AGT International launches smart city solution
POSTED ON 03/06/2014 BY THEINTERNETOFALLTHINGS
Swiss company AGT International, a well-known brand in city solutions, has launched the CityMIND 6.5 solution that leverages the Internet of Things (IoT) to help cities efficiently manage events and resources across multiple agencies.
According to AGT, CityMIND 6.5 was one of the first analytics engines to use data fusion and machine-learning capabilities to correlate, validate and provide accurate information for city incident management and daily operations. The platform facilitates knowledge-sharing among agencies, brings relevant data from the wealth of data generated by sensors, social media and municipal sources and engages urban stakeholders – both public and private – to work together in support of a common goal.
Rapid urbanisation means challenges posed in the connection of disparate devices, and this is what AGT seeks to address. Because it can analyse millions of daily detections generated by tens of thousands of sensors throughout a city, CityMIND will provide local governments and their constituents with greater situational awareness and communication, measurable reductions in required resources and significantly faster decision-making, responses and resolutions. The IoT-powered platform fuses, cross-references and applies advanced analytics to data obtained from multiple sources including video and facial recognition cameras, license plate readers, smart bins, audio sensors, smart phones, social media and public databases to create a comprehensive and reliable view of a city.
For example, CityMIND uses an automated machine-learning engine to alert decision makers about abnormal traffic issues such as wrong-way driving and illegal crossing.
Citizens are also an integral part of AGT’s urban solution, as they both contribute to and benefit from the body of public-private data being shared between government agencies, businesses and people. Without compromising their privacy, citizens are empowered to play an active role in preventing, managing and resolving both crimes and everyday inconveniences, the company said.
“Cities are where the IoT can synthesize relevant data, infrastructure and systems to enable dramatic improvements in the quality of life of all citizens,” said Mati Kochavi, Chief Executive Officer of AGT International.