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There is a big talk about the Internet of Things and what the future of the connected enterprise will look like. But to get to that point, it’s important to address the implementations that will propel organization’s performance. One of the main IoT implementation is security for the connected devices. Here is the company which rose from the niche product to a vast market offering.
Fältcom when established in 1998 in Umea, Sweden, it’s initial products were elevator phones for secure communication in elevators. Later, the company started to develop a wireless IP router called MIIPS, Mobile Internet IP Server, aiming to create wireless connection to elevators.
Marching ahead into internet technology, Fältcom’s IoT technology created interest in other markets, such as public transport, industrial automation and security. Fältcom delivered it’s first cloud-based solution with real-time positioning of buses for Copenhagen. In 2003 Fältcom launched MLAN, a solution for wireless Internet in cars, nowadays called “Internet Onboard”. 2006 Fältcom delivered IoT solutions offering device management and a number of connected services to companies and municipalities with fleets of vehicles and the public transport sector.
Today Fältcom is Nordic leader in delivering IoT services and solutions for public transport. They have been working with M2M and IoT since it’s inception and have a vast experience and proven solutions. The evolution of IoT and M2M has just started and as they are working with open standards and a future-proof technology that is applicable in many verticals.
The Connected World
MIIPS is the Fältcom’s IoT platform of numerous possibilities, MIIPS Platform consists of four parts that can connect to a vehicle, a building, or a system, among other things.MIIPS Unit: MIIPS C Unit is Fältcom’s proprietary mobile IP server, it is the hardware that connects to a building, vehicle or machine on the network. Different models are available depending on the context. However, all versions combine robust, maintenance-free design with reliable and open software and application. MIIPS C Unit can communicate via fixed line and most known mobile network standards. And with Linux as a base, they are future-proof and open to app development.
Fältcom’ Cloud Services: Fältcom Cloud Servers monitor all connected MIIPS devices, store the data and statistics they generate and make it available for control and analysis via a cloud-based interface. Over 30,000 devices are connected with the MIIPS Platform worldwide. They have to be able to reach servers 24-hours a day, year round. That is why their server solution has redundancy at three levels:
Customer Control Portal: The Customer Control Portal gives full control over all MIIPS Units, all apps and services and any external devices connected to them. Portal is cloud based so it can be accessed from anywhere, from both the computer smartphone or tablet. The interface that control and monitor devices is both intuitive and powerful.
Fältcom Back office: Fältcom Back office is round the clock monitoring of the systems and the connected devices. Automated systems and on-call for their servers allows them to quickly detect if something unexpected happens and can be put into action. During the daytime there is a personal support is ready to help if needed. They also put a lot of time on developing and updating the platform. New features are added regularly.
The Future Sight
Fältcom is presently focusing on expanding in the market of public transport in the UK, Europe, and USA. Fältcom believes that as that internationalization of the company increases , the challenge of finding the right partners and the right packaging for their technology and products offerings.
The Happy Clients
Serving the large companies within the bus and train sector, and major enterprises within infrastructure and security Fältcom installed over 1,60,000 units worldwide, The company’s prospective clients include Nobina AB, Skånetrafiken, Volvo Cars, Komatsu, Swedish Transport Administration and New York City Department of Transportation. Clients are very satisfied with the quality, scalability and reliability of the system. The company is helping them to work more efficiently to save costs and resources and improve customer experience and earn ROI within 1 year.
Meet the Master
Mikael Långström, CEO: Mikael holds an M.Sc from Umeå University, has Broad competence in Mobile Communications, Telecommunications and Solutions Marketing. Mikael was appointed as CEO of Fältcom in 2006.
MIIPS Open IoT Platform One platform, a thousand possibilities