Spin-off companies on communications technologies

Born from the experience acquired over the years, our spin-off companies are an effective way to transfer our knowledge and research activities to market products for digital communications, networking, remote sensing, security. In these companies, some of our best students have found the opportunities to develop their innovative ideas.

Spin-off companies

Established in March 2000, Tele- Rilevamento Europa - TRE http://www.treuropa.it - is the first spin-off company of the Politecnico di Milano. TRE is the commercial vehicle through which the application of the Permanent Scatterers (PS) Technique – patented by the Politecnico di Milano in 1999 – is marketed. The PS Technique is a unique tool that detects, measures and monitors different geophysical phenomena and verifies the stability of individual buildings. Its application is relevant in several fields, like landslides, subsidence, volcanic and seismic faults, infrastructure and public works, claim assessment for verifying the cause effect connection between construction and damage to neighbouring facilities, and the checking of the stability of buildings. The company now employs over 20 people and serves large public and private customers in Italy and Europe.

MobiMESH (www.mobimesh.it) is a spin-off company of Politecnico di Milano founded in 2008 by a group of researchers and professors together with Voismart , an industrial and commercial partner. The innovative solutions of MobiMESH are the result of the research carried out at the Advanced Network Technologies Laboratory (ANTLab) of DEI. MobiMESH srl develops innovative products and solutions for wireless mesh networking. Wireless mesh networks are all-wireless networks that are devised to free WiFi networks from the cables interconnecting access points. They can be used in all scenarios where deploying a wired infrastructure is not possible or cost effective like municipal wireless networks (big and small cities, as well as areas not reached by the broadband infrastructure), temporary networks, historical building and protected areas. Many applications can be enabled by wireless mesh networks: domestic Internet access, nomadic access, video surveillance, public and private VOIP services, environmental monitoring, information services for tourist, and many others.

ARESYS (http://www.aresys.it), Advanced Remote Sensing Systems, operates since 2003 in the field of digital signal processing with particular focus on remote sensing and geophysics.
ARESYS inherits the 20-years experience of Politecnico di Milano in spaceborne synthetic aperture radars (SAR) and geophysical prospection systems.
Nowadays ARESYS is mainly active in the following areas:

  • Spaceborne and airborne SAR systems: design of advanced acquisition modes, performance assessment and optimization, processing;
  • Ground based SAR and interferometers: design and optimization of innovative ground-based acquisition systems, processing;
  • Seismic prospection: processing;
  • Ground penetrating radars: design and optimization of GPR based systems, processing.

Cohaerentia (www.cohaerentia.com) was born in 2014. Its mission is the development, manufacturing and commercialization of innovative measurement systems, based on fiber-optic sensors, for predictive diagnostics and integral or distributed monitoring of complex production lines and relevant industrial or civil products. The optical fiber, minimally invasive, is included or fastened to the monitored structure and used as the transducer element. By analyzing the optical signal propagating into the fiber, the measuring system developed by Cohaerentia provides a real-time continuous monitoring of structural deformations, vibrations, mechanical accelerations, temperature, pressure and electrical currents. Cohaerentia’s technology guarantees minimal invasiveness, mechanical robustness, electromagnetic interference immunity, and versatility.

Wisytech (http://www.wisytech.com) has been established in 2006 as spin-off of Politecnico di Milano and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) by two professors and Alfautomazione SpA The mission is to develop HW and SW products for testing and prototyping of advanced wireless communication systems. Based on the Software Defined Radio paradigm, the main focus is on reconfigurable DSP/FPGA architectures and software IPs for virtual instrumentation. Software-based products include generators, analyzers and IPs for baseband processing for WIMAX (IEEE802.16d/e), DAB, RDS and GPS systems. WIMAX (IEEE802.16j), LTE, DVB-S/H/T and Cognitive Radio Systems are currently being developed. Hardware-based products are focused on up/down RF/IF converters for MIMO systems (IEEE802.11n) and standardized optical interfaces (CPRI and OBSAI). Virtual instrumentation is currently being developed in cooperation with National Instruments.

Binary Core (www.binarycore.it) offers FPGA embedded solutions for digital high-speed telecommunications, and has specific expertise on digital systems and algorithms for point to point microwave radio links and terrestrial digital video broadcasting. Binary Core, founded in 2006, derives its in-depth knowledge and experience from the cooperation, started in 2001, between the DEI Modem Lab and several leading telecom companies, and from the inside knowledge of the market of its co-founder, Compel Group, an experienced player in design, manufacture and integration of electronic systems.

Kee Square (http://www.keesquare.com) was founded in July 2007 by a partnership that includes the Politecnico di Milano, Celin Technology Innovation Srl and Ghirlanda SpA.
Kee Square's focus is on the development of innovative techniques for the processing of video and audio signals, with applications to biometric recognition and environment monitoring.
Kee Square develops, customizes and integrates products and solutions that add value to systems and services in the biometric market, and is able to provide an effective answer to the specific needs of any client, for commercial or law enforcement applications.
Kee Square offers a wide range of advanced software libraries, which are optimized for the real-time processing of images and sounds, and for the training of biometric security modules in compliance with the current ISO/ICAO regulations.