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.
The development of the Smart City as close as possible to the citizens
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
Are you looking for a strategic and technological partner to help you transform your territory?
Not yet? Keep scrolling!
Your questions about the Smart City
Why the Smart City?
The transformation of cities into “Smart” cities (or ingelligent city) is now known to all citizens. By Smart City, everyone means “data” or “innovations”. Indeed, it is the development of interconnected systems capable of optimizing (data) flows to generate better efficiency: water or electricity consumption, traffic analysis, building management, etc.
The primary challenge today remains to improve the quality of life of smart city players through technology and innovation, while respecting the environment while being aware 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 observations multiply the challenges of smart and connected cities and must take into account the lessons of the Internet of Things, particularly in terms of sustainable development and resource management: energy, water, lighting, networks, etc.
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 and use of renewable energy and innovation with 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 with sensors that characterize the strategic challenges of Smart Cities, because it is the analysis of the data collected through this technology that will allow to respond to the challenges of cities (transports, waste…) and meet the needs of the 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. While considering smart city advantages and limitations.
Indeed, through the implementation of intelligent solutions, IoT allows to optimize the performance of buildings, energy consumption, waste disposal and management, the interconnection of different mobilities, the development of roads… 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 the implementation of sustainable and ecological urban planning (street lighting, waste management, management of water and electricity networks, etc.), but also the implementation of sustainable and multimodal transport systems on territories for 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 and becoming a smart city example.
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.
This will obviously require the implementation of connected objects, sensors, data analysis and processing solutions and don’t forget to check the smart city specifications.
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 accompanied by experts with proven know-how in the deployment of an end-to-end IoT project.
You are not alone. Indeed, Synox is recognized 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 every step of the way to ensure the success of your IoT project.
Synox is now referenced by the UGAP! Thus, you can launch your IoT project very easily, without a tender procedure.
Choose your objects
Speed, temperature, force, location, power, volume… According to your needs, Synox advises you in the choice of the sensor and facilitates its installation on site.
Connect your objects
In order to transport and secure the data, Synox recommends the networks and transmitters most suited to your project.
Securing your data
We provide you with an open and interoperable data collection and analysis platform that securely aggregates all your data with third-party data.
Host your data
A TIER IV type hosting and storage solution, based in France, which combines density, respect for the planet, availability and security.
Leverage your data
We offer an open data visualization platform that aggregates all of your third-party flows and allows you to manage them in a simplified, secure and customizable turnkey interface.
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.
Key player in smart territories
IoT AWARDS 2020
At the 2020 edition of IoT World, Synox won the Jury Prize for “Smart Territory Development.”
Montpellier Zero Carbon 2021
Synox took part in the round table “Last mile: in Montpellier and elsewhere”, alongside the Vice-President of Montpellier Metropole, Delegate for Transport, Active Mobility and the President of Services Écusson Vert.
They trust us
In our sector, good communication is a critical point since our service is linked to people. We chose Synox because when we need technical support, we get a diagnosis and a solution very quickly.
We were looking for a mature solution for rapid deployment, which is what Synox offered us. From decision making, to the purchase of hardware and deployment (connectivity, dashboards ...) thanks to the end-to-end support by Synox, the 1st Proof of Concept was completed in less than a month!
We wanted to give ourselves the means to avoid breakdowns and reduce the stress of our customers regarding production stops. After some research, IoT quickly appeared to be the answer to this need. Synox's collaborative approach seemed the right one and convinced me. The ability to listen to the teams and the hyper reactivity of the support service allowed us to successfully move this project forward.
What is interesting about the Synox solution is that it can be adapted independently to the needs of our customers, and perhaps even later to other sectors of activity. With a very simple implementation and a modest cost, we were able to deploy the solution to twenty customers within 6 months.
It was possible to test the proper functioning of the solution proposed by Synox before the market was set up, and we were able to get quick feedback from the sanitation department, which proved to be very positive. The responsiveness of Synox support in the event of a problem is greatly appreciated. It promotes our collaboration in an environment of trust.
Before the installation of connected objects, it was sometimes our customers who informed us of a malfunction of the heating system... Now we can be proactive about this type of incident. We had already carried out several unsuccessful - and expensive - POCs before testing SoDATA#Viz, but when we saw the real-time curves of our 50 objects, only one week after signing the POC, we were quickly convinced!
"In our industry, smooth communication is a critical point since our service is tied to people. So we chose Synox because when we need technical support, we get a diagnosis and a solution very quickly."
Computer & telecom engineer
"We were looking for a mature solution for rapid deployment, which is what Synox offered us. From decision making, to hardware purchase and deployment (connectivity, dashboards...) thanks to Synox's end-to-end support, the 1st Proof of Concept was completed in less than a month!"
"We wanted to give ourselves the means to avoid breakdowns and reduce our customers' stress regarding production downtime. After some research, IoT quickly appeared to be the answer to this need. Synox's collaborative approach seemed to me to be the right one and convinced me. The ability to listen to the teams and the hyper responsiveness of the support department allowed us to successfully move this project forward."
"What is interesting about the Synox solution is that it can be adapted independently to the needs of our customers, and perhaps even later to other sectors of activity. With a very simple implementation and a modest cost, we were able to deploy the solution to about 20 customers within 6 months."
Technical Project Manager
"Before the installation of connected objects, sometimes it was our customers who informed us of a malfunction in the heating system... Now we can be proactive about this type of incident. We had already carried out several unsuccessful - and expensive - POCs before testing SoDATA#Viz but when we saw the real-time curves of our 50 objects, only a week after signing the POC, it quickly convinced us!"
"It was possible to test the proper functioning of the solution proposed by Synox before the market was set up, and we were able to get quick feedback from the sanitation department, which proved to be very positive. The responsiveness of Synox support in the event of a problem is greatly appreciated. It promotes our collaboration in an environment of trust."
Our Smart City webinars
Smart cities and climate change
The verbs "mitigate" and "adapt" have become the watchwords of the states...
Smart city: the energy challenges of the sustainable city
If the notion of smart city is beginning to spread to the four corners of the...
What are the benefits and limitations of the smart city?
The massive urbanization on a planetary scale, as well as the global warming...