Stream Technologies, the IoT connectivity management platform, and Gaia Smart Cities, an Indian start-up pioneering Internet of Things and smart cities solutions, have signed a collaboration agreement that will see the two companies roll-out a smart city network across India.
Converging technologies have led to a rise in the potential from smart cities, which implement digital communication to transform urban areas into more cost-efficient and environmentally sound places.
Stream Technologies' IoT-X service, a connectivity enablement, management and billing platform (CMP), is designed for operators of cellular, satellite and low power networks. IoT-X is fast being adopted by established operators and new entrants into the machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) sectors. IoT-X offers low cost, low risk connectivity management, facilitating IoT connectivity worldwide.
Gaia Smart Cities is pioneering IoT solutions and engaging in innovative smart cities solutions. Gaia is creating a nationwide low-power communication network allowing various IoT devices to connect to the internet. Stream's IoT-X platform will provide an interface for the networks that Gaia Smart Cities plan to deploy, to which connected devices can be attached.
With the new technology Gaia will help cities and citizens, the government, academia, and industries to design, develop and deploy products and solutions for interconnected and intelligent cities. Gaia Smart Cities will commence the deployment with three major cities - Delhi being one of the first.
Nigel Chadwick, CEO of Stream, commented: "Smart cities will transform how people live work and communicate in the future. India is a market leader in implementing smart cities and working with Gaia Smart Cities will help Stream Technologies to establish itself in this important market."
"Gaia has the first mover advantage in the smart cities domain in India. Partnering with Stream Technologies will now take the value proposition in the ecosystem a notch higher and will accelerate the solution development. India is indeed a very promising market and Gaia will bring in the best technologies as the segment unfolds,"said Dr.Sumit Chowdhury, founder & CEO of Gaia Smart Cities.
Stream Technologies joins Verizon Partner Program to deliver IoT services in USA
In addition to the Gaia Smart Cities deal, Stream has also entered the Verizon Partner Program to serve customers in the USA.
It will offer several LTE reliant solutions within IoT and M2M including digital media, business continuity, and others for customers seeking robust and value for money solutions.
Stream's connectivity management platform IoT-X will be available for use by Stream enterprise clients, thereby providing high levels of network connectivity monitoring.