Icomera, a subsidiary of EQUANS and the world’s leading provider of integrated connectivity solutions for public transport, has won the distinguished Red Dot Design Award for its next-generation cloud-based machine-learning network management tool, Discovery.
Icomera designed and developed Discovery from the ground up to proactively optimise Internet connectivity and network performance for millions of passengers and tens of thousands of onboard systems on a daily basis.
The Red Dot Design Award is a prestigious German award which has become established around the world as one of the most sought-after seals of quality for design excellence. Icomera was selected from over 20,000 entries from 49 countries by an international panel of experts across a wide range of industries. Icomera was previously awarded a Red Dot for its X-Series routers, meaning its product portfolio now features design award-winning hardware and software.
With its intuitive, easy-to-navigate, and highly customisable interface, Discovery is already providing leading transport operators in Europe and North America with enhanced monitoring of fleets and systems.
Using machine learning technology to automatically raise alerts, Discovery allows for deep-level real-time and historical data analysis of an onboard network, systems and hardware, regardless of a fleet’s size. Taking advantage of this wealth of data, operators are well placed to independently resolve alerts when they occur, and to intelligently predict potential issues before they have any detrimental impact, thus helping to maintain an “always online” experience for their passengers.
Emma Rozada, Chief Operating Officer of Swedish product & design house The Techno Creatives, said “Icomera’s solutions are set apart by the amount of data that they give clients access to, as well as how easily that information can be used. We are proud to have worked with Icomera to realise their vision for Discovery, and to see the Red Dot awarded to an excellent product.”
Mats Karlsson, Icomera’s Chief Technology Officer, concluded: “As the transport industry enters its post-pandemic recovery, the transition from analogue to digital systems plays a vital part in ensuring total journey certainty for passengers and offers better insights for operators.
“The adoption of innovative technologies such as machine learning will allow transport operators to make data-driven decisions confidently, provide the best possible onboard experience, and ensure higher levels of passenger satisfaction.
“This improved journey experience will, in turn, help to facilitate the shift to green mobility over less sustainable options, which is central to Icomera’s vision for a smarter, safer, and cleaner future.”
The award winners will be presented in Red Dot’s yearbooks, museums, and on the Red Dot website (www.red-dot.org), from November 12th, when the winners’ ceremony takes place.