The collaboration is between the Samsung SmartThings R&D team and Harman Connected Services – a division of Harman International that supports enterprises worldwide “to accelerate the transformation to the connected world through cloud, mobility, and analytics solutions.” Harman says it will work with Samsung SmartThings to design and develop the SmartThings app, integrate third-party sensors into the SmartThings ecosystem, work on feature development for SmartThings Cloud, and drive initiatives for the IoT platform hub.
Samsung acquired Harman last year, saying that it saw “transformative opportunities in the car – and a future which seamlessly connects lifestyle across automotive, home, mobile, and work.” The new association, say the companies, exemplifies the continuation of a successful relationship “to revolutionize the IoT and cloud space – not only for the consumer but also for the enterprise and the automotive OEM.”
“We’re thrilled to be an engineering partner for Samsung SmartThings and to help grow the SmartThings ecosystem,” says Sandeep Kalra, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Harman Connected Services. “Harman Connected Services strives to deliver experiences at the intersection of design, data and devices. Together with Samsung, we are doing just that and bringing about next-generation IoT and cloud-based solutions for our customers.”
Robert Parker, CTO, Samsung SmartThings adds, “It’s more important than ever to be at the cutting-edge of digital transformation and connected devices. By partnering with Harman Connected Services for SmartThings application and device development, we’re able to bring the latest smart device innovations directly to consumers.”
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