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Silver Spring Networks Case Studies Smart City Spotlight (Bristol, UK)

Smart City Spotlight (Bristol, UK)

Silver Spring Networks
Smart City Spotlight (Bristol, UK)
Smart City
Environmental Health & Safety
IPv6
In order to catalyze innovation and economic development, Bristol aims to build a platform for the development of smart city applications that will promote innovation and deliver a better quality of life for it's residents. It is partnering with Bristol University to promote Bristol Is Open (BIO) — an effort to deploy and trial a citywide smart city network.
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The customer in this case would be the city of Bristol itself and its numerous businesses and academic institutions.
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In order to achieve this, BIO is encouraging local entrepreneurs to connect new sensors and devices to a common network, and to prepare for commercialization globally.

The approach:

» MULTI-APPLICATION IPv6-BASED NETWORK – leveraging the same Silver Spring network canopy for applications such as parking meters, traffic light and congestion sensors, safety cameras, air quality sensors, weather sensors, public transportation sensors, remote personal healthcare monitors, and acoustic detection

» ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS – gathering and accessing data from sensors across the city can enable the development of Internet of Everything productivity services for citizens.

» CATALYZING INNOVATION – enabling entrepreneurs and academic institutions to leverage sensor data and insights to prototype new smart city applications and services.
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IOT
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Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
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City departments responsible for services such as lighting, traffic or transportation are often siloed with no mechanism for cross-department collaboration. Creating a shared network infrastructure enables these groups to leverage resources to increase efficiency, reduce cost and provide better services.
Connecting existing city assets such as street lights, distributed sensors and other critical infrastructure can result in tremendous economic and energy benefits. Once this is achieved, the existing network can be extended to other city services as well.
Creating such a smart city environment that promotes and enables innovation allows local businesses to become leaders in smart city technology, improve city services, build a green economy and create jobs.
Hardware
Processors provide the intelligence behind IoT systems and are often integrated into system-on-a-chip designs.
Sensors transform energy into electrical data; they are the eyes and ears of IoT. Actuators transform electrical data into energy; they are the muscle of IoT.
Products used by end users that contain IoT technologies. Examples include enabled equipment, wearables, hand-held scanners, and tracking devices.
Software
Horizontal applications are standardized (e.g., asset tracking). Vertical applications are tailored to specific needs (e.g., delivery fleet management).
IoT analytics includes real-time or edge computing and batch analysis. Analytics can be behavioral, descriptive, predictive, or prescriptive.
Services
System integrators link IoT component subsystems, customize solutions, and ensure that IoT systems communicate with existing operational systems.
IoT data management consultancies help to make sense of big data, decide which data to maintain and for how long, and troubleshoot IT issues.
IoT hardware consultancies provide services such as solution specification, product design, connectivity setup, and partner identification.
IoT software consultancies support the development of data analytics, visualization solutions, and platforms, as well as integration into embedded systems.
Connectivity as a service as provided by telecommunications companies, i.e. data transfer, radio waves.
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