new business opportunity.”
The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of capabilities that combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering, and systems integration.
“We’re very pleased to be a member of ng Connect. As a leading design and innovation services firm with clients in infrastructure, devices, applications, and content, we benefit greatly from access to cross-industry knowledge on emerging technologies. In a connected world, it is vital for the type of convergent products and services we create.”
Tim Leberecht, Chief Marketing Officer
About Auckland Tourism, Events and
Economic Development Ltd (ATEED)
A Council Controlled Organisation of Auckland Council, ATEED is Auckland's economic development agency.
About Auckland University of Technology
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is New Zealand's only University of Technology, with a strong history of connectedness to business and industry though its innovative research and teaching. AUT has over 1000 academic staff and 26,000 students (2,300 of which international) over 4 campuses in Auckland.
BoomCloud connects people “Who Passionately Love the Same Things You Do” across all your social networks and social media.
A “cool new 3-dimensional social graph” that aggregates your existing social profiles and recommends a universe of new connections based on your existing relationships, passions, interests, and behaviors. It’s how people will find new friends, discover what's hot, seek and share information about lifestyles, and belong to communities of like-minded people. Implanted in all our product architecture, marketing, and engagement models is the most advanced neuro-genetic science of how people interact, how the brain adapts, and why and how people seek out meaningful social relationships. This is the future of how we will view content and relationships on the web.
“We are honored to be invited to be a part of this exciting collaborative forum, ng Connect, made up of innovative companies who are helping to create the next generation communications, cutting-edge applications, and social media platforms. This opportunity allows BoomCloud to explore, test, and validate our products and applications in a collaborative environment with other creative and "out-of-the-box" thinkers. We look forward to gleaning great ideas and better understanding the needs of the market from our collaborative effort.”
George Moore, Founder
About Brass Monkey
Brass Monkey's patent pending technology transforms an iPhone or other smart device into an intuitive controller for web-based single or multi-player games. Through Brass Monkey software, experiences previously available on game consoles like Nintendo Wii are now possible using WiFi enabled electronics. Brass Monkey provides fully immersive experiences of all kinds with displays ranging from personal computers, Internet enabled TVs, kiosks and large billboards. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Brass Monkey's mission is to build and deploy developer tools that will become the worldwide standard for use in connecting mobile devices and displays. Further information can be found at http://brassmonkeysdk.com.
"We are very excited to bring the Brass Monkey controller technology to content providers and technology companies within ng Connect. With the advent of the new 4G/LTE technology, we see web-based gaming quickly reaching a much wider audience, as latency is reduced and more multi-player games become available. By offering immersive interactivity between smart phones, online gaming and digital marketing devices such as 4G-enabled retail kiosks, Brass Monkey will enhance the user experience in gaming. home automation, automobiles, social area networking, and a wide variety of cutting edge mobile solutions and platforms.. ”
Jim Bull, CEO
Brass Monkey Inc.
About Calgary Scientific
Calgary Scientific is dedicated to providing advanced web, mobility, and multi-party collaboration enablement platform technology, as well as advanced visualization solutions to industries looking for secure access and use of their data or graphics intensive applications, while using their existing systems. All of these products demonstrate a leading edge web and mobile enablement capability made possible with the unique power of PureWeb®. Calgary Scientific is the premier leader and provider of truly accessible, advanced visualization solutions, in the medical imaging market, as well as the industry leaders in advanced web, mobility, cloud and collaboration enablement technologies. Calgary Scientific’s advanced medical imaging software ResolutionMD™ seeks to so save time and streamline workflow for medical professionals by providing an innovative combination of advanced imaging, reporting and results analysis through standard web technologies and on mobile devices. ResolutionMD™ exceeds workstation solutions by providing versatile 2D, 3D and MIP/MPR viewing and analysis of CT and MR imaging for cardiac and vascular medicine. ResolutionMD™ leverages the PureWeb® platform to provide a secure, centrally managed solution that easily integrates into existing PACS infrastructure and eliminates migration costs of moving to a new distribution system.
Chorus is New Zealand's largest telecommunications infrastructure company which maintains and builds a network predominantly made up of local telephone exchanges, cabinets and copper and fibre cables. Around 1.8 million lines are connected to homes and businesses throughout the country. Being an an open network Chorus works with many different phone and internet providers to give network access and develop innovative new products and services. Chorus are delivering ultra-fast broadband to more than 830,000 homes and businesses across New Zealand.
“Chorus being a partner of the ng Connect Programme will assist in promoting the benefits and new applications for UFB to the New Zealand industry utilising a joint marketing program with Alcatel-Lucent. The programme will demonstrate the possibility of what can be achieved for New Zealand in both connectedness and competitiveness, through collaborating with a broader group of passionate companies, locally and globally, who are looking for new business opportunities and growth.”
Vic Crone, GM Marketing & Sales
CloudHerd allows farmers to manage and trade livestock online, saving time and money.
“CloudHerd is very interested in connecting with stakeholders in the M2M and industrial internet space to increase its value added to its agriculture customers. As part of the ng Connect programme CloudHerd will engage with these organisations and design solutions that can benefit a variety of parties within the space. We look forward to seeing the results of this process.”
Alex Stamp, CEO
About Content Interface Corporation
Content Interface Corporation (CIC) is a software development company and systems integrator with headquarters in Canada and offices in Japan and Vietnam. CIC develops innovative interactive software tools for the rapid access and display of multimedia digital content. Under the “The Content Is The Interface” philosophy, these tools allow designers to provide user interface windows into deep archives of information. Flexibility for the end user means that they can explore, discover and learn what is important to them as individuals through a wealth of rich media content.
CIC technology solutions work across a wide range of devices, from mobile phones and tablets to touch-screen kiosks and multi-user multi-touch video walls. Applications include mobile app for consumer and enterprise digital media browser, digital signage and interactive kiosk, rich-media content management, smart TV interface, medical imaging, and Ultra HD display system. It can also be adapted for visualization and analysis of “big data”.
“As communication pipelines grows larger so does the potential for the democratisation of information and the ability for the public to explore and learn through visually intensive content. The cross-polination of ideas and experience afforded by the diverse membership of ng Connect program shall provide efficient development and implementation of innovative applications that take full advantage of 4G/LTE communication channels. Content Interface Corporation is pleased to be part of this forward-thinking group.”
Hao Le, CEO
Content Interface Corporation
About CrowdProcess, Inc
CrowdProcess, Inc is browser powered distributed computing platform. CrowdProcess technology uses browsers as nodes, allowing anyone to have access to a computer grid through an easy to use API (we are turning the internet into a supercomputer). The technology can also be applied to Internal Grids, using every personal desktop inside companies or institutions to leverage their existing computing power, keeping data private and insuring total control over the infrastructure.
“The idea of getting companies and people from different markets and backgrounds together, to drive innovation and business opportunities got us at first sight. We are glad to be part of such program and looking forward to starting new projects within this community”
João Abiul Menano,
Business Developer and CFO
About CYVA Research
CYVA Research’s internationally patented Self-Determining Digital Persona™ (SDDP™) and Trusted Network Community® (TNC®) technologies empower consumers and their chosen custodians to securely control their digital identity and information assets anywhere, anytime. The firm’s innovative self-protecting, self-governing identity and information asset management technologies empower consumer-centric privacy and security at a wholly new and disruptive level. CYVA’s user-controlled identity and information asset management technologies are the foundation in strategically advancing trusted and secure m-commerce, location-based advertising, social networking and wireless health care applications and services.
“It was encouraging to speak to Nash (Alcatel-Lucent) to learn more about ng Connect and who shares a mutual zeal for being an entrepreneur. We are very aware of the challenges in bringing disruptive innovations to market. I look forward to working with Nash and others in the ng Connect community who are motivated to meet the challenge.”
Kevin O’Neil, Founder & CEO
About The DEC
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) is an entrepreneurial support system dedicated to bringing together the resources, support and opportunities that Dallas-area entrepreneurs need to start, build and grow their businesses. Launched in 2013, the DEC connects entrepreneurs, corporations, investors, educators and other business and community leaders in order to advance the economic interests of the Dallas community. For more information, visit www.thedec.co and follow the DEC on Twitter at @theDECtx.
“The DEC is thrilled to be a Collaborating Member of the ng Connect Program. We appreciate how supportive ng Connect is of the startup community in Dallas and how they are committed to helping their members through marketing and public relations as well as concept development, and providing pertinent communication tools to their members. ng Connect is a clear leader and example in how we hope all corporations will connect and serve startups in the Dallas area.”
Trey Bowles, Co-Founder and CEO
Dallas Entrepreneur Center
D2 is the recognized leader in VoIP and converged IP communications software for devices used in 4G and next-generation IMS networks that deliver voice over LTE (VoLTE), VoIP over Wi-Fi, or Rich Communication Suite (RCS) joyn services. Manufacturers and service providers rely on D2 software to deliver carrier-grade IP communications across any network (LTE, WiMAX, cellular, WiFi, broadband, PSTN), service (voice, video, IM chat, SMS, presence/status, etc.) and system (carrier, IPPBX, UC, OTT, social network, etc.) for a broad range of fixed and mobile devices.
“Next generation networks based on IMS enable a vast array of new services, devices and business models. The ng Connect program brings together an ecosystem to foster collaboration that leads to more rapid innovation, validation and interoperability. We are pleased to join the program and are committed to contribute our expertise in IP-based communications and collaboration across next generation fixed and mobile networks.”
Doug Makishima, COO
Dialogic, the Network Fuel™ company, inspires the world’s leading service providers and application developers to elevate the performance of media-rich communications across the most advanced networks. We boost the reliability of any-to-any network connections, supercharge the impact of applications and amplify the capacity of congested networks. Forty-eight of the world’s top 50 mobile operators and nearly 3,000 application developers rely on Dialogic to redefine the possible and exceed user expectations.
“We're very pleased to be a member of ng Connect. Dialogic is a recognized leader in software-based solutions that enable application developers to rapidly develop and monetize a wide array of value-added services such as messaging, SMS, video calling, ringtones, lawful intercept and location-based services. The ng Connect program membership strengthens a dynamic value-added services development and delivery platform from two leaders in the market, Alcatel–Lucent and Dialogic.”
SVP Marketing and Strategy
About Eclipse IR
Eclipse Identity Recognition Corporation (EclipseIRTM) incorporates advanced facial detection, biometric search and identity recognition technology to identify individuals from live and stored video streams. EclipseIR can efficiently detect faces in video and match those faces to databases of known individuals or to other video.
Designed to excel in the real, “imperfect world,” where video quality may be less than desirable, the EclipseIR facial recognition technology brings significant impact to government, law enforcement, public safety, commercial and private security, as well as entertainment and social media. Typical applications include visitor surveillance, validation and access; police and private security forensics; predator identification and surveillance; intruder detection; location of lost individuals; time and attendance, access management and control, transaction processing, customer service, and VIP recognition.
EclipseIR technology is provided through packaged software products, engineered systems and OEM relationships in both fixed and mobile environments. For more information visit www.eclispeir.com.
“ng Connect supports product marketing efforts and opens up customer opportunities as well. Collaborating with over 125 closely associated companies brings us closer to customer needs so that we can fit applications to their specific requirements. In addition, collaborating with service providers builds a cohesive service offering.”
Charley Smart, Vice President, Marketing
About Ecoland Development
ECOLAND Development is a living model to continuously innovate, test new products, services and business models for future cities, communities, municipalities and organizations. Its unique 5-Layer FRAMEWORK enables integration and validation of innovation from different verticals to rapidly transform concepts and business models into real-life solutions. It is designed to capture the highest values from nature, science, and technology to improve environmentally responsible living through optimized resources and minimum waste. In addition, ECOLAND Development enables its partners to showcase their innovations to their clients and gain instant feedback in a living environment.
“We are building a model of the future city for 2020 and beyond. We believe our unique approach (FRAMEWORK) will be the first comprehensive way to address future community needs. We have great synergy with the ng Connect Program to assist other partners to rapidly validate their innovations in a living community.”
Tolga Erkmen, President
In 1935, the City of Chattanooga established EPB as a nonprofit agency to provide electric power to the greater Chattanooga area. Today, EPB remains one of the largest publicly-owned electric power distributors in the country, serving more than 169,000 homes and businesses in a 600-square-mile area that includes greater Chattanooga and Hamilton County, portions of surrounding Tennessee counties and areas of North Georgia. Using a 100% fiber optic network as its backbone, EPB is constructing a Smart Grid, a next-generation electric system that includes communication capabilities designed to reduce the impact of power outages, improve response time and allow customers greater control of their electric power usage. This same fiber optic backbone is allowing EPB to offer high-speed Internet, TV and phone service to business and residential customers community-wide. In September 2010, EPB became the first company in the United States to offer one gigabit-per-second Internet speed to the entire service territory.
“As a community-owned company, we’re always looking for ways to bring next generation products and services to our customers that leverage the power of our Fiber-to-the-Home network. Participation in the ng Connect Program led by Alcatel-Lucent is a great way for us to explore technologies and applications for the ultimate benefit of our customers.”
Danna Bailey, VP of Corporate Communications
Founded in 2010, eyllo develops technologies and markets solutions that bring together the real and virtual worlds in order to create novel multimedia experiences. Our main focus is in mobile augmented media targeted towards marketing and entertainment. Our mobile platform, ‘paprika’, provides event goers with a richer user experience and creates a new revenue source to concert organizers, arena management companies, shopping mall administrators and event organizers in general.
“We are very excited to join the ng Connect Program. We believe that collaboration is the most effective way to bring to the market innovative technologies that have a lasting impact. We look forward to working together with other members of the ng Connect Program to bring richer user experiences to the end user.”
Enylton Machado, Founder
About Framework Interactive Technologies
Framework Interactive Technologies (F.I.T.™) is a software development group specializing in serious gamification content via console IPTV. BodyRebuilt® (BRB™), the connected-home EduTrainment smart exercise and ortho sports medicine and PT/rehab program by Dr. Nick DiNubile, integrates musculoskeletal (muscles, bones and joints) tracking, teleHealth and wellness services with solutions for digital boomers and consumers. The BodyRebuilt® training program and series uses Microsoft’s Kinect and other monitoring motion traction skeletal tracking systems to provide physical therapy and rehabilitation, Through the utilization of video games, DVDs and the Transmedia process of FrameWork® IP Content publications, created by Dr. Nicholas A. DiNubile, M.D., consumers can live longer, healthier lives. F.I.T.’s™ unique methodology and philosophy is able to successfully treat musculoskeletalaliments, disorders and diseases via 24/7 in-home remote access self-education and EduTrainment sessions.
“Framework Interactive Technologies LLC. (F.I.T.™) recognizes the incredible value and enormous business opportunity to join with ng Connect Program by collaborating with Alcatel-Lucent and the other member companies. Proven by their successes, the members are true visionaries and we’re proud to be among them. ng Connect is helping to weave the technological fabric of modern society and reshaping the way people live, work and play and we look forward to contributing to this. We believe this relationship is a perfect F.I.T.™ within the serious gamification, telemedicine, and healthcare and wellness Industries.”
Frank Nein, Cofounder/SVP of Business Development & Marketing Communications
About Galixsys Networks
Galixsys Networks conceives and develops software technologies and systems for the embedded IT, or "smart devices" market. In addition to developing new embedded IT technologies, Galixsys Networks provides services to adapt the technology to specific platforms. Further, services are provided to create, integrate and maintain these embedded IT devices along with any required IT infrastructure.
“Galixsys Networks is excited to work with the rest of the ng Connect community to bring new use models to M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) systems. With the network latency reductions offered by LTE and the IP offered by Galixsys Networks, direct machine control is now possible using standard web services. The ng Connect program is the perfect platform to bring new products to market, as well as developing new business models around connected machines.”
Founder /CTO Galixsys Networks
HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. We explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our customers live and work.
About Human Care Systems
We are in the real world outcomes business. We provide service & support solutions, based on behavioral science, to impact clinician and patient behaviors which change outcomes. We deliver programs through multiple integrated channels (salesforce, MSLs, phone, digital, paper and other channels). Our programs deliver ROI and outcomes because of the way we map and solve for the journey focused on HCP unmet needs and patient barriers and events.
HutGrip is a cloud based process improvement software. We provide manufacturers a way to manage control and prevent failures using M2M technologies and doing real-time data analyses. We use a Data Collection Unit that we connect to existing manufacturing equipment and sensors. It uploads process data to our Cloud Services in real time and then we provide manufacturers with real time dashboards, interactive data analysis and reports, predictive maintenance based on historic data. The company was founded in May, 2013, Chattanooga, TN and was incorporated within the GIGTANK acceleration program in Tennessee. The idea behind HutGrip started in 2011 and we are proud to say that we are currently working with manufacturers from 5 different industries.
“The ng Connect program brings together a diverse ecosystem to foster collaboration that will boost our success by giving us the opportunity to work with leading utility companies. Moreover the 1Gbit network connectivity provided by EPB in The Gig City has already had a great impact to our product and our customers. This kind of infrastructure allows us to create the future of real-time data analysis and process improvement platform to increase the efficiency of all kinds of manufacturing.”
Ivan Dragoev, CEO
About Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES)
The Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) is an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Melbourne aligning research and industry interests across four research themes; business & government, culture & community, education & learning, and health & ageing to drive innovation in broadband applications for the benefit of society. Established in 2009, is supported by the University of Melbourne, the Victorian State Government and its industry partners.
“IBES is delighted to be joining the ng Connect program. The program compliments the work of the Institute and is a natural synergy with our research agenda that nurtures innovative interdisciplinary research projects that are shaping the broadband-enabled society.”
Professor Thas Nirmalathas, Associate Director
iGoLogic is an innovative industrial embedded system and touch panel pc manufacturer. We are expert in customizing Intel based industrial embedded solution for various vertical markets including digital signage, industrial automation, medical, retails, and education. Industrial embedded PC ranges from fanless Pico sized pc to full ATX sized servers; interactive panel pc ranges from traditional fanless 8” touch pc to ultra performance multi-touch 82” table and interactive KIOSK. iGoLogic was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Fremont, California. For more information on iGoLogic’s products and solution, please visit http://www.igologic.com and http://www.igopanelpc.com.
“We have been very pleased and excited to join the ng Connect program. Within this ecosystem and dynamic business network, iGoLogic is enabled to contributing the latest innovative embedded computing solution among the community members and the network providers. We could effectively implement and accelerate any visionary business applications. We believe the collaborating efforts in the program will be our inspirational forces to innovation which is integrated into our product and solution. With our capability in OEM/ODM manufacturing, ultimately we can bring product to life and boost competitive advantages for our customers.”
John Lam, CEO/President
IntuiFace is part of the IntuiLab company. IntuiLab is a specialist in the design, development and management of interactive experiences. Founded in 2002, IntuiLab supports more than 300 hundred clients in 45+ countries who use IntuiFace – a no-programming software platform - to create and deploy engaging, visually stunning, highly functional experiences using the latest in multi-touch, remote gesture and other interaction technologies.
“As the Internet of Things continues to evolve and mature, even the least technical among us will turn to the cloud for information storage and retrieval. IntuiLab aims to enable anyone, regardless of skill set, to create innovative experiences that are interactive, expressive and connected. Membership in Alcatel-Lucent’s innovative ng Connect Program ensures we are working with the best and the brightest to embrace the promise of anytime, anywhere access, across all devices and networks.”
Geoffrey Bessin, CMO
IPneo provides innovative solutions that bring tomorrow’s IP technologies to the hands of today’s users. Focusing on IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), IPneo delivers standardized client software solutions enabling rich communication capabilities for end- users including VOIP, chatting, File-transfer, Image/Video sharing and Video calling. IPneo client solutions pave the way for operators, OEMs and enterprises to quickly attain their goals towards a convergent All-IP-Network in order to leverage the end-user satisfaction, save on operational cost and to drive new streams of revenues easier than ever before. At IPneo we value the growing needs for IP-based solutions.
“We are pleased to be part of the ng Connect Program. Joining hands with such an elite group of members, will create the necessary synergy to deliver innovative applications, devices and services for next generation networks. Thus, sharing IPneo's vision of bringing tomorrow’s IP technologies to the hands of today’s user.”
IVOX is a privately-held company that provides concise and highly predictive data tools to markedly improve risk management for: property and casualty insurance companies, self-insured corporations owning and operating vehicle fleets or private use. For more information, please visit www.ivoxdata.com
“Having more accurate and timely underwriting data elements streamed over powerful and cost-effective 4G/LTE networks impacts factors such as premium leakage, self selection, behavior modification, claim fraud reduction and claim response time. Reducing the costs or increasing revenue through more accurate data utilization can result in reductions of loss and loss adjustment expense.”
Gregg Warren, CEO
LearningMate is a leading provider of end-to-end eLearning education solutions. The company has a significant presence in the United States, United Kingdom and India and serves a global clientele comprising of education publishers, online schools, universities, government agencies, non-profits and education consortia. We develop engaging, instructionally sound, interactive learning experiences that address our customers key education objectives.
LearningMate's team has skill-sets relevant to the design, creation, and deployment of eLearning solutions. A team of two hundred experienced professionals including learning sciences researchers, instructional designers, product designers, project managers, content specialists, subject matter experts, graphic designers, creative visualizers, software engineers, and quality control specialists, work together to deliver relevant and engaging learning experiences on a variety of technology platforms and devices.
“The promise of ultra high bandwidth everywhere is a powerful catalyst of change in the learning industry. Media rich, collaborative community learning experiences become a reality everywhere across any screen on any connected device. Working together the ng Connect membership can bring cutting-edge rich media content, dynamic learning models and engaging learning experiences to the market that are based on continuous engagement rather than intermittent intervention. This is a big step forward towards transforming managed learning from an intervention-based model to a life long continuous experience integrated into your life.”
Mohit Bhargava, President
LiveCast is a worldwide leader in streaming live video from the field to enterprise headquarters and professional broadcast studios with low latency and reduced operating costs. Pioneering the concept of DIY broadcasting using a cell phone as early as 2005, LiveCast enables anyone with a compatible mobile phone, PC, Mac, or IP camera to stream live video. LiveCast offers a complete on-the-go solution for streaming breaking news, emergencies in the field, security patrols, and any other event where it’s critical to see what is happening in the field in real-time. The Company provides services to government agencies, health organizations, Fortune 500 corporations, and many of the world’s largest media companies, including NewsCorp, NBC, Post Newsweek, and BBC. LiveCast is offered as an ASP service or licensed server solutions on a customer’s network.
“Immediate accessibility to LTE and next generation networks drives LiveCast’s ability to provide increased value to our customers with industry leading live mobile video streaming solutions. We are pleased to join the ng Connect Program, which we believe will be an incredibly powerful driver of innovation and integration of solutions leveraging LTE. Since our founding in 2005 and enabling the first ever streaming live from a mobile phone, LiveCast’s close relationship with technology partners and operators has been at the cornerstone of our success. Now, as LTE and other next generation networks roll-out, working within a program like ng Connect to promote common objectives, is as critical as ever for reaching our sales objectives.”
William Mutual, CEO
LiveViewGPS, Inc. is a location based service company located in Valencia, California. LiveViewGPS founded in 2008 is a leading provider of GPS tracking products and services for businesses, law enforcement and government agencies, as well as consumers. Our GPS tracking devices include live and real-time vehicle and fleet tracking internet based systems, surveillance monitoring tools, people tracking devices and GPS products for security, safety and supply chain visibility.
“Great satisfaction comes from knowing that the products, services and technology you provide as a company has benefited an organization or an individual in a positive way. Our continuing goal at LiveViewGPS is to provide our clients with the most effective and reliable services and GPS tracking products in the marketplace. As the location based services industry evolves, we are proud to be a part of and look forward to working with the ng Connect team.”
George Karonis, President
About ManageMy Group
ManageMy Group is a Total Services Provider and Systems Integrator, ManageMy Group supplies the hardware and software, installs the equipment, monitors the operations and manages the following services over Fibre Infrastructures: - Build & Operate Fibre Networks - Total Telephony Services - Internet Access Services - Nurse Call systems - Emergency or Duress Alarms - Intercom Systems - Remote Door Access Solutions - IP and fixed security systems - CCTV solutions - Total Energy Management Solutions - Smart Metering solutions - Gate Access Systems - 24 x 7 Monitoring - Managing Call Centre - Billing Services What differentiates ManageMy Group from other Service Providers is the holistic approach we take to your needs. We offer a complete range of ALL the services, allowing you to 'cherry pick' the services required initially and allowing for future services over the same existing infrastructure. As a supplier, installer, operator and support for all the equipment and services, we are the ONE CONTACT POINT in the event of an issue or need for understanding of service functionality. Our aim is customer satisfaction with a single contact point for queries or complaints.
“We are very pleased to be a part of the ng Connect family and look forward to the contribution we can bring to help create the next generation communications. We believe that the combined technologies, capabilities and efforts of all the members will result in solutions, features and applications which will enhance and improve the services available over a fast broadband world. Given that many of the members of ng Connect are world leaders in their fields, and that Alcatel-Lucent is in the forefront of this program, we believe we can all look forward to bringing richer user-friendly experiences to the market. By utilizing our position of being a Systems Integrator as well as a Total Service Provider, I believe we are in an ideal position to allow other partners to take advantage of our past experience by working with us to integrate their services into the ng Connect ‘one stop shop’ for a fuller range of services and solutions for the end users – we would be the conduit to ensure service quality and reliability. ManageMy Group looks forward to being part of the group in Australia and New Zealand, and will be pleased to hear from any potential international partners.”
Bill Marlow, Director
ManageMy Group Pty Ltd
Mersoft is a software engineering firm dedicated to helping it's Fortune-500 clients deliver exiting new products and services by leading technical innovation, world-class system integration and product development with high quality and value.
“Mersoft Networks is driven to innovate with every carrier and network provider we serve. Our combination of strong products and expert system integration is built on a foundation of research and development. That’s where ng Connect comes in. We view the opportunity to participate in ng Connect as a valuable tool to bring new innovations to our telecom industry clients and their customers.”
Jeff Weiner, VP, Engineering Services
About Meta Watch
Meta Watch, a spin-off of Fossil Inc.'s connected watch business, is focused on reinventing the watch as a glanceable display for mobile devices and web services. Meta Watch products are wireless watches that connect to smart phones making it easy for users to sift through the clutter of alerts, notifications, messages, and reminders they are bombarded with every day to quickly get the info they need immediately. Target markets and applications include: healthcare, sports & fitness, location-based-services, navigation, news & weather, music and more. Meta Watch is based in Dallas, Texas and has a R&D facility in Espoo, Finland.
“Over the next 10 years, billions of people will carry smart phones changing how consumers live and creating new opportunities and markets for connected watches and other wearable devices. Our unequaled experience in this new category will help consumers to stay connected and to stay in style as they are mobile and on the go.”
Bill Geiser, CEO
Modulo Communication Systems Ltd is a telecom solution center established to fulfill customer's needs with expertise in modern and converged telecom solutions. Modulo solution center provides services in design, development, integration, QA, maintenance and trainings for standard or customized telecom solutions, based on the most competitive telecom off the shelf products from market leader supplier. Modulo delivers a complete set of services for these products or solutions including one or more of its building blocks, from reselling only up to entire customized solution through delivery, support, solution design, integration, development, maintenance, training and more… Modulo team assures the entire comprehension of your needs and complete adaptation of the service to your requirements, according to your business environment.
Mutualink creates networks of interoperable communities that are, in an instant, capable of sharing radio, voice, text, video, data files, and telephone communications in a secure environment. The combination of affordability and the elegant simplicity of our offering changes the way communities across the country communicate.
About NBN Co
NBN Co is building Australia's first high-speed national broadband network for all Australians. NBN Co is a Government Business Enterprise, applying commercial best practice to achieve results for the benefit of Australia through the delivery of communications infrastructure.
“NBN Co is building a high speed broadband network infrastructure to all Australians, delivering applications and services for businesses, health, education, aged care, government, entertainment and communications. The ng Connect program launching in Australia will help foster new application development, business models and services innovation to build upon the foundation of the NBN digital infrastructure investment.”
Anne Hurley, GM Stakeholder Management
The NewAer Proximity Platform extends traditional Location Based Services (LBS) to that of proximity, enabling app developers or network operators to automate actions based upon devices which are discovered via smartphones running our API. Power hungry GPS is substituted for low-energy in-room radios like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, along with Near Field Communication (NFC) on supported devices.
More details can be found at www.proxplatform.com.
“NewAer is excited to work with the ng Connect team to enable mobile networks and devices to actually become smart and automate actions based upon a user's surroundings. As creators of the first proximity platform, we are evolving location based services to that of proximity for the smartphone industry.”
Dave Mathews, Founder
NewAer Proximity Platform
About Northrup Grumman
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
The OneTok mobile messaging platform lets any application add short voice messaging capabilities. So, consumers can send short audio messages to each other or they can interact by sending reviews or notes to the app. We developed Holler! to demonstrate the capabilities of the platform.
“We look forward to working with other members of the program to leverage our unique messaging capabilities into a variety of markets and applications. As consumer behavior around voice is evolving, OneTok can help the members remain on the cutting-edge of messaging technologies.”
Ben Lilienthal, CEO
About PMD Exports
PMD Exports was founded in Irvine California in 2009 as a portable medical device exporting company. In early 2010, PMD Exports began developing standards-based automated health and wellness self-management products and solutions that put users in charge of reaching and maintaining their optimum health goals. Running on familiar broadband-connected consumer devices, our patent-pending EyeMedica nutrition and wellness advisor solution presents users with real-time, location-aware, professionally personalized food and activity recommendations that are varied to ensure receiving all essential nutrients without exceeding the allocated energy budget. Automatic recording, analysis, charting and presentation of various daily activities and standards-based Personal Health Device measurements keep users on the right track to meeting their nutrition and fitness goals. For more information on PMD Exports, visit: pmdexports.com
“ng Connect is a unique and invaluable forum that brings together diverse innovative companies to collaboratively create advanced product concepts with the common goal of identifying new solutions and business models,” said Nabil Abujbara, President, PMD Exports. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to join forces with the ng Connect members to enhance our location-aware, personalized health and wellness self-management solutions.”
RealVNC is the inventor and provider of the original VNC® technology which is used by hundreds of millions of people around the world in both desktop and mobile platforms for remote access and control. VNC is used in every sector of industry, commerce, government and education. RealVNC is the only organization able to offer a commercial license to embed VNC remote access capability in third-party products and offerings. www.realvnc.com
“We are delighted to join the ng Connect Program, and are looking forward to working with other members, advancing the future of fixed and mobile communication services. At RealVNC we believe that it is only with all the players in the Ecosystem collaborating that we will be able to reap the full potential of next generation networks and we feel that ng Connect will play a big part in this.”
Tom Blackie, Vice President, Mobile,
About Scarlet Strategic
Scarlet Strategic is a consulting entity whose core is in connecting businesses with consumers through technology and strong storytelling. With global expertise in Branding, Entertainment, Marketing, Media Planning, Publicity and Content Development, their strategic insights creatively and efficiently shape and amplify clients’ positioning at scale. With many entertainment studio, CPG and service industry clients, Scarlet Strategic has an award-winning history of collaborative innovations that have further engaged consumers and communities across multiple mediums. For more information, please visit www.scarletstrategic.com
“We are honored to be a part of the ng Connect program. With constant evolution in technology and connectivity, the collaboration amongst companies of all types within the ng Connect community can truly push the envelope – marrying cutting-edge technology with creative experiences and practical benefits. By leveraging our narrative and engagement expertise with the program’s members to drive strategic innovation, we see a future filled with phenomenal opportunities.”
Jonathan Tavss, President
About Shanghai OnStar
Established by General Motors and SAIC Group in 2009, Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co., Ltd. is the first joint venture of telematics industry in China and the leading telematics service provider of safety and security services for select SGM models manufactured and sold in China. Currently, Shanghai OnStar offers Chinese subscribers 14 services of 6 categories, including Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Service, Security Service, Vehicle Diagnostics, Turn-by-Turn Navigation and Hands-Free Calling. Through the One-touch Operation System of OnStar, all subscribers can quickly connect to OnStar customer advisors who ensure safety protection, navigation and convenience service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
“OnStar is committed to providing the driving experience of safety, security and peace of mind with cutting edge technology. We believe the collaboration will turn the latest development of network information technologies into practical applications for the telematics industry. We will usher a new age of communication between humans and vehicles, and bring the benefit of connectivity to all Chinese drivers and passengers.”
Diane Jurgens, General Manager
Shanghai OnStar Telematics
About Smith Micro
Smith Micro Software provides solutions that simplify, secure and enhance the mobile experience. Our portfolio includes a wide range of applications that manage broadband connectivity, data traffic, devices, voice and video communications over wireless networks. With 30 years of experience developing world-class client and server software, Smith Micro helps the leading mobile network operators, device manufacturers and enterprises increase efficiency and capitalize on the growth of mobile-connected consumers and workforces. For more information, visit smithmicro.com.
“To capitalize on emerging growth opportunities in wireless, it is critical to interoperate with relevant solutions from ecosystem partners. Smith Micro is pleased to join ng Connect which provides a forum to efficiently bring together companies and solutions whose value together is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Sunil Marolia, VP Product Management
Smith Micro Software
Solta is a New Zealand owned and operated technology innovation company. It represents the joining together of several different businesses to develop new products in the local market for deployment overseas. Solta operates under a mantra of “speed is life” – from the rapid prototyping of ideas and being the first to market to the rapid commercialisation and deployment of the products to international markets. Solta has three business units: Solta Labs for research and development; TAPP (Trusted Application Payment Platform – a mobile payment solutions business); and myreplay which is the live-mobile-casting of content. For more information, please visit www.soltalabs.com
“We’re honoured to be the first New Zealand company invited to be part of ng Connect. For us, speed is life. This model of collaboration will help us overcome distance and give us a seat at the table with other like-minded international players, while helping to increase our speed of development. And crucially, it provides our best innovators the opportunity to stay in New Zealand. We applaud Alcatel-Lucent for having the vision to bring the ng Connect Program to New Zealand. We are also excited and inspired to provide feedback and input to other members in the Program and contribute to this interactive community.”
Mark Povey, Managing Director,
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communicationsservices bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 56 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint
“We believe that continual innovation is necessary for us to meet our customers’ needs and to win in the market. We recognize innovation is happening all over the world and we are focused on partnership with open collaboration and enablement of our assets to create an environment to bring innovation and emerging technology and services to our customers.”
Stephen Bye, CTO
StreamVision is a full-service interactive broadcast and multimedia solutions provider offering an extensive range of e-solutions to broadcasters, hotels and residential buildings, universities, senior pension homes and hospitals worldwide. StreamVision is a one-stop provider of comprehensive IP video and audio solutions, including design, end-to-end integration and support. Our company is also a leading developer of e-health solutions for medical and hospitality fields. We are constantly developing and pioneering new solutions and technologies targeted towards improving the quality of life through an enhanced user-friendly, multimedia experience.
“Joining the ng Connect Program is an outstanding opportunity for StreamVision to collaborate and exchange ideas with a very rich ecosystem of members, in order not only to expand our knowledge in fields where our company is active or will be but also to contribute my expertise to new solutions. It offers StreamVision a great window on the future and gives industry greater visibility of our know-how.”
Mohamed REBIAI, CEO,
Stupeflix lowers the barrier to entry to video creation, for people and for developers. People use web applications - available on Stupeflix.com and partner sites (including YouTube, DailyMotion) - to make high quality videos in a few clicks, telling a story with their personal photos and videos. Developers use the Stupeflix API, a unique solution to build powerful applications requiring the creation of high quality video on-demand, at consumer scale. Stupeflix API customers include services and brands like Orange, Coca-Cola, Miller Lite, American Express, Visa, Google, Weight Watchers, Procter and Gamble. Founded in 2009, headquartered in Paris, France with an office in San Francisco, Stupeflix is a Seedcamp laureate, a TechCrunch Europe Awards finalist, and recognized as one of the top 100 innovative companies in Europe by Red Herring.
“We’re very happy to join the ng Connect family. As a unique solution to turn data into engaging video experiences, Stupeflix can have an impact in all industries where customer experience is important. We’re looking forward to collaborating with all ng Connect members to build successful business cases together. In our first month within the Program, we’ve already designed, prototyped and successfully pitched a new service concept along with Alcatel-Lucent, combining the powers of the Open API Platform with the Stupeflix API to deliver personalized videos to ISP customers.”
Nicolas Steegmann, Co-founder and CEO
Taiaut provides innovation management software and consulting services to businesses. Its flagship solution, Ideafy is scheduled to be released this spring and will feature an ideation platform and an iOS client application. The company was founded in May 2012 by three partners passionate about innovation and new technology. The aim of the company is to take advantage of leading edge communication technologies to advance creative ideas and best innovation practices globally. The company is headquartered in Boersch, France.
“As a former member of the ng Connect team I have witnessed and experienced the power of collaborative innovation from the inside. It is more than just another consortium discussing standards or practices. It is about humility and realizing that as individual companies we no longer have all the answers regardless how well we know our markets and that someone else may always have a better idea. It is about action because great ideas need great execution. It is about a mindset mixing curiosity and boldness. If innovation is akin to adventure then ng Connect is certainly one of the best tour operators out there. I am so glad I can continue the journey as a member company.”
About Tangible Media
Tangible Media is New Zealand's largest independent publishing company responsible for some of Kiwis best loved magazines and websites including Dish, Idealog, Stoppress and Good.
“When ng Connect launched in New Zealand and Australia we jumped at the chance to be involved. We are excited about connecting with international networks and ideas particularly in the areas of digital content and journalism. Tangible Media is one of New Zealand’s most progressive media companies. We want to stay that way.”
Vincent Heeringa, Publisher
Tantalus provides two-way, real-time data communications networks to monitor and control electric, gas and water utilities. TUNet® – the Tantalus Utility Network – is an end-to-end WAN/LAN/HAN communications system that operates with 220 MHz RF, 900 MHz, and IP-based networks including Fiber, WiMAX and GPRS/cellular, either individually or in combination. TUNet’s patented and patents pending technologies are purpose built for the Smart Grid. The Tantalus network unites a utility’s applications, making advanced metering, outage management, power quality monitoring, load control, and distribution automation cost-effective and practical throughout both urban and rural service areas. For more information, please visit www.tantalus.com.
“We're pleased to be a part of ng Connect, a collaboration that like Tantalus, aims to unify and fully leverage various technologies to deliver clever and timely solutions to both service providers and end-use consumers. Tantalus’ ability to provide the IP-gateway to the connected home with network connectivity via TUNet® opens the door for services like energy management and home automation.”
President & CEO
Taoglas provides a comprehensive range of external, embedded and base station antenna solutions for M2M applications such as Telematics / Automotive, Smart-Grid, Metering / Telemetry, Home Automation, Remote Monitoring and Medical applications. We are committed to continually researching new materials and improved antenna designs. Our surface-mount antenna range and flexible embedded products are unique in the industry. Taoglas works with you to enable your company to achieve the best possible performance from your wireless devices. We can custom-design to suit your individual needs or provide highly economical off-the-shelf solutions. Our step-by-step design process ensures your devices achieve target specifications and comply with all required approvals so they’re ‘right first time’. If you’re looking for a pioneering approach to problem-solving, talk to us at Taoglas. In the field of M2M, we outperform the rest.
“Taoglas Antenna Solutions, the #1 antenna provider to the M2M marketplace, is proud to be joining the Alcatel-Lucent ng Connect Program as a Collaborating member. As Alcatel-Lucent and the ng Connect ecosystem is pioneering the High Bandwidth Mobile Infrastructure, Taoglas continues to invest in 3G-4G and next generation antenna technologies. The synergies are ideal for bringing exciting new products to life.”
Tim Dolan, VP of North American Sales
Taoglas Antenna Solutions
Teldat is a global provider of advanced telecommunications equipment. With active sales in more than 35 countries, Teldat's networking solutions support the IT needs of some of the most demanding telecommunication carriers, public sector agencies and multinational corporations in the finance, energy and transportation verticals. Products include branch office access equipment, IP telephony systems, fiber multiplexors and specialized routers for smart grid and transportation.
As the worldwide leader in in-vehicle networking over broadband cellular networks for transit and public safety, the company’s accumulated expertise in network security, prioritization and manageability, has been leveraged to support on-board mission critical applications, transforming the vehicle into a moving remote office. Teldat devices have stood up to the harshest conditions for mass transit and homeland security with tens of thousands of devices supporting real-time video streaming for homeland security initiatives globally.
“Extending enterprise- and carrier-class IT management and security to the remote fixed and mobile edge is a key driver for Teldat. We are excited to be teaming up with such an illustrious ecosystem of partners to interconnect processes, coordinate field resources, empower workforces and enable collaboration across mass transportation, public safety and critical insfrastructures”
Ignancio De Loizaga, Vice President
U.S. Operations & In-vehicle Networking
Center of Excellence
About TelePresence Tech, LLC
The global TelePresence Tech headquarters and world class manufacturing facilities are located in a 200,000 sq. ft. facility with a production staff of 200 seasoned professionals.
TelePresence Tech has a full range of products from small desktop systems to fully immersive rooms. For more information see our website at www.TelePresenceTech.com.
“We’re pleased to join the ng Connect Program to expand our vision of establishing TelePresence Centers for companies to reach their customers through 3D TelePresence using the power of 4G/LTE networks.”
Duffie White, CEO
About Trimble's ThingMagic Division
Trimble’s ThingMagic Division is a leading provider of UHF RFID reader modules and finished RFID readers for a wide range of applications. ThingMagic develops products for demanding high-volume applications and provides consulting and design services to create solutions for challenging applications. ThingMagic's customers include some of the world's largest industrial automation firms, manufacturers, automotive companies, retailers, and consumer companies. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the ThingMagic business was founded in 2000 by a group of visionary PhD graduates from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab. ThingMagic is "The Engine in RFID™". For more information, visit: www.thingmagic.com.
About Tombolo Interactive
Tombolo Interactive has been producing interactive content for enterprise companies and consumers since 2008 focusing on immersive, engaging 3D environments and games. The company’s skilled team of artists, programmers, and designers have created award winning games. Tombolo is based out of Boulder Colorado but has a presence on the east and west coast, as well as Paris, France.
“Tombolo has created award winning digital experiences for enterprise software companies since 2008. Tombolo is excited to be a part of ng Connect and bring our expertise in 3D, mobile, and truly immersive experiences to the group. We are looking forward to continuing to provide cutting edge solutions and partnering with the other ng Connect members.”
Pegi Bryant, Founder and
VP of Business Development
About Total Immersion
Total Immersion (www.t-immersion.com) is the global leader in augmented reality. Through its patented D’Fusion® technology, Total Immersion blurs the line between the virtual world and the real world by integrating real time interactive 3D graphics into a live video stream. Founded in 1999 by Bruno Uzzan and Valentin Lefevre, Total Immersion is based in France and maintains a U.S. presence in Los Angeles. Its solutions are also available through a network of resellers worldwide.
“We are proud of being a part of such a forward-looking initiative where our innovative solutions will help the telecommunications players transition to the world of digital media and consumer content applications. Augmented reality responds to the consumer demand for real-time interactivity and immersion into all of today’s available multimedia devices. Mobile will be the next service extension carrying augmented reality usage-based entertainment and digital marketing applications to millions of mobile users. The fact that global players in the telecommunication industry like Alcatel-Lucent are serious about enabling this digital media world with innovative solutions like ours in such next generation programs is proof that our vision initiated 10 years ago was accurate. We anticipate great returns in terms of increased awareness of Total Immersion and enhanced market positioning out of this program and the relationship with Alcatel-Lucent.”
Eric Gehl, COO
About TRX Systems
TRX Systems, Inc. is the developer of NEON®, delivering mapping and location indoors, underground, and in dense urban areas where GPS is not available or is unreliable. NEON delivers accurate 3D indoor location through the use of advanced sensor fusion, ranging, and dynamic mapping algorithms. The TRX NEON products are the first to deliver the precision required to improve situational awareness and safety for first responders, dismounted soldiers, and security personnel, and to effectively support urban training applications. The TRX NEON Mission Essential Indoor Location System can easily be integrated with situation awareness systems that require GPS-denied location capabilities and the NEON Mobile APK delivers 3D location and mapping using standard mobile devices.
“The TRX Systems NEON Indoor Location solution deliveres 3D location indoors, underground, and in urban areas where GPS is often inaccurate or completely unavailable. The TRX NEON Indoor Location algorithms are delivered by TRX on the NEON Mission Critical System, are implemented on standard mobile devices, and may be embedded within custom third party systems to deliver 3D location for a broad array of applications. TRX is pleased to be collaborating as part of ng Connect to apply the TRX NEON solution across a broad array of devices and applications.”
V-Gate is a division for new projects and markets of Scientific Computers GmbH Aachen, Germany. Founded in 1961, Scientific Computers is one of the most renowned vendors of high-tech software technology in Europe. Its products and projects are deployed throughout all industries that use efficient IT solutions as a basis for innovative products and services. Key markets for Scientific Computers are automotive, medical technology, transportation and telecommunications. The customer base includes enterprise industries, middle enterprises, research institutes and universities. V-Gate currently leads two major projects: caribo (a mobile location based service that allows users to find a ride share or another mode of transport via their mobile handsets) and Metaport (a new procedure for transmitting 3D content in real time to mobile devices).
“Using new concepts and technologies, V-Gate is establishing a new area of mobile services. Our innovative products will enable the next generation of applications for mobile devices. With products like Metaport or caribo, we’re showing, in an impressive way, the possibilities of mobile applications. One of the key reasons we joined the ng Connect Program is to participate in a group of great companies driven by a joint vision for next generation services.”
Markus Schindler, CEO
Versatile Systems creates engaging customer and employee experiences. Delivering real time information, advertising, alerts, live media, applications and games to multiple platforms at multiple locations, our platform helps to create an engaging experience to help drive awareness, education and loyalty. Our solutions promote frictionless multi-directional engagement between mobile devices to large screens. For more information, visit: http://www.versatile.com
“Versatile Systems is a leader in multi-directional communications and engagement platforms. We are pleased to join the ng Connect Program and to take advantage of the collaborative opportunities to demonstrate, integrate and discuss our next generation interactive engagement solutions and concepts with the other members.”
Director of Engagement Technologies
Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence enabling natural, multi-point videoconferences on desktop computers, laptops, NetBooks and room systems. Vidyo's patented VidyoRouter architecture delivers the only available H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) solution that eliminates an MCU while delivering the industry's best error resilience and lowest latency videoconferencing solution over the Internet and wireless networks. The company has announced VidyoTechnology™ support for Long Term Evolution (LTE), 3G and 4G broadband networks and smartphones. Vidyo is also participating in demonstrations of its next generation architecture delivering HD multipoint videoconferencing over wireless networks to carriers and wireless providers.
“Vidyo is successfully delivering its revolutionary video conferencing platform over desktops, laptops, netbooks and HD room systems via the Internet or any general IP network. Now we’re taking it one step further by extending our highly error resilient Vidyo architecture and offering the first TV-quality multipoint videoconferencing over LTE, 3G and 4G networks. We believe HD multipoint video conferencing over wireless will see huge demand and are committed to driving the development of next generation broadband services through organizations like ng Connect.”
Ofer Shapiro, CEO and Co-founder
VisionMAX is a custom enterprise software development and systems integration company with more than 12 years of experience creating custom enterprise solutions in a wide range of industries including Wireless, Retail, Cable TV/ipTV, and Government and Finance. VisionMAX provides innovative, proven, and deployed systems integration capabilities through its VisionEngine development platform including: multi-channel retail point of sale, integrated back-office and supply chain management, wireless service activation, 3-screen integrated IP video, and cloud computing application services. With our head office in the Toronto area and sales offices in the U.S., VisionMAX works with leading brands across North America, Caribbean, Central/South America and APAC. For more information, please visit www.visionmax.com.
"VisionMAX is excited to collaborate with ng Connect members on service concepts that we are certain will advance the retail and media & entertainment industries. VisionMAX is focused on creating innovative solutions to customer problems and making business easier for our clients. The ng Connect Program reflects these same values and we look forward to creating unique and compelling wireless service and device advancements leveraging 4G technologies and the VisionEngine development platform. We are developing 3-screen TV products and services that deliver seamless connection of platforms, applications, and content to delight and entertain, multi-channel retail point of sale tools to make business easier, and wireless service activation and supply chain applications to enable the next generation of 4G wireless services. The ng Connect Program is an ideal environment for us to showcase our capabilities."
David McDougall, President
On a mission to deliver Wellness within Reach™, Vitalae Corporate Services excels in developing programs targeting individual empowerment, enlightenment, and sustainable lifestyle changes. Utilizing our diverse resources such as advanced clinical testing, high quality nutraceuticals, and knowledgeable providers, Vitalae is able to seamlessly implement initiatives that are both meaningful and engaging.As part of our evolution, Vitalae Corporate Services has formed a strategic partnership with ng Connect member PMD Exports to integrate the MyWellnessBuddy™ personalized nutrition and wellness recommendation engine into our cloud-based MyVitaLink® portal. This will result in transforming our current MyVitaLink® web platform into a comprehensive Personal Digital Health solution. MyVitaLink® with MyWellnessBuddy™ empower individuals to be truly 'connected' and in control of their own health. They will be empowered to make positive changes through the use of rich communications, data analytics, personalized educational tools, HCP interactions, and connected personal health devices.
"Vitalae Corporate Services specializes in designing and implementing premiere health and wellness solutions. We are excited to be part of the ng Connect Program as it will allow us to collaborate with like-minded members to leverage technological advances and expertise in order to evolve our Digital Health solutions to empower individuals to make positive, sustainable lifestyle changes, now and well into the future."
Dr. Margaret Bredehoft
Founder & Managing Director
Wcities provides world class travel and entertainment content in over 70 countries around the world. Founded in 1998 and based in San Francisco, California, Wcities combines a database of travel-related content with enhanced services to offer city, events and movie guides to both locals and visitors. Wcities distributes its location-based content across multiple devices and platforms. Our unique approach to content facilitates integration with the most relevant media and social networks including Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, and Wikipedia. Please visit http://corporate.wcities.com for more information or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/wcities.
“Wcities’ goal is to be the most valuable source of information for business and leisure travelers as well as for local residents worldwide. We view the next generation of networks coming on line now to be a critical factor in helping us expand rich travel content to people everywhere. We’re pleased to be working with other ng Connect Program members on new service concepts that will help people make the most of their travels whether for business or recreation.”
Fraser Campbell, CEO
About Wing Power Energy
Wing Power Energy provides infrastructure solutions for a wireless world with patent pending renewable energy technology.
About World Class Creations
World Class Creations is a technology innovation company. Interactive systems are becoming increasingly more intelligent and human interaction with technology is becoming more streamlined. Our current focus is on delivering enhanced & immersive experiences in cloud connected entertainment thru the use of augmented reality, computer vision and spatial awareness. An example of this is our golf entertainment system. It is a golf cart mounted product that brings together the virtual world of video games and fantasy gaming to real life golf. It provides full 360° coverage of a player’s game linking golfers on different holes, courses and outings into a unified gaming experience.
“We are excited to engage with the ng Connect program and look forward to pursuing the development of intelligent technologies that enhance user experiences. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with innovators across a broad spectrum of industries. The advent of 4G/LTE enables new concepts to be explored in cloud connected entertainment.”
Peter Bastawros, Founder & CEO
World Class Creations
XTV is the next generation media network for the 1Billion+ HTML5-enabled devices globally. The company has private and public networks powered by a combination of a our realtime push network which sources relevant feeds combined with video for a Bloomberg-style experience for any company regardless of their size.
“We're really excited to be working with ng Connect. As high consumer of video and a exponentially growing network, its paramount for us to have a view of connected devices and the latest developments. ng Connect gives us that edge.”
Joe Ward, CEO
About Zephyr Technology
Zephyr Technology, www.ZephyrAnywhere.com, is a global leader in real-time physiological and biomechanical monitoring or "Physiological Status Monitoring" (PSM) solutions for Connected Health, Fitness and the Academic Research markets. Zephyr Technology leverages a world class team of engineers, scientists, physiologists and business experts. Founded in 2003, Zephyr Technology has been a pioneer in the use of PSM in training and high stress operational environments. The company's ongoing collaboration with fire departments, NASA Ames Research Center, National Guard Civil Support Teams, and multiple US Special Forces has been invaluable in the development and validation of Zephyr's technology and its application in the most extreme operating environments to Measure Life… Anywhere!
“Zephyr pioneered the BioHarnessTM technology with U.S. Special Forces, and first responders to monitor vital sign information within the context of activity, in both training and live operations. Zephyr strategically selected opportunities like joining the ng Connect Program in order to take our core technology and apply it to innovative ideas to deliver solutions for everyday applications. We have created a comprehensive approach to present useful physiological data in an understandable way, making it easy for the everyday user to keep an eye on their stress, fitness and general health. If service concepts like the ng Connect Program’s Avatrainer become a commercial reality, individuals will be able to own their data and share the information through social media.”
Brian Russell, CEO