Smart Infrastructure Solutions for Uber-Connected Networks
Municipal operations, transportation networks, buildings, facilities and campuses, public utilities, and Smart Cities provide the infrastructure upon which we depend for just about everything. The more efficiently and effectively they are run, the greater their contribution to the health, well-being, and safety of all who use them. Addressing urbanisation, overpopulation, congestion, pollution, security, and other critical infrastructure challenges requires complex networks that must operate effectively, efficiently, and safely. However, a proliferation of sub-systems, hardware devices, connected and manually-intensive data sources, and operational silos demands a different approach to solving the interconnected challenges facing infrastructure operators.
Systems thinking is not a new concept to Systems Engineers. A deep understanding of the way components interact, interrelate, and interdepend to form a complex and unified system is at the heart of any well-designed monitoring and control system. In the complex world of smart infrastructure, the need for systems thinking has never been greater. From Smart Cities to campus management, to integrated traffic control, to smart airport operations, the interaction between people, process, and technology requires a single view to derive operational insights.