Instrumentation and control

City functions can be made "smart" through technologies we call Enablers. As a Technology Enabler, Instrumentation and Control is one of the digital underpinnings of a smart city as you'll read in this section.

Improving Traffic Flow with ITS

Wed, 2014-03-26 14:58 -- SCC Staff

In 2010, the fast-growing city of Phoenix, Arizona's Street Transportation Department embarked on a project to reduce both travel times for commuters and operational expenses. Read in this case study how a wireless communications solution from ABB subsidiary Tropos helped Phoenix meet its objective of an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) that could handle multiple applications.

From Old Grid to Smart Grid: The Economic Impact on Electricity Customers

Tue, 2014-03-18 13:29 -- SCC Staff

In this video presentation, S&C Executive Chairman John Estey discusses the economic impact of power outages. He compares the economic impact of an outage that occurs on a "old grid" with that of an outage on a self-healing smart grid.

Video: Wonderware Software Helps AENA Manage Operations at Barcelona El Prat Airport in Spain

Thu, 2014-03-06 11:45 -- SCC Staff

Wonderware software is helping the company that manages operations at Barcelona's El Prat Airport run a smart airport -- one that is intelligent, able to manage its infrastructures and always self-aware. Watch this video to learn more.