In a “town hall meeting” held yesterday morning, Axis Communications introduced several new solutions that it said will change how cities secure their citizens, property and assets. “People choose a city based on a number of factors, such as livability, efficiency of services, mobility, safety and security, economic growth and city image, reputation, and sustainability,” said Fredrik Nilsson, Vice President, Americas. “As an industry we can help cities to be smarter and safer,” he said.
The word smart has been partnered with high-tech for many decades. I remember Inspector Gadget and his handy Swiss Army-like devices. Or what about The Jetsons and their time-saving contraptions to help them get dressed? And the old TV show, Get Smart, with a wireless phone in the bottom of a shoe? And of course, the smart home.
Siklu Inc. awarded Convergint Technologies their Top Security Systems Integrator Partner in North America in 2017-2018. This decision was based upon the successful partnership between the companies over the past two years.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is responsible for planning and providing the requirements of transport, roads & traffic in the Emirate of Dubai. As part of the authority’s efforts to provide smart services to residents and visitors, the Smart Parking Project was initiated. This project offers a new service whereby information about the number of available parking spaces in on-street & off-street public parking areas is provided using dynamic message signs and a RTA smartphone app. Nedap’s SENSIT, the smart parking platform, was implemented to provide this information of individual parking spaces in real-time.
With an estimated population of 2.6 million people, Warsaw is the largest city in Poland. Many skyscrapers dominate the new city skyline, hosting public organizations as well as domestic and international private companies. Facing high levels of traffic congestion, the Warsaw city authorities are investing in major ITS infrastructural changes, such as for public transportation, road infrastructure and on and off street parking.
Siklu, a leading millimeter-wave company, has been selected to provide the wireless part of a hybrid wireless connectivity network for Bradford City in the U.K. as part of an extensive smart city project to integrate multiple information and communication technologies city-wide. The project includes providing the wireless connectivity for more than 300 surveillance cameras and two-dozen traffic management devices.
Milestone Systems Solution Partner EnviroCOMS has created advanced digital weather models, smart data analytics and reporting, and a system for storing and managing manual and real-time environmental data. They have developed an advanced environmental digital asset management system that can communicate with a VMS through a cloud-hosted infrastructure for a large-scale system that works globally monitoring video while processing environmental data and analytics.