Critical Software joins smart cities consortium
Critical Software has joined a group of international technology companies, led by Living PlanIT, which will work in collaboration to create new smart cities in the UK.
Together with Philips, McLaren Electronic Systems and Hitachi, Critical Software will develop software applications that will be integrated with Living PlanIT’s Urban Operating System (UOS), which enables citizens and places to ubiquitously interact with one another in a ‘living city’ environment.
As part of this partnership Critical Software is providing engineering services to Living PlanIT in support of their programme of engineering, quality assurance and partner certification services.
Brian Luff, chairman at Critical Software comments, “We’re proud to be part of such an exciting and technically evolving project which will quickly develop an intelligent and integrated system, bringing global commercial opportunities for the UK. The internet of things, where machines communicate without any human intervention, is fascinating and the team is looking forward to implementing technology that will help build smart cities of the future.”
The UOS is a rich and replicable platform for the development, deployment, operations and experiences of advanced cities. From the management of resources such as energy, water and waste, building and infrastructure operations maintenance, the UOS enables the rapid and efficient development and provisioning of ubiquitous context relevant services, known as PlaceApps. As the volume of digital communication between machines rapidly outpaces that between people, an agnostic common platform is required for the ‘internet of things’ to deliver relevant services to people and businesses. The UOS is becoming the de facto standard for the operation of smart cities globally and is driving the industrialization of the internet.
Robin Daniels, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Living PlanIT SA said, “Critical Software is a Platinum Partner of Living PlanIT and we have been working together in Portugal for a number of years. We are delighted to be working with Critical Software in the UK, as part of our growing ecosystem focused on the development of east London and other key projects”
As part of Living PlanIT’s UK activities, Critical Software will also collaborate in the Technology Strategy Board supported RAPTOR project, which is led by Living PlanIT and includes partners, Cisco and Infusion. This two year project is focused on engaging UK SMEs in the development of Place Apps running on the UOS, specifically in the areas of smart transportation and retail.
This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Critical Software Technologies Ltd .
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