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Smart bathing spots in Drammen

By 4. July 2017April 30th, 2020No Comments

Smart bathing spots in Drammen – made possible by Vicotee IoT Drammen

Vicotee AS, a subsidiary of the Drammen-based Virinco AS, is supplying technology that allows Drammen area residents and others to get a quick overview of current water and air temperatures, along with UV radiation levels, (in real-time) at the city’s bathing areas. Residents can monitor these updated bathing water temperatures by mobile phone or PC before making a trip to their favorite lakes or beaches. Initially, five popular bathing spots in the Drammen area are using this remote monitoring system: Stordammen, Inntakeren, Landfalltjern, Bragernes Strand and Sota. Several others will follow.

Sensors placed in the first five locations allow bathing and air temperatures, along with UV indexes, to be read on the Drammen municipal website. In addition, plaques with QR codes placed at the project’s bathing areas allow easy access to these measurements. Eventually the system will also measure water quality. This project brings Drammen a step closer to being a ”Smart City,” an expression used internationally to describe how cities and districts can develop into sustainable, modern societies. Based on WATS – Virinco’s Wide Area Quality and Big Test Data Management system – Vicotee Njord is a standard off-the-shelf solution that helps public organizations and private companies easily connect traditional cabled sensors through a simple wireless network.

This is made possible using a Linear Technology SmartMesh wireless sensor technology that provides reduced energy usage, increased reliability, scalability, wireless connections and ease of use through standard radio technology. Linear Technology is now part of Analog Devices, Inc. Vicotee can be used anywhere standard sensors are installed for monitoring purposes, whether in building automation, environmental monitoring, offshore installations, green energy, smart cities, health care, hospitals or private homes. Solutions offer more than 99.999 percent network reliability, even in the most demanding RF environments.


About Vicotee

A lean, Northern European technology company located in Drammen (near Oslo), Norway. Vicotee is a subsidiary of Virinco AS, a National Instruments Certified Alliance Partner and Microsoft Certified Partner. Since its establishment in 1998, the company has shown strong innovation combined with attractive results and a doubling of revenues every five years. This has earned it the esteemed Norwegian Gazelle company award for five consecutive years.

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Satvir Singh Parmar

Master of Physics from Oslo University (Cand.Scient, Siv.Ing) Management Trainee at Orkla Senior Brand Manager at Orkla Brands Associate at McKinsey Independent RnD Strategy and Innovation Consultancy Vice President Innovation and Product Management at Eltek CEO Vicotee Keenly interested in industrial history, business crux, macro economics, development, a more sustainable world and a better way of being, living and acting.