- Analytics & Modeling - Real Time Analytics
- Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Event-Driven Application
- Cities & Municipalities
- Product Research & Development
- Quality Assurance
- Real-Time Location System (RTLS)
- Smart City Operations
- System Integration
- Testing & Certification
SoftBank, a leading global telecommunications company, was seeking innovative ways to expand their business and better serve their customers. With the proliferation of IoT sensors and connected devices across virtually all industries, SoftBank recognized the need for a platform to develop real-time applications to leverage these technologies and address everyday city life challenges. They aimed to create a testing ground for developing, deploying, and integrating real-time applications for various city functions such as food delivery, security monitoring, personalized billboards, automated cleaning, public transportation, and more. This led to the creation of Port City Takeshiba, a real-life sandbox in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. However, orchestrating all these different city systems and providing a seamless experience for both employees and visitors to Takeshiba required a reliable way to develop and deploy real-time smart city applications.
About The Customer
SoftBank is a leading global telecommunications company always on the lookout for innovative ways to expand their business and better serve their customers. Recognizing the potential of IoT sensors and connected devices, SoftBank sought to leverage these technologies to address the challenges of everyday city life. This led to the creation of Port City Takeshiba, a smart city complex in the heart of Tokyo, Japan, which serves as a real-life testing ground for developing, deploying, and integrating real-time applications for various city functions. SoftBank's vision for Takeshiba was to seamlessly incorporate real-time technology into all facets of everyday city life, providing a seamless experience for both employees and visitors.
To efficiently integrate the disparate systems and build their smart city, SoftBank needed an orchestration platform to manage the massive amount of incoming streaming data and integrate various technologies. They chose Vantiq's real-time event-driven application development platform for this purpose. Vantiq enabled SoftBank to integrate 19 different technologies, including 7 AI algorithms, 8 different types of cameras/sensors, and 4 different web services, and communicate in real time. This allowed SoftBank to efficiently orchestrate Takeshiba's city functions and quickly add new components as necessary. Furthermore, Vantiq enabled SoftBank to ingest and analyze all incoming streaming data, focusing on providing the best user experience possible on the public dashboards across Takeshiba. Lastly, by utilizing the power of edge computing, SoftBank was able to reduce latency and address privacy concerns, ensuring the smooth operation and future success of Port City Takeshiba.
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