LONDON, September 25 /PRNewswire/ --
- Arriva Scandinavia Commissions Multimesh(TM) Enabled Broadband Internet Access for Copenhagen Customers
Arriva Scandinavia AB, the leading bus and train operator in Denmark and NZR announced that it has commenced the roll out of free broadband internet access services to customers on the Arriva Denmark bus fleet. Twenty three buses have already been equipped the Multimesh(TM) mobile broadband gateway developed by Meshhopper Wireless (member of UK based Something Group), a industry leading innovator, developer and operator of mobile and static wireless access solutions. Arriva also selected Odyssys(TM), the industry leading automatic vehicle location solution that is embedded in all the Multimesh(TM) broadband gateways to track and monitor each bus location in real time via the centralized monitoring system that has been developed for real time passenger transport information use. Arriva is largest bus operator in Denmark, carrying more than 250 million passengers every year
"We are continually seeking new ways to improve the quality of bus travel in Denmark," said Johnny Hansen, Managing Director of Arriva Scandinavia. "We believe that the introduction of broadband services on these two bus lines in Copenhagen today will enhance the passenger experience and provide a useful and productive way for our customers to spend their journey time. If more people decide to take the bus and leave their cars at home we can make a serious contribution to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions," said Johnny Hansen, CEO of Arriva Scandinavia.
The Multimesh(TM) gateway provides easy to use Wi-Fi Broadband Internet access on each bus by creating a link between the bus and the 3G HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) cellular broadband network provided by 3 (www.3.dk). In addition, Multimesh(TM) offers Ethernet connectivity for in-vehicle systems such as vehicle location, CCTV and ticketing. Free internet access is provided by NZR with their Top-Portal product, so ensuring that users can be online quickly, easily and free of charge.
"We are pleased that Arriva and NZR chose to work with our design and development team to provide a solution that met the needs of Arriva and its customers. As a pioneer in next generation networks, we were able to overcome hurdles of integration and scalability, which placed the Multimesh(TM) solution in the driving seat against other offerings in the market," said Nigel Wesley, CEO of Meshhopper.
Arriva Scandinavia awarded the contract for in-bus broadband to Network Zone Relations (NZR), Meshhopper`s representative in the region and a specialist in wireless communication systems. "Arriva's roll-out of Wi-Fi for bus passengers is a clear indication of the importance broadband access has in today's bus industry," said Louis Preben Nezer, CEO of NZR. "Our winning proposal included free Wi-Fi hotspots supported by revenue-generating advertising; looking to the future, buses with broadband connections will also be able to serve streaming media and other forms of passenger information and entertainment material. MultiMesh(TM) is the gateway for this type of dynamic content and we look forward to working with Meshhopper Wireless on similar projects throughout the EU."
About Meshhopper Wireless
Part of the Something Group, based in the United Kingdom, and offices in Europe and Asia, is an established designer, manufacturer and integrator of industrial-grade fixed, mobile and portable wireless communications products and services. It covers all aspects of wireless communications including WiMAX, Mesh, 3G, LTE, Bluetooth, GPS and RFID and other wireless technologies. Part of a group of technology companies, more information about Multimesh can be found at http://www.meshhopper.com and http://www.codecreation.com for the Odysses(TM) tracking solutions. Contact Andy Coney +447733128755 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Arriva plc
About Network Zone Relations
NZR is specialized in creating complete high tech solutions, mobile and fixed. Public relations driven financing of onboard WiFi, Voice announcement, entertainment, remote controlled CCTV, Blackbox solutions and alarm systems
Meshhopper Wireless: Contact Andy Coney +447733128755 or email@example.com. Arriva plc: Contact Jan.Wildau@arriva.dk. Network Zone Relations: visit: http://www.nzr.dk (in Danish) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: +45-316-711-48