Building Digital Cities on the Edge
Modern cities worldwide are undergoing radical changes to foster a clean, sustainable and secure environment, install smart infrastructure, deliver intelligent services to residents, and facilitate access for vulnerable groups. Today, the evolution of leading-edge technologies opens up a wide range of possibilities in urban management and the adoption of new technologies is at the heart of implementing many initiatives to address critical concerns in cities. How can these technologies be leveraged to improve our urban environments? What is hampering their full deployment?
From the outside it’s a digital signage kiosk, providing interactive mapping to help visitors discover what’s nearby and how to get there. But beneath the service is the high-performance SmartPoint multi-access edge compute (MEC) node, consolidating and processing data from nearby IP cameras and IoT devices to discover anomalies and deliver actionable insights.