A true “System of Systems” approach to solving the complex challenges of Smart Cities, brought to you by people who have been solving these problems in industrial automation for more than 30 years
With increasing urbanization, mounting cost pressures, and demand for improved quality of life, there is now a global move towards infrastructure consolidation, upgrade, and continuous improvement.
There is now a greater need than ever for:
- Seamless integration between systems, sites, people, and assets.
- Improved operational efficiency and reduced energy cost.
- Adherence to cybersecurity, safety, and regulatory compliance
- Exceeding expectations while delivering on service-level agreements.
Transparency Across Facilities
Improving operational efficiency through the breaking down of historical information silos, seamlessly aggregating data from a plethora of hardware and software sources, and delivering valuable, contextual, and actionable insights, is what complex automation projects involve.
For Smart Cities, this challenge is magnified by the interconnected, real-time nature of the systems and processes being monitored and controlled – either centrally, or remotely – and the expectations of people relying on these systems to participate in day-to-day urban living… and be happy whilst participating
Management of modern city infrastructure can include the management of assets such as buildings and facilities, transport stock (buses, trams, and trains), power distribution, bridges and tunnels, lighting, security and surveillance equipment, and increasingly, data centers, Wi-Fi, and communication networks.
The combination of assets with connected devices, and most importantly, the data captured for each of these assets, introduces the need for technology solutions to harmonize disparate data, as well as provide a single view into maintenance needs, downtime predictions, and scheduling of proactive maintenance.
The focus on cities to become “smart” is increasing the demand for centralized Command and Control Centres.
Private companies have been implementing Operation Centres for many years. Few private companies, however, have the complexity of disparate data silos, multi-vendor system architectures, and the sheer number of many millions of citizen-consumers relying on their infrastructure to participate in an economically viable and functioning society.
The Challenge for Infrastructure Management
Municipal Operations, Transportation, National Defense And Public Utilities Provide The Infrastructure On Which We Depend Heavily For Just About Everything We Do.
The more efficiently they are run, the greater their contribution to the health and well-being of all who use them. Addressing the urbanization, overpopulation, congestion, pollution, security and other critical infrastructure challenges requires complex networks that must operate efficiently and safely.
Monitor Multiple Public Operations From A Single Control Room. Take Advantage Of New Connectivity Opportunities.
The infrastructure solutions made from AVEVA software make this possible. They begin with the AVEVA System Platform, a powerful integration platform that uses reusable component objects and makes infrastructure management applications easy to create, deploy and implement. Expanded Situational Awareness Symbol Libraries ensure that operators run these applications with greater awareness of their operating context and a suite of powerful AVEVA applications enables new levels of operations and information management.
With such integration and visibility, you manage your infrastructure as you like and free operators to focus on what is most important. They will be better equipped to identify, understand, react to and resolve abnormal situations. We deliver those managing diverse public infrastructure operations the ability to traverse silos and access aggregated data at a single point.
Barcelona El Prat Airport
AENA created a Smart City solution at the Barcelona El Prat Airport that boasts a dynamic, high-functioning, reliable and secure infrastructure.
International and Regional Customers
Addressing the Challenges: Engineering Efficiency and Continuity
The greater the number of plants an engineer has to design, control and rollout, the less effective are traditional procedural and list-oriented engineering tables. Replacing those with online template object-oriented systems can result in dramatic savings.
Buildings & facilities
- Integrated Building Management System (iBMS) in schools, hospitals & residential complexes
- Smart Parking Systems
- Intelligent BMS (iBMS)
- Baggage Handling System
- Roads & Tunnels Management
- Integrated Traffic Management System
- Smart Street Lighting
- Storm Water Management
- Integrated Port Management System
- Stations Facility Management FM
Waste Management: Surveillance and Management of Waste Treatment Process
According to the World Bank, every year the global population produces more than four billion tons of waste and this figure is rising steadily. Stockpiling it is not a viable solution and destroying it just converts it to highly concentrated, polluting residues. Preventing waste production is the best alternative. Conservation and recycling initiatives contribute significantly to this, but it doesn’t happen by itself. As much as any business organization, environmental sustainability requires management, collaboration and talent that must be focused and coordinated.
Our Intelligent Integrated Infrastructure Environments solutions help those who are driving such changes by offering the following resources:
- An extensive Partner Ecosystem with in-depth infrastructure management experience that can help you build operations and information management applications on top of that platform
- Support and training in local languages, anywhere in the world
- Project management experience that can get you up and running with new applications, quickly and affordably, leveraging your current systems investments
Availability for Infrastructure & Facilities
If you’re managing traffic at airport gates, supporting reservation systems, tracking package deliveries, or handling any number of systems that move people or products around the world, application availability is critical to your operations. Even short periods of downtime can disrupt commerce and take a substantial toll on revenue, safety and customer satisfaction.