NEC signs IoT partnership with Libelium focused on smart cities
The Japanese firm will combine its IoT platform with Libelium’s gateways and sensors
Japanese company NEC Corporation has signed a strategic partnership with Spanish IoT specialist Libelium for the provision of smart city solutions.
The Japanese company said that the combination of its CONNEXIVE IoT Platform with Libelium’s gateways and sensors will deliver advanced capabilities for IoT devices, including support for massive data storage, processing and analytics.
This partnership with Libelium will allow NEC to offer IoT-based solutions to a wide range of customers, including telecom carriers and enterprises. Both companies will work together to operationalize and achieve faster time to market deployment of IoT services to launch in smart city projects, smart building and smart traffic management areas.
Libelium’s sensor data will become available in plug-and-play mode for a wide range of NEC IoT applications.
NEC highlighted that its IoT platform allows policy-based data storage, which prevents duplicate development and keeps information secure. “Through this partnership, NEC will expand the IoT ecosystem and contribute to customer efficiency while creating new social value,” said Shigeru Okuya, senior vice president at NEC Corporation. “Libelium’s robust IoT sensor portfolio and NEC’s experience in integrating IoT solutions brings a unique, ready-to-use offering to the IoT market.”
“Libelium is currently shifting its strategic focus from sensor devices to its IoT Gateway Meshlium to extend its presence in the whole IoT value chain and allowing the development of end-to-end solutions, said Alicia Asín, CEO, Libelium.” The high interoperability of our IoT platform allows customers to access new market opportunities by flexibly connecting sensors and devices to any cloud platform through a full range of communication protocols.”
Libelium’s portfolio includes solutions for a wide range of areas including smart parking, smart traffic, smart cities, smart factory, smart environment and eHealth and education, among others.
The firm has deployed its solutions in over 120 markets globally.