Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) India has announced the launch of a Customer Experience Center (CEC) in Gurugram to showcase and demonstrate IoT-based smart city solutions.
By launching this CEC, HPE will enable partners and customers to experience cutting-edge technologies first hand that can help in the seamless development of smart city projects across the country. The facility will feature a wide-range of innovative offerings for smart city projects from HPE and powered by Intel architecture. The CEC is supported by Oizom, 2020 Imaging, Map My India, XJERA Labs and FASTLANE.
“HPE is planning to launch another CEC in Bangalore which will be focused on telecom, smart manufacturing, enterprise and would be operational by 2018,” said Som Satsangi, MD – India, HPE.
The Bangalore CEC will have a bigger facility where partners can deploy end to end test solution before it is deployed at the customer end said Som Satsangi.
The key smart city solutions that will be showcased and demonstrated at the CEC are: eHealth Centre (eHC), public Wi-Fi, city surveillance, solid waste management, Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC), smart water, smart lighting, smart traffic and transport, smart traffic and transport, smart parking, smart building, smart industry and smart farm.
The eHCs addresses the need for affordable healthcare in emerging cities by enabling improved access and effectiveness of primary healthcare in underserved areas. These are built on a framework that leverage cutting-edge technologies including cloud, mobility, big data and also feature dashboards for real time data representation and analysis.
Today the public Wi-Fi network needs to be more than just a “free hotspot”. It should be capable of delivering value-added services such as analytics, location based advertising and services, and mobile engagement to enable monetization of the infrastructure.
HPE along with partners offer end-to-end surveillance solution capability to deliver video analytics required for city surveillance. HPE’s Edgeline IoT and analytics systems makes it possible to efficiently analyze and process data at the point of data creation/ingestion.
Resonating with the government’s initiative of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, HPE offers solid waste management solutions capable of managing and monitoring the sanitation workers and equipment such as mapping the route for the garbage trucks and tracking them.
The ICCC is based on the HPE Universal IoT Platform, which is common across all HPE smart solutions and provides agnostic support for smart ecosystems along with strategic partners. The ICCC enables governments or city administrations to remotely manage and control various IoT services via a single platform lot many services.
“The vision of the government’s smart cities’ mission is to improve the quality of life of every citizen in the country. A smart city strategy requires careful and proper implementation of new technologies and a citizen-centric approach,” said Som Satsangi, MD – India, HPE.
“We are therefore happy to launch this Intel-powered CEC in Gurugram to showcase our experience, best practices, partner ecosystem and technology innovation. Through this initiative we aim to help governments leverage technology to reduce the time it takes to turn smart ideas into smart cities,” added Satsangi.
“At Intel, our vision is to work with the industry to connect devices to sensors, and enable storage and analysis of this data for actionable insights. The Intel powered smart city CEC at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, India, is a great opportunity for customers to experience, and for system integrators to showcase local IoT implementation possibilities for industries such as healthcare, smart cities, and waste management. Our end goal is to automate and bring all possible IoT devices online, for maximized efficiency, improved security, and enhanced business performance,” said Prakash Mallya, MD, Sales & Marketing Group, Intel India.