Mobile Onboard expand to bring in more expertise
Transport technology specialists Mobile Onboard have merged with their sister companies, UK Mobile Media and Connecting Objects, to bring more expertise into their in-house transport systems LABS team. The move sees Mobile Onboard’s ambitions of expansion come to fruition as they focus on offering more expertise and services to the bus and coach industry.
Sister company UK Mobile Media, a specialist in wireless communication and infrastructure, have strong R&D and large Wi-Fi network installation capability. They have worked with partners such as Southampton University in developing off-grid Wi-Fi technology for content distribution in African schools and been responsible for the planning and installation of public town Wi-Fi networks. Now as part of Mobile Onboard their expertise will boost R&D of hardware and oversee planning and installation of Wi-Fi infrastructure for bus and coach operator depots.
Meanwhile Mobile Onboard’s ongoing development of their bus Wi-Fi systems, smart ticketing platform and ticketing hardware will be boosted by the IoT (Internet of Things) expertise of Connecting Objects. They have been responsible for developing technology and systems for journey time and air quality monitoring. The technology was successfully used on diversions during the major upgrade of the M3 smart motorway and clearly illustrated how data can be used to improve operations for highways contractor Colas Group.
To accommodate their expansion Mobile Onboard have relocated to new, bigger premises. Based close to their previous locations in Southampton the new premises provide the space to have their extended resources, facilities and team all under one roof.
Mobile Onboard’s Corbin Adler added “This is an exciting time for us here at Mobile Onboard. Transport technology is evolving at a rapid rate and our merging of companies to focus on the transport industry means we are well placed for the future, providing even better products and services for public transport operators.”