Smart City Update & Digital Signage

Smart City Digital Signage Update

Smart City and Digital Signage go hand-in-hand and lots of cities are looking at new infrastructure.  We track those.

smart citySmart City Digital Signage projects are a big trend right now along with Digital Signage.  What are they doing right, and what are they doing wrong.

Here is an example of Smart City, Smart Information and Digital Signage RFPs

Smart City News

Smart City News on the Internet we like

Newark to offer Link Smart City Program

4/9/18 — announced last week the city’s plans for LinkNWK, a communications network of sidewalk kiosks that will provide residents and visitors of Newark with free gigabit Wi-Fi, mobile device charging, free phone calls to anywhere in the U.S., access to municipal services, maps and directions, and real-time local information on city streets. There will be no cost to taxpayers or users as it is supported through advertising on the Link kiosk displays.

Digital kiosks coming to Harrisburg

City council is mulling a resolution that will allow New York City-based Smart City Media LLC. to install about 25 digital kiosks to provide information to residents and tourists.  These kiosks – called CityPosts — will stand about 8-feet tall and have 55-inch screens on both sides, chief marketing officer Mike Mainthow said in a phone interview today.

LinkNYC Will Show Bus Arrival Time Info — LinkNYC’s 55-inch screens in those Brooklyn neighborhoods will now show arrival info for buses that are a short walk away from a particular kiosk.

Panasonic is building a ‘smart city’ in Colorado with high-tech highways, autonomous vehicles, and free WiFi

The company is now building “smart city” infrastructure near Denver, Colorado, with the goal of turning the area into a “smart city” by 2026. The initiative is part of a larger Panasonic program Panasonic called CityNow. Although the definition of a “smart city” varies depending on who you ask, the term typically describes a metro area that prioritizes the use of technology in its infrastructure.

Who Will Own The Infrastructure In The Smart City?

The smart city was a major theme at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (#CES2018), hosted by the Consumer Technology Association.

How to improve community mobility in a smart city through public-private partnerships

Part of the smart cities movement includes managing how people travel and use the transportation network, as well as how cities collect data from vehicles and group travel patterns for better land use and transportation policy decision making.

Smart cities are boring. Give us responsive cities. | TechCrunch

Oct 14, 2017 – As an urban technologist, I’m often asked to give an example of a compelling smart city application that real people are using. But to be honest, …

The Rise of the Smart City – WSJ

Apr 16, 2017 – Cities have a way to go before they can be considered geniuses. But they’re getting smart pretty fast. In just the past few years, mayors and …

Smart cities | Cities | The Guardian

Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality – ordering our groceries, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way.

IEEE Smart Cities: Home

IEEE Smart Cities is a global, multi-discipline cross-IEEE effort, through which IEEE seeks to help municipalities around the world address urban population …

The Problems With Smart Cities – Forbes…/the-problems-with-smart-citie…

Jun 19, 2017 – When envisioning all the possibilities of smart cities, it’s also important to consider the difficulties that could arise in creating them.

Variations on Project Example

Here is one for public safety circa March 2018 in California.

The City of xxxxxxxxxx (“City”) seeks to partner with
technology providers who are working to improve and
enhance the urban environment through the use of smart
city technology. For this Request for Proposals (“RFP”), the
City seeks up to four Firms/Teams that can implement and
demonstrate how camera, video, motion, and other sensor
technology can be an effective tool in addressing public
safety. Working in collaboration with the City and the xxxxxx County Sheriff’s Department, these
Firms/Teams will demonstrate solutions that can
enhance public safety in the City. This pilot project will allow
the City and the SD to assess the utility, data
management needs, cost effectiveness, and overall success
of a smart city public safety program that could be scaled
citywide in designated areas of the City. The size and density
of the City, along with its large visitor population (especially
during special events) provides a great environment for the
testing and implementation of cutting-edge public safety
technology. Up to four Firms/Teams will be selected.

The selected Firms/Teams will design and implement a
demonstration project for deployment over nine months. At
least one location in the City will be assigned to each
Firm/Team for implementation. The selected Firms/Teams
will be provided a $10,000 stipend, distributed at determined
milestones during the nine month duration of the pilot
program. Selected Firms/Teams shall be required to comply
with the City’s Privacy Guidelines. In addition to
public safety applications, the City encourages camera and
sensor applications that can provide insights about how
people interact in the City. For example, innovative
companies are using cameras and sensors to
measure volume and direction of pedestrian, bicycle, and
vehicle trac. Such programs can inform city planning and
other municipal operations as collected data can be used to
increase pedestrian and vehicle safety or increase economic
activity. In addition, the City welcomes technologies that
protect privacy, such as use of anonymized data and real-
time image scrambling.

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