Being initially the driver of the IoT industry, smart city development technologies are rapidly progressing and becoming more and more sophisticated. All cities are pretty unique, thus no fixed-function products will fit quickly changing demand even of single smallest community. What is required is a common flexible technology platform, and that’s where IoT Integration Platform perfectly fits the emerging market.
Millions of cars are flowing in any large city, and past-day predetermined traffic control doesn’t work anymore due to its low efficiency. Sensors collect valuable near-real-time information about traffic density and report it the situation center, allowing to adjust streetlight phases intelligently, as well as apply manual corrections whenever necessary.
Municipal fleets are integrated into the smart city operations, mundane workflow assumes classic fleet management, emergency vehicle driver communications and other typical scenarios. However, in case of a serious disaster response emergency fleet management system takes priority control over the traffic management in order to optimize rescue vehicle shuttling.
Parking space management integrated with municipal car/bike sharing and rental service control further cooperates to build a highly efficient transportation system.
A Smart City is a Green City
Opportunities of metro-wide energy usage optimization are truly boundless. Even the simplest scenarios, such as lighting control, may vary from obvious night-time auto activation to dimming based on crowd density and weather conditions. Wide-area energy management is far more complicated than smart home scenarios, so the control system must be highly modular, adoptable to huge number of control zones, rules, scenarios, and data sources.
Thus, any pre-defined functions fail to work. A fully custom energy management project is designed for each community. Its highly modular and extendable nature doesn’t assume any out-of-the-box algorighms, it looks more like a brick set that may be used for building an efficient solution of any scale.
Municipal Building Automation
Besides controlling city-wide systems covers end-to-end automation of municipal buildings and facilities including power management, HVAC, lighting, physical security, fire safety and IT infrastructure.
The distributed architecture allows injecting building and campus KPIs and incidents into the city-wide or area-wide situation center.
Platform and derived vertical market solution enable automation for many other smart city systems and facilities:
- Digital signage system
- Smart information and navigation kiosks
- Crisis response management system
- State-owned IT infrastructure components
- Video surveillance and analytics (via integration with a third-party VMS)