The Albemarle Ibuprofen plant is an anchor of the economy in the Orangeburg, South Carolina area. But power outages were providing the facility's biggest headache. Read how the local utility worked with Siemens to cure it.
Examples and case studies
In this video, Adam Shaw of News Super Videos visits Tianjin Eco-City - under development in north east China - to see how it plans to balance urban expansion and the impact on natural resources and the environment.
When a water audit found 39% of the water coming through the Town of Olds' supply line couldn’t be accounted for, it appeared leak repairs might recover enough water to delay the need for expensive infrastructure expansion. The town deployed an Itron system with strategically placed acoustic sensors to analyze sound patterns, detecting new, evolving and pre-existing leaks automatically. Click to read about the revenue savings that resulted.
Officials with the San Antonio, Texas Municipal Court system wanted to ease courtroom congestion with virtual transactions identical to that of the municipal court. Working with Council Global Partner Cisco, they opened up audio and video enabled kiosks in three neighborhood locations where residents could take care of routine Municipal Court offenses, conversing with a judge and paying any fines owed at the kiosk. Click for details.
Dallas Primary School in Melbourne, Australia decided to explore how Web 2.0 teaching and learning tools might help improve literacy skills. In one project, teachers devised an alternative learning program using Microsoft Research’s Kodu –a video game production tool – to engage students facing particular reading and writing challenges. Learn about results.
Ashburton District Council wanted a modern, mobile computing platform for employees who provide frontline services. Before it deployed smartphones to mobile workers, the council subscribed to the Windows Intune PC and device management solution to manage these devices and corporate data. Learn more from this case study.
ABB has commissioned a high-performance wireless broadband network for the historic city of Venice, Italy. Click to watch a video on the implementation.
The University of Strasbourg had no centralized method for monitoring and collecting data on assets, HVAC, electricity and other facility processes that would allow staff to review trends and identify better practices for saving time, money and energy. That is, until the school implemented Schneider Electric's Wonderware solution. Learn more in this case study.
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.
This paper from Council Lead Partner Alstom Grid explains how smart grids are paving the way for a fresh approach to urban development, leading to the emergence of a new concept in environmentally responsible smart cities. It offers a close up on its work in Nice, France, site of Europe's first smart solar district demonstration project.