Bleeding edge technologies with custom Research and Development
WHO ARE WE?
Research & Innovation and user-centered solutions have been the hallmark of our growth, reďŹ‚ecting our culture of technology and shared ideas. Since 2007, we have fostered a culture of innovation and creativity by delivering the solutions that you need to succeed.
To improve peopleâ€™s lives by developing usable technologies.
VISION To be an international reference in Smart Cities and Future Internet.
OBJECTIVES Research and develop bleeding edge technologies, design state-of-the-art solutions and create valuable intellectual property.
Research and Innovation The successful exploitation of innovative ideas comes from our ability to imagine and develop new tools for dynamic and challenging environments. In addition to investing our own resources in researching effective solutions for our clients, we work with other industry-leading companies and universities in order to make the most out of our capabilities and expertise. Our R&I process and expertise cover idea generation, planning, designing, developing and testing, so that we are perfectly equipped to embrace any challenge.
FP7 European Project The need to provide high quality water to citizens and to reduce damages produced by ﬂoods and droughts has motivated our company to embrace a new challenging project focused on development of software-based decision support system (DSS). The objective of SAID project is to involve the ﬁnal users and the SMEs in order to produce and deploy smarter water management systems in Europe.
SportE2, ENERsip and SaveEnergy
FP7 & CIP European Projects We have collaborated closely with leading energy efﬁciency organizations in order to make these solutions available. SportE2, ENERsip and SaveEnergy are examples of our commitment and expertise in the development of intelligent, scalable and adaptive energy management systems.
National Project Real-time collaboration framework. Provides an Application Programming Interface (API) allowing in-house and 3rd party products/services development. Real-time collaboration can be integrated with numerous vertical markets, such as education, music and gaming.
Idea to Product We drive business results by running creative ideas through an innovation process. Our experience in different business areas gathered from past projects provides the necessary impetus to embrace ambitious and challenging ideas and turning them into products. Some of these projects are started within the company but others have come from external partners seeking a skilled technological team that is able to create a product from scratch. Our team delivers projects on time, on budget and according to your speciďŹ cations.
Playnify Social network for sports professionals and fans. This product is aimed at sports people of any skill level, provides tools that make the scheduling of matches easy and fast, and helps you ďŹ nd players and sports venues anywhere in the world, through a deep integration with most popular social networks.
Smart Parking Smart Parking solution. This solution brings together all aspects of parking management technology in one integrated system â€” from sensor vehicle detection to base station and car tags, it really is a suite of real-time parking management applications, key performance indicators and insights for better parking policy and management.
bikeemotion 4th generation bike sharing system. A disruptive and innovative project, that goes beyond existing systems. The locking and unlocking mechanisms are no longer on docking stations but embedded in the bicycle itself. Any city will be able to have a cheap, green, environmentally friendly and fun bicycle network, improving its attractiveness, public image and urban quality of life.
User-centered Solutions We believe that technological applications should adapt to users and their problems. Audience research, competition analysis and usability testing are some of the steps we take to ensure that we keep providing solutions that people really need and enjoy. Through the fulﬁllment of our users’ needs, we continuously suit the future.
Accommodation of the Future Project developed for AHRESP (Portuguese Association for Hotels and Restaurants) in cooperation with Idtour. The project encompasses the modernization of the diversity of communication tools and initiatives as well as the development of smartphone applications, virtual tourist card, and web platform for tourism products promotion, among others innovative solutions.
ANACOM Case Study ANACOM, the Portuguese communication regulator, felt the need to monitor and validate the Quality of Services (QoS) provided by Internet operators as well as to implement an effective mechanism for real measurement of DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) coverage integrity. Taking into account their projects’ speciﬁc requirements we developed the Internet QoS Measurement System and DVB-T Signal Monitoring Platform.
IP-Centrex Platform Development of IP-Centrex Corporate Solution user interface for the major telecom operator in Portugal. The project resulted in a global solution for businesses by offering a range of advanced call management functions for mobile and ﬁxed phones as well as acting as a private automatic branch exchange/ IP Centrex.
Competences Smart Cities and Communities Cities worldwide are facing diverse challenges to demonstrate its commitments to environmental and social demands. The growing concern to ﬁnd the right balance between urban development needs and global environmental changes challenges our company to create smart solutions for smart cities in areas such as mobility, tourism, energy and efﬁcient resource management. We embrace interoperability, Open Data and smart cloud-based services as fundamental components of what we do. These principles are reﬂected in the R&I projects that we are developing, as well as in our Smart Cities products and services.
Connected Smart Objects and People Connected Smart Objects are having a great impact on society and business. Internet brought life to everyday objects connected over ﬁxed
and wireless networks extending interaction to anywhere, anytime. Therefore, a new generation of permanently connected people arises as a result of constant technological advances. The close monitoring of technological advances and strong engineering background enabled us to develop several key competences in IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine-to-Machine) technology, Embedded Systems and Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of People and Internet of Everything.
Future Internet and Next -Generation Networks The incredible speed at which Communication and Networking technologies have advanced is undeniable. Future Internet and Next-Generation Networks have made a decisive impact on networked applications and services by introducing new challenges and opportunities in terms of scalability,
ﬂexibility, security and mobility. As a result, our portfolio of solutions is quite vast, and ranges from areas such as QoS (Quality of Service) and QoE (Quality of Experience), Opportunistic Networks, Indoor and Outdoor Positioning Systems, Networking Convergence and Future Internet Services.
Content Technologies and Connected Media Content Technologies and Connected Media have turned the traditional publishing processes into a new digital publishing age. The use of technology to create, convert, publish and manage contents brings real beneﬁts in time, ﬂexibility and scalability. Our vast portfolio of mobile applications for the mass market includes multiple mobile apps for such areas as Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, Context-aware, Semantics, Real-Time Collaboration, Advanced User Interface, Gesture- based
Recognition and Natural User Interfaces. We are constantly taking on new challenges on the mobile computing front.
Data Analytics, Open Data and Interoperability The increase of data interoperability through new and innovative approaches is one of the current technological challenges. Interoperability removes barriers to data sharing acting as the contact point between systems and applications. We deliver efﬁcient and accurate solutions to improve the performance of your business and your management processes. Furthermore, we have strong competences in Data Mining and Business Intelligence, Open Data, Open Access and Linked Data, Information Management and Interoperability, Decision Support Systems and Predictive Analytics.
Quality Our strategy has a deep focus on improving our internal processes in order to increase cost efﬁciency and provide quality products and services to meet and surpass clients’ expectations. For that purpose, we have kept a continuous bet on the market’s best practices for Quality Assurance and have been awarded with quality certiﬁcations such as such as R&D+Innovation management certiﬁcation, ISO9001 and CMMI-DEV.
CMMI LEVEL 3 (ONGOING)
CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes, which will improve their performance. CMMI-based process improvement includes identifying your organization’s process strengths and weaknesses and making process changes to turn those weaknesses into strengths. Ubiwhere was the youngest Portuguese company to reach CMMI level 2 and is continuously working on its processes to soon get to Higher Maturity levels.
ISO 9001:2008 is the International Standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS). It recognizes company ability to offer products and services that meet all customers’ requirements. Ubiwhere is acknowledged as a client -focused company - driven by a strong leadership, based on consistent management processes and valuing continuous improvement.
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