IoT for a Smart City
As part of the European “Lighthouse” REPLICATE Project, Zeetta integrated its network orchestration platform NetOS with the Open Source FIWARE IoT platform to demonstrate how Zeetta’s software-defined networking tools can be used to provide a flexible management of a smart city network infrastructure in order to deliver connectivity services to large deployments of IoT devices.
The REPLICATE Project
REPLICATE – REnaissance of PLaces with Innovative Citizenship And TEchnologies – is a leading European Smart City project that aims to deploy energy efficiency, mobility and ICT solutions in city districts.
The €25m project is led by three European cities (called Smart City ‘Lighthouses’): San Sebastian in Spain, Florence in Italy and Bristol in England. There are also three ‘follower’ cities that will be replicating interventions in their cities including Essen (Germany), Nilüfer (Turkey) and Lausanne (Switzerland) and a number of ‘observer’ cities, including Guangzhou (China) and Bogota (Colombia). The project has a consortium of 38 partners including Zeetta Networks.
FIWARE IoT Platform
FIWARE is an open-source initiative defining a universal set of standards for contextual data management which facilitates smart solutions for different vertical markets including Smart Cities, Smart Industry and Smart Energy.
The FIWARE platform provides a rather simple yet powerful set of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that ease the development of Smart Applications in multiple application areas. The specifications of these APIs are public and royalty-free.
You can find more about the Fiware platform in this YouTube video.