Harvest Technology Group Limited (ASX:HTG) has partnered with Innovation Central Perth (ICP) to conduct a Proof of Concept (PoC) study to integrate Harvest’s unique bandwidth optimisation technology with WebEx by Cisco through leveraging its existing open Application Programming Interface (API).
The joint project aims to tackle one of the world’s biggest challenges; to extend global connectivity.
Led by Cisco and Curtin University, ICP develops technology to solve real business problems through a collaborative community of student talent and professional expertise in electronic, communications, network and software engineering, computer and data science.
This initial engagement will see ICP connect a team of Cisco Engineers and Curtin University engineering talent to work together with the Company’s Infinity technology team for approximately three months.
The company notes there is no revenue attributable to this initial project and at this stage, the cost of investment is limited to ICP and Harvest personnel time.
Paul Guilfoyle, Harvest’s Managing Director, said t he significance of this announcement is the intent 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.
The company will continue to keep the market informed of any material updates.
ICP Executive Manager, Andrew Bell, believes that the project with Harvest is a prime example of how collaboration between the centre and industry is advancing digital transformation through an open innovation ecosystem.
“Harvest is a leader in innovation and a great example of the incredible innovations being produced within the Western Australian community,” he said.
“We look forward to continuing to support Harvest on their journey as demand for embedment of their technology in new and current technologies continues to grow.”
Mr Guilfoyle said Harvest is excited to see how it can support expanding the reach of the platform to more customers globally.
“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.
“Partnering with ICP ties in with one of the objectives of Phase 1 of our strategic plan which involves ramping up resources to support innovation and scalability. We have strategically located our new innovation hub in Technology Park near Curtin and the ICP in order to capture emerging world-class technology talent.
“We are committed to providing Australia’s next generation of technologists with exposure to solving global problems right here from Perth.”