Cutting edge technology: Soliton Systems strengthens footprint in Brabant
Two years ago, Soliton Systems, a leading global technology company headquartered in Japan, entered a successful partnership with the 5G Hub at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven to demonstrate futuristic applications made possible by the emergence of 5G, together with VodafoneZiggo and Ericsson. Now, the company is further strengthening its footprint in Brabant.
The European headquarter is already located in Amsterdam and added this partnership in the Brabant region. Go Ito, Commercial Director of Soliton Systems Europe: “this region is very attractive to Soliton given its positioning as the technology hub of Europe (Brainport Eindhoven) and its close proximity to Amsterdam.”
One of Soliton’s strengths is ultra-low latency video transmission, which, for example, typically affects the time it takes to transmit live video from a mobile camera to a command and control center. The encoder connects to a camera, compresses the video and streams over mobile networks. This traditionally takes a few seconds but with Soliton’s solutions this can be reduced to less than a tenth of a second for long-distance live streaming.
The Brabant Development Agency (BOM), in collaboration with NFIA Japan, is currently supporting Soliton Systems by connecting and introducing them to relevant and interesting stakeholders in the region. Edwin Zonder, Senior Project Manager at BOM: “BOM has been fundamental in connecting Soliton to the most important global industries and organizations in the automotive ecosystem.”
We are very pleased to have Soliton Systems in Brabant. Soliton's low-latency video streaming solution will help the global ecosystem to implement innovations in mobile surveillance, mobile broadcasting and remote controlFrits Hoeve - Senior Project Manager - Brabant Development Agency
Key Enabling Technology
Soliton continues to innovate in many markets and the products continue to evolve, especially given that a major part of Soliton’s DNA is an emphasis on Research & Development to serve an ever-changing world. The current CEO and founder, Dr. Nobuo Kamata has been a technology-oriented leader and pioneer for over 30 years.
Due to this cutting edge technology, Soliton has served an array of traditional markets such as broadcast and surveillance. But with the advent of 5G, new markets are emerging that rely on live video streaming in real time. This includes Smart City implementations. The company’s vision is to play a big role in the future of autonomous driving by enabling remote driving when needed. This encrypted, low latency, and highly reliable live streaming feature will be crucial in the legislation process of autonomous vehicles and the future of smart cities.
The partnership and further development, upscaling and marketing of this key enabling technology of Soliton Systems is a great initiative that fits perfectly within the current focus at the Brabant Development Agency (BOM). The rise of 5G is seen as an enabler for a wide range of new initiatives, from vehicle control and improved road safety to IOT and robotics. It aims to challenge the status quo of how we live our daily lives and take innovation to another level. A great asset to our region, which will contribute to the strengthening of the AI and IT cluster in Brabant.