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Two hot off the press stories coming out of HARMAN International. The first release discusses how HARMAN intends to integrate PTC Vuforia into its media suite platform. The second release talks about the breakthrough IoT technology in automotive, consumer and enterprise markets with it solutions on the Samsung ARTIK platform.
 

HARMAN to Extend Existing IIOT Collaboration with PTC to Create Groundbreaking Mixed Reality Platform for Enterprises

HARMAN intends to integrate PTC Vuforia into its Media Suite platform enabling enterprises to create, publish and consume mixed reality content


BARCELONA, SPAIN – FEB. 26, 2017HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced its intent to extend its IIoT collaboration with PTC, a global provider of technology platforms and solutions, to integrate AR functionality into its HARMAN Media Suite with PTC’s Vuforia® AR platform.

Already collaborating with PTC and leveraging its ThingWorx® Industrial Innovation platform and tools, this integration will truly transform the workplace by adding mixed reality to HARMAN’s existing solution, enabling enterprises to create immersive, next-generation content for training, communications and additional field service enablement.

With worldwide spending on augmented reality and virtual reality projected to reach $17.8 billion in 2018, HARMAN and PTC are partnering to lead the way in this innovative era by placing cutting-edge mixed reality technology into the hands of enterprises.

“While most people focus on the splashy consumer-focused applications of AR, its biggest impact in the near term is actually going to be in business, where it can provide the ability to see and understand things in entirely new ways,” said Bob O’Donnell, president of TECHnalysis Research. “By seamlessly integrating video and AR content, HARMAN and PTC are providing not only an easier way for companies to leverage existing video resources in this new medium, but an opportunity to create training and learning materials that are more engaging, more exciting and, ultimately, more effective.”

HARMAN’s Media Suite is a Video Content Management (VCM) solution that enables enterprise recording, webcasting and portal solution to create and deliver higher quality, affordable videos. The new HARMAN Media Suite platform, powered by Vuforia, will offer the following groundbreaking capabilities:

  • Converting video to virtual reality content – users will be able to fully immerse themselves into training and additional communication materials with the help of virtual reality.
  • Annotating interaction beyond video terminals – pop-up annotations can be overlaid in combination with AR and VR conversion, providing a richer experience for the user. 
  • Visualizing through mobile apps and wearables – the user can take the content with them, allowing training and communications to go beyond the office.
  • Creating highly contextual content through voice and chat – voice, text and location overlay mean one unique, cohesive experience.

“Augmented and virtual reality are quickly emerging as mediums to train and collaborate within enterprises,” says Sandeep Kalra, SVP and GM of the Digital Transformation Solutions, HARMAN Connected Services. “We’re thrilled to be expanding our collaboration with PTC to enhance our Media Suite solution with mixed reality and ultimately transform how people work. At HARMAN, we’re committed to bringing the most innovative solutions to market. We’re constantly striving to create and deliver these pioneering technologies to our customers, and through this continued integration with PTC solutions, we’re able to do just that.”

“PTC is excited to expand its relationship with HARMAN with the integration of Vuforia with HARMAN’s solutions,” says Catherine Kniker, Chief Revenue Officer, ThingWorx, PTC. “HARMAN and PTC are collaborating to build solutions that leverage the PTC ThingWorx Industrial Innovation Platform and tools for the enterprise. With our AR technology suite, we are excited to continue this collaboration with HARMAN to further innovation for the next generation of mixed reality content.”

ABOUT VUFORIA
The Vuforia platform is the most widely used software platform for augmented reality applications on handheld and headworn devices. For developers, it delivers a cross platform solution for attaching digital content to physical objects and environments.  For consumers and businesses, it provides a communications solution for remote assistance and collaboration. For device makers, it delivers critical technology blocks that provide optimized experiences on rapidly evolving hardware technologies. Originally launched in 2011, Vuforia is supported by a global ecosystem of more than 450,000 developers and partners. Vuforia has enabled more than 50,000 applications for consumer and business use on a range of handheld and headworn devices.

Vuforia is a product of PTC Inc. The timing of any product release, including any features or functionality, is subject to change at PTC’s discretion.

ABOUT PTC
PTC has the most robust Internet of Things technology in the world. In 1986 we revolutionized digital 3D design. Now our leading IoT and AR platforms and field-proven solutions bring together the physical and digital worlds to reinvent the way you create, operate and service products. With PTC, global manufacturers and an ecosystem of partners and developers can capitalize on the promise of the IoT today and drive the future of innovation.

Vuforia and ThingWorx are trademarks or registered trademarks of PTC Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Links: PTC.com | @PTC | Blogs

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 services supporting the Internet of Things.  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 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our 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. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

 

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HARMAN and Samsung ARTIK Usher in Breakthrough IoT Technology in Key Industries

HARMAN Connected Services and ARTIK to offer end-to-end solutions for rapid, secure and large scale deployments


BARCELONA, SPAIN – FEB. 26, 2017HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced its development and go-to-market partnership with Samsung to build and deliver solutions on the Samsung ARTIKTM Smart IoT platform providing the fastest path to secure and interoperable IoT products and services.

Leveraging an IoT strategy promises a strong return on investments for organizations looking to adopt solutions for cost reduction, improved productivity and business transformation.  The combination of HARMAN’s gateway solutions, together with Samsung ARTIK secure System-on-Modules (SoMs) and cloud services provides complete, secure, end-to-end solutions for both products and value-added services for a range of vertical markets including manufacturing, healthcare, smart cities, smart homes and smart buildings.

“In the year since Samsung’s acquisition of HARMAN, the two companies have continuously worked together to create and implement leading-edge technologies for various industries and customers. The combination of HARMAN’s gateway solution expertise and Samsung’s ARTIK IoT platform will result in an end-to-end offering for all types of organizations to quickly and securely realize the promises of an IoT deployment – the increased ROI through streamlined execution of IoT projects,” said Sandeep Kalra, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Transformation Solutions, HARMAN Connected Services.

“The world’s largest industries are changing for the better thanks to IoT,” said James Stansberry, Senior Vice President and GM, ARTIK IoT, Samsung Electronics. “Moving from proofs-of-concept to successful large-scale implementations with IoT technology is complex, especially when you are dealing with challenges like security and integration. ARTIK IoT and HARMAN can offer a better way for companies across many industries to turn their IoT improvements into reality.”

Based on this partnership, Samsung will provide ARTIK-based SoMs and software solutions to run on HARMAN IoT gateways for both enterprise and industrial deployments. Together, integrated ARTIK cloud services and HARMAN business solutions will enable customers to easily connect products together, orchestrate interactions between devices and data sources, manage devices remotely, and extend the life of products in the field with over-the-air updates. Customers will have access to transformative business applications so companies can create new digital business models, enter new markets, enhance customer experiences and become more responsive companies.

For more information:

Samsung ARTIK™ platform, visit https://artik.io and https://artik.cloud

Samsung ARTIK™ marketplace, visit https://www.artik.io/iotmarketplace  

ABOUT SAMSUNG ELETRONICS CO. LTD.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com

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 services supporting the Internet of Things.  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 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our 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. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


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