Bell and Kingston Partner for Connected Smart City Program
Bell’s Smart City platform is coming to the City of Kingston, has both parties have agreed to a public-private partnership, to deploy a variety of connected Internet of Things (IoT) applications, which will “create a more mobile, efficient, collaborative and environmentally sustainable Smart City.”
The Smart City platform will let Kingston digitize operations of city-wide municipal operations. The first two solutions in this pilot program coming this spring include:
- Energy management: Energy analytics help reduce carbon emissions and meet municipal environmental targets while providing financial savings and enhanced productivity of staff through better coordinated maintenance.
- Digital kiosks: Bridging the digital divide by providing Wi-Fi access, real-time event updates, charging station services, tourism promotion, remotely managed video cameras, city information and 9-1-1 emergency buttons.
Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson said in a statement, “A Smart City uses technology and data to improve livability and opportunities for the city and its people. This partnership with Bell will create cutting-edge technology for us and put Kingston on the map as being one of the most innovative cities in Canada and a leading Smart City, while improving everyday life for the people of Kingston.”
“The Smart City platform will offer city staff a comprehensive and consolidated view of connected city services supporting better operating efficiencies, cost savings and improved services for Kingston residents, businesses and visitors,” said Bell Senior Vice President Gary Semplonius, in an issued statement to iPhone in Canada.