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SMART CITY SOLUTIONS

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SMART CITY SOLUTIONS

VECTOLIGHTS

Complete Street Lighting Management Suite

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COMPLEX SMART CITY DEPLOYMENTS MADE EASIER WITH RESPONSIVE LOCAL PARTNER

We help cities unlock the potential of smart city deployments by leveraging our experience and tools in LPWAN & IoT technologies

 RF regulatory requirements

IoT network mapping & planning

Cloud server configuration & implementation

Vectolabs Connectivity Intro - Copy-min

COMPLEX SMART CITY DEPLOYMENTS MADE EASIER WITH RESPONSIVE LOCAL PARTNER

We help cities unlock the potential of smart city deployments by leveraging our experience and tools in LPWAN & IoT technologies

 RF regulatory requirements

IoT network mapping & planning

Cloud server configuration & implementation

SMART CITY SOLUTIONS DEPLOYMENT

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SMART CITY SOLUTIONS DEPLOYMENT

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User Stories-min

SUCCESS STORIES​

BUILDING A FAIR AND NEUTRAL MUNICIPAL-OPERATED LORA
NETWORK IN PUTRAJAYA UNDER THE NTIS SANDBOX 1 PROGRAMME

Problem Statement

Single-focus approach restricts full-blown smart city implementations and leads to multiple silo-ed IoT infrastructure, stranded data, and unviable project cost.

We noticed a common trend in our municipals where smart city pilot projects are focused to solve one operational pain point at a time without the end-goal of a fully integrated smart city platform for central monitoring of multiple services, e.g street lighting, parking, water quality, etc. We see a lot of activities in piloting these smart services but there is hesitance in a full-blown deployment.

Imagine solving one pain point at a time like Lego blocks and hope that once you put all the pieces together, you’ll get a smart city. Do you think all these different solutions and technologies will fit nicely with each other like Lego blocks?

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Building a Fair and Neutral Municipal-operated LoRA network in Putrajaya under the NTIS Sandbox 1 Programme

Problem Statement

Single-focus approach restricts full-blown smart city implementations and leads to multiple silo-ed IoT infrastructure, stranded data, and unviable project cost. We noticed a common trend in our municipals where smart city pilot projects are focused to solve one operational pain point at a time without the end-goal of a fully integrated smart city platform for central monitoring of multiple services, e.g street lighting, parking, water quality, etc. We see a lot of activities in piloting these smart services but there is hesitance in a full-blown deployment. Imagine solving one pain point at a time like Lego blocks and hope that once you put all the pieces together, you’ll get a smart city. Do you think all these different solutions and technologies will fit nicely with each other like Lego blocks?


Why should we bother with smart city?

1. Enhanced service delivery: Reducing street lights down time with automatic failure detection, air quality sensors, reduce traffic by directing public when parking is available. Example: Double parking is a common sight in Presint 15, Putrajaya but there are two large multi-storey parking structures in the area that are usually empty – we just need to direct the vehicles to those structures.

2. Reduce operating costs: Despite public perception of government bloat, cities need to operate efficiently to provide services on relatively small budget.

3. Improved economy, commerce and city branding: Data shows that smart cities enhance competitiveness

4. Environmental sustainability: We are familiar with issues with water pollution and unhealthy air quality and citizens expect their government to address this concerns.


The Penang Bridge Analogy

A made-up conversation in 1980, before the Penang bridge is built: Logistics company: I can help you transport goods from the island to the mainland. I have the lorries, but the ferries are too slow. Penang govt: We’ll let you build the bridge because we are not sure if this commerce potential is going to grow, so we didn’t budget for it. But we will let you build the bridge. Logistics company: I’m not happy because I’m in the logistics business, not building infrastructures like bridges. But for the same reason, okay I will build the bridge The bridge is built and it’s great. Economy is booming and trades are growing between the island and the mainland. Now a bus company came to talk to the Logistics company…
Bus company: The factories on the island need workers. I can transport the workers from the mainland to the island. I want to use your bridge. Logistics company: You can’t. If I charge you toll only, I’m leaving money on the table. Since I have monopoly, I do not have to buy buses and I can transport all these workers with my lorries. Before long, all these companies will build bridges, one over another. Everything will cost more because everybody is building bridges instead of sharing one bridge. It’s inefficient but that’s exactly what is going on now with the IoT infrastructure for smart cities. When you’re trying to build a smart city, one of the first considerations is how will my device connect to the cloud?


The Solution

We applied for the National Technology & Innovation Sandbox facility to demonstrate a municipal-operated IoT infrastructure that is fair and neutral using the LoRa connectivity technology. The application was done in partnership with Perbadanan Putrajaya for the sandbox site and the Wireless and Photonics Network Research Centre (WiPNET) of Universiti Putra Malaysia to provide a framework to establish the fair and neutral LoRa network for smart cities and communities. We took the Build-Operate-Transfer approach to address this issue. Our main goal is for PPj to own and operate the LoRa network for Putrajaya by the completion of this Sandbox project. During the infrastructure building stage, we will plan the network for the gateway and device installations, configure the network server for the service and applications, and we will install and configure the IoT platform that open via API. Officials of PPj will be trained to operate and manage the network and the IoT platform before the “Transfer” stage towards the end of the project.



Our Vision

Currently, there are no municipal operated LoRa network in Malaysia, which is a huge barrier to build smart cities. We hope that Putrajaya can serve as a model for other cities to copy. This includes full ownership and control of the infrastructure, devices, and data. The LoRa network in Putrajaya will reduce the cost of ownership of IoT solutions for PPj as the infrastructure is already in place. PPj will be able to quickly deploy, provision and scale new applications or services using the infrastructure. Finally, we hope that it will spur local innovations as Putrajaya will be a true smart city living lab that is a platform for innovation and economic development.

User Stories-min

SUCCESS STORIES​

BUILDING A FAIR AND NEUTRAL MUNICIPAL-OPERATED LORA
NETWORK IN PUTRAJAYA UNDER THE NTIS SANDBOX 1 PROGRAMME

Problem Statement

Single-focus approach restricts full-blown smart city implementations and leads to multiple silo-ed IoT infrastructure, stranded data, and unviable project cost.

We noticed a common trend in our municipals where smart city pilot projects are focused to solve one operational pain point at a time without the end-goal of a fully integrated smart city platform for central monitoring of multiple services, e.g street lighting, parking, water quality, etc. We see a lot of activities in piloting these smart services but there is hesitance in a full-blown deployment.

Imagine solving one pain point at a time like Lego blocks and hope that once you put all the pieces together, you’ll get a smart city. Do you think all these different solutions and technologies will fit nicely with each other like Lego blocks?

OUR PARTNERS​

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OUR PARTNERS​

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