PubNub and HARMAN to Enable Wireless Audio and Streaming Apps Everywhere

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Live Demo and Hands-on API Experiences Available at AT&T Developer Summit and ONE HARMAN Showcase at CES 2016

We look forward to seeing the interactive apps HARMAN developers will create by adding reliable, bi-directional streaming of data between HARMAN speakers and mobile, web and other embedded devices.

PubNub, the world’s leading global Data Stream Network for IoT, mobile and web apps, announced today that it is partnering with HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, the premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation group. PubNub will bring data streaming capabilities to HARMAN’s HD Wireless Audio Systems so developers can quickly create powerful interactive apps and audio/visual experiences. PubNub and HARMAN will demonstrate these capabilities at the AT&T Developer Summit January 4-5 and at the ONE HARMAN Showcase in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas January 6 – 9 during CES 2016.

Using the PubNub Data Stream Network, developers can add innovative features to HARMAN audio systems, such as:

  • Realtime monitoring and control of the speakers from any location
  • Adjust the light color on the speakers automatically when a home reaches a certain temperature or when a cell phone battery drops to a certain level
  • Play a favorite song immediately when unlocking the front door or opening the garage
  • Draw pictures on a mobile device and display those pictures on the speaker using its LED lights
  • Identify when certain doors throughout the house open or close or a doorbell rings via sensors attached to each door that signal the speaker to display different colors, depending on their status, for the hearing impaired

“As the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, HARMAN is at the forefront of delivering innovative products for the IoT market,” said Doron Sherman, vice president of Business Development at PubNub. “We look forward to seeing the interactive apps HARMAN developers will create by adding reliable, bi-directional streaming of data between HARMAN speakers and mobile, web and other embedded devices.”

HARMAN developers can now use PubNub’s easy to use data streaming APIs to quickly add reliable, low-latency realtime communication over wired, wireless and mobile IP networks using just a few lines of code. PubNub seamlessly navigates firewalls with strong security that includes encryption, access control and no open ports that can be attacked by hackers.

“PubNub has a proven track record of providing secure, reliable signaling for thousands of innovative mobile and IoT apps on the market today,” said Kevin Hague, vice president of Developer Community and Programs with HARMAN. “By partnering with PubNub, HARMAN developers can quickly build and deploy fast, interactive and secure functionality that benefits end users everywhere using any type of device.”

The first HARMAN product that leverages PubNub’s Data Stream Network is the JBL Pulse 2, released today with API and applications, which will be on display at the ONE HARMAN Showcase at CES. For further information about the HARMAN Developer Community, please: visit http://developer.harman.com.

About PubNub
PubNub is a secure global Data Stream Network (DSN) and easy-to-use API that enables its customers to connect, scale, and manage realtime applications and IoT devices. With over 70 SDKs for every platform, 250ms worldwide data transfer times, and scalability for hundreds of millions of devices, PubNub’s unique infrastructure provides the ability to easily connect and operate world-class realtime applications and IoT devices. PubNub is headquartered in San Francisco. Visit PubNub online at http://www.pubnub.com, Twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo and Facebook.

About HARMAN
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 28,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.4 billion during the 12 months ended September 30, 2015. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

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