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Veniam

July 07, 2015 08:01 ET

Veniam Named 2015 Gartner "Cool Vendor" in Smart Cities

Internet of Moving Things Provider Delivers a Connected Vehicles Platform Designed to Enable Mobile Wi-Fi Connectivity and Data Collection for Innovation in Smart Cities

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 7, 2015) - Veniam, a Silicon Valley-based company that is building the Internet of Moving Things, today announced that it has been named to the Cool Vendors in Smart City Applications and Solutions, 2015 report by Gartner, a leading technology research firm. The research and award recognizes Veniam for delivering Smart City innovations that help commercial fleets and city services address pressing urban issues.

Smart city applications and solutions have the potential to solve perennial issues every city faces, such as traffic congestion, waste management, operational inefficiencies, road safety and environmental concerns. Veniam offers a simple turn-key solution to turn fleets of vehicles into mobile Wi-Fi spots, enabling internet access to passengers, while collecting terabytes of valuable, high-definition data to enable a wide range of applications in connected transportation, industrial logistics and smart cities. 

"Gartner's report further validates our mission of transforming connected transportation and wireless coverage," said João Barros, Founder and CEO of Veniam. "Building on 10 years of R&D, our innovative approach of using connected vehicles both as Wi-Fi hotspots and mobile sensors, uniquely positions us to enable a wide range of smart city applications. We could not be more pleased about receiving the Cool Vendor quality seal by Gartner, which adds to our growing industry recognition."

Veniam's hardware, software and cloud solutions deliver the networking fabric for the Internet of Moving Things, establishing a platform for a whole new set of apps and products. The company offers a simple turnkey solution to turn fleets of vehicles into mobile Wi-Fi spots, enabling them to connect to each other and the Internet.

About Veniam
Veniam is building the Internet of Moving Things. We turn vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots and build city-scale vehicular networks that expand wireless coverage and collect terabytes of urban data. In controlled spaces such as ports and container terminals, Veniam's game-changing solutions ensure that all mobile workers and assets are securely connected, no matter where they are or at what speed they are moving. Our hardware, software and cloud components are running in the world's largest network of connected vehicles, including taxis, waste collection trucks and a entire public bus fleet in Porto, Portugal, offering free Wi-Fi to 180,000 active customers. Veniam's is backed by leading venture capital firms, with offices in Silicon Valley and Porto, Portugal. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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