Cisco reveals more details about smart city plan

Cisco reveals more details about smart city plan

Cisco Systems Inc. has big plans for Kansas City.

Recently, the San Jose-based company revealed more details about its agreement with Kansas City as well as information about the companies helping it implement its "Smart+ Connected Communities" and "Living Lab" projects. Kansas City announced many details of the plan on Thursday.

A release from the network technology company (Nasdaq: CSCO) said the execution of the first phase of the "smart city" initiative in Downtown will begin later this year. That work will include:

    A Wi-Fi network constructed, managed and owned by Sprint Corp.
    An "Enterprise Mobility Services Platform to enhance the resident and visitor experience over a mobile app."
    A Living Lab development data portal managed by Kansas City-based start-up incubator Think Big Partners LLC.
    "Smart lighting" and "video as sensors" in collaboration with Oakland-based LED lighting company Sensity Systems.
    CityPost interactive digital kiosks and "mobile citizen engagement."
    Future work on "smart water innovative solutions" with Overland Park-based Black & Veatch.
    "Identifying technologies for next-generation police cruisers."

A release from Cisco said local entrepreneurs may find economic value from the new technologies and will be able to use the "development data portal" to create and test new applications for the emerging technologies.

Source: Kansas City Business Journal

SMART GRID Bulletin July 2017


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