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​New York's bus stops get smart with new IoT technology

Press Release   •   Jan 20, 2016 14:04 GMT

Billions of devices are expected to be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020. Sensors receive and analyze data and communicate with the outside world to create smarter and more attractive environments, products and services. This transformation is described as bigger than before and after the advent of the Internet and Smartphones.

Cities around the world have embraced the idea of connectedness. Now the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) is introducing a program to improve the dissemination of traffic information at New York City bus stops with the help of IoT technology from Fältcom.

Solar cell-powered traffic information signs are equipped with Fältcom's MIIPS platform, which receives real-time information via the Internet from a GPS-connected server on the buses, making it possible to tell riders how many stops away their bus is.

“We are proud that our technology is contributing to develop the dissemination of traffic information and facilitate travel in a metropolis like NYC. NYC DOT is a prestigious customer, one that means a great deal to our commitment to NYC and the USA. We will continue developing this solution together with NYC DOT, the traffic operators and the passengers for many years to come,” says Fältcom CEO Mikael Långström.

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Analysts have predicted that the installed base for Internet of Things devices will grow from around 10 billion connected devices today to as many as 30 billion devices by 2020—an uptick of about 3 billion new devices per year (exhibit). 

Established in 1998, Fältcom was one of the earliest entrants in the IoT/M2M market, implementing its first cloud-based solution in Sweden as far back as 2002.

Fältcom's M2M solutions work across a range of software platforms, and over 160,000 Fältcom units, including 30,000 MIIPS, are currently in service worldwide, delivering data to businesses over 2G, 3G and 4G mobile networks.

Applications range from platforms for connected vehicles using integrated apps that can be managed and monitored via the cloud to Volvo's test cars, weather stations, traffic cameras, buses, and processes that control when city streetlights are turned on and off each day.

Fältcom is owned by SEB Venture Capital and Industrifonden, and has sales offices and/or sales and distribution partners in the Nordic Region, the United Kingdom and North America. Its headquarters are located in Umeå, Sweden.

For more information, please contact:
Mr. Mikael Långström, CEO, Fältcom AB, +46 70 668 57 48, mikael.langstrom@faltcom.se
Mr. Tobias Andersson, VP Global Sales, Fältcom AB, +46 90 18 39 02, tobias.andersson@faltcom.se

About Fältcom
Fältcom connects the world through the Internet of Things. Established in 1998, Fältcom was one of the earliest entrants in the IoT/M2M market, implementing its first cloud-based solution in Sweden as far back as 2002. With Fältcom's MIIPS platform and its apps, you can control, monitor, or analyze machines, buildings, and systems over the Internet. For our customers, this means lower costs, better information about usage, and in many cases brand new functionality. Fältcom's solutions work across a range of software platforms, and over 160,000 Fältcom units, including 30,000 MIIPS, are currently in service worldwide, delivering data to businesses over 2G, 3G and 4G mobile networks. Applications range from platforms for connected vehicles using integrated apps that can be managed and monitored via the cloud to Volvo's test cars, weather stations, traffic cameras, buses, and processes that control when city streetlights are turned on and off each day. Fältcom is owned by SEB Venture Capital and Industrifonden, and has sales offices and/or sales and distribution partners in the Nordic Region, the United Kingdom and North America. Its headquarters are located in Umeå, Sweden. www.faltcom.se

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