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    the key to building smart cities

    Cities around the world are looking to innovate and adapt to the changing demands of an increasingly urbanized, globalized and digitalized world.

    More than any other city service, public lighting bridges the emotional and technical realms and it is important to foster openness on all levels, including infrastructure, communication, software and assets.

    Philips Lighting’s connected lighting solutions are one piece of the puzzle in trying to meet the needs of the evolving modern smart city. However, no single company can shepherd this complex transformation on its own.

    Find out how stakeholder of a smart city ecosystem are working together, creating partnerships that empower cities and citizens.

    Partnerships webinar  


    Join Marlyn Zelkowitz, SAP and Andreas Knobloch, Philips Lighting to discover why partnerships are crucial when building your smart city.


    Our partnership with Vodafone

    With a prediction of 4+ billion connected people and 25 billion embedded intelligent systems by the year 2020, smart city solutions must be open, scalable and connected.


    The future is faster. IoT is already here; the difference between now and the future is the speed of connections and the amount of data. Vodafone’s key goals are to leverage their global footprint, build capabilities on a core platform and deliver dedicated IoT professionals.


    Philips and Vodafone partner in order to provide these benefits to their customers with the Philips CityTouch system.


    Philips CityTouch with Vodafone

    Collaborating with SAP

    Increasingly, cites are using centralized dashboards to manage city services. CityTouch has partnered with SAP to help cites plan better and manage costs.


    In Buenos Aires, a combined SAP and Philips solution links information from Philips connected street lights with data from other sensors in a single integrated city dashboard to help the city gather valuable information. Integration with other platforms is possible as well.


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    1. Street lighting 2. Waste management 3. Traffic lights 4. Citizen complaints 5. Geospatial information 6. All city assets in one dashboard


    Philips and Ericsson


    Rapidly increasing demand for mobile and broadband connectivity is forcing cites to think about how to seamlessly and discreetly integrate the needed infrastructure.

    Philips and Ericsson, together with the city of San Jose, have collaborated on a project to pilot 50 Philips smart poles. These poles combine LED lighting with integrated 4G equipment. Electrical meters can be integrated into the smart pole, eliminating the need for additional on-street cabinets. The poles are open to integrate other devices in the future.


    With this kind of openness, smart poles can act as aesthetically pleasing hubs for a range of city services.


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