Icomera Wins Red Dot Design Award 2012

Icomera’s leadership in product design has been recognised with a prestigious Red Dot Design Award. An expert cross-industry panel selected Icomera’s mobile Internet connectivity and applications router from a field of more than 4,500 entries.

Icomera’s X-Series product line consists of a family of transport-grade mobile routers that are designed from the component level to be installed in some of the harshest environments, as well as a number of accessory web solutions that work together to provide a consistent and simple-to-use environment for connected vehicle solutions.

The high-performance computing and communications platforms are designed and certified to operate on a daily basis in on-vehicle installations where they are exposed to dust, vibration, extreme temperatures, and unpredictable power supply. By combining these requirements with the latest computing components and technologies, Icomera has created a platform for reliable vehicle broadband connectivity. The Icomera X-Series hardware line is designed to host multiple business-critical applications within a single, compact, transport-grade onboard server. The result is a truly unique product where form and function are intimately interwoven.

Mats Karlsson, one of the founders of Icomera, says: “We took a holistic approach to the design, so for example, the same design elements that help in cooling the product can at the same time effectively protect against dust and humidity. The result is a product that supports the very latest networked technologies and can be installed in virtually any vehicle environment. Our products are used in CCTV applications on buses, passenger Internet solutions on trains, and live TV streaming on boats, just to mention a few examples.

Carl Hampf, Marketing Director of Shift Design & Strategy, says: “The success in the product design of The Icomera X-Series mobile routers is due to the great cooperation between Icomera and Shift Design & Strategy. The people at Icomera understand the value of implementing design thinking throughout its organisation. This results in unique user experiences and a clear visual brand through products, packaging, website, and more.

About Icomera

Icomera launched the world’s first high-speed Internet solution for trains in September 2002 and is today the world’s leading provider of open Internet connectivity and application platforms for passenger transport and public safety. Our award-winning products are deployed on rail, road, and sea, serving more than 25 million Wi-Fi users in over 20 countries and providing high-speed access for fleet tracking and mission-critical onboard systems.

Transport solutions of the future will require more than connectivity – passengers need to be entertained, the vehicles need to be monitored and the staff need to be kept informed. Together with our application partners, Icomera is already meeting these and other needs through the deployment of complete transportation communication solutions.

Established in 1999, Icomera is headquartered in Sweden with offices in the United Kingdom and channel partners worldwide. For more information visit www.icomera.com.