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Chamber of Barcelona supports the digitization of Urbiotica

BARCELONA SMART TECHNOLOGIES, SL has been a beneficiary of the European Regional Development Fund whose objective is to improve the use and quality of information and communication technologies and access to them and thanks to the web presence through its own page. This action has taken place in the period of TICCámaras 2019. It has been supported by the program TICCameras of the Chamber of Barcelona.



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The new MWC 2019 focus turns Urbiotica into a key player: Connectivity, Big Data and A.I.

Mobile World Congress is coming once again this year to Barcelona, from the 25 to 28th of February. Along with it comes its load of futuristic news and predictions concerning the mobile technologies. However, this year’s edition is expanding its reach beyond ‘just’ mobile by focusing on 5G as expected, but also including as main protagonists the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI). This natural evolution resulted in a rebranding of the event (MWC) to better reflect this widen scope.

For Urbiotica this new focus is good news considering that the development of IoT solutions for “Smart Cities” is the base of the company’s strategy, which implies challenges strongly related to these technologies:

Connectivity: to connect reliably wireless and autonomous sensors to our sophisticated platform, with the emergence of the NB-IoT protocol to simplify deployments and address new use cases.

Big Data:  the platform concentrates most of the intelligence of the systems. It’s where billions of raw measurements sent by the sensors are processed to generate the useful information used by our customers and the people living and working in these cities.

Artificial Intelligence:  although it’s more a challenge to come than a real insight in the actual structure of the solutions, Urbioticas’ vision and experience based on customers’ feedback is leading right there. Beyond the pure sectorial predictions expected through any IoT solution based on historical data and to help decision-making and planning, how can we let A.I. mechanisms define and execute daily tasks impacting on people mobility and well-being? Where do manager knowledge and user behavior stand in the amount of data collected, processed, and crossed with external sources of information?  If in an industrial and controlled environment huge progress has been made in that way, in the Smart City sector, where external inputs of the system are so various as unpredictable, this step forward seems still quite far away.

Most of our customers, especially in the public sector, are still learning to use the new insight represented by a reliable source of continuous information provided by the IoT system. On one hand, they are making the most of the real-time benefit offered by guidance and alerting messages, and on the other, they are beginning to integrate to their mid and long-term strategic planning information brought by the analytics offered by the platform.

This is where we stand right now, not really due to a lack of technologies, but because of a progressive approach where each step is important in the learning curve. Next one will be conditioned by the will of the cities’ managers to improve their interaction capacity with the system, to influence on people behavior according to the situation and rules they have configured. Once this is fully controlled on a project basis and the patterns are perfectly understood, then will be the time for artificial intelligence.

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Urbiotica at Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 in Barcelona

Urbiotica will be attending the 7th edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, from the 14th to 16th of November 2017 in the Gran Fira venue.

Through the presentation and live demos of its Smart Parking and Continuous Noise Monitoring solutions, Urbiotica will showcase how it is transforming mobility and wellbeing in Cities all around the world thanks to the latest generation of IoT technologies.

To learn more, come and visit us: Hall 2, Street F, booth 613.

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Urbiotica will this year also join the GSMA at the 4YFN Village to present the latest developments carried out with mobile operators: booth 4YFN B7.

The Smart City Expo World Congress is the worldwide leading event for the smart city industry. A place to tackle urban challenges and share solutions towards becoming a more livable and sustainable society.

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Urbiotica at ITS World Congress 2017 Montréal

Urbiotica will be attending the ITS World Congress 2017 in the Palais des Congrès of Montréal from October 29th to November 2nd.

The ITS World Congress 2017, produced by ITS America in conjunction with ITS Canada and co-organized by ITS Europe and ITS Asia-Pacific, brings together global leaders in intelligent and transformative transportation to showcase and evaluate the latest innovative concepts, active prototypes, and live systems.

Urbiotica will be part of the eleven Catalonian companies and tech centres showcasing at booth 829/831, and will also be represented by its local partner and distributor PTP at booth 1923. PTP will be demonstrating the Internet of Things space detection system already deployed in Burlington (Ontario, Canada).

Urbiotica at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona

Urbiotica will be exhibiting its Internet of Things solutions for Smart Cities at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, from the 27th of February to the 2nd of March 2017. Live demos of Urbiotica’ sensing systems will be conducted by Intracom Telecom on their booth 7B54 in Hall 7 during the 4 days of the event, showing all the benefits brought by our technology to urban areas. Contact us for a personal meeting:

About Intracom Telecom:

Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunication systems & solutions vendor operating for 40 years in the market. Today, Intracom Telecom employs over 1,800 highly-skilled professionals and operates own R&D and production facilities. Its subsidiaries span across Europe, Russia & the CIS, the Middle East & Africa, Asia and North America.

Intracom Telecom portfolio of products and solutions enable Smart City organizations (Municipalities, Service Providers, Enterprises, etc.) realize the Smart City concept by ingeniously integrating smart infrastructure, powerful control, automation & visualisation, robust data transmission, storage and services, all providing the means to build the city of the future, today!

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Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona.

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Thank you for your visit at the Smart City Expo World Congress!

Urbiotica has been exhibiting at the Smart City Expo World Congress from the 15th to the 17th of November 2016, presenting its solutions and news about parking management and noise monitoring. With almost 17.000 visitors in just 3 days, you have made this 6th edition very special!

The focus of this year edition, cities for citizens, has perfectly highlighted the turn of the Smart City business into much more concrete applications, closer to the requirements of public authorities and the need of citizens, in which Urbiotica is fully involved.

It has also been the opportunity for Urbiotica to announce new partnerships and realizations: Amazon Fulfilment Center in Madrid (Spain), the city of Istanbul (Turkey, together with ERBEN), the City of Montes de Oca (Costa Rica, together with PARSO), the City of Martorell (Spain). The following weeks will be the opportunity to present these new projects in more details, keep posted!

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Urbiotica at Smart City Expo World Congress 2016

Urbiotica will be present at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2016 in Barcelona from 15th to 17th of November, presenting the latest news and projects about its parking management and noise monitoring solutions.

This year we will stick to the focus of the event, “cities for citizens”, showcasing how our solutions make the living in urban areas much simpler. You will found us on Hall 2, Level 0, Booth E503.

The Smart City business has made a lot of noise so far but is still struggling to convince the people of its present and future benefits, mainly because the technological issues are still dominating the debate. By developing useful and scalable solutions, Urbiotica has already achieved numerous projects materializing the fact that the concept of Smart City is not only for megalopolis and neither a fashionable gadget that will disappear as quickly as it came.

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Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the international summit of discussion about the link between urban reality and technological revolution. Since its first edition in 2011, it has succeeded to become a referential global event to support the development of our cities. This professional, institutional and social meeting point is a leading platform of ideas, networking, experiences and international business deals that gathers together the highest level of stakeholders, in the context of urban development. The 2015 edition brought more than 14,288 visitors from 105 countries, 421 speakers, 485 exhibitors and 568 cities.

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New stage for Urbiotica

Urbiotica announces a strategical turn to consolidate its leading position in providing technological solutions based on the Internet of Things paradigm.

The company will focus its activities on its core markets: parking and noise monitoring, for which private customers oriented solutions will be launched. The objective at short and midterm is to consolidate the sales.

To conduct this turn, the general management of the company will be ensured by Josep Maria Torras, who was until now Chief Operations Officer at Urbiotica. Marc Boher will remain the Chief Commercial Officer of the company.

The company will count for this new stage with a 1M€ founding coming from private investors and industrial partners which will participate actively in the development of the new strategy.

Josep Maria Torras (CEO de Urbiotica): “The commitment of the team has been a key point to launch this new stage of the Urbiotica project. We firmly believe in the excellence of our products, and in the potential of this growing and increasingly well-defined market.”

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Urbiotica, key player de la industria global de las Smart Cities

Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.

In its last report, Navigant Research team examines the evolution of the global market for the Smart Cities and points to Urbiotica among the 20 key participants in this industry, on par with companies such as General Electric, IBM, Microsoft, Panasonic, Philips, Ericsson, among others.

The report is focused on five key points of the Smart City industry: energy, water, mobility, buildings and Governments. The study compares different approaches to smart cities and provides comprehensive profiles of projects in every region of the world. Different models of business used to finance this type of project and the competitive landscape are analyzed.

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Novatilu launches a new line based on Urbiotica’s SMART Technology

Recently, Urbiotica established an agreement with NOVATILU, a Public Lighting and Urban Equipment manufacturer. Novatilu just launched its new SMART line, which takes the solutions from Urbiotica’s latest generation sensors and integrates them into its portfolio, under the slogan “Make your city think for itself”. As a result of our affiliation, Novatilu now offers solutions for managing urban parking, regulated parking, parking in shopping centers, and noise control in the cities.

Novatilu’s market experience and understanding, paired with Urbiotica’s technological “know how”, allows them to construct an array of solutions that will further improve citizen’s quality of life. Andrea Carandell, the current CEO of Novatilu, comments “our will is that our SMART line is deemed a referent for cutting-edge solutions in the cities”.

Additionally, the Business Director of Urbiotica, Marc Boher, explains: “With more than 20 years of experience in the field of urban equipment, Novatilu is committed to the most innovative technology to deliver intelligent solutions to a new generation of SMART cities, adapting to the current needs of citizens. “

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Urbiotica receives an award for its initiative in the Smart Cities field

On Tuesday 17 May, the Catalan Federation of Telecommunications Installation Companies (FECEMINTE) held the 48th World Telecommunications Day -in the emblematic MUHBA (Barcelona History Museum) in the Plaza del Rey- at which Antoni Brey, CEO of Urbiotica, received the “Award for an initiative or technological development in the Internet of Things or Smart Cities field”.

Urbiotica received the award at the CONEXIÓ awards ceremony which Feceminte holds each year, with this being its 17th edition. The President of Feceminte Román Lantarón Cuesta said, “It is an honour for me for Urbiotica to receive this award, which undoubtedly demonstrates its track record in the telecommunications sector”.



Homage in the field of telecommunications

The CONNEXIÓ awards, symbolised by an original design of the Collserola Tower, are given to companies, organisations and individuals that have stood out either individually or collectively in innovation, research, quality of service or for making a singular contribution in any area of the profession.

The Feceminte CONENEXIÓ awards were held for the first time on 26 May 2000 at the closing ceremony of the “BCN Meeting Connection” European Congress and the commemoration of World Telecommunications Day. Feceminte celebrates this day each year and brings together the whole telecommunications sector of Catalonia: government representatives, the most important organisations and telecommunications installation companies, as hosts.



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Parking Network interviews Marc Boher at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016

Our Chief Commercial Officer Marc Boher has been interviewed by Parking Network at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016: “Smart solutions is not about doing a very big project once, is about having a lot of small costumers that trust you and increasing the systems together”

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Our network to control noise, at the first acoustic congress in Catalonia

We are extremely satisfied both by the interest in and the success garnered by our solution for noise monitoring at the first edition of the AcustiCat Congress.

Our team presented the noise monitoring network with a real time demonstration of the technology and the project implemented in the city of Girona. We also outlined the benefits of taking continuous measurements in the most conflictive areas.

AcustiCat, the first Catalan acoustic congress, was held on 28 and 29 April. The conferences, which were held at the Sabadell Conference Centre, was attended by 350 people, with 48 speakers and 13 sponsors. Different debate and reflection activities were conducted, as well as round tables, solutions and demo workshops with solutions to specific noise problems in the urban environment.

We are happy to see that the sector is aware of the importance of integrating the latest technological innovations from the Internet of Things to its projects, for more efficient and effective management of urban noise.

For further information, please take a look at our solution for noise monitoring.


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MSR-Traffic offers a built-in solution for parking management

MSR-Traffic – partner of Urbiotica – launches a new tool for parking operators: Centre ParkGard® Control. With this new software MSR now offers a dynamic and efficient solution for smart parking management and the consequent reduction of the traffic linked to parking search.

If you want to learn more about the new Center ParkGard® MSR-Traffic Control, click here.


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Navigant Research named Urbiotica Key Player in Smart Street Management

Navigant Research recently named Urbiotica as one of the Key Industrial Players worldwide in its Smart Street Management report. Navigant Research is a leading market research and consulting company providing in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets.

The report “analyzes the global market for smart street management technologies, including smart solutions for street lighting, urban mobility, waste collection, and public safety. The study investigates the key market drivers, barriers, and regional trends associated with smart street management, as well as the emergence of new city management platforms. Global market forecasts of the smart street management technology market, segmented by region and service area (street management, street safety, and street mobility), extend through 2024. The report also examines smart street and smart city case studies and the competitive landscape related to smart street solutions”.

Urbiotica’s parking and traffic solutions tackle the problems faced by Public Administrations and Urban Service Managers to reduce traffic congestion and air/noise pollution by using wireless sensors that provide real time information in order for them to design more efficient mobility strategies.


About Urbiotica

Urbiotica is a Barcelona-based company specialized in the design and development of latest generation sensing systems which provide real-time information on what is happening in areas of parking, traffic and waste management and environmental monitoring. It currently has projects installed in more than 30 cities.

Read more about Navigant Research report here!


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