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Qualcomm Smart Cities partner weaves IoT lighting into large-scale digital twins

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IoT product provider Zyter has partnered with Juganu, a technology company providing solutions for the professional lighting market, to weave advanced lighting technology into smart cities.

Zyter’s IoT platform breaks down information by integrating and consolidating data from devices and applications, and weaving the IoT infrastructure into large-scale smart city digital twins for buildings, stadiums, campuses and cities. It enables municipalities to gain insight into a network of connected devices and sensors supported by analytics. Juganu uses lighting fixtures as the basis for a self-orchestrated wireless network that provides technical support for smart cities, making it a natural choice for this digital twin project.

“The partnership with Juganu will help us bring robust smart lighting, AI-enabled security, communications and other capabilities to each of these industries,” Zyter founder and CEO Sanjay Govil told VentureBeat.

Working together for smart city digital twins

The partnership will integrate Zyter’s core platform and Juganu lighting technology with tools and software from more than 400 Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program partners. Zyter is a core partner in Qualcomm’s program.

Juganu’s The Foam platform integrates with cameras, pedestrian counters and edge computers to adjust lighting and characterize foot traffic with privacy safeguards. The latest lighting, which the company claims kills the COVID-19 virus, has attracted new funding from Comcast and NCR.

Previous Zyter partnerships have focused on construction safety (Everguard), clinical data management (TruCare), and remote patient monitoring (Ceiba). The platform aims to unify app development across devices across industries such as healthcare, education, logistics, retail, travel, and construction.

This collaboration could also benefit from Zyter’s work creating lidar-based digital twins, which are virtual representations of an object or system spanning its lifecycle, updated with real-time data and simulation, using machine learning and reasoning to help. decision. Digital twins make it easier to communicate with and take control of IoT devices in a given space. For example, a city manager can now view and manage all lights in both indoor and outdoor areas. A manager can also explore parts of the city by retrieving CCTV feeds or view all recorded incidents in an area while exploring a city’s digital twin or buildings and spaces in a city.

In the long term, Zyter’s CEO Govil believes there are opportunities to partner with other companies working on APIs for physical infrastructures, such as the data infrastructure platform Mapped, to help with standardization and interoperability. Mapped simplifies access to physical building assets through a standard vocabulary and supports a secure API perimeter.

“We feel like Mapped and Zyter are trying to solve similar problems, albeit in slightly different ways,” Govil said.

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