Vidsys and Current, powered by GE, Collaborate to Enhance Smart Cities
March 2, 2017
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Vidsys, a leading software technology manufacturer of physical security information management (PSIM) and converged security and information management (CSIM) software, has announced its partnership with Current, powered by GE, which offers a smart city IoT sensor network that provides actionable intelligence for urban environments.
Powered by Predix , GE's platform for the Industrial Internet, Current's CityIQ intelligent nodes are placed on street light poles where they will collect and analyze real-time data that is made actionable via APIs to the Vidsys platform. Sensor data from CityIQ will be integrated into the Vidsys platform and displayed through a unified dashboard and interface. Through a custom API-enabled platform, Vidsys software provides integration with security sensors, IoT devices and supports the actionable intelligence and data correlation that powers the solution. It also supports third party systems such as building management, traffic management systems and other sensors and applications.
An important benefit of Smart City solutions is increased safety. The pedestrian, traffic, and parking planning metadata exposed by Current's smart city sensor networks enables improved situational awareness for Vidsys' CSIM solutions. This means that creating a risk management and public safety platform is essential to building a smart infrastructure from the ground up.
"Current's vision aligns with Vidsys' goal to create smarter, safer cities around the globe," said James I. Chong, CEO and Founder of Vidsys. "We're excited to launch this program together with Current and drive innovation utilizing our joint solution in the IoT and Smart City market."
"We're excited to be partnering with Vidsys to drive smart cities forward," said Jim Benson, Director of Marketing and Alliances at Current. "This alliance supports our goal to provide unparalleled, high value solutions to our customers, and grows our capabilities as a leader in the space."
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