Tuesday, July 16, 2024

The smart city is, in fact, a movement that is creating citizen-centered ecosystems that are carefully crafted to improve quality of life. It also intends to stimulate economic activity by facilitating cashless transactions through contactless technologies. The Covid-19 pandemic also influenced smart city developments as social distancing and contactless interactions are preferred globally. Meanwhile, the latest trends and technologies like artificial intelligence, data analytics, and 5G are driving this smart city transformation at a faster pace.

Smart cities won’t be complete without intelligent homes. Tech giants including Google, Amazon, and Apple significantly expanded their smart city concepts with gadgets and other connected devices. These expansions are not just limited to smart devices but integrated technology, AI-driven solutions, predictive analytics, and IoT.

Secure wireless connectivity and IoT technology are transforming traditional elements of city life. This also includes intelligent lighting platforms with expanded capabilities. The scope comprises integrating solar power and connecting to a cloud-based central control system.

When it comes to the smart city space, there are a variety of technology trends that are boosting the industry like never before. For businesses to adopt smart city solutions and make their operations smoother, they need the right solution provider with the proper sense of identifying client requirements. To make this selection process more streamlined and practical, we’ve created a list of some leading innovators in the smart city space. This list is created by Enterprise Viewpoint’s editorial team, researchers, and other industry veterans.

We present to you “Top 20 Smart City Solution Providers 2021.”

ChargePoint

President & CEO: Pasquale Romano
HQ: Campbell, CA
Website: chargepoint.com

Electric mobility is the smart choice.ChargePoint make it the easy one, too. So easy that someone plugs into their network every 2 seconds. They are the only network with an integrated portfolio of hardware, cloud services and support delivering the smoothest possible experience for all businesses and drivers.

Clarity Movement Co.

Co-founder & CEO: David Lu
HQ: Berkeley, CA
Website: clarity.io

Clarity Movement Co. is a team of passionate engineers and scientists focused on making a positive impact in the world by tackling the global air pollution crisis. Clarity Movement Co. leverage their expertise in air sensing technology, IoT devices, and data analytics to create solutions that empower communities to make more informed decisions and improve quality of life. Having already developed the world’s most accurate low-cost particulate matter sensor, Clarity is now deploying the next generation of dense air quality monitoring networks around the world to build smarter cities through smarter data.

FEIG ELECTRONIC

Managing Director: Eldor Walk
HQ: Weilburg, Germany
Website: feig.de

FEIG Electronics, a leading global supplier of RFID readers, antennas and unattended payment terminals, is one of a few worldwide suppliers offering readers, antennas and terminals for all standard operating frequencies (RFID/NFC/ISO14443).A pioneer in RFID with more than 40 years of industry experience, FEIG delivers unrivalled data collection, authentication and identification solutions, as well as secure contactless payment systems with its OBID RFID products.

Hesion

HQ: Acheres, France
Website: hesion-park.com

Hesion, corresponds to two complementary visions as for parking lots and movements, as for Disfatel and Altaïr Visions.Disfatel has been recognised for more than 40 years as a key actor for air quality and the smart management of parking lot air flow.Altaïr Vision developed more than 20 years ago their own algorithms to read registration plates.

Huawei

Chairman: Liang Hua
HQ: Shenzhen, Guangdong
Website: huawei.com

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – they are committed to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.Huawei’s end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure.

Hydropoint

CEO and President: Chris Spain
HQ: Petaluma, CA
Website: hydropoint.com

HydroPoint is the proven leader in smart water management solutions. Its WeatherTRAK, Baseline, and WaterCompass product lines help companies maximize water savings, reduce operating costs, minimize business risks, and achieve sustainability goals. An EPA WaterSense Partner of the Year, HydroPoint combines IoT technology, data analytics, and automation to optimize irrigation, flow management, and leak detection. Its solutions deliver visibility and control to commercial, government, education, and community sites.

Innovative Technology Holdings

President & CEO: Bryan Bayges
HQ: Langhorne, PA
Website: innovativetechholdings.com

Innovative Technology Holdings (ITH) believes in the power of technology innovation & excellence to transform your organization, make things work better and take your business to the next level effectively, efficiently and economically. They have established as a global leader and specialist in IT Technology and Energy infrastructure solutions, applications and professional services.

Inscape Data Corporation

Chief Technology Officer: David Lin
HQ: San Jose, CA
Website: inscapedata.com

Since 2009, Inscape Data has been pioneering the development of the All-in-One-Box outdoor PoE switch products. Inscape Data is committed to delivering reliable and quality products and will continue to deliver the innovative, unique, and quality LinkPower PoE and fiber optic solutions that are reliable and highly cost competitive.

Inspur Systems

CEO: Leon Zheng
HQ: Milpitas, CA
Website: inspursystems.com

Inspur is a leading data center and cloud computing solutions provider, named by Gartner as one of the top 3 server manufacturers in the world. Through engineering and innovation, Inspur aspires to deliver robust, performance-optimized, purpose-built solutions to address emerging technology arenas and challenges.

Intelligent Structures

CEO: Brian J. Westcott
HQ: Menlo Park
Website: intellistruct.com

Intelligent Structuresis the future solution for bridge asset management that will become the standard application for global bridge owners by reducing asset management costs, improving mobility and improving safety through real time data driven decision making.To digitally disrupt bridge management with IntelliStruct their innovative IIoT bridge performance asset management that provides bridge owners with data and decision support based on IoT, analytics and machine learning.

Mavenir

President &CEO: Pardeep Kohli
HQ: Richardson, Texas
Website: mavenir.com

Mavenir is building the future of networks and pioneering advanced technology, focusing on the vision of a single, software-based automated network that runs on any cloud. As the industry’s only end-to-end, cloud-native network software provider, Mavenir is transforming the way the world connects, accelerating software network transformation for 250+ Communications Service Providers in over 120 countries, which serve more than 50% of the world’s subscribers.

MetroQuest

President & CEO: Mike Walsh
HQ: Vancouver, British Columbia
Website: metroquest.com

MetroQuest has been developed through years of research, tested on several hundred real world projects, and used by millions of people to learn about sophisticated projects and to provide informed input. The quality and effectiveness of this data is a critical component to the success of public engagement initiatives, and can have long term impact on agency plans, and their investment decisions.

Picarro

President & CEO: Alex Balkanski
HQ: Santa Clara, CA
Website: picarro.com

Picarro is revolutionizing human understanding of global carbon, water and nitrogen cycles through scientific measurements.Their ultra-precise, easy-to-use and portable gas concentration and stable isotope analysis instruments, fully integrated with powerful, cloud-based geo-informatics and geo-spatial visualizations, deliver scientists, businesses, governments and NGOs with specific, comprehensive and actionable environmental data at unprecedented speed, scale and simplicity.

Q-Free ASA

President & CEO: Håkon Volldal
HQ: Trondheim, Norway
Website: q-free.com

Q-Free ASA (OSE: QFR) is a global innovator in intelligent transportation systems that improve traffic flow, road safety, and air quality. With an open, collaborative approach to tolling, traffic, and active transportation management, Q-Free works with customers and partners on every continent to digitize infrastructure and overcome modern mobility challenges for the greater good of society.

RTB Safe Traffic

CEO: Rudolf Broer
HQ: Burnaby, British Columbia
Website: rtbsafetraffic.com

RTB develops, produces and markets innovative traffic solutions in four areas. They are an international company offering solutions in the traffic lights, detection, parking and e-mobility segments. Their priority is user-friendly products with top quality and design. RTB have repeatedly set new standards for the industry with their bold ideas. They combine a constant willingness to innovate and dogged persistence with a natural straightforward approach.

Sighthound

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member: RJ Burnham
HQ: Winter Park, Florida
Website: sighthound.com

Sighthound was founded in 2013 to make computer vision accessible and easy. Their mission is to provide valuable actions and insights from a visual world – actions and insights that drive improvements in processes, products, procedures, and services. Their solutions – and the unparalleled customer experience they provide with them – help hundreds of companies, organizations and agencies achieve these improvements every day.

Sofia Technologies

CEO: Mustafa Haberci
HQ: Ariana
Website: sofia-technologies.com

Sofia Technologies is an engineering and IT service company specialized in the design and integration of electronics, mechatronics, embedded software, cloud solutions and the Internet of Things. A skilled engineering staff and a responsive organization allows them delivering fast prototyping solutions, full scale cost efficient platforms as well as bringing superior designs of business applications for selected markets in automotive, agriculture, medical, smart cities and largely in IoT.

TRANSIT WIRELESS

Chief Executive Officer: Melinda White
HQ: New York, NY
Website: transitwireless.com

Transit Wireless is a leading 5G neutral host fibre infrastructure company that provides cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity to large infrastructure projects including the New York City subway system. Transit Wireless and its majority shareholder BAI Communications, finances, designs, builds, operates and maintains wireless networks to connect millions of customers each day.

VANTIQ

Co-Founder and CEO: Marty Sprinzen
HQ: Walnut Creek, CA
Website: vantiq.com

Vantiq is a software development and deployment platform that enables companies to digitize their business. Vantiq enables the rapid building of real-time event-based applications by hiding complexity, enabling applications to be built that might otherwise be too costly or risky. As important, Vantiq applications can be easily evolved as the business requirements and technologies inevitably changes.

Wirepas

CEO: Teppo Hemiä
HQ: Tampere, Finland
Website: wirepas.com

Wirepas is changing the face of IoT. They help to connect millions of devices even in the toughest, most demanding environments. Coverage anywhere with a free global dedicated spectrum at 1.9 GHz. At the fraction of the cost of cellular.

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