Discover how Nuvla.io enables Critical Infrastructure, at the edge as a service

Edge computing opens up new possibilities for the critical infrastructures (e.g. airports, harbours, highways and cities). Using the Nuvla.io management platform, critical infrastructure operators have not only a real-time snapshot of what is happening throughout the area, but they can also analyse the data provided by edge sensors to manage resources, fuse data, inform planning and implement strong governance. Plus they can update, add and upgrade their fleet of apps running at the edge at any time.

Detecting significant events in the area

With our edge computing software solution, customers are able to run a wide range of apps at the edge (e.g. machine learning for real-time video and audio analytics), from the Nuvla.io App Store.

For example, in Florence, THALES Transport, as part of the ELASTIC project, is leveraging Nuvla.io to manage edge devices installed in tramways and stops. This provides an unprecedented open platform to explore autonomy strategies for tomorrow’s smart public transport systems.

Meanwhile, ELEKTRON, the leading Swiss technology company, teamed up with SixSq to create a next-generation connected Smart Street Lighting solution called TrafficDim. The solution leverages the power of the NuvlaBox software, to automatically monitor road traffic and control adaptive street and highway lighting.

Here’s how it works:

Smart Critical Infrastructure Architecture

Top benefits for this customer

Cost savings

The adaptive lighting solution has been proven to deliver 30% energy savings compared to more traditional systems. Deployments have demonstrated significant improvements over static dimming systems and have also provided improved traffic statistics for better infrastructure management.

Remote management

Edge devices running NuvlaBox software can be remotely managed, giving the customer full manageability devices and the applications inside them. Nuvla.io enables automated commissioning of edge devices as well as monitoring, updates and alerts. In this case study, SixSq delivered a centralised edge management platform of all smart poles, across regions and end-customers.

Start simple and grow

In an smart airport, harbour or city transformation, starting with one vertical application, in this case video analysis or lighting, is easier and less risky than rolling out an entire horizontal platform. Operators can then follow up with the addition sensors and applications, such as audio analysis, air quality monitoring, security and much more, without costly intrusion into the critical infrastructure itself.

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