AT&T inks deal with Prevas to develop IoT services for vertical markets
Prevas will provide IoT services to companies within the automotive, defense, energy, healthcare, and engineering industries
AT&T has signed an agreement with Swedish IT and engineering company Prevas for the development of internet of things offerings and connected services for global industries and vertical markets.
Under the terms of the three-year agreement, businesses will be able to have access to AT&T’s IoT solutions with the industrial design engineering know-how of Prevas.
The two partners said that the main aim of the partnership is to help Prevas customers get their connected products and services to market through a quick process.
Prevas serves companies in industries such as automotive, defense, energy, healthcare, engineering and technology. The Swedish firm specializes in the provision of asset management, product development and IT professional services. Through this partnership, Prevas will be able to integrate IoT services into its global operations and customer projects.
“Our customers look to us to help them tackle Industry 4.0 and industrial IoT. It’s a massive opportunity. Alongside AT&T, we’ll fast track our customers to success with innovative, global smart services,” saidBjorn Andersson, Prevas’ VP of product development solutions.
Prevas will use AT&T’s capabilities including:
-AT&T’s Global SIM, to provide IoT connectivity across 500 carriers and over 200 countries and territories.
-The AT&T Control Center, which manages the IoT connectivity and automation of rules and alerts.
-IoT engineering for smart medical devices.
Prevas manufactures smart medical devices with built-in sensors for healthcare companies for use in medical clinics as well as at home. The devices remotely monitor and gather patient data for location tracking, temperature and humidity. Using AT&T’s IoT connectivity, the company can transfer this data to the cloud of the designated healthcare service provider.
Prevas also designs smart manufacturing solutions that support safer environments while optimizing operational efficiency. AT&T’s IoT technology can collect and relay performance data from connected systems designed by Prevas in near real-time. This data provides monitoring insights as well as predictive maintenance, the U.S carrier said.
Under the agreement, Prevas will have the opportunity to work with the AT&T Foundry. This is in addition to the Prevas R&D and engineering facilities in Scandinavia. At the Foundry, AT&T collaborates with startups, technology providers and enterprises to design new products and solutions.
“Our collaboration with Prevas is an example of how we are fueling business transformation with edge-to-edge capabilities. For industrial and hi-tech global businesses looking to get their connected products to market quickly with the help of IoT technology and services, we’re the go-to team. Alongside Prevas, we’re offering a fast track, IoT go-to-market strategy,” said John Vladimir Slamecka, AT&T region president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.