Orange becomes part of the Connected Objects City in Angers
Jun 12, 2015
Paris, Friday, June 12, 2015
As part of the Connected Objects City, Orange is contributing to the development of the French and European branches of the Internet of Things. This place, the only one of its kind in France, combines the expertise of companies, manufacturers and developers to enable them to work together on imagining the future services of the Internet of Things.
Using a collaborative approach alongside numerous talented startups as well as a number of large groups and institutions, Orange will support the Connected Objects City through:
- its Datavenue platform which can collect, store, encrypt, cross-reference and present data originating from connected objects,while fully complying with data protection and privacy laws.
- opening up its APIs (Application Program Interface) via the Orange Partner programme
loaning out Orange SIM cards (2G/3G/4G) for carrying out technical tests on the objects or machines designed for:
the provision of connectivity solutions: MyPlug (an intelligent electrical outlet for the home with an interface that can be used to connect objects via mobile networks), POPs (small connected communications modules), Orange Beacon and the Orange "4G Kit for IoT" prototyping 4G connection kit.
- support for entrepreneurs from Orange experts, particularly in the areas of technology, marketing, design and customer experience.
Orange becoming a part of this unique place in France goes beyond mere financial support. Being at the heart of the Connected Objects City project is an opportunity to listen and learn from feedback and experience of the entrepreneurs and thereby improve its services. It also offers a chance to learn firsthand of projects that could be supported through its Orange Fab start-up accelerator programme or its own investment fund, Orange Digital Ventures.
The company's involvement with the Connected Objects City is another concrete example of the implementation of Orange's Essentials2020 strategic programme: its ambition to become a key actor in the world of the Internet of Things and to support 500 start-ups in their development.