Axis Communications will be using its presence at Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 to showcase solutions in public safety, mobility and environmental monitoring. Alongside key partners, Axis will demonstrate several real-world examples in the three areas, regarded as key pillars in city liveability and desirability. Axis will be exhibiting in Pabellón 2, Stand B215 at the event, which takes place at Fira Barcelona Gran Via, November 19-21 2019. Real-world examples Andrea Sorri, Director, Business Development, Government, City Surveillance and Critical Infrastructures at Axis, commented: “Smart City Expo World Conference is a chance for global businesses working toward a smarter, safer future to come together and share ideas and insight on the key challenges faced by modern cities, and the solutions available to address these issues." Axis will be joined by partners to demonstrate how these three pillars can be addressed "This year we will focus on three key areas of paramount importance: public safety, mobility and environmental monitoring. These three factors can have a substantial effect of a city’s desirability, which in turn is linked to economic prosperity and growth.” Axis will be joined by partners to demonstrate how these three pillars can be addressed by exhibiting a range of solutions, along with live presentations throughout the event featuring real-world examples of how the solutions are already being used. Single command centre The use of a unified security, connected data and intelligence approach between public and private organisations can help make cities safer. For example, the City of Atlanta, Georgia’s Police Department has launched Operation Shield, a video integration initiative that pulls video resources from private and public entities into a single command centre. The City of New Orleans is also taking a similar approach, using smart sharing and integration of data – from cameras, licence plate readers and the 911 dispatch centre – to help the Police to more efficiently prevent, detect and investigate crime. Traffic management solutions Cities not only benefit from improved mobility, but also safer roads and happier commuters A city’s traffic massively impacts the environment, which in turn affects the perception of quality of life. Video-based traffic management solutions, such as smart traffic cameras, can analyse traffic patterns so authorities can optimise traffic flow in real-time and gather data that can be used as the basis of long-term improvements. By deploying such solutions, cities not only benefit from improved mobility, but also safer roads and happier commuters. Understanding the effect city initiatives have on the environment means authorities can ensure the well-being of their residents and the global impact they are having. Further, environmental monitoring can lead to better planning. Smart city technologies Using solutions such as smart cameras and sensors, authorities can gather data on their city’s environment for a range of applications, from detecting weather changes to predicting potential issues that could be caused by the storms, right through to air quality analysis to reduce pollution. Axis partners with a range of specialist companies to bring future smart city technologies to life. Axis will be joined by 12 partners so visitors can visit the booth to hear more about integrated solutions for safe cities, mobility and the environment. Unified security platform We are in a robust position to jointly lead cities towards a safer and smarter future" Christian Chenard-Lemire, Team Lead for Intelligent Transport Systems at one of the key Axis partners, Genetec Inc., explained why and how Genetec and Axis are working together to create smart, safe road solutions: “In order for citizens to benefit from a ‘Smart City’, it must also be a ‘Safe City’. For any urban environment, safety, security, and the flow of people and goods have always been a critical factor, driving the need for new, innovative technology.” “Through the open-architecture, unified security platform in Genetec™ Security Center and the full integration with Axis Communications sensors and cameras, we are in a robust position to jointly lead cities towards a safer and smarter future.” This year Eric Toffin, CEO of Citilog, and Axis company, will be speaking on ‘Intelligent Transport Systems: Towards Less Congested and Safer Cities’. Eric’s talk will take place on Wednesday, November 20 at 12:20-13:10. Other companies who can be found at the Axis booth are: Canon, BriefCam, Tenevia, WaterView, Siklu, Parquery, Libelium, ViNotion, 2N, Aximum, SAP and Signify.
Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced its plans for Smart City Expo World Congress 2018, taking place at Gran Via Venue, Barcelona from 13-15 November 2018. Genetec will be present at Smart City Expo at six locations around the show floor including technology partner booths with Axis Communications, Bouygues Energies & Services, Microsoft, Schréder and IoT.ATL; as well as in the USA Pavilion with the City of San Diego and Atlanta. At each of these locations, smart city solutions will be showcased that demonstrate how Genetec enables them to better serve the city. For any urban environment, safety, security, and the flow of people and goods have always been a critical factor" Building a safe and smart city Christian Chenard-Lemire, Team Lead for Intelligent Transport Systems at Genetec stated: “In order for citizens to benefit from a ‘Smart City’, it must also be a ‘Safe City’. For any urban environment, safety, security, and the flow of people and goods have always been a critical factor, driving the need for new, innovative technology. “Through the open-architecture, unified security platform in Genetec Security Center, and our other investigation management and decision support solutions, we are in a strong position to support cities in their goal towards a safer and smarter future.” Axis Communications Axis Communications will showcase a range of solutions, delivering safety and mobility in a city. Enhanced citizen safety and improved traffic flow are two essential pillars in any urban environment and provide the focus for Axis solutions on show at Smart City Expo 2018, along with real-world examples of its technology in action. The Genetec solutions being demonstrated at booth B211 will include Traffic Sense, a solution that gives traffic managers a complete picture of incidents as they happen. Bouygues Energies & Services Energy, digital and industrial transition specialist Bouygues Energies & Services will be presenting solutions that increase the efficiency of services to the city at booth Bouygues Energies & Services/ Colas D485. There, Genetec will be showcasing the Security Center integration with Bouygues solutions. Microsoft to demonstrate how connected technologies can help cities become more sustainable Microsoft Microsoft will be demonstrating how connected technologies can help cities become more sustainable, prosperous and inclusive. Genetec will have a pod at booth B213 to demonstrate neighbourhoods aligned to solutions, which will showcase Community Connect and Clearance. Schréder Smart street lights are the gateway to a smart city. A pioneer in intelligent outdoor lighting solutions, Schréder will present infrastructure that enables city planners to create open, fluid, connected and safer cities. Genetec will be showcasing Security Center, Intercom and Analytics on booth E567. IoT.ATL and the City of San Diego – USA Pavilion Representatives from the City of Atlanta and the City of San Diego will demonstrate how they have deployed Genetec technology to create scalable smart cities at the USA pavilion, booth D491. In the Atlanta and San Diego sections, Genetec solutions on display will include Clearance and SaaS Cloud with Shotspotter.
Genetec Inc., technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has announced that its next-generation traffic operations platform, Genetec Traffic Sense, is now available. Genetec Traffic Sense introduces a new, modern, and highly efficient way to manage traffic operations. It delivers a unified view of real-time conditions and vehicle flow to cities, bridge and tunnel operators, state transportation departments, and border crossing agencies, so they can identify and respond to incidents more efficiently, with a complete view of the traffic situation. Traffic Sense gives traffic management operators the ability to adapt to these changes" Genetic traffic operations platform Real-time notifications, automated workflows, and guided responses enable traffic management operators to make timely decisions, resulting in drivers getting to their destinations faster. Displaying data on a single interface cuts through the noise and lets operators focus on the tasks that matter – whether that is dynamically updating electronic road signs, or dispatching Emergency Response Units. With Traffic Sense working silently in the background to guide traffic operations teams, drivers experience smoother, quicker journeys – no matter how fast technologies and environments evolve. “The growing adoption of new traffic technologies, ride sharing, connected vehicles, and, eventually, self-driving cars, means keeping pace with infrastructure developments is harder than ever. Traffic Sense gives traffic management operators the ability to adapt to these changes. It improves their incident response times, while providing drivers with vital journey information to reduce their travel time and decrease congestion,” said Christian Chénard-Lemire, Team Lead for Intelligent Mobility at Genetec. Effective traffic management Traffic Sense unifies traffic data, dynamic message sign control, video monitoring, video analytics, and incident management. By tapping into a variety of data sources from roadside sensors to third-party probe data for travel-time analytics, Traffic Sense automatically identifies congestion and abnormal traffic conditions. It correlates traffic data with associated video feeds, all displayed within dynamic maps of roadways, giving operators instant and complete awareness of what is happening. Traffic Sense is an open platform designed to quickly and seamlessly integrate new and emerging technologies Armed with this information, traffic operators can quickly bring things back to normal following an incident. Traffic Sense enables organisations to define response plans to guide their operators and ensure that teams respond to incidents in a consistent, efficient and less stressful way. By presenting standard operating procedures on-screen, Traffic Sense guides operators through every step of the process, from identification to resolution. With Traffic Sense, operators can also update signs along affected roadways directly within the software platform, ensuring drivers are well informed at all times. Seamless technology integration While traditional advanced traffic management systems require extensive custom development and are slow to adapt to changing environments, Traffic Sense is an open platform designed to quickly and seamlessly integrate new and emerging technologies. This reduces customers’ total cost of ownership and shortens implementation cycles significantly.
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