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Qualcomm and Infinite partner on smart city services
- July 7, 2020
- Steve Rogerson
Qualcomm and Infinite Computer are working together to deliver IoT-as-a-service (IoTaaS) for plug-and-play deployment in smart city and other applications.
The collaboration has created an end-to-end managed system that facilitates digital transformation for smart connected spaces across government, healthcare, construction, entertainment, transportation, manufacturing, retail and logistics.
The IoTaaS offering connects companies in Qualcomm’s smart cities accelerator programme using Maryland-based Infinite’s intelligent engagement platform – Zyter SmartSpaces – to enable a streamlined, suite of offerings that address the complexities around developing secure, smart, connected spaces across vertical industries, worldwide.
The accelerator programme, launched in 2019 as part of the Qualcomm Advantage Network, is designed to connect cities, municipalities, government agencies and enterprises with an ecosystem of providers to help deliver efficiencies, cost savings, safety and sustainability. By connecting members looking for smart technology, the programme aims to enrich lives through the accelerated transformation of critical infrastructure and services.
“The challenges governments face as they try to make their cities smarter are often large and complex and, when combined with the fragmentation common in the IoT space, they can be extremely difficult to overcome,” said Jeffery Torrance, vice president at Qualcomm. “Utilising Qualcomm Technologies’ deep rooted experience in wireless, 5G and IoT technologies and Infinite’s expertise as a digital transformation systems integrator, our off-the-shelf IoT platform is designed to provide a connectivity fabric and alleviate the enormous burden of sourcing, developing and integrating a variety of different and disparate technologies along with the cost effective means to manage and monetise their IoT.”
As part of its collaboration with Qualcomm, Infinite will further the advancement of smart connected spaces by leveraging its expertise in platforms that support digital transformation, security, user experience, analytics, collective intelligence and artificial intelligence (AI).
Infinite brings its Zyter SmartSpaces innovation-driven software and integration platform to further the accelerator programme’s mission by fostering the rapid development, deployment and lower cost of maintenance of smart cities.
The end-to-end platform addresses the challenges of developing smart cities and enterprises, and makes IoTaaS a commercial reality by leveraging Qualcomm’s technologies to enable sensor devices supporting edge computing and intelligence, data management, hardware security, AI and ML applications, and connectivity technologies with a path to 5G proliferation, along with a dashboard with central control and a command management system with the flexibility to meet businesses’ and governments’ customised needs.
“We’re thrilled to take this next step with Qualcomm to deliver end-to-end digital transformation to connected ecosystems,” said Sanjay Govil, chairman and founder of Infinite. “The combined strength of Qualcomm’s extensive smart cities network and the Zyter SmartSpaces platform will provide an effective, modular, secure and versatile solution to meet smart space management needs across all industries, globally.”
Infinite is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, and provides business technology and product engineering services for healthcare, banking and finance, telecommunications, media and publishing, public sector, government, and consumer service industries.
The Zyter intelligent enterprise platform is a foundation of connected ecosystems and digital transformation across the global healthcare, financial services, retail, media and entertainment, industrial (construction, transportation, manufacturing and logistics), and government sectors. Its secure, scalable architecture speeds the integration of disparate software, technologies and data formats. Users also benefit from data analytics, collective intelligence and AI.