A smart city needs Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and an intelligent network of connected objects that transmit data in real time (IoT). This data is analyzed to make decisions that improve the quality of life and sustainability. How does this network really work…?
Smart City citizens interact daily with their city’s ecosystems through the use of smartphones and mobile devices. This interconnectedness reduces costs and improves sustainability, from efficient energy distribution to optimizing air quality.
Environmental, social and economic sustainability is vital to keep pace with the population growth of cities that are challenging available resources. Nearly 200 countries have agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and smart city technology is paramount to their fulfillment.
There are four essentials for the success of Smart Cities:
1. pervasive wireless connectivity – In addition to low power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies, 5G technology will be critical to the expansion of smart cities.
2. Open data -The ecosystem will allow information to be shared and combined with data that is analyzed in real time for decision making. However, the openness of the Data vault increases the possibility of cyber-attacks.
Security – All players in the ecosystem (governments, companies, software providers, etc.) must integrate authentication solutions that guarantee data sharing.
4. Flexible monetization schemes – Subscription-based models enable sustainable commerce by providing a way to monetize the hardware and software used to build smart infrastructures and spread the costs.
In short, Smart Cities technology is expanding to improve sustainability. With pervasive connectivity, open data, security and software monetization solutions, the varying needs of smart cities are being addressed, improving the experience for all players in the ecosystem.
Cloudprint complies with the most stringent security and data protection regulations, as well as not being intrusive or leaving access ports open unnecessarily, preventing cyber-attacks. It has also adopted a combination of usage-based and subscription-based models, known as usage-based subscriptions. Customers pay a fixed monthly fee with no commitment of permanence for a minimum configuration (for an additional charge, more apps can be flexibly added ). In terms of sustainability, Nubeprint promotes the circular economy, with A.I. applied to optimizing resources and reducing waste, complying with the SDGs.