Municipalities today grapple with the need integrate new technologies with existing infrastructure in order to ease financial pressures, develop strategic approaches to sustainability, increase economic development and protect the long-term wellbeing of their citizens.

Build a smart city without starting from scratch

The rise of “smart cities” has generated new applications of the Niagara Framework®. Our open platform allows communities to build an ecosystem of interconnected commercial buildings, smart grids, water utility management, transportation applications and government services administration. Niagara can help municipalities operate with greater efficiency, awareness and intelligence while maintaining and enhancing their current infrastructure.

While many cities see the value of converging their systems into a smart city model, they face challenges that prevent them from moving forward:

  • Legacy city infrastructure management systems are costly to replace.
  • Diverse city subsystems are difficult to integrate .
  • Multiple providers for various city systems requires an open communication protocol.
  • Applications are needed to optimize system behavior for day-to-day operation, as well as during special events (natural disaster, sporting events, etc.)

Niagara enables every system to communicate and interoperate, including:

  • Energy (smart grid, alternative energy, demand management)
  • Water utility (wastewater treatment, system monitoring)
  • Transportation (fleet, fuel, traffic management, street lighting)
  • Buildings management (municipal, commercial, industrial)
  • Government services (public safety, CCTV, digital signage)