Icomera, a subsidiary of ENGIE Ineo, and Prevost have joined forces to launch a range of easy-to-order onboard entertainment packages for new and retrofit Prevost coach buyers in North America. The agreement between the two companies states that Icomera’s newly-developed branded media portal solution will be exclusively available to Prevost and its customers in the US until June 2019.
The entertainment packages available provide a range of content including Hollywood movies, TV shows, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and games. In addition, passengers can access real-time information regarding their journey and connect to onboard Wi-Fi to send emails and browse the Internet. All content is delivered directly to passengers’ own smart devices via their Internet browser – so there’s no need for operators to install and maintain seatback screens, or for passengers to download an App in order to enjoy the onboard entertainment.
Icomera and Prevost’s entertainment options have been simply packaged and built within a transparent, all-inclusive pricing model – Everything, from the necessary hardware and management software, to ongoing support and services, is included and deployable from the moment a Prevost coach is purchased.
The solution is hosted on Icomera’s pioneering hardware and software platform, which delivers reliable mobile Internet connectivity, backed by a suite of powerful cloud-based management and support tools. Icomera’s multi-radio X-Series application routers provide power and storage for multiple, resource-intensive applications, meaning there is no need for additional hardware such as media servers to be installed. Alongside this, coach operators will benefit from industry-leading remote monitoring and support jointly provided by Icomera and Prevost. Available 24/7, the support desk’s team of qualified technicians are on hand to respond, as and when required.
Michael Power, Director of Marketing at Prevost, said: “As industry-leaders, Prevost is always at the forefront of delivering innovative, forward-thinking solutions to the market. The agreement made with Icomera reaffirms this fact and provides our customers with an easy way to benefit from a pre-installed onboard entertainment system.”
Magnus Friberg, SVP Americas at Icomera, said: “We are extremely pleased to be working together with Prevost to launch this onboard entertainment solution, which provides coach operators with all-inclusive packages deployable straight out-of-the-box, and passengers with a wide variety of quality entertainment options to enjoy while they travel.”
Icomera, a wholly owned subsidiary of ENGIE Ineo, is the world’s leading provider of open Internet connectivity and application platforms for passenger transport and public safety. Its award-winning products are deployed on rail, road and sea, serving millions of Wi-Fi users every week across the globe and providing high-speed access for fleet tracking and mission-critical onboard systems. Icomera is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, with subsidiaries in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France. 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
Prevost is a leading manufacturer of premium intercity touring coaches and the world leader in the production of conversion coaches for high-end motorhome and specialty conversion. As part of the Volvo Group, it has access to the financial strength, research capability, and manufacturing expertise of the group. The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines. Prevost has its main manufacturing facilities in Sainte-Claire, Quebec, Canada and has ten Parts and Service Centers located in the United States and Canada. www.prevostcar.com