Harvest and Innovation Central Perth tackle global connectivity
Harvest Technology Group and Innovation Central Perth (ICP), the Cisco–Curtin collaboration, are partnering to conduct a Proof of Concept (PoC) study to integrate Harvest’s unique bandwidth optimisation technology with Webex by Cisco through its open Application Programming Interface (API).
The joint project aims to tackle one of the world’s biggest challenges; to extend global connectivity. More than half of our global population still doesn’t have access to high-speed internet, and more than 30% are without 4G coverage.
“We are really excited to work with ICP to see how we can support expanding the reach of the platform to more customers globally,” said Paul Guilfoyle, Harvest Technology Group Managing Director. “Our technology offers products like Webex by Cisco the ability to securely stream high-definition, real-time voice, video, and data over ultra-low bandwidth from anywhere in the world.”
This initial engagement will see ICP connect a team of Cisco Engineers and Curtin University engineering talent. This team will work together to trial, test, and determine the technical viability of the integration of Infinity Nodestream technology to Webex by Cisco using the open API provided by Cisco. “We’re thrilled to be able to tap into the world-class technology talent pool at ICP,” Guilfoyle continued. “They are our next generation technologists, and we are proud to work with them to help solve global problems right here from Perth,” Guilfoyle continued.
ICP Executive Manager, Andrew Bell, believes that the project with Harvest Technology is a prime example of how collaboration between the centre and industry is advancing digital transformation through an open innovation ecosystem.
“Harvest Technology Group is a leader in innovation and a great example of the incredible innovations being produced within the Western Australian community,” Andrew Bell said. “We look forward to continuing to support Harvest Technology on their journey as demand for their technologies to be embedded in new and current technologies continues to grow.”
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