Smart City Program Gathers Pace

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NEC Corporation has announced that it is the first company to test the new global oneM2M service layer standard in its Cloud City Operation Center (CCOC) solution to enable machine-to-machine device interoperability in a live smart city program.

Around the world cities are beginning to deploy a diversity of M2M sensors to improve the efficiency of transport, lighting, irrigation and refuse collection services and boost public safety levels by minimizing pollution and waste. NEC’s use of the open oneM2M specification makes it possible to collect data from a diversity of sensors in a consistent and secure way for statistical and billing purposes and use robust data management models to enable cities to make informed day-to-day management decisions.

NEC’s Cloud City Operation Center (CCOC) solution is based on the FIWARE open source API-enabled platform and Generic Enabler, created by the EU-funded Future Internet project. The oneM2M stack has been added to this setup and connected to the Internet-of-Things (IoT) broker. It uses NEC’s big data analysis platform for mass M2M data collection and processing. The Operation Center’s advanced dashboard enables KPIs to be quickly cross-referenced and visualized to provide a fast overview of the status of the city. For example, data sets on traffic, carbon monoxide, temperature and wind levels can be cross- referenced using the intuitive user interface so localised air quality alerts can be automatically issued.

José Luis Maté, Product and Solutions Senior Manager at the EMEA Cloud Center of Competence at NEC Corporation, commented, “Testing our Cloud City Operation Center together with the oneM2M standard has already shown the value that the new international standard for M2M communication will bring for real-world computing systems. The flexibility of our product helped us to quickly integrate the new protocol stack. We can thus orchestrate a growing number of real world systems from various providers in a smart city and help create a brighter and smarter world. It also shows NEC’s motto, ‘empowered by innovation’ drives our technology development.”