IoT Solutions for Smart Cities
A smart city system gathers and analyzes data from sensors and smart devices to enable efficient management of urban processes (e.g., transportation, lighting). With 9-year experience in IoT, ScienceSoft designs and implements end-to-end IoT solutions to bring smart city vision to reality.
We provide full range of services to uphold your city with a reliable, efficient and scalable IoT solution. Our team is ready to join you at any stage and provide:
Consulting at the stage of a smart city strategy planning
We bring in knowledge and fresh ideas to create a smart city platform designed to meet the needs of a particular city. Closely cooperating with our clients and defining their particular operational needs, we design a detailed roadmap of the strategy implementation, define a platform’s capabilities and choose the optimal connectivity. We leverage our IoT development experience to bring down implementation costs and reduce risks at all project stages.
Consulting at the stage of smart city application planning
We assist our clients in creating solutions customized to support a particular smart city application. At this stage, we define a solution’s capabilities and come up with the ways to ensure integration with other city services. With iterative approach, we design a core solution and then expand it vertically - adding architecture components - and horizontally - integrating more smart applications. It helps us lower implementation costs and bring risks down to a minimum.
Detailed requirements specification
Our team convenes a project’s stakeholders at the earliest stages to work out clear and comprehensive project specification.
IoT solution implementation based on high-level requirements
Our team closely collaborates with the city administration and other project stakeholders to understand the needs of our clients and ensure cost-effective implementation of smart city solutions, from smart lighting to sophisticated smart utilities. We apply iterative approach, so that our customers get value faster and save investments on large-scale implementation. With T&M price model, our customers pay in parts for the performed work only. It means flexible and negotiable budget and low risks.
IoT solution implementation based on detailed requirements
If you have detailed project requirements, we thoroughly analyze the specification to define project scope and complexity, provide delivery schedule and fixed budget. As soon as the project is approved by our clients, we are ready to bring it to reality and deliver a turnkey smart city solution.
We Deliver Solutions for Smart Cities of Different Sizes
We analyze the needs and specificities of large, mid-sized and small cities to come up with the relevant implementation strategy and deliver IoT solutions applicable to every city regardless of its size.
Smart Applications We Implement
We provide our clients with more than just traffic monitoring solutions. With advanced analytics tools and control applications, our smart traffic systems take intelligent actions based on the careful “study” of traffic flow, bringing human intervention down to a minimum.
Our team develops solutions that facilitate the work of utility providers, allowing them to get precise meter readings over a telecom network. It helps them to bill accurately for the amount of energy and water consumed, reveal consumption patterns and redistribute resources accordingly.
We assist our clients in transforming lighting systems. Deploying sensors across the street lighting system and connecting the sensors to the cloud helps to adapt the “behavior” of the streetlights to the outer conditions. As a result, they switch on and off when needed, consuming less energy and bringing down energy costs.
We support our clients in keeping cities clean. With smart waste management solutions, waste containers “tell” when they need to be emptied, releasing truck drivers from emptying half-full containers.
Our team stands on guard of healthier environment. We deliver solutions for monitoring air and water quality. With a dynamic map of air and water quality, city administrations can develop measures to maintain environmental indexes at optimal levels.
For enhancing public safety, we connect CCTV-cameras, microphones and movement sensors to a smart city platform and power it with robust analytics tools. It helps to identify probable crime scenes and successfully track perpetrators.
We leverage the power of IoT and big data to improve public transport schedules, balance public transport load, improve the routes and work out more convenient smart payment methods, like smart cards and mobile payment.
Create Outstanding Citizen Experience
We believe that smart cities are more than just automated cities. We deliver tailor-made turnkey solutions that make smart city benefits visible for citizens. We offer:
IoT-based smart city platform
aimed at improving service delivery and optimizing city infrastructure.
Service management solutions
intended to identify problems before they pose any inconveniences to citizens and address citizens’ queries in a timely manner.
focused on engaging citizens and creating a community for city dwellers.
Benefits That Smart City Solutions Bring
- Optimized traffic due to traffic lights monitoring, ML-identified traffic congestion patterns and respective adjustments.
- Improved city infrastructure thanks to predictive maintenance of roads, bridges, and buildings.
- Efficient energy and water consumption due to controlled street lighting, water usage analytics and prediction (by month, by hour of the day, etc.).
- Improved community safety due to automated identification and reporting of risky driving, identification of criminals based on face-recognition.
- Streamlined waste collection and recycling thanks to smart dumpsters reporting their fullness, optimized waste truck usage, waste sorting using artificial neural networks, etc.
- Reduced carbon footprint due to smart consumption of natural resources, city transportation and traffic optimization.
- Informed decision-making regarding city infrastructure improvements and investments due to the smart city analytics insights.
- Growing citizen and business engagement in city governance and infrastructure development thanks to automated addressing of the service requests and justified infrastructure improvements.
Challenges We Solve
Substantial investments in smart city technologies
With our experience in IoT-based smart city development, we’ve come up with the ways to reduce investments in field components and connectivity without losing functional performance. We unite sensors in sensor nodes, so that they share a common power source and processing unit, and wirelessly connect them to a reliable network, sparing investments in network cables.
Poor integration of IoT smart city solutions into current processes
Implementing IoT-based smart city solutions, we think about available infrastructure and processes. We adapt the existing infrastructure to suit smart city services without rebuilding it.
Lack of benefit for citizens
We apply iterative approach to make benefits visible for citizens sooner. Breaking large-scale projects down to several sub-projects, we ensure more efficient implementation and faster payoff. With citizen portals and service management solutions, we help our customers to create a common space for city residents and timely respond to citizens’ queries.
TECHNOLOGIES WE USE
We use a wide range of technologies to uphold your smart city with reliable and mature solutions:
We have a rich portfolio of developing and deploying cloud solutions on AWS, Azure, Salesforce and other cloud computing platforms. We use Amazon S3 for data storing and provide cloud infrastructure design and development, cloud infrastructure administration and maintenance, private and hybrid cloud integration
Service management solutions
With our extensive experience in Salesforce and Dynamics 365 development, we are fully equipped uphold your smart city with an efficient service management solution. We provide a full set of professional Salesforce and Dynamics 365 services - from consulting to support and maintenance.
To create exceptional citizen experience, our team designs and implements functional and easy-to-use citizen portals. We have mastered our skills in:
.NET, Java, Pyhton, PHP development.
CMS-based development with Pimcore, WordPress and SharePoint.