US-based Cisco Systems teamed up with eight Taiwanese partners to open a demonstration center for smart city applications and products in Taiwan, according to local publication DigiTimes.com.
US networking specialist is seeking to join forces with the Taoyuan City
Government, Taoyuan Aerotropolis and Asia Silicon Valley Development Project to
build an IoT R&D cluster in the northern region of Taiwan.
smart city center will showcase a wide range of smart solutions in security,
energy conservation, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, architecture,
transportation, environmental monitoring and conferencing developed by local
Cisco’s partners including JetIT, LANtel Telecommunication, Synergies
Intelligent Systems, e-Formula Technologies, Delta Electronics, MiTAC
Information Technology, The Syscom Group, and HuaCom Systems.
the smart manufacturing field, an AI-driven business decision-making system,
dubbed SyGPS jointly presented by Cisco and Synergies, will be showcased, which
will incorporate Delta’s intelligent machines into smart plant solutions,
according to the report.
will also showcase a building automation solution co-developed by Cisco and
Delta, integrating lighting control, smart surveillance and environment
monitoring operations through IoT data to offer information integration, smart
transportation management platform and smart mobility services, as well as
water quality and air pollution monitoring services.
also aims to display a smart campus solution developed with MiTAC, integrating
learning, reading and healthcare information and analyzing study records of
students through an AIoT platform.
Chen, president of Cisco Taiwan, highlighted that showcasing diverse
application solutions developed by Cisco and Taiwanese partners can help these
firms to better develop international markets.
In related news, Australian agricultural IoT firm Titan Class has received an unspecified investment from Cisco, with whom it has partnered on an agritech offering, according to a report by IoT Australia.
and Titan Class have co-developed an IoT decision support platform for farmers,
dubbed eXtensible Decision Platform,
which is an open source event-first microservice toolkit for IoT services.
According to Cisco, XDP enables
farmers to instrument their farms with thousands of readily available
low-powered, third-party sensors and consolidate their insights into a single
application on any smartphone, tablet or PC. Cisco highlighted that these
sensors communicate over LoRaWAN.
“This burgeoning ecosystem of
quality sensors can monitor water levels and flow rate, electric fence voltage,
weather, the location and movements of livestock and hundreds of other farm
functions,” Cisco said.
“With a single Titan Class deployment, farmers
can use up to a thousand sensors without restriction. These sensors have been
proven on operating farms to reliably communicate over several kilometers from
a simple on-farm communications tower and each sensor has inexpensive commodity
batteries that can last for years,” Cisco added.
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