Allied Telesis has revealed that it has become a Lead Partner in the Smart Cities Council, which works towards upgrading aging infrastructure with innovative technology and solutions to make the cities smarter. The objective of SCC is to create a world where digital technology and intelligent design have been harnessed to create smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living.
Talking about the smart cities, Philip Yim, Senior Vice President, Global R&D Program Management, Allied Telesis, said, “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.”
The EtherGRID solution of Allied Telesis will enable the city planners to incorporate 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.