Iveda Setting The Bar For A True Smart City By Launching Utilus Smart Pole Technology
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Iveda Setting The Bar For A True Smart City By Launching Utilus Smart Pole Technology

By CIOReview | Thursday, April 21, 2022

Iveda® (NASDAQ: IVDA) is a global provider of intelligent video search technology, video surveillance solutions Sentir® and IvedaXpressTM, and IoT (Internet of Things) platforms IvedaPinpointTM and IvedaHomeTM.

FREMONT, CA: By 2050, two-thirds of the world's population will be living in cities. This puts great pressure on city governments and planners to optimize infrastructure and energy to make their cities smarter and greener.

Consider the case of streetlights. The majority of streetlights are old and inefficient. Intelligent light poles can improve urban efficiency while lowering energy costs considerably.

Iveda, a global provider of AI video search, Internet of Things (IoT), video surveillance, and smart city digital transformation technologies, has come out with Utilus. It is a centralized management platform that pulls together all of Iveda's smart city technologies, including video surveillance, AI-based video analytics, IvedaSPS (smart power system), and IvedaPinpoint's location-based trackers and smart sensors.

Light poles with power can be found in all modern cities worldwide. Iveda harnesses the force that already exists and imbues it with Utilus. Utilus is smart power management and wireless mesh communications network that can support WiFi, 4G and 5G small cells, and other wireless protocols.

Once equipped with Utilus, light poles connect, forming a network that allows for distributed video monitoring and remote management of local devices such as trackers, water meters, electrical meters, valves, circuit breakers, and sensors.

Utilus also contains an energy storage battery system for backup and ongoing functioning in the event of a municipal power outage. In addition, the system functions as a microgrid with the Iveda Pole Gateway and IvedaSPS, providing electricity to mission-critical infrastructure as needed. It can also be used as a charging station for electric vehicles.

“Our smart city technologies are the culmination of almost two decades of product development and experience in providing cloud-based solutions,” said David Ly, CEO of Iveda. “Utilus adds a new level of security, safety and management tools for smart city initiatives. Whether it is instantly identifying and reporting a car accident or recognizing a vehicle with a potential abducted child, seconds matter.”

Iveda's South African partner is about to install Utilus for a smart city pilot project on an 18-acre stretch of a gated enclave in Johannesburg, which will cost over $1.5 million just for the pilot. More information about the project will be released later.

“Our partner believes a successful pilot would result in deployment of Iveda’s smart city solution throughout Johannesburg as well as other urban areas of South Africa,” said Ly.