Smart Cities: A smarter approach to data can produce smarter cities
How can we use energy more efficiently? How much water is wasted each day? What areas are experiencing an increase in crime? Where is traffic causing delays for residents?
Data is one of the most critical tools we have to solve the tough problems facing our cities. To gain a clear picture of a city’s issues, governments must not only collect data, but understand it in order to illuminate critical patterns and trends.
Tesseract’s flexible, scalable technology ecosystem is designed to bring data back to cities in a way that’s usable, insightful and actionable.– John Boucard CEO Tesseract Ventures
Many cities are now using a multitude of IoT devices to collect the data they need, from energy monitors on infrastructure, to traffic sensors. However, much of the info they collect goes unleveraged, with city governments lacking the tools they need to parse and visualize it to gain actionable insights that can solve the problems at hand.
Prism Anchors are small, easy-to-install devices that can be used in conjunction with sensors on existing infrastructure like light poles or city buildings. Rather than replacing existing IoT infrastructure, Prism enhances it. In addition to collecting real-time data from hard to reach areas, Prism makes any city’s IoT platform more valuable, by helping to bring multiple data streams together, from cameras to gunshot detection sensors.
Mosaic Software doesn’t just bring back data, it organizes it and readies it for interpretation, allowing civic leaders to assess performance and deliver superior resident services. Mosaic can combine streams of new information with the troves of data already being returned by existing IoT devices, transforming the numbers into easy-to-navigate visualizations that can enhance the city manager’s Departmental Assessment and Reporting Engine.
Smart Space maximizes collaboration, creating a workspace where information from IoT assets, enterprise software and more can be visualized, and problems can be solved both in person and remotely.
Right now, cities are swimming in data—but it’s only as valuable as the insights that can be drawn from it. These solutions can maximize the value of existing smart city infrastructure by adding analytics and data visualization to uncover both real-time and historical patterns with the aid of AI.
With the tools to make data work harder and smarter, governments can find targeted solutions to create a better city for all.