By enabling the deployment of small cells in street level, the BrightSite smartpoles help cities build a foundation for smart cities and services and applications. With better wireless broadband capabilities, municipal governments can leverage technologies to deploy connected sensors and devices for smarter, more sustainable, and more efficient operations. BrighSites smartpoles offer city friendly solutions that leverage current urban infrastructure, improve efficiency, and reduce cost.
Furthermore, the data rates that are being transferred in mobile traffic are doubling every year, according to a February 2016 report from Cisco. With the advent of IoT, the “things” are becoming connected at a massive rate. Cisco estimates more than 513 million devices will be Wi-Fi enabled by the year 2020 in the United States alone. Both trends affect municipalities, as various wireless communication technologies must find their space in the urban and suburban landscape. Therefore, municipalities are increasingly worried about devices cluttering their communities and need integrated solutions to supply options to their citizens.
With that challenge in mind, streetlights are an essential part of the new smart city of the future. When used as an integral building block, they allow for broadband and Wi-Fi to be delivered to the businesses, residents, and visitors helping them with smart city applications on top and bridge the digital divide.
The BrightSites by Signify, IoT solutions will support dominant wireless platforms such as Wi-Fi, cameras, multiple sensors and 5G mm LTE and will provide a standardized, aesthetically pleasing, solution with all components enclosed and obscured from public view. We have developed a broad solution architecture, consisting of smart poles and aesthetic attachments that blend into existing poles, both of which are tailored to help municipalities meet the digital divide needs of their communities while transforming a street light pole into a true asset.
Cities may select from this architecture to expand existing service offerings toward the smart city of the future, while joining forces with the Signify ecosystem of compatible partners to supply connectivity from street lighting assets.
Click here for more information on our BrightSites smart pole offering, or here for how Interact City can help to make your city smarter, more livable, and truly connected.
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