Smart Buildings and Cities

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Smart Cities start with Smart Buildings

Every Smart Building and city needs a converged network to underpin it’s performance.

Smart buildings help businesses to achieve their goals by optimising the capability of all equipment and systems.

As smart commercial buildings become incorporated into the wider energy control networks of smart cities and linked to other aspects such as transport, water and air quality, the increasing intelligence and automation of buildings will play a key role in the smart cities of the future.

As more people move to urban areas, cities face ever more economic and environmental challenges, including resource constraints, economic restructuring, aging populations, and pressures on public finances. In their efforts to accommodate growing urban populations and the accompanying challenges, governments can use modern information and communication technologies to create Smart Cities and Smart Buildings that improve the quality and interactivity of urban services while reducing costs and ensuring sustainability.

Today, cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) solutions enable the businesses, schools, and other institutions to make better data-driven decisions for smarter buildings. By overlaying an IT network, connecting all traditionally unconnected equipment, and applying automated analytics and controls, building owners and managers can significantly reduce their buildings’ energy waste and cut costs.

The Internet of Everything for Cities

The technology which forms the foundation of today’s smart buildings is known as the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a global network used to interconnect embedded objects or devices such as sensors and mobile devices which are able to communicate and to generate and share data with one another.

New Internet of Things (IoT) applications that leverage ubiquitous connectivity, big data and analytics are enabling Smart City initiatives all over the world. These new applications introduce tremendous new capabilities such as the ability to remotely monitor, manage and control devices, and to create new insights and actionable information from massive streams of real-time data.

As a result, IoT offerings are transforming cities by improving infrastructure, creating more efficient and cost effective municipal services, enhancing public transportation, reducing traffic congestion, and keeping citizens safe and more engaged in the community.

Forward-thinking cities, Smart City solution providers and system integrators recognise that in order to realise the full value of IoT cities must not deliver disparate Smart City point solutions, but rather enable a secure and scalable IoT infrastructure that integrates multiple systems.

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Engage with Exchange Communications as a Smart City application provider that has already built solutions on the platform which are ready to become part of your smart city initiatives.

Build a New Smart City Solution with the market leading IoT Platform that will reduce the time, cost, and risk required to create and evolve your innovative new Internet of Things (IoT) applications – and to connect multiple systems in a city.

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