Institute for Open Communication Systems
20 billion – this is how many connected devices will be in private homes and businesses by the year 2020. This development will fundamentally change communication and interaction in all areas of life and work, from highly automated driving and new entertainment options to smart cities and the factory of tomorrow. Digitalization should ensure a higher quality of life, more sustainability and more security. To achieve this, devices have to be connected – but so does (almost) everything else: people, things, systems, processes and organizations.
Innovative applications and business models usually come about through the intelligent integration of data from different sources and domains. An understanding of the different industry-specific and legal requirements is needed here, because there is not just one type of digital transformation. We have many years of experience in the fields of mobility, public safety, administration, e-health and media, with additional technical expertise in systems quality, network infrastructures and software-based systems.
We view ourselves as a provider- and technology-independent mediator between industry, research and the public sector. We advise our customers in politics, administration and industry on their digitalization strategy and help them implement it. To do this, we provide test environments and develop prototypes that are secure, interoperable, and user-oriented.