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Distinction of Intracom Telecom in the Best City Awards
Gold Award for Intracom Telecom regarding a pilot "Smart City" deployment in the Municipality of Ilioupoli in Attica Greece using its all-in-one innovative IoT solution

Athens, Greece - 31 October 2016 - Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, announced today that it received the Gold Award in the "Smart Lighting" category at the Best City Awards 2016, organized by Boussias Communications, for implementing a "Smart City" pilot project in the Municipality of Ilioupoli in Attica, Greece.

Intracom Telecom has developed an innovative solution, powered by ICEGateway, ideal for municipalities and cities that share the vision of a "Smarter Connected Society" and want their infrastructure to interact with the public. The solution allows local authorities to maintain full control of infrastructure and monitor, in real-time, the quality of services offered. The IoT platform was installed in a predetermined area in the municipality of Ilioupolis in Attica, aiming to reduce operational expenses and provide "smart" innovative services to citizens. More specifically, the project included:

  • Replacement of existing street lights with "smart" and energy efficient LED lighting controlled remotely via the Internet by the municipality
  • Installation of Bluetooth ultrasonic sensors that detect the motion of people and vehicles to produce traffic data (Traffic Flow), count pedestrians (People / Object Counting) and perform actions (event driven local dimming) when registered Bluetooth device is in range.
  • Creation of zones to check parked vehicles (Occupancy Level Parking).
  • Creation of Wireless Digital points (Digital Info Kiosks- Information on the Go) on selected lampposts which accommodate digital marketing services, such as local store promotions and special discounts.
  • Creation of wireless Wi-Fi access points on selected lampposts to provide free Wi-Fi access to the public (Public Wi-Fi) without the use of external devices.

Mr. Nikolaos Velentzas, Deputy General Manager of Intracom Telecom's Services Business Division, stated: "Having recognized the need for fast and secure networks that will contribute to the improvement of quality of life, we are investing in the latest technological trends and specifically in the development of "Smart City" solutions. This award testifies our ability to successfully address the smart city challenges while delivering excellence to our customers who can provide innovative and differentiated services to citizens."

About Intracom Telecom

Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor operating for over 35 years in the market. Intracom Telecom innovates in the areas of small-cell backhaul, wireless transmission and broadband wireless access and has successfully deployed its industry leading point-to-point and point-to-multipoint packet radio systems worldwide. Moreover, the company offers a competitive portfolio of revenue-generating telco software solutions and a complete range of ICT services, focusing on big data analytics, converged networking and cloud computing for operators and private, public and government clouds. The company invests significantly in R&D developing cutting-edge products and integrated solutions that ensure customer satisfaction. Over 100 customers in more than 70 countries choose Intracom Telecom for its state-of-the-art technology. The company employs more than 1,800 people and operates subsidiaries in Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and Africa, Asia and North America.