SAP and Philips team up to make cities smarter
December 9, 2015
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SAP SE and Philips today announced a collaboration the two said will link real-time information from Philips connected streetlights with data from other sensors in a single integrated city dashboard to help cities gather valuable information.
The joint offering combines “real-time situational awareness” based on the SAP HANA platform with the Philips CityTouch street lighting management system to give planners a 360-degree view of data — such as street lighting, parking and traffic controls — to plan better and manage costs, they said in a release.
The agreement between SAP and Philips started in Buenos Aires, where Philips is refurbishing 91,000 streetlights with LEDs, controlled by Philips’ CityTouch, which interfaces directly with the SAP HANA platform.
Buenos Aires is able to manage more than 700,000 assets, including streetlights, parks, bus stops, the buildings and bridges. For example, by analyzing real-time sensor data, it can monitor storm drains to mitigate risks caused by heavy rains. Remote management of each individual streetlight point is possible with Philips’ CityTouch remote management system, which allows remote adjustment of lighting levels, dramatically reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs.