Sierra Wireless and L&T Technology Services have entered into a strategic collaboration to provide joint solutions to customers developing products and services for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Under the terms of the agreement, L&T Technology Services will establish a Legato Lab, a centre of excellence designed to support customers worldwide in developing their IoT applications with the Legato embedded application platform from Sierra Wireless.
The two companies will jointly market their respective products and services to customers in the automotive, transportation, and industrial markets.
“Development of the Internet of Things offers tremendous opportunities for innovation in new applications and business models across a number of vertical markets,” said Dr. Keshab Panda, chief executive, L&T Technology Services.
“With Legato, Sierra Wireless has produced the most integrated platform on which to build IoT applications that support this innovation, and we look forward to collaborating with our joint customers to develop and deliver IoT solutions to markets worldwide.”
“For our customers, seeing the return on investment they expect from their IoT initiatives often requires considerable development work to customize and utilize the data they are collecting for new services,” said Dan Schieler, senior vice president, OEM Solutions for Sierra Wireless.
“This collaboration with L&T Technology Services and the establishment of the Legato Lab gives them the specialised expertise they need and a development path to support their go-to-market plans. It’s a piece of the puzzle that we believe will prove invaluable to customers leveraging the Legato platform for their IoT applications.”
The Legato platform is an open-source embedded platform built on Linux and designed to simplify the development and scalability of IoT applications. It tightly integrates a commercial-grade Linux distribution and a rich set of IoT capabilities based on the latest open-source technologies, with an application framework and feature-rich tools.
It makes IoT application development quicker and easier by providing a validated solution on an established, well-supported foundation with built-in connectivity, security, and management.