January 25, 2015 5:44 PM ET

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Company Overview of Aricent Group, Inc.

Company Overview

Aricent Group, Inc., an engineering services and software company, provides consulting, design, and engineering services to various companies in the United States and internationally. The company specializes in inventing, developing, and maintaining its clients’ initiatives in the communications domain. Its services span the product development lifecycle from strategy and user research to design and engineering, pre-launch testing, and post-launch maintenance, service delivery, and optimization. The company offers software services, which include communications infrastructure, device, and machine-to-machine, as well as cloud, mobility, and analytics services; and engineering services, such a...

303 Twin Dolphin Drive

6th Floor

Redwood City, CA 94065

United States

Founded in 1991

5,061 Employees





Key Executives for Aricent Group, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
President and Chief Operating Officer
Age: 51
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 45
Head of Wireless Practice and Vice President
Age: 51
Executive Vice President
Age: 44
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Aricent Group, Inc. Key Developments

Aricent Launches High Performance M2M Gateway Software Framework for the Connected Consumer Market

Aricent launched an M2M Gateway software package for the connected consumer market. Aricent's M2M Gateway software provides M2M connectivity for multiple applications including building automation, security, automotive, energy management, and connected entertainment at home, retail and corporate environment. With the Internet of Things (IoT) becoming a reality, there is an increasing need for disparate devices to talk seamlessly to one another and with the cloud. However, different devices such as music players, digital photo frames, media servers, and home appliances have varied characteristics making it difficult to find a single unified solution for connectivity and data exchange. Aricent's M2M Gateway framework addresses this challenge. It supports various communications protocols and middleware stacks by having an Interworking Proxy Framework (IPF) that helps in connecting disparate devices with one another and with the cloud. The integrated package includes rich connectivity applications and modular and extensible middleware frameworks that support various technology solutions such as IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS); Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA); Universal Plug n Play (UPnP); 3GPP- Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH); Media Transfer Protocol (MTP); HTTP- Progressive Download; Microsoft Smooth Streaming (MSS); Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS); and Miracast. Aricent's M2M Gateway framework can be used to enable many compelling 'connected world' services such as home device monitoring and control; media synchronization and sharing; and remote media streaming. It also support Miracast SINK that enables wireless delivery of audio and video to or from desktops, tablets, mobile phones and other devices.

Aricent Announces Availability of its Connected Car Solution on OMAP(TM) 5 Automotive Platform

Aricent announced the availability of its Connected Car solution on Texas instruments' OMAP(TM) 5 processor, at CES, Las Vegas. TI's OMAP(TM) 5 is a highly optimized automotive-grade System-on-Chip (SoC), which provides compelling in-vehicle-infotainment (IVI) and telematics features. Aricent connected car solution is an integrated package, which offers several entertainment, safety and security, and convenience features. The comprehensive software package provides in-car network connectivity over DLNA/Wi-Fi, and connects a car network to home and cloud network over LTE. It can also be easily ported to TI's "Jacinto 6" infotainment processors. The solution enables a user in a car to: watch HD multimedia content directly from their home network or cloud network by adapting to network condition. make video calls and do multiparty conferencing. monitor and control home network remotely. Use host of other services like media synchronization, media share, gesture control, advanced driver assistance solution, Mirrorlink, and Miracast that realizes full potential of the connectivity on the move over cloud, home and car network.

Aricent Appoints Hari Haran as Chief Sales Officer

Aricent announced the appointment of Hari Haran as its Chief Sales Officer, effectively immediately. Haran will report to CEO Frank Kern, and brings a proven track record of strong sales results and successful business development to his new role. Haran was most recently President and Head of Global Sales at Persistent Systems Inc. As Chief Sales Officer, Haran will be responsible for driving all of Aricent's global sales and business development efforts, and will be based in Redwood City, CA, the company's headquarters.

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