Qualcomm is hoping to accelerate the adoption of smart city solutions through a new strategic partnership with Infinite Computer Solutions. Together, the two companies will try to provide developers with end-to-end IoT-as-a-Service (IoTaaS) technology that will make it easier bring new connected solutions to the market.
To that end, the partnership will give companies in the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program access to Infinite’s Zyter SmartSpaces platform. The Accelerator Program was launched in 2019 in an effort to foster smart city collaboration between enterprises and public organizations that are trying to update civic infrastructure and complete a digital transformation.
Infinite, meanwhile, offers expertise in AI, user experience, analytics, and security. The Zyter software and integration platform is designed to reduce maintenance costs and speed up deployment timelines, especially when combined with Qualcomm’s extensive technology portfolio.
“The challenges governments face as they try to make their cities smarter are often large and complex, and when combined with the fragmentation common in the IoT space, they can be extremely difficult to overcome,” said Qualcomm IoT Business Development VP Jeffery Torrance. “Our off-the-shelf IoT platform is designed to alleviate the enormous burden of sourcing, developing and integrating a variety of disparate technologies along with the means to manage and monetize their IoT solutions.”
“Qualcomm Technologies’ extensive Smart Cities network and the Zyter Platform will provide an effective, modular, secure and versatile solution to meet Smart Space management needs across all industries, globally,” added Infinite Chairman and Founder Sanjay Govil.
The comprehensive joint solution gives companies access to a complete dashboard and management system to develop custom solutions that meet their specific needs. It is expected to lead to sensor devices with 5G capabilities that have applications in virtually every industry, from healthcare and entertainment to transportation, retail, and logistics.
Qualcomm recently launched a separate accelerator to provide small businesses with better remote work tools. The company is also developing a new 3D facial recognition system in collaboration with Infineon.