Finnish Telco Lounea Picks Viva Labs Smart Home Platform

The deal with Lounea represents an international breakthrough for Viva Labs, which established a UK-based sales office last Autumn to drive growth in the European market.

(Oslo, NO, March 7, 2016) -- Innovative Finnish telecom/ICT operator Lounea Oy has selected Viva Labs to power their move into the smart home market. Together they'll provide Z-Wave-based plug-and-play solutions for comfort and security based on Viva's AI platform for homes.

The smart home market has been growing significantly over recent years, driven by a consumer need for more secure and energy efficient homes. In the USA, Telcos have already taken a strong position, and now the European players are making their move. The Viva platform makes it possible for them to compete with companies like Nest and Samsung.

The deal with Lounea represents an international breakthrough for Viva Labs, which established a UK-based sales office last Autumn to drive growth in the European market.

"Viva Labs has built a solution that is easy to install and use for our customers", says Ari Ringborg, Head of Consumer Business at Lounea, "yet provides unique benefits for comfort and security. Being able to provide this under the Lounea brand lets us take the lead in the smart home field."

"After our latest partner launch in Norway, we've seen significant interest, both nationally and internationally, and our deal with Lounea is the first result of this, "says Henrik Holen, Managing Director and Co-founder of Viva Labs. "The Finnish market has always been at the cutting edge of new technology, we are very much looking forward to helping Lounea launch their Fiksumpi koti service later this quarter"

About Viva Labs AS:

Viva Labs is an Oslo-based smart home platform provider using artificial intelligence to enable mass market adoption for smart homes. Viva-based products work out of the box, without programming, and then adapt to family routines and behaviours, controlling heating, security, and lights.

The platform is available as white label SaaS solution that lets ISPs, telcos, utilities and others launch smart home solutions under their own brand.

About Lounea Oy:

Lounea Oy is a telecommunications and ICT services providing company in south-west Finland, whose strengths are solid expertise, efficient operations, as well as local presence and quick service. Lounea Group includes telecommunications business Lounea Services Ltd as well as an e-commerce expert Jimm's PC-Store Ltd. Lounea has annual sales of 58 million euros and it employs 230 people.

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