Rio de Janeiro's unified operations center gives operators full situational awareness of what's going on across numerous city responsibility areas. As you'll see in this video, it uses 300 screens to monitor transportation, water, weather and energy 24 hours per day. And it shares updates and alerts with the city's population via Twitter and other means.
Examples and case studies
IssyGrid is France’s first smart-grid ecodistrict, a demonstration project aimed at optimizing energy usage in the French town of Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris. As this case study explains, empowering building owners and homeowners with real-time data on their energy use has reduced consumption—and energy bills—by 10 to 20 percent.
The East Bay Regional Park District east of San Francisco spans more than 112,000 acres in 65 parks. The park's IT team wanted cost-effective off-site data storage for park district applications including payroll, email, mapping and public safety systems. This case study details benefits they are receiving from AT&T's cloud-based data storage system.
A smart buildings pilot for downtown Seattle is expected to see energy and maintenance savings between 10 and 25 percent. City leaders interested in how they can realize similar savings will want to read this case study to see how Seattle is going about it.
In the aftermath of a major terrorist attack, the Madrid City Council took action to better protect the public by commissioning an advanced emergency command center for the city. The ambitious effort required the ability to capture and integrate information to give managers the understanding and insight required to quickly make the right decisions. This case study describes what Madrid did to accomplish its mission.