Trilliant Networks Connecting Cary Smart City Simulation
Trilliant is bringing its global Smart City expertise back home, participating in an advanced technology incubator project near its corporate headquarters in North Carolina. The Town of Cary Simulated Smart City has made the Town Hall Campus — which includes a small park, two community centers, city offices, an IT data center, traffic management center, E911 center and a parking deck — a proving ground for a variety of connected applications.
The project includes traffic-easing parking apps, advanced facility management tools, community apps to engage citizens, city work order management and Alexa connectivity to provide intelligent personal assistant government services. It will also deploy smart street lights, offer free outdoor Wi-Fi and provide notifications when trash and recycling bins are full.
As Ryan Gerbrandt, managing director of the Global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for Trilliant said recently, “The vision of a smart city is to integrate multiple technologies and industrial internet of things solutions in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets.” No city can be truly “smart” without secure, ubiquitous communications.
Trilliant is providing expertise in this essential communications foundation and is designing and deploying smart street lighting to the campus.
The smart street lighting, which can be controlled using sensors, will reduce both maintenance costs and energy consumption and will allow for the ability to track usage. Smart street lighting can produce substantial benefits for communities – including increased efficiency, additional revenue, improved sustainability, greater safety for residents and a draw for new residents and businesses.
Trilliant has led pioneering smart city projects around the world including an intelligent system of light-emitting diode (LED) lights, together with controls and a smart city management platform for EVN Ho Chi Minh City. The smart lighting system communicates over the AMI network (Vietnam’s first, also deployed by Trilliant).
Trilliant continues to expand its work as a smart communications provider for other smart cities around the world and to play a key role in the Cary Smart City Simulation project, where IIoT technologies powered by public and private partnerships are creating an ecosystem to test, develop and showcase additional connected solutions on the campus.