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New US order for Telia Company subsidiary Fältcom

Press Release   •   Jan 08, 2018 13:10 GMT

NYCDOT continues its investment in Swedish IoT technology from Fältcom to connect public transport and improve travel information.

Fältcom, a Telia Company subsidiary, has entered into yet another prestigious agreement in the USA, with New York’s traffic authority New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), within the rapidly growing market for connected mass transit. Fältcom has also won a major assignment to develop solutions for public transport.

Last year, NYCDOT chose Fältcom’s IoT-platform, MIIPS, for the launch of a program connecting buses and traffic signs, thus providing travelers with real-time travel information (RTPI) at New York’s roughly 16 000 bus stops and in mobile apps.

The new order means that NYCDOT continues its investment in Swedish IoT technology to connect public transport and improve travel information in the world metropolis. The transaction involves the upgrade of another 120 RTPI signs at bus stops, which means that Fältcom has now upgraded 350 units.

“The new order allows us to increase the expansion rate by hiring new staff. In 2018, we will increase our presence in the US, not least to create new business opportunities with American traffic authorities,” says Tobias Andersson, Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Fältcom.

The market for connected public transport is growing rapidly in North America, along with the growing population and traffic. Smarter and proven technology for monitoring, control and travel information is crucial to improve traffic flows.

“The more information held by the traffic control central, the better the control of the traffic. By analyzing the data with our customers, we are also able to create new solutions for new traffic-related applications,” says Tobias Andersson.

NYCDOT has also awarded Fältcom a major development assignment where new, customized solutions will be developed to improve surveillance and operational information. This assignment is Fältcom’s fifth assignment for New York’s traffic authority.

For more information, please contact:
Tobias Andersson, Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Fältcom, +46 72 560 95 93, tobias.andersson@faltcom.com

Fältcom sells and develops systems with reliable and secure communication for services in machine-to-machine communication, M2M, and the IoT (Internet of Things). Fältcom was founded in Umeå in 1998 and currently has over 160,000 installed devices, 40,000 of which consist of the open MIIPS platform. MIIPS is found in everything from Volvo’s test cars to all Swedish weather stations and speed cameras, as well as thousands of buses, and regulates when the lights in cities like Malmö turn off and on every day, among other things. Fältcom is owned by Telia Company and has about 40 employees at the headquarters in Umeå www.faltcom.se

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