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L&T Technology Services collaborates with Cisco

India Blooms News Service | | 26 Sep 2014, 12:06 am
New Delhi, Sept 25 (IBNS): L&T Technology Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Larsen and Toubro, on Thursday announced that it is entering into a strategic collaboration with Cisco to explore potential IoE opportunities for Transportation & other industry verticals and joint go-to-market opportunities globally.

Cisco and L&T Technology Services will make joint contributions to a Global Solution Centre to showcase innovative and breakthrough connectivity and convergence based solutions.

The Solution Centre which will be housed within the L&T Technology Services facility in Bangalore will focus on both technical and business considerations of connected transportation as well as ways to make Rails and mass transit more productive, intelligent and safe.

The Solution Centre will offer a range of products and services addressing both on-board and trackside deployments in a variety of applications.

The collaboration will focus on bringing together the best-in-class, complementary capabilities of Cisco’s end-to-end IoT architecture and robust vertical solutions with L&T Technology Services’ deep understanding of the needs of the industrial sector along with global technology services capabilities.

The joint collaboration will - focus on assessing the business value of various IoE solutions for the railway segment, and plans include expanding to other areas such as manufacturing, defense, CPG and the off-highway transport segment.

Keshab Panda, Chief Executive, L&T Technology Services, said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Cisco to provide the transportation and mass transit industry with world-class IoE solutions that benefit customers. Cisco’s leadership in the Internet of Everything and our engineering prowess and deep infrastructure expertise offer the industry an excellent opportunity to leverage their existing infrastructure investments and adopt IP systems to dramatically improve their services and create a safer and more connected customer experience.

“The Internet of Everything is a reality today and will only continue to create unprecedented opportunities. Our collaboration with L&T Technology Services, with its deep engineering expertise in the region, will play an important role in fuelling IoE innovation in multiple industries,” said Wim Elfrink, chief globalisation officer and executive vice president, Industry Solutions, Cisco.