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[January 03, 2013]
Alcatel-Lucent showcases 12 new cloud-based ng Connect service concepts at CES 2013; Sprint joins more than 190 member companies as first North American serviceprovider in ng Connect Program
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Paris -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:ALU) will be demonstrating 12 new cloud-based service concepts created by its ng Connect Program at the 2013 ConsumerElectronics Show, South Hall Booth 31412, showcasing new ideas aimed atstimulating application innovation as consumers seek ever more excitingexperiences from connected devices like smartphones and tablets.
The ng Connect Program - founded by Alcatel-Lucent - is a multi-industry'ecosystem' dedicated to the creation of the next-generation user experiencefor connected consumers. The program is comprised of more than 190 member companies, of either Contributing orAssociate membership levels, and including leading network, application andcontent providers and consumer electronics manufacturers. Among the most recentmembers to join the ng Connect ecosystem is Sprint, the first North Americaservice provider to become part of the program.
Service concepts demonstrated at CES 2013 include: o Interactive digitalsignage platforms featuring cloud-based services for public venues andretailers.
o Cloud-connected tablesserving advertising, entertainment, and media in transitional waiting spacessuch as airports and train stations.
o Energy managementapplications to enable utilities to offer customers a customized service thatmonitors and adjusts high-consumption home appliances without losing comfort orconvenience.
o Connected service vehiclefeaturing a Ford Transit van equipped with broadband technologies andcloud-based applications connecting mobile workers.
o Connected health andwellness cloud-based services that bridge the gap between consumer personalizedhealth and wellness programs and professional, secure telehealth services.
o Cloud-based learningplatforms that empower teachers, while engaging students in a 21 st century learning environment, as well as enterprise learning.
o Communications ApplicationProgramming Interfaces (APIs) that make application development easy andquickly without having to delve into the underlying IMS technology.
o An open standards-basedpublic safety service concept that leverages commercial offerings for enhancedcapabilities, such as vehicle tracking and surveillance, and significantlylower costs.
Alcatel-Lucent products featured in the demos include: CloudBand(TM) , Digital Media Store , Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON), IMS , 4G LTE , New Conversation APIs , and Velocix.
New members of ng Connect New members to the ng Connect program represent a wide range of industriesand business, including a major North American service provider, a utility anda host of applications developers, including: o Sprint - www.sprint.com o Apptricity -- www.apptricity.com o Eclipse IdentityRecognition Corporation -- www.eclipseir.com o Electric Power Board ofChattanooga (EPB) -- www.epb.net o NewAer - www.newaer.com o Scarlet Strategic - www.scarletstrategic.com o Teldat -- www.teldat.com o Trimble's ThingMagic -- www.thingmagic.com o Vitalae Corporate Services-- www.vitalaecs.com Quote Commenting on ng Connect overall: Jason Collins, VP, Emerging Technology & Innovation for Alcatel-Lucent,said: "The next generation ecosystem goes beyond traditional players -- it alsoincludes innovators in media, entertainment, consumer electronics and othersectors. The ng Connect Program brings together all these kinds of companies toovercome the technical and business barriers preventing service providers frommass deployment of the services their customers want." Commenting on Sprint joining the ecosystem: Von McConnell, Director, Innovation and Advanced Labs, Sprint said: "Sprinthas demonstrated a strong commitment to collaboration with start-ups, venturecapitalists, trade organizations and wireless business partners to driveinnovation. In 2012, we announced the Sprint Technology Development & Strategy team that is dedicated toseeking out and directly engaging start-ups and innovators working on emergingproducts, services and technology from around the globe. We see our involvementwith the ng Connect program as another way to collaborate with start-ups tohelp them to not only develop, but also extend the reach of theirproducts." Additional information on Alcatel-Lucent 2013 CES Virtual Press Page .
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governmentsaround the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field ofnetworking and communications technology, products and services. The company ishome to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers, responsiblefor breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry.Alcatel-Lucent was named one of MIT Technology Review's 2012 Top 50 list of the"World's Most Innovative Companies" for breakthroughs such as lightRadio(TM),which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks whiledelivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations,Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable andmore accessible as we pursue our mission - Realizing the Potential of aConnected World.
With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experiencedglobal services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a localpartner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billionin 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.
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