Zusammenarbeit von HARMAN und VMware: IT und Operational Technology zusammenführen um IoT in Unternehmen voranzutreiben

 

Gateways, Sensoren, Edge Analytics und OTA-Technologien von HARMAN in Kombination mit End-to-End IT-Betriebsmanagement und Edge-Lösungen von VMware ermöglichen einfache, skalierbares und sicheres IoT der Enterprise-Klasse

 

Mobile World Congress 2017: Barcelona/München, 1. März 2017HARMAN, führender Anbieter vernetzter Technologien für Automobil-, Verbraucher- und Unternehmensmärkte und VMware, führendes Unternehmen für Cloud-Infrastruktur und Unternehmensmobilität, geben auf dem Mobile World Congress 2017 ihre Zusammenarbeit bekannt. Ziel der Kooperation ist es, einfache und spezialisierte Lösungen für das Internet of Things (IoT) bereitzustellen und besonders Kunden aus den Bereichen Industrie, Einzelhandel, Gebäudemanagement, Automobil und Energieeffizienz mit diesen zu bedienen. Die Integration des Portfolios von HARMAN, wie Over The Air (OTA) Software-Updates, Sensoren, Gateways und Analysedienstleistungen in IoT-Lösungen von VMware, wird den beiden Unternehmen dabei helfen, eine IoT-Infrastruktur der Enterprise-Klasse bereitstellen, sichern, verwalten und überwachen sowie branchenspezifische IoT-Anwendungsfälle optimieren zu können.

 

Weitere Details zur Zusammenarbeit von VMware und HARMAN entnehmen Sie der unten stehenden englischsprachigen Pressemitteilung. Oder Sie besuchen VMware auf dem Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona: Halle 3, Stand 3K10.

 

The Internet of Things is here today and companies globally are already investing in, and seeing ROI from IoT. IDC predicts that the worldwide Internet of Things market spend will grow to $1.29 trillion in 2020 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.6% and the installed base of IoT endpoints will grow from 12.1 billion at the end of 2015 to more than 30 billion in 2020 (Doc # US42082716)(1) As companies race to implement IoT strategies, they will require complete solutions that focus on specific market segment requirements. IT and operational teams will also have to address massive scaling and management requirements to deliver maximum value and the best possible experience.

 

This new collaboration between HARMAN and VMware will help Communications Service Providers (CSPs) add new offerings and expand revenue streams that will further enhance the IoT user experience and the delivery of innovative services. HARMAN’s OTA update solutions paired with the VMware vCloud® NFV™ platform and end-to-end IoT operational management solution is designed to deliver a fully elastic and optimized network infrastructure that allows operators to expand their services into new markets as they transform network architectures towards 5G. The combined solution will enable CSP’s to provision and launch innovative services through a fully virtualized mobile core network such as prioritized connectivity such as emergency calling, communication and video conferencing and infotainment with high-definition quality, leveraging simplified operations management, policy control, and self-provisioning.

 

“As industries ramp up efforts to adopt IoT, this one-of-a-kind offering allows enterprises across all verticals to benefit from simplified solutions that elevate their services to a more sophisticated and innovative degree,” said Sanjay Dhawan, president, HARMAN Connected Services. “HARMAN and VMware's complementary IoT offering will change the landscape for non-traditional technology companies, providing them with new growth opportunities that will set them apart from their competitors.”

 

In addition to supporting new telecom services and automotive enterprises, HARMAN and VMware’s combined IoT offering is designed to help the following vertical markets achieve their innovation objectives quicker and more effectively:

 

  • Retail - Understand in-store shopper behavior, determine the efficacy of store displays, enhance floor navigation paths, monetize hot zones with personalized coupons and optimize inventory
  • Industrial – enable factory automation and management, including predictive maintenance using vibration sensor analytics
  • Smart Buildings – optimize energy usage, space utilization, and meeting room occupancy with higher real estate ROI and enhanced occupant comfort
  • Automotive – simplify the update and monitoring of automotive end points using Harman OTA and VMware’s IoT management platform solution

 

“While businesses look to adopt IoT into their organizations and offerings, the efficient management and security that IT brings is necessary for IoT to reach enterprise grade and scale,” said Mimi Spier, vice president and head of business development, GTM strategy and marketing for IoT at VMware. “Through our collaboration with HARMAN, we are working to bridge the gap between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), helping companies across many industries maximize the full potential of IoT through seamless integration with their IT infrastructure.”

 

HARMAN and VMware Demonstrate Connected Car Solutions

At Mobile World Congress at HARMAN stand K30, Hall 2, HARMAN, VMware and Athonet will showcase a live connected car IoT scenario. Elements of Athonet’s click-to-deploy “softwarized” mobile core are disaggregated (Control/User Plane) and deployed in real-time with VMware vCloud NFV™ to allow high performance LTE services to be delivered to the dashboard of a car running a video entertainment hub framework. This allows for the local breakout of video and other communications for local edge computing requirements and can deliver the highly secure, ultra-low latency required by high-bandwidth applications. HARMAN IoT solutions bring connectivity, digital content, emergency services and policy control to the connected car.

 

About HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $7.2 billion during the 12 months ended December 31, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE: HAR.

 

Über VMware

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