Pedestrian, traffic and parking metadata from Current’s smart city sensor networks will enable improved situational awareness for Vidsys’ CSIM solutions
Vidsys, which specialises in physical security information management (PSIM) and converged security and information management (CSIM) software, is partnering with Current, powered by GE’s Predix platform, to enhance smart cities.
Current provides a smart city IoT sensor network that delivers actionable intelligence for urban environments. Its CityIQ intelligent nodes are placed on street light poles where they will collect and analyse vast amounts of real-time data that is made actionable via APIs to the Vidsys platform.
Sensor data from CityIQ will be integrated into the Vidsys platform and displayed through a unified dashboard with an easy-to-use interface.
Through a custom API-enabled platform, Vidsys software provides integration with security sensors, IoT devices and supports the actionable intelligence and data correlation that powers the solution. It also supports third party systems such as building management, traffic management systems and other sensors and applications.
An important benefit of smart city solutions is increased safety. The pedestrian, traffic, and parking planning metadata exposed by Current’s smart city sensor networks enables improved situational awareness for Vidsys’ CSIM solutions. This means that creating a risk management and public safety platform is essential to building a smart infrastructure from the ground up.
“Current’s vision aligns with Vidsys’ goal to create smarter, safer cities around the globe,” said James I Chong, CEO and founder of Vidsys. “We’re excited to launch this program together with Current and drive innovation utilising our joint solution in the IoT and smart city market.”
Vidsys software has obtained highest levels of information security and assurance from both top-tier global corporations and the US federal government. By leveraging mobile and web-based technology, the software can be rapidly deployed and provides real-time situational awareness and information management capabilities.
Current blends advanced energy technologies like LED and solar with networked sensors and software to make commercial buildings and industrial facilities more energy efficient & productive. Backed by the power of Predix, GE’s platform for the Industrial Internet, and a broad ecosystem of technology partners, it is helping businesses and cities unlock hidden value and realise the potential of their environments.
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