Smart City solutions for the clever resource management
- Over the past few years, the definition of “Smart Cities” has evolved to mean many things to many people. Yet, one thing remains constant: part of being “smart” is utilizing information and communications technology (ICT) and the Internet to address urban challenges.
The number of urban residents is growing by nearly 60 million every year. In addition, more than 60 percent of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050. As a result, people occupying just 2 percent of the world’s land will consume about three-quarters of its resources. Moreover, more than 100 cities of 1 million people will be built in the next 10 years.
- Today’s cities face a variety of challenges, including job creation, economic growth, environmental sustainability, and social resilience. Given these trends, understanding where we are in the evolution of the Internet is critical to future city-planning processes.
City leaders must prioritize public safety and security, clean air and water, education and healthcare. They must optimize transportation, utilities, waste management, street lighting and other public services. They are also charged with protecting resources and making processes and outcomes greener.
As governments increasingly focus on national issues, cities must take greater advantage of the most advanced technologies to update service delivery. New business models target the creation of radical new efficiencies for long-standing challenges.
- Amplex smart city solutions are deployed world-wide, in projects of all sizes. With Amplex’ technology, millions of streetlights are turned on at the exact right time – never too early or too late. This is the epitome of an Amplex solution. Intelligent efficiency.
All Amplex solutions can be seen as smart city solutions as they will benefit the city utilities – power – water – heat – gas, the streetlights and other IoT distributed sensor systems.
From a municipality point of view our GridLight™ solution will save energy, increase streetlight quality and optimise the maintenance costs. Once you have your streetlight management infrastructure in place, you can utilise this adding more intelligent functionality to your smarter city adding solutions like traffic management, air quality alarming and road temperature measurement. Amplex GreenWise™ is used in many government agencies to benchmark energy spendings from the local kindergarten to the full municipality spendings on power and water.