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HIKOB: HIKOB boosting the transition to electric mobility by controlling the actual availability of EV-Charging stations

IoT - Electric charging terminals - Electric vehicles - Smart City

HIKOB boosting the transition to electric mobility by controlling the actual
availability of EV-Charging stations

Lyon, January 23, 2017- HIKOBunveils PULSE EVSE* atATEC ITS France Congress,
to be held from the
24thto 25thJanuary in Paris, a turnkey system ready to be installed to
control, in real time, the presence of vehicles at the charging station
parking space.

This innovative offer meets the needs of the electric mobility market, boosted
by the latest European directive. The latter foresees, by 2020, the ambitious
installation of 97,000 public EV charging stations in France and 800,000
charging points in Europe.

"HIKOB responds to the strategic market of electric mobility by launching an
offer to control the
abusive occupation of the parking spaces dedicated to electric and hybrid
. It guarantees to quickly locate effectively available
electric recharging points. Eagerly awaited by operators and end users, this
solution is part of HIKOB's 2017 strategy, focused on the HIKOB PULSE
wireless vehicle detection systems,
"says Guillaume Chelius, HIKOB CEO and co-founder.

PULSE EVSE: a detection system tailored for the electric mobility challenges

At the start of 2017, there are more than 15,000 public parking spaces in
France reserved to the recharging of 93,000 electric vehicles on the roads
(Gireve source). But are these places always actually available when the
electric vehicle driver needs to have access to the charging station?

PULSE EVSE wireless vehicle detection system makes it possible to provide a
reliable, efficient and economical solution to the problem of access to the
electric recharging points:

* Operators of charging stations can monitor in real time the presence of
vehicles whether they are charging or not,
* End users have reliable information about the actual availability of
charging stations.

| PULSE EVSE system, designed for 2 electric recharging points, can be installed |
| in less than 30 minutes, includes: |
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| * 1 HIKOB GATEWAY LITE connected by dry contact to the charging station |
| controller |
| * 2 HIKOB WISECOW magnetometers, 1 for each place. |
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| "It is a packaged offer, easy and ready to install! We have designed a system |
| that allows the real-time collection of a useful data, |
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| highly |
| awaited by electric vehicle drivers: the effective availability of charging |
| points. This solution represents a genuine lever towards electric mobility |
| transition in line with sustainable mobility, a key component of the smart |
| city ", |
| explains Ludovic Broquereau, HIKOB VP Marketing&Business Development. |
A highly-awaited offer by electric vehicle supply equipment operators (EVSE)

Launched in the market in early 2017, it has already been approved and
deployed on pilot sites in 2016 and brings valuable benefits to all players
in the value chain:

* Operators (communities or Energy and Equipment departments): optimization
of charging stations use facilitating the transition to sustainable
* Manufacturers: a complementary system that increases the efficiency of the
service expected,
* Installers: a wireless system, easy to install and integrate, requiring no
preventive maintenance.

Electric vehicle supply equipment

Press contact : Agence Amalthea

Coradine Giannitrapani : +33 4 26 78 27 18

Séverine Charpentier : +33 4 26 78 27 11

About HIKOB :

HIKOB develops wireless, autonomous and multipoint acquisition systems to
collect data however the environment conditions and addresses a
fast-developing market declined in numerous applications.

HIKOB PULSE wireless vehicle detection systems based on magnetometer sensors,
temperature and humidity sensors provide real-time data for parking areas and
on-street parking management systems, urban traffic control and monitoring.

HIKOB SENTINEL services based on an advanced hardware and software platform,
offer you the opportunity to integrate the power and benefits of IoT
technologies by developing innovative OEM products and co-designing and
deploying your personalized monitoring projects to better anticipate,
maintain, operate your industrial assets as well as equipment and heavy
machinery to make them last.

HIKOB is a French company based in Lyon and Grenoble with a global presence
through a network of business partners and value-added resellers in Europe,
North America and Asia.

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Source: HIKOB via Globenewswire

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