Smart City, the intelligent city at the heart of connected territories thanks to new technologies

In the era of the digitalization of spaces, cities are transforming and developing to become ever more intelligent smart cities. With more than 70% of the population expected to live in cities by 2050, connected objects appear to be a major advantage for rethinking territories and improving the well-being of their inhabitants.

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Launching a “Smart City” project is never easy. The requirements and expectations of communities, local stakeholders and citizens must be met. A more sustainable and intelligent city is confronted with 5 main challenges: the environmental challenge with the reduction of the carbon footprint, the convergence towards more local democracy, the modernization of its public service while being sure to keep the governance of the data collected with a complete digital architecture able to accommodate any type of data to develop a perennial supervision tool

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Your questions about the Smart City

Why the Smart City?

The transformation of cities into “Smart” cities is now common knowledge. By Smart City, everyone means “data” or “innovations”. In fact, it’s the development of interconnected systems capable of optimizing (data) flows to generate greater efficiency: water or electricity consumption, traffic analysis, building management…

The overriding challenge today remains to improve the quality of life of smart city stakeholders through technology and innovation, while respecting the environment and recognizing that the smart city has its advantages and limitations.

Because today, cities represent 2% of the earth’s surface, but also 80% of global CO2 emissions and 75% of global energy consumption. These facts multiply the challenges facing smart, connected cities, and they must take into account the lessons learned from the Internet of Things (IoT), particularly in terms of sustainable development and resource management: energy, water, lighting, networks…

What are the 6 pillars of the Smart City?

The Smart City today is based on 6 important pillars:

1. Intelligent mobility with sustainable and interconnected transport to reduce carbon footprint, traffic flow and congestion.
2. A smart environment for citizens, with waste management, maximum energy conservation, use of renewable energies and innovation through sensors.
3. An intelligent economy that must provide its inhabitants with innovative facilities management services.
4. Intelligent governance based on transparency of data but also on citizen participation. The Smart City is co-constructed by the various players: citizens, public services and experts.
5. An “intelligent” citizen, a key player in the Smart City, participates in the transformation by sharing his opinion and using the services made available to him.
6. An intelligent way of life that facilitates the habits of city dwellers, daily life and provides them with more security, better access to culture or health for example.

What is the role of technologies in the smart city?

Technologies are at the very heart of smart territories. Indeed, it is the collection and management of data by sensors that characterizes the strategic challenges of Smart Cities, as it is the analysis of the data gathered through this technology that will enable us to respond to the challenges(transport, waste…) of cities and the needs of citizens.

Whether public or private, data is a valuable source of information once captured and analyzed. In particular, it contributes to the socio-economic development of a territory by understanding the needs of the population and creating new services.

Indeed, by implementing intelligent solutions, the IoT makes it possible to optimize building performance, energy consumption, waste disposal and management, the interconnection of different forms of mobility, road layout… So many use cases that make a smart city an example.

What are the benefits of the smart city for users?

Talking about Smart City implies optimizing the management of natural resources through connected objects at the service of users.

This obviously involves sustainable, environmentally-friendly urban planning (street lighting, bulky waste management, management of water and electricity networks, etc.), as well as the introduction of sustainable, multimodal transport systems for local users.

In this scheme, public services have an essential role to play in the creation of connected services providing users with centralized information in real time.

How to become a smart city?

You will have to set up a smart energy network, promote zero-carbon mobility and adapt your architectures to new eco-responsible models.

Of course, we’ll need to put in place the connected objects, sensors and data analysis and processing solutions that correspond to the characteristics of a smart city.

The IoT will gradually transform uses and bring about the innovation necessary for them to evolve towards greater comfort while reducing the energy consumption of smart cities.

How to implement an IoT solution in your territory?

Launching a large-scale IoT project is never easy, you need to be helped by experts with proven know-how in the deployment of an end-to-end IoT project.

You are not alone. Indeed, Synox is well-know for its expertise on the entire IoT value chain: from data capture to its restitution on web and mobile interfaces, including storage.

Synox supports you at every stage of the project to ensure the success of your IoT project.

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Synox is now referenced by the UGAP! You can therefore launch your IoT project very simply, without a tender procedure.

Choose your devices

Choose your devices

Speed, temperature, force, location, power, volume… According to your needs, Synox advises you in the choice of the sensor and facilitates its implementation on site.

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Connect your devices

Connect your devices

In order to carry and secure the data, Synox recommends the networks and transmitters most adapted to your project.

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Securing your data

Securing your data

We provide you with an open and interoperable data collection and analysis platform that safely aggregates all your data with third-party data.

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Host your data

Host your data

A TIER IV type hosting and storage solution, based in France, which combines density, environmental awareness, availability and security.

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Leverage your data

Leverage your data

We offer an open data visualization platform that joins all of your third-party flows and allows you to manage them in a simplified, secure and customizable turnkey interface.

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Is Synox the right choice for you?

Through our positioning as a Smart City and IoT expert, we advise and support you in the deployment of your IoT project: from the choice of sensors and connectivity to the analysis and visualization of data.

From POC to large-scale deployment, Synox covers all the technological bricks of an IoT project and provides you with the keys to make your Smart City project a success with ease.

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IoT AWARDS 2020

At the 2020 edition of IoT World, Synox won the Jury Prize for “Development of Intelligent Territories.”

Montpellier Zéro Carbone 2021

Synox took part in the ” Last Km: in Montpellier and elsewhere ” round table, alongside the Vice-President of Montpellier Métropole, responsible for Transport and Active Mobility, and the President of Services Écusson Vert.

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