New platform for city planners launched

New platform for city planners launched

City officials can load various customisable applications on the platform in four key areas - security, efficiency, sustainably and community.

smart city in a box

SINGAPORE: A new platform to help city officials track, monitor and manage cities better was launched by Surbana Jurong on Monday (Jul 11).

Called the Smart City in a Box, the platform brings together an integrated set of solutions on a single dashboard. City officials can load various customisable applications on the platform in four key areas - security, efficiency, sustainability and community.

Some of the apps in the first batch of the platform includes energy usage monitoring, water quality monitoring and asset upkeep and maintenance. For instance, the water quality monitoring app allows users to track water contamination by using camera analytics to examine marine life in water.

Another app that is on the platform is the iTown@SG app, where residents can send feedback to town council on maintenance and other issues.

All in, there are 13 apps that can be used on the platform, and Surbana Jurong said it is working with partners to roll out another 30. The company will also provide analytics and insights based on the data received across the apps.

Apps may also be customised based in the city's needs, and will be developed by Surbana Jurong and its partners.

Some markets that Surbana Jurong is looking to bring this platform to includes Sub-Sahara Africa and China, but its Group CEO Wong Heang Fine said there is no geographical limitation on where this platform may be used.

Source: CNA/dl

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