Thales, Neural Labs AI-Powered Smart Cities

  • March 19, 2024
  • William Payne

Thales is expanding its partnership with Neural Labs to develop smart city vehicle access control and logistical planning. Neural Labs provides video analysis for Smart Cities and AI-based Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

Thales’s Sentinel platform has helped Neural Labs automate creation and issuance of city licenses. Sentinel provides services for software licensing, entitlement management, delivery, and protection. As a result, Neural Labs has reduced costs and increased focus on customers and the value of its software against competitors.

The relationship between Thales and Neural Labs began two decades ago when Neural Labs selected Sentinel for software protection. Since then, the company has embarked on digital transformation and adopted Thales Sentinel Cloud Licensing to manage its SaaS offering.

With this latest licensing iteration, Neural Labs can maximise SaaS capabilities to deploy and update licenses from any location for their entire product portfolio and growing sales teams. This partnership expansion is therefore crucial for the organisation to achieve its growth ambitions in an increasingly connected world.

Over the last three years, Neural Labs increased its revenue by nearly 25%, with Thales Sentinel playing its part by helping to reduce revenue leakage from unauthorised software use.

“We always knew that we needed to protect our software and future-proof our business. Thales has been there with us since the very beginning to help us to avoid software piracy and make the most of every market opportunity. Now, we’re working with the team even more closely to prepare our software so that 100% will be offered on the cloud. The expansion of this partnership will help us to scale with the flexible and practical solutions, and our long-standing relationship means we can move forward with full trust.” Elias Varcarcel, CEO, Neural Labs

“For over 20 years, our team has provided the technical support to help Neural Labs on its mission to make cities, towns and the road network safer, smarter and more efficient. We’re incredibly proud that Neural Lab’s confidence in our platform and services has allowed them to grow exponentially. We’re now looking ahead to the next stage – full digital transformation backed by flexible and scalable solutions.” Damien Bullot, Vice President, Software Monetisation, Thales