Alcatel-Lucent Rolls into the G-8 and G-20 Summits’ International Media Center with ‘SmartPhone on Wheels’
PARIS, June 22 /PRNewswire/ — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced its participation in the ‘Experience Canada’ pavilion at the International Media Center for the G-8 and G-20 Summits, June 23 – 25, 2010. The company will exhibit a concept vehicle based on a 2010 Toyota Prius which is a platform for first-of-its-kind in-vehicle services and functionality including on-demand entertainment, infotainment, diagnostics, navigation and other mobile services made possible with emerging ultra-fast 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks.
In the ‘Experience Canada’ pavilion, Alcatel-Lucent will display the LTE Connected Car concept, an in-vehicle broadband connectivity showcase introduced by the ng Connect Program, a multi-industry organization co-founded by Alcatel-Lucent and committed to the development and commercialization of applications, services and devices for next generation broadband networks.
“The LTE Connected Car showcases Alcatel-Lucent’s industry-leading LTE technology and demonstrates the exciting end-user experiences enabled by LTE,” stated Alex Giosa, President -Alcatel-Lucent Canada. “Much of the design and development of this concept vehicle was accomplished at our Ottawa lab and it represents our company’s best-in-class technology and design supported by Canada’s dynamic business environment.”
Alcatel-Lucent is driving the development of these next generation networks globally and is helping service providers worldwide manage a smooth transition to them with comprehensive network transformation services. Alcatel-Lucent network technology underpins the ongoing transformation of the end-user’s experience by enabling ‘anywhere, anytime’ connectivity not possible with current wireless technologies – addressing the growing consumer demand for ubiquitous broadband connectivity at home, at work, at play and even in the car.
The Alcatel-Lucent technology demonstration is in the Cityscape area of the ‘Experience Canada’ pavilion, located in Toronto’s Direct Energy Center. It is designed to showcase Canada as a world-class tourism, conference and business destination through compelling images, interactive displays, and access to experts who can elaborate on Canada’s valued attributes as a modern and innovative country.
As part of its collaboration with other ng Connect member companies Atlantic Records, BUZZMEDIA, chumby, GameStreamer, Intamac, Kabillion, QNX Software Systems, and Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., Alcatel-Lucent leveraged its unmatched expertise in the development of sophisticated mobile broadband, triple play and multimedia networks to create a powerful new category of mobile device. The LTE Connected Car runs and operates like a standard car but with high-speed interconnectivity. Each passenger can create their own personalized multimedia experience via four independently controlled embedded touchscreens, with the ability to stream endless amounts of content from the “cloud” (TV, video, audio, data) all at the touch of a button.
“Next generation 4G/LTE networks are going to transform how we communicate, socialize and work,” stated Derek Kuhn, Vice President, Emerging Technology and Media group, Alcatel-Lucent. “While much of the design and development of this concept vehicle was accomplished at our Ottawa lab – representing the best-in-class R&D taking place in Canada – Alcatel-Lucent is also driving innovation with resources from around the globe that will unleash advanced technology and a host of exciting products, services, and devices for end users.”
The LTE Connected Car concept highlights the kinds of profoundly enhanced end-user experiences that will be made possible through Alcatel-Lucent’s application enablement vision, which combines the trusted capabilities of the service provider network with the open innovation of the Web.
For more information on these features and an interactive demonstration of the LTE Connected Car experience visit: http://www.ngconnect.org/lteconnectedcar.
For more information about Alcatel-Lucent’s end-to-end LTE solution, please visit: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/lte.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.2 billion in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent’s blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.
About ng Connect Program
The ng Connect Program is a multi-industry organization committed to the development and rapid deployment of the next generation of broadband services based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other ultra high bandwidth technologies. Founded in 2009, the ng Connect Program is supported by leading network, consumer electronics, application and content providers including 4DK, Alcatel-Lucent, Atlantic Records, BUZZMEDIA, chumby, Connect2Media, CoolSign, Creative Technology Ltd., Desktone, EON Reality, FISHLABS, GameStreamer, Inc., Gemalto, HP, Intamac Systems Ltd., IMS Inc., K12, Inc., Kabillion, Kyocera Communications Inc., LearningMate, LiveCast, MediaTile, Nuance Communications, Mobideo, Movial, NCR Corporation, Optical Crime Prevention, Inc., QNX, R360, RebelVox LLC., Samsung, SIGNEXX, Total Immersion, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., TuneWiki, V-Gate, Vidyo and Words & Numbers. For more information on the ng Connect Program, please visit: www.ngconnect.org and follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ngConnect.
About the G-8 and G-20 Summits Experience Canada Pavilion
As Canada hosts world leaders for the G-8 and G-20 Summits, thousands of international media will participate to bring coverage of developments back to their national audiences around the world. This offers a unique opportunity to draw international media attention to Canada’s many strengths as a destination for business, investment and tourism. Set up in the International Media Center for the G-8 and the G-20 Summits where journalists will work for much of the two Summits, Experience Canada is designed to showcase Canada through compelling images, interactive displays, and access to experts who can speak to Canada’s many strengths, all content that can form the basis of international print and broadcast stories. For more information about Experience Canada, please visit http://g20.gc.ca/for-media/experience-canada/.