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.

In Poland, mass transit gets a lift from MasterCard PayPass

Tue, 2014-03-11 16:52 -- SCC Staff

Polish transit authorities wanted to enhance rider convenience and speed of entry, improve operational efficiency and control and promote greater use of the mass transit system. They turned to contactless capability on mobile ticketing terminals, which enabled on-board ticket purchases without cash using a PayPass-enabled Debit MasterCard hybrid card -- a first in Poland.

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.

Nice Grid Project: Smart Grids Shape the City of Tomorrow

Mon, 2014-02-24 14:55 -- SCC Staff

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.

City of Redlands Arms and Manages Mobile Devices for its Officers on Patrol

Fri, 2013-05-31 13:07 -- Jesse Berst

To streamline communications to police officers in the field and reduce costs, the city of Redlands equipped them with new touch-based smartphones and tablets. While they proved their value in everyday field operations, it soon became clear that their IT team needed a cohesive and centralized way to administer this mobility infrastructure and better support its users in the field. Officials in other cities may be interested in the solution Redlands chose and the benefits gained.