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.

Last news

17 April 2018  |  14:32

Energy efficiency: Vodafone and Acotel together for the development of an IoT platform

Vodafone and Acotel have signed a partnership agreement to propose IoT solutions to the Energy & Building Management market. The collaboration will last 3 years and includes activities for analysis and design of Energy & Building Management solutions to meet needs of customers, into B2B and B2B2C, among SOHO, SME and Corporate segments, with particular attention to the Utilities. 

The Energy & Building Management service allows the monitoring, controlling and optimized management of the energy resources used (electricity, heat, natural gas, water, compressed air, etc.) and their costs. It is a "cloud" service, accessible through Acotel platform, while energy consumption detection devices use the Managed Global Connectivity platform of Vodafone IoT and SIM IoT embedded.

21 March 2018  |  11:04

AEM introduces the new release of Eura CEI/ABI, version 2.0

Acotel Engineering & Manufacturing, active in the Security business area of the holding company Acotel Group SpA, announces the implementation of the CEI / ABI protocol on the Eura system, version 2.0. This simple but long process of system’s of reengineering it allows to transfer all the old systems, made with AEM technology, on this new system that, even through the MODBUS protocol and its peripheral ACO-180, is able to interface with different types of gateways, including the Wiegand protocol.

The compatibility of interfacing with the most common video recording systems makes the Eura system truly nonpareil. Eura is composed by one or more locally stations, or in a territorial manner, connected to a proprietary LAN able of receive, in a punctual and encrypted way, alarms coming from the sensors and sending them to a local and/or centralized supervision system. The system is able to realize the complete integration of the existing physical defensesto satisfy the needs of anti-theft, anti-robbery protection and patrol assistance in a manned building.

28 February 2018  |  12:43

GSMA 2018: Bucksense shows the Responsive ads achievable directly into own DSP

The Bucksense Team has touched down in Barcelona Mobile Congress 2018, where they are unveiling an exciting new innovation: programmatic responsive ad formats. Responsive ad formats enable users to take multiple paths, without ever leaving the ad unit. For example, users can:

- decide when they want to see your ads
- explore different topics
- schedule appointments and follow ups
Because these functionalities happen within the ad unit, flow breaking redirects are eliminated and there is a more streamlined flow to lead generation. By combining these in-ad user experiences with Bucksenses programmatic optimization algorithm, advertisers get the most advanced audience insights and can discover detailed user paths to conversion.

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.