Allied Telesis announced that it has become a lead partner in the Smart Cities Council (SCC), an organization of thought leaders that advises cities on ways to thrive as their populations grow, upgrading aging infrastructure with innovative technology and solutions.
As population expands around the world and continues to trend toward concentrating in urban areas, new challenges emerge to improve the daily life in cities. The SCC envisions a world where digital technology and intelligent design have been harnessed to create smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs, promoting livability, workability, and sustainability.
Allied Telesis maintains a long history of helping cities implement their visions of interconnected, smarter operations on a citywide basis. Using the Company's resilient switching products and sophisticated network monitoring services, cities around the world have deployed IP video cameras, and made hospitals and homes smarter and more livable. Allied Telesis wireless solutions allow cell-based or blanket technologies to cover anything from small businesses to large venues with exceptional bandwidth and service.
According to Philip Yim, senior vice president, Global R&D Program Management, Allied Telesis, "We are at the start of a revolution with Smart Gigabit Cities around the globe. Cities that enable people to communicate at Gigabit speeds on wireless and wireline networks are well positioned to attract the best and brightest business leaders, while enabling economic prosperity. The Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Gigabit Cities are synonymous, and represent key aspects of any city revitalization process."
Furthermore, Smart Gigabit Cities deploying integrated safety solutions from Allied Telesis are able to protect and serve their communities by integrating a plethora of sensor types, providing a geospatial representation of their installed area, and taking the operations of a municipality to a new level of efficiency and safety. Using Allied Telesis EtherGRID solutions, city planners can fully integrate historical data about operations in their cities with sensor inputs, give a real-time view of current events, and utilize advanced spatial analytics. These capabilities provide planners and city managers the tools needed to elevate planning and decision-making to a new level of effectiveness.