AT&T joined with Current, powered by GE, and Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power to test intelligent lighting solutions in Atlanta. The Atlanta smart city project adds momentum to the growing smart city movement in progress across the U.S.
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San Francisco and Colorado have become the first cities in North America to deploy Smart water and Smart environment projects using Libelium's technology connected to LPWAN protocols.
Libelium, a Spanish based company - is an Internet of Things, Smart Cities and M2M platform provider and Wireless Sensor Networks hardware manufacturer.
ShotSpotter which provides incredible technology for sound detection of gunshots has revealed it has engaged in talks with Current by GE to include its sensors in streetlights in Smart City initiatives all over the world.
Shot Spotter is already in over 90 cities across the US - and law enforcement officials say it's now a critical tool for them as they attempt to fight violent crime which has devastated many neighborhoods in America.
The city of New York has been chosen as the Best Smart City of 2016 by the jury of the sixth edition of the Global Smart City Awards, announced at the Smart City Expo World Congress to recognize the most outstanding initiatives and projects in the urban innovation and transformation industry. The other two awards - best project and Innovative Global South - have been given to the Austrian company Aspern Smart City Research GmbH & Co. KG and the Kenyan company Microclinic Technologies, respectively.
Whether it's automation of healthcare services, advanced security infrastructure, or self-driving cars, we are witnessing the evolution of cities as we know them. In this period of rapid growth, it's all about taking advantage of the intelligent technology available, and steering it toward the needs of everyday citizens. Smart cities have long been a concept, but now more financial muscle and technical ability is being added to bring them closer to reality.
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