Kent Science Park Company Moovera Takes Top Technology Trophy
A Kent Science Park company has won one of the ‘Oscars of the wireless industry’, beating more than 200 entries from 35 countries to take a major prize at the Wireless Broadband Innovation Awards 2008.
Moovera Networks was named Winner in the ‘Best Wi-Fi Product or Service’ for its Moovbox M Series Mobile Broadband Gateway which provides Internet access for passengers on buses, coaches and trains.
The Moovera technology combines Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G for in-vehicle broadband services and the company’s technology is already being used by some of the world’s largest transport companies, including Arriva, FirstGroup, Go-Ahead, National Express and Stagecoach. The Moovbox also provides connectivity for on-board systems such as CCTV, and offers GPS-based vehicle location so that operators can keep track of their fleets.
“We’re truly delighted to have won this prestigious award,” said Jim Baker, CEO and founder of Moovera Networks. “Despite being a start-up just 18 months old our ambition, is to enable Internet access on every train, coach and ferry in the world, so we’ve got quite an interesting time ahead of us. To be recognised by our peers at this early stage in our development is very rewarding and encourages us to keep innovating.”
James Speck, Site Director of Kent Science Park said: “We are all living in a digital world and everybody is now demanding access to the web and robust mobile telecoms services wherever they are in the world.
“Moovera is an excellent example of the many companies at Kent Science Park, which have the potential to radically improve the way we live and work. Their award is well deserved and they look well placed for commercial success.”
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