Our history

With the introduction of Advanced Electronic Microsystem (AEM), specialized in security systems, entrepreneurial ingenuity of Mr. Carnevale will bring to the market the first radio controlled car anti-theft system, the first microprocessor based security central with displayed graphic maps, and security link between italian police stations and bank institutions.

At the start of the 90s, by leveraging its partnership with Telecom Italia in dealing with the security of their business customers, Acotel introduces its Value Added Services (VAS) for the mobile market, with the launch of "Script TIM by Acotel", first SMS information system in Italy, ranging from infotainment to news to business services. After opening its brazilian branch in 2000, it debuts on the Milan Stock Exchange, and right after the initial offering, the stock gains an amazing 125%.

Ranked in the world top 10 Application Service Providers (ASP), after the success of the services provided on be half of the Holy See, Acotel exportsits B2C services on the US market; a few years later, it approaches the interactive advertising market with its Bucksense brand, with a custom Demand-Side Platform (DSP).

Kicked off the industrial partnership with the largest italian bank group, Intesa SanPaolo, to launch Noverca (the brand is born from the blending of NOVita' -novelty - and ricERCA - research - two core Acotel assets), the first italian full Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), opening the mobile phone market for Acotel Group, with an important advertisement campaign on most mass media.

The IoT division, known as AcotelNet, introduces on the Italian market an innovative service platform for smart metering and energy management; built completely in house, it monitors energy consumption (power, water, gas), based on a fully integrated cloud environment, from data pick up to data transmission and elaboration on the web platform.

Thanks to the devices developed by the IoT division, with embedded SIMs and custom Acotel firmware, it has been possible to expand the service platform also for Health Management. This evolution allows to optimize and enhance the physician/patient relationship, managing long term care illnesses, and giving health care institutions an innovative tool for the daily care of their customers.

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4 December 2018  |  15:33

Acotel and Live Protection launch the Consumer IoT Smart Home services

Acotel and Live Protection, startup of Linkem, dedicated to Consumer IoT services, offer an innovative solution into Internet of Things for residential users. This is the exclusive Smart Home system, fully “made in Italy”, which allows to monitor and protect, in real time, the own loved ones and own home, even when far away, making it smart with solutions for home automation.

The Smart Home offer includes a package for control, automation and home security, through an integrated end-to-end offer: from the sale of the service to the support for the installation, completely free, up to the contact center that will allow optimized management of the home safety or of the client's office. The system uses a wide range of household devices and appliances of highest technology including cameras, detectors of smoke, water leak sensors, lighting devices and intelligent heating, all connected through the Smart Hub. These devices are connected, monitored and activated by the Acotel control platform, accessible remotely via the App, able to immediately report any anomalies on the customer's smartphone. Remote control through the platform, guaranteed by the 24/7 call center, able to act in the name and on behalf of the customer, will interact with the equipment according to the specific needs of the customer, as well as warn third parties in advance indicated by himself. All for maximum security, even if the smartphone is not connected. The partnership between Acotel and Live Protection   represents  an important opportunity for commercial expansion for both companies committed to expand their sales markets through a network of 2,000 installers on the country, an own Customer Care, over 3.000 stores in Italy , including 5 flagships, and a customer base of more than 600.000 residential users who already benefit from the services of the holding Linkem. The platform is open and based on standard technologies, the range of IoT smart home devices will continue to expand including new features such as voice activation through voice assistants (Google Home among the first), sensors for intelligent lighting, thermostats, devices for outdoor. Soon other services for monitoring and caring people. Live Protection services will initially be sold through the Premium Partners channel, Customer Care and through the online market place www.liveprotection.com.

5 November 2018  |  10:58

Acotel at European Utility Week 2018 with ICE and ANIE

Acotel takes part in the 2018 edition of the European Utility Week to be held in Vienna from tomorrow and until 8 November. EUW, now in its sixth edition, is one of the biggest events dedicated to electrical, gas and water utilities and involves all sectors of smart energy and energy efficiency. The program includes meetings and areas of deepening in the strategic field (business models, EU policy & regulation), technical, with specific Hub sessions, and networking aimed at the world of innovative start-ups.

Within this scenario, the ICE (Agency for the promotion abroad and the internationalization of Italian companies), a body through which the Government promotes the consolidation and economic-commercial development of Italian companies on foreign markets, has organized a Italian collective in collaboration with the Italian Federation for Electrical Engineering and Electronic Industry ANIE. The objective of the initiative is to promote the Italian Smart Energy sector bringing real success cases to the international event. Into this context Acotel will present, within the Italian pavilion, with a personalized space, its own last two innovative solutions to the public: the Smart Home that can digitize the own home using the latest technologies to bring it directly into the cloud, and the Smart Sensor that offers several independent sensors powered by battery and with a worldwide M2M connection. The Smart Home solution provides a package for control, automation and home security, aimed at residential customers through an integrated offer to a wide range of devices that respond to the needs of customers to control and protect their homes. Thanks to the possibility of connecting dozens of compatible sensors, it is possible to target the offer and create an ad hoc solution built on individual needs. The Smart Sensor, aimed at owners of secondary housing or commercial premises that have lower monitoring and control needs, includes sophisticated sensors like motion sensors, anti-flooding, anti-intrusion and smoke detectors that will make the rooms more safe and efficient. Both solutions can be managed by the final customers through a dedicated APP available for iOS and Android. The Smart Home and Smart Sensor devices are completely made in Italy, as well as the APP itself, and developed by Acotel in its Rome headquarters.

30 October 2018  |  16:04

Bucksense at Madrid Mobile Summit 2018

November is just around the corner, and Bucksense is already soaking up the spooky Halloween atmosphere. Surrounded by gloomy pumpkins, Bucksense ise counting down the days to meet its own customers at Madrid Mobile Summit 2018, the ultimate event for everyone in the apps/games/ad tech ecosystem. The Bucksense team is ready to discuss about the great potential of Geo targeting. If clients need to ensure that their ad campaigns reach the right audience in the right place or the right moment, Geo targeting gives them more control over who gets to see their ads.  

Running geo-targeted campaigns in Bucksense is a piece of cake. All clients need to do is entering the geographical coordinates (latitude, longitude and radius) of the locations that they want to target or insert a geographical address within the map. Alternatively, it’s possible to obtain the geographical coordinates by selecting an area directly within the map. Moreover, Geo Lists allow to blacklist all Geo locations that are not relevant to the right audience. Although Geo targeting is getting more popular among advertisers, there are still a few misconceptions revolving around it. What about dispelling all these doubts together? So let’s meet our team on November 13th at MEEU in Madrid.

Acotel in the world

The Group is headquartered in Rome, employs about 170 people, 63% of which in Italy, and has operating facilities in 5 countries with offices in New York, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Mumbai.