Infrastructure

AT&T Smart Cities Operation Center Launches in Miami-Dade County, Fla.

The pilot program aims to give governments visibility into their communities’ conditions from one location and in near-real time.

by Nancy Dahlberg, Miami Herald, FL / January 10, 2017

(TNS) — Miami-Dade County is the first municipality to launch an AT&T Smart Cities Operation Center. The pilot program aims to give governments visibility into their communities’ conditions from one location and in near-real time.

In Miami-Dade, AT&T is working to apply solutions that address intelligent lighting and smart transportation as part of its Smart Cities initiative. In collaboration with its alliance member Hitachi, AT&T will be deploying public safety solutions, including:

  • Remote monitoring and more efficient operations solutions for police and public safety officials.
  • Upgrades to the county’s existing lighting infrastructure with smart LED lighting.
  • Reliable data to help inform decision making around urban transportation planning.
  • A traffic intersection network solution to help improve traffic flow.

In particular, the company wants to use its Smart Cities platform to help address the digital divide, which includes launching a program later this month at one of the county’s public housing communities. Along with Ericsson, another smart cities alliance member, AT&T will provide 60 laptops for students and adults in the community to use in the community center, while also equipping the center with Wi-Fi connectivity.

“AT&T is helping us deliver impactful solutions for our community. We now have meaningful solutions for public safety and traffic management. And we’re enhancing the lives of our residents,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, in a statement.

Other AT&T spotlight cities include Atlanta, Chapel Hill, N.C., Chicago, Dallas, Montgomery County, Maryland, and Portland, Oregon.

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