Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert), a telecom infrastructure and solutions company, has just demonstrated new concepts for applying the cloud to the digital lifestyle at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012.The telecom equipment maker showcased next-generation cloud-based service concepts created by the ng Connect Program, an innovation ecosystem founded by Alcatel-Lucent.
With more than 125 member companies, the ng Connect Program offers new service concepts that combine multi-party innovation, cloud-based applications and high-speed networks to create new experiences for consumers, enterprises and service providers, according to a statement.
At the not-to-miss event, ng Connect members demonstrated the following concepts:
Next Gen TV: Developed by Agence France-Presse (AFP), Intamac and Alcatel-Lucent, the new Samsung (News - Alert) Smart TV offers more connectivity options and richer interactive services, including video calling, e-Health services, home power monitoring using RFID technology and the ability to easily interact with TV programs in real-time.
Connected Service Vehicle: Created by Eyecast (OCP (News - Alert)), Genetec, IVOX, Nuance, SkyMeter, Vidyo and Alcatel-Lucent, the new solution demonstrated that vehicle-based workers can increase productivity through tablet-to-car linkages, speech recognition software for secure voice log-in to a connected tablet or device with voice e-mail, high definition video surveillance and streaming, photo recognition, advanced driver safety rating applications and much more.
Striker: Created by Genetec, LiveCast, Vidyo (News - Alert), Voxer and Alcatel-Lucent, the solution features push-to-talk radio integration with an iPad, high-definition video over LTE, and interoperability with devices from radios to notebooks to unmanned aerial vehicles.
Avatrainer: Developed by [TC]2 and Kinect, Avatrainer is a fitness game where individuals do various workout routines in a virtual group setting.
TeleConsult: Touted as a healthcare application using new video conferencing from Vidyo, Bluetooth sensors from Boston Life Labs, video content from Framework Interactive TV, and voice and text apps from Voxer, this solution allows a consumer to "visit" a healthcare professional over a high-speed network.
Acquisition: Developed by IVONA Software, NeuAer and Alcatel-Lucent, the game allows users to not only "check in" to a physical location, but also own a location virtually and rent out the space to friends for a small fee through a smartphone or with a smartwatch, powered by MetaWatch.
Connected Classroom: Created by LearningMate and Alcatel-Lucent, this concept brings together digital lesson plan management, lesson presentation, student response, location-based social media and campus navigation into a high-performance, network-aware mobile application.
Connected Shopper: Customers can shop in-store, scan QR codes to get more information on a product through a 3D kiosk provided by TelePresence Tech. A blend of applications from ThinkFlood, VisionMax and Alcatel-Lucent (Mobile Wallet), the Connected Shopper allows users to leverage easy online access and the ability to purchase in-store merchandise using a smartphone.
Fan Cam: Developed by 4DK, AFP and Alcatel-Lucent, this application provides important news information using live streaming content.
Moreover, recently the ng Connect Program announced ten new collaborating members who are coming together to develop the next-generation connected experience with the creation of innovative new service concepts.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein