China-based Huawei has released the Intelligent Operation Center (IOC), a solution for Smart City projects, connecting the digital and physical worlds at the Global Smart City Summit.
“This Smart City nervous system comprises a control center and the network and sensors, gathering real-time information about the status of the city, transmitting the data, enabling the control center to analyze and make informed decisions, delivering feedback commands, and ultimately carrying out intelligent actions,” said Yan Lida, president of Huawei Enterprise Business Group.
The infrastructure of the IOC comprises distributed cloud data centers and ubiquitous city networks that collect, integrate and share city information, enabling real-time visibility of the city.
The IOC uses an Integrated Communications Platform (ICP) that enables intelligent collaboration across city functions and emergency dispatch of all services.
IOC uses Big Data, machine learning and AI technologies to deliver insights to facilitate city planning and management of vital services such as transportation and security.
Huawei provides wired and wireless broadband, IoT platforms, and LiteOS — an intelligent operating system that serve as the peripheral nervous system, collecting data to assist the brain in making decisions.
Currently, Huawei said its Smart City solutions are serving over 120 cities in more than 40 countries. In China alone, Huawei participated in the development of 26 Smart City evaluation criteria, leading the development of 9 of them.
Huawei is demonstrating Smart City solutions together with SAP, Honeywell, Hexagon, Chinasoft International, Esri, RuiCheng Technology and other industry partners at the SCEWC.
Huawei leverages its IoT platform, LiteOS operating system, and technologies such as Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), eLTE-IoT and AI to build sensing systems.
In Dunhuang in China, Huawei’s cloud data center, Big Data platform, and IoT technology have improved Silk Road tourism service quality and intelligent public services. In 2016, the annual number of tourists increased to 8 million, a 32 percent growth compared to 2015. Scenic spots are now capable of hosting 40 percent more tourists with 20 percent less service personnel.