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Icomera Launches Innovative Wi-Fi Connectivity Solution to Improve Public Safety Outcomes for Law Enforcement Officers and Citizens


March 10, 2015
By Business Wire News

PLANO, Texas

Icomera has announced the launch of an innovative Wi-Fi connectivity solution that improves public safety outcomes for law enforcement officers and increases citizen safety by providing seamless mobile connectivity. A police car, ambulance, fire truck or even a school bus, can be easily equipped with Icomera hardware, providing real-time information and Wi-Fi access, including access to citizen safety apps that prevent bullying.

“The devastating aftermath of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting, the recent killing of two officers in New York City, and the tragic shootings in Paris, France, illustrate the undeniable need for improved technology solutions that can protect law enforcement and keep citizens safe,” said Stellan Ohrn, President of Icomera US, Inc. “We are proposing a mobile Wi-Fi solution for police and transportation vehicles that allows for greater use of bandwidth to support body cameras and high tech solutions for law enforcement, while providing a funding mechanism for municipalities.”

This solution is ideal for law enforcement personnel, universities and schools. Icomera is pioneering its use of technology through a partnership with SOCIFI, a free public Wi-Fi monetization and advertising platform. Together with SOCIFI, this solution provides security, analytics, and monetization by integrating with existing municipal Wi-Fi systems to provide technology solutions for today’s problems and a mechanism for funding current and future technology initiatives.

Here’s how it works:

  • A school bus or police vehicle is equipped with Icomera’s mobile cellular router, such as the M-Series M340 or X-Series X6, which interfaces with their cloud-based or enterprise gateway.
  • The Icomera unit aggregates all of available data networks, improving overall coverage, stability, connected uptime and data throughput.
  • The use of multiple 3G, 4G, and WiFi or satellite connections in parallel improves the network’s characteristics. By remaining technology agnostic, Icomera works with existing and future technologies including, but not limited to, First Net, LTE-A 4×4 MIMO, 5G, 802.11ac.
  • Together, with SOCIFI, the system provides security, analytics, and monetization by integrating with existing municipal Wi-Fi systems creating a unique opportunity to access untapped revenue streams by monetizing the Wi-Fi network.

Zdenek Hornych, CEO of SOCIFI commented: “We are pleased to be working with Icomera and with law enforcement, universities and schools. Due to the cooperation between Icomera and SOCIFI we’ve created a complex ecosystem enabling us to provide a great solution to municipalities, universities and other crowded spaces that need help expanding or upgrading their networks.”

About Icomera

Icomera believes in a better future powered by a Connected Journey.

The Connected Journey is delivered by our unique system that ensures high-performance Internet capability and is the backbone for our range of innovative connectivity solutions for public transport vehicles. We have been delivering reliable, high-speed solutions and improving passenger experiences across the globe since 2001. Icomera is headquartered in Sweden with offices in the United States, United Kingdom and channel partners worldwide. For more information visit www.icomera.com.

About SOCIFI

SOCIFI is a monetization and communication tool that allows network providers to benefit by monetizing 4G/LTE/Wi-Fi access, delivering specific content and advertising, and by receiving in depth analytics of customer and user attributes. SOCIFI extends globally from its offices in San Francisco, CA; Prague, Czech Republic and London, U.K. For more information visit www.socifi.com

Icomera US Inc.
Stellan Ohrn, President
+1-214-842-9877
Stellan.Ohrn@icomera.com
or
SOCIFI
Zdenek Hornych, CEO
+1-412-212-8378
zdenek@socifi.com