Icomera has earned the ITxPT label for its multi-modal mobile Internet connectivity platform for Public Transport vehicles.
Seamlessly deployable across Trains, Trams, Coaches, Buses and Ferries, the Icomera solution is built around open architecture principles, allowing for interoperability between different systems and devices. This is aligned with Icomera’s continued commitment to supporting the Connected City strategies of PTOs and PTAs, and of its parent company ENGIE.
ITxPT was formed in 2013 by IT suppliers, vehicle manufacturers, Public Transport Operators (PTOs) and Authorities (PTAs), in order to develop an IT architecture based on agreed standards for digital communication on-board, over-the-air and to back-office/cloud services. Since then, the initiative has grown rapidly, both in terms of membership (there are now 102 member companies from 20 countries) and reach: ITxPT compliance is increasingly becoming a requirement in public tenders. Having joined the association at the end of 2015, Icomera works as a Strategic Member on the Executive Board, developing standards for open IT architecture together with its ITxPT partners.
To achieve ITxPT labeling, several Icomera modules (along with the Module Inventory Service) passed rigorous testing at the ITxPT test bench in Paris. The Icomera VTC ICR-2, an Icomera Connectware Router deployed in bus markets, has been declared ITxPT compliant. The Icomera X³, aimed at coach and bus markets, and the Icomera X³ (Rail), its sister product for the tram, metro and train market, have also received the ITxPT label. All modules are now labeled in accordance with ITxPT specifications S01 v2.0.1 & S02 v2.0.
Anders Selling, Secretary General of ITxPT said: “The ITxPT standard is becoming increasingly influential, and we have seen a rapid increase in interest by significant PTOs and PTAs. We value Icomera’s ongoing commitment to actively contributing to standards-building within the public transport industry.”
Jemima Woolverton, Product Manager at Icomera and ITxPT Executive Board Member said: “We are very happy to be the first company in the world to offer a fully multi-modal ITxPT solution, promoting public transport usage by supporting better, simpler and safer travel for passengers. Connected Cities will need to align across all their transport fleets and Icomera is perfectly positioned to deliver into this huge Green Mobility opportunity. We look forward to continue working in partnership with other ITxPT members to shape the IT standards of the future.”
Icomera is the world’s leading provider of wireless Internet connectivity for public transport, committed to promoting green mobility. Serving millions of Wi-Fi users worldwide, our award-winning technology makes public transport a better, safer, more attractive option for passengers, supporting our mission to help contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions of 3.5 million metric tons by 2022. A wholly-owned subsidiary of ENGIE Ineo, Icomera is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy. www.icomera.com
About ENGIE Ineo
As a creator of solutions for connected urban areas and neighborhoods (electrical solutions, communications and information systems), ENGIE Ineo has more than 15,000 employees working to meet the needs of a changing world. In 2017, it reported revenues of €2.4 billion.
With a network of 300 facilities in France and abroad, ENGIE Ineo’s teams innovate to support their customers in the energy and digital transition. They support them in transport, telecommunications and energy infrastructures projects, service sector and industrial projects, as well as security and defense projects. From design through to production, maintenance and operation, ENGIE Ineo’s experts imagine and anticipate tomorrow’s needs by developing solutions combining technical and cost-effective performance. ENGIE Ineo is part of the ENGIE Group, one of the leading energy companies worldwide. www.engie-ineo.fr
ITxPT (Information Technology for Public Transport) is a non-profit organization open to companies and organizations sharing the interest in developing public transport into the most efficient, sustainable and attractive way to travel. Its members are a mix of industry, operators and authorities from all over the world.
The mission of the ITxPT Association is to enable interoperability between IT systems in Public Transport by offering public specification of IT architecture based on standards with open interfaces for on-board, over-the-air and back-office IT-systems. www.itxpt.org/en/