CES 2012: Alcatel-Lucent and ng Connect Program showcase Cloud based services

By Telecom Lead Team:
Alcatel-Lucent will be showcasing cloud-based service concepts created by the
ng Connect Program at CES 2012.

Now with more than 125
member companies, the ng Connect Program brings to life new service concepts
that combine multi-party innovation, cloud-based applications and high-speed
networks to create new experiences for consumers, enterprises and service

Concepts being
demonstrated at CES 2012 by ng Connect members include:

Next Gen TV – now TVs
can do much more than stream content. Developed by Agence France-Presse (AFP),
Intamac and Alcatel-Lucent, new cloud-based applications – showcased on Samsung
Smart TV – will offer 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 to find out more information on a product like where to buy a jacket
being worn on your favorite television show.

Connected Service
Vehicle – a full suite of cloud-based services created by Eyecast (OCP),
Genetec, IVOX, Nuance, SkyMeter, Vidyo and Alcatel-Lucent demonstrate
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 email, high definition video surveillance and streaming,
photo recognition, advanced driver safety rating applications and much more.
With the Connected Service Vehicle, employees get a customized mobile
experience – whether it is a service provider (cable, telephone), fleets (large
and small enterprises), first responders (ambulance, police cars) or community
vehicles (public employees like mayors or fire chiefs).

Striker – a public
safety vehicle with a comprehensive communications platform created by Genetec,
LiveCast, Vidyo, Voxer and Alcatel-Lucent featuring 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 (UAVs).

Avatrainer – a
compelling fitness experience powered by the service provider cloud using
personalized avatars developed by [TC]2 and Kinect. Avatrainer is a fitness
game where individuals do various workout routines in a virtual group setting.
Plus, with an application created by Zephyr, where you can monitor critical
vital signs and store performance records. Fitness progress is stored in the
cloud, so the next time you play the game – whether in your living room or in a
hotel room – you can access that information.

TeleConsult – 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 allowing a consumer to “visit” a
healthcare professional over a high-speed network. Using an application
developed by MMRGlobal, information can be transferred securely to the
consumer’s healthcare team and accessed through multiple devices including
mobile phones and tablets.

Acquisition – a new
interactive mobile game developed by IVONA Software, NeuAer and Alcatel-Lucent,
that allows users to not only “check in” to a physical location, but
also own a location virtually and rent out space to friends for a small fee
through a smartphone or with a smartwatch, powered by MetaWatch. This game
provides a service provider with numerous new revenue models and opportunities
with their customers and end-users.

Connected Classroom – a
classroom teaching application for mobile tablets 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. The
Connected Classroom shows what is possible when service provider and network
APIs are used in education applications.

Connected Shopper – now
shopping will no longer be an online or offline experience as both experiences
are combined over ultra-high bandwidth networks through a new generation of
telecom services. Customers can shop in-store, scan QR codes to get more
information on a product or get more details on a product through a 3D kiosk
provided by TelePresence Tech. A blend of applications from ThinkFlood,
VisionMax and Alcatel-Lucent (Mobile Wallet) allows users easy online access
and the ability to purchase in-store merchandise using a smartphone.

Fan Cam – the spectators
and fans in venues from large stadiums to high-school sports fields can
livestream the view from their seat and send it to an editor who analyzes
everyone’s content and determines what to show on the big screen. Developed by 4DK,
AFP and Alcatel-Lucent, this application provides important news information
using the livestreamed content. The compilation of content can be marketed and
sold post-event to allow fans the opportunity to relive the event and share
with friends.

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