Innovative company based in south of France, backed with 20 years of experience in product life cycle management and a network of multi-activity partners, has developed an urban furniture that can be placed in city centers, near the shore or on camping grounds in order to inform and to alert population in risky situations.
The company has a know-how in the design of urban information systems specially on mechanical, electronics and IT. They also have expertise in ergonomic and comprehensible data presentation by the general public, intended for different end users.
In Europe marine submersion and floods (overflowing rivers, flash floods, underground floods) highly impact coastlines with large and costly disasters.
An important issue is to warn and inform populations before hydro-meteorological events (storms, sea waves, forest fires, avalanches) in order to reduce the exposure of people, protect property, and contribute to risk management approach.
Current practices consist of short messages delivered to the population by massive telephone messages. The advantage of the innovation developed by the company is to inform the populations before and during the event, taking spatiality into account. The equipment can also present other informations during normal periods such as municipal information, tourist information, display of risk areas, air quality, etc.
The innovation is an interactive urban kiosk (totem) equipped with a touch screen and specific software which make it possible to alert and inform the population of the risks of submersion and flooding. As an aesthetic urban furniture the innovation informs the population and municipality in a geo-localized area of dangers and alerts in real time climatic events.
This digital innovation is a multifaceted solution designed in partnership with organizations developing forecasting algorithms for marine submersion and flooding.
The customers of this innovation can be various State departments, public establishments (water agencies), local institutions and various public or private partners.
The company offers complete equipment (interactive terminal connected to databases and to the local information network) and a service to help with the establishment, connection, commissioning, and the provision of objective information prior to the events and during their course.
The product can be autonomous in energy or connected to the electrical network of the site of implantation.
The company is looking for partnerships with :
- manufacturers of urban furniture or tourism equipments to manufacture the product under manufacturing agreements
- engineering companies under license agreements to adapt the databases, messages and maps to the context of its country and to install the equipment
- other companies active in the sector of products for communities or tourism under commercial agreements with technical assistance.