HOP Ubiquitous - Smart City

City Terms: Smart City

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In this section of the blog we are going to launch short definitions to describe terms about the new smart tendencies. HOP team invite you to write all the questions that arise, we will reply you as soon as possible.

What is a Smart City?

“A Smart and Sustainable City is an innovative city that takes advantage of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and other means to improve the quality of life, efficiency of functionality, urban services and competitiveness, while ensuring that it meets the economic, social, environmental and cultural requirements of present and future generations.” (CEPE y UIT)

HOP Ubiquitous Smart City

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HOP Ubiquitous - Smart Spot Features

Sustainable city to become Smart City

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“We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go”

Terri Swearingen

More and more municipalities need to monitor a large number of variables to optimize resources and provide a good service to citizens. What is the objective? Improve management through cost reduction, offer more efficient services and reduce the environmental footprint; But also to act in other areas, such as the control of air and noise pollution, citizen participation and smart tourism. In conclusion become a Smart City.

With the integration of new information and communication technologies into socio-economic, political and environmental-related plans, collaboration between cities and administrations is promoted. For this reason, the use of new systems of monitoring allows to know the energy expenditure, being able to focus efforts and finding out where to act. The Smart Spot, in addition to monitor the energy expenditure, favor the communication with the citizen, allowing the participation and generating other type of cultural and business opportunities.

Smart Spots are able to establish defined urban functions and promote the degree of participation among citizens, governments and the private sector. This contributes to ensuring informed participation to create shared knowledge for urban governance purposes and to provide a platform that provides a simple way to view evolution and interpret data.

In this way, technology has become a fundamental tool. And is that, thanks to it is possible to predict measure and control the energy consumption of all agents that are part of a Smart City.

In addition the Smart Spot is able to measure the noise level with the aim of creating more sustainable cities. Our auditory threshold ranges from 75db (A) to 125db (A), the noise pollution we are exposed to every day can cause serious health problems, such as hearing trauma, causing hearing loss; elevation of auditory threshold and other disorders not intimately related to the auditory system such as stress, insomnia, depressive symptoms, lack of concentration and effects on memory; Disorders that significantly affect our standard of living and are important to control. It is imperative to monitor the noise threshold of the atmosphere to focus actions and protect our health, optimizing resources and improving the standard of living of citizens.

These technological solutions make it possible to optimize energy consumption. Through the sensor network of Ubiquitous HOP we obtain the necessary information to realize calculations of the optimal consumption in each moment of the process of a Smart City. With this information the current situation is known, a history is built and it allows establishing predictive patterns with which to know the forecast of demand in the future, adapting the energy consumption and thus saving energy.

The main objective is to develop solutions that facilitate and reinforce the measures taken by the municipalities against climate change. That’s why we build applications that show real-time energy consumption and air and noise pollution. Looking for a more sustainable and technological growth.

HOP Ubiquitous is part of the specialized agency of the United Nations for information and communication technologies, ITU. The UN’s sustainability strategies fall within the Millennium Development Goals (SDG). The purpose of this project is to implement ICTs in a total of 17 goals in search of the sustainability of cities, the SDG plan goes from digitization of education, air quality sensitization, awareness of the inhabitants for the conservation of Ecosystems and air quality monitoring; Among many other sustainable measures for the digitization and implementation of ICTs by improving the quality of life of citizens. The ITU “is committed to connecting the entire world population – wherever it lives and whatever means it may have”

HOP Ubiquitous is completely committed to this social and economic change of the cities, so Antonio Jara (CEO HOP Ubiquitous) is an expert of the Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities. Technology helps improve the quality of life of citizens both economically and socially. Betting on ICT is betting on health.

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Know Physical Web

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Just as the web has changed the way we see the world, we take it a step further. This new communication channel puts physical objects in contact with websites for users access through their Smart Phone.

This tool streamlines the way we communicate, allows us access for all, also contextualizes the information in the specific physical place, at the moment that user wishes.

 

 

 

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HOP Ubiquitous - Select 4 Cities

International Global Competition to join in Smart Cities cluster.

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Select 4 Cities - International Global Competition to join in Smart Cities cluster

 

Hop Ubiquitous, along with 9 other companies and consortiums, have been worldwide selected for the development of an IoE (Internet of Everything) project focused on the cities of Helsinki, Copenhagen and Antwerp.

Intelligent Cities are booming and there is an increasing in those who want to join the benefits of new technologies and IoE with the aim of improving citizens quality of life. It is time for three European cities: Helsinki, Copenhagen and Antwerp. They have decided to become Smart Cities and look for the organization which best knows how to focus on its needs.

However, as can be expected, the more market, the more competition. For that reason, Selec4cities has deployed an election system of worldwide companies to choose those that best fit to the needs of these cities. It is a competition which has 3 phases to find that company or consortium and to design fake rolex and develop an IoE platform for smart urban innovation. In the first phase, 57 organizations have been presented with 28 proposals ..

First call of this global competition has finished and 10 companies have been chosen; among them is HOP Ubiquitous that has presented its candidacy based on the platform of innovation “Homard”. It is an IoE platform able to manage Intelligent Cities remotely. Homard is part of a larger project called Harmonie which unite Homard, Fiware (it is an independent community, in which Hop Ubiquitous is a “gold member“, that is committed to “build an ecosystem of APIs and open source for the development of intelligent applications”) and other platforms. Homard is focused on three use cases: health, measuring air quality such as emission of gases, noise, temperature and humidity, energy consumption and mobility.

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HOP Ubiquitous in Radio Online Murcia

Smart Destination Tourist in Ceutí.

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HOP Ubiquitous in Radio Online MurciaListen to it!

HOP Ubiquitous - Smart POIOur Smart Destination Tourist project in Ceutí is already underway and we are very excited! Tourism is a key element for the economy of any place, but it is also a sector which is changing constantly because of it needs keeping updated to meet the needs of the public. That’s why, is imperative to include new technologies in the tourist experience.

Intelligent tourism is the order of the day so both HOP Ubiquitous and the City of Ceutí are developing the Smart Destination Tourist project in Ceutí. This project will turn the town into an Intelligent Tourist Destination (DTI) equipped with the latest technologies. It will be deployed by the end of this year and it would consist of 16 smart interaction points. They will be very easy to use and all kind of users will be able to access content with their Smart Phones without installing any application.

To give a new and funny vision, citizens of Ceuti are expected to become local ambassadors through co-creating with content. We will begin with the youngest, the students of 4th, 5th, and 6th CEIP Diego Martinez Rico Ceutí. They will tell us the greatest secrets of their cultural heritage in the way they deem appropriate, from a theatrical performance, to an interview with their elders. You must remember that videos cannot last more than a minute and they should be recorded with grace, entertainment and history. We will see smart tourist points through the eyes of new generations, adding personality and emotion to the tourist experience.

 

How does it work?

Using this tool is simple and comfortable; and any user will have access to it through their personal Smart Phones. It is not necessary to download any native application, you just should be near a smart tourist spot which will be properly signposted. A notification will appear on your Smart Phone with an invitation to the web where all the content is located. Furthermore, Smart Destination Tourist will mark a route according to your preferences through a system of recommendations. Amazing! Isn’t it?

It promises to be a complete, fresh, funny and different tourist experience.

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The world is a puzzle that we assemble working together.

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The Smart Cities are not the cities of the future; they are the cities of the now. A Smart City transforms our environment to make it more friendly, livable and accessible. This is the goal of Smart SDK project that Hopu has jointly developed with Mexico and Portugal.

This project also promises to improve the collaboration between Europe and Mexico, to create architectures and data models for the development of Intelligent Applications. The project brings together four “partners”; each of them, develop a different part of the project, as we will watch in the following video. For the more perfect union when it comes to developing out Smart SDK, Hopu has had the collaboration of Blanca and Joana from Infotec and the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, respectively, both located in Mexico City.

Are you going to miss it?

Union means strength.

Thank you so much girls for the time and effort dedicated. Thank you for your company. We are at your disposal, it has been a great pleasure to meet you.

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FIWARE - Open APIs for Open Minds

HOP Ubiquitous has joined as Gold member the FIWARE Foundation

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In the search for a collaborative market in the development of a Digital Single Market that facilities the development of key domains such as Smart Cities and industry 4.0. For this purpose, HOP ubiquitous has joined forces with the FIWARE Foundation, as a company that has seen how FIWARE defined a disruptive action in the development of digital services. Thanks to FIWARE technologies, the digital revolution is possible through the promotion of economic and social sustainability. Although the idea was born in Europe, the orientation of FIWARE is international, reaching the creation of an open source system scalable to the whole world.

 At the FIWARE Open Day held on 7 March, the European Commission transferred FIWARE initiative to the FIWARE Foundation, with the ambition to maintain and develop FIWARE technology.

HOP Ubiquitous Ecosystem

HOP Ubiquitous relies on the future of this open source philosophy, and we want to be part of it, ensuring its sustainability with our research and innovation efforts and department. We aim to lead the FIWARE IoT Ready programme, with the development of hardware and sensors that connect worldwide in this same platform, committing to share the data collected using Open Standards and harmonized data models. For this purpose, HOP has become as a Gold member of the FIWARE Foundation.

HOP Ubiquitous aims to support the FIWARE IoT Ready Programme for the development of sensors that are connected to FIWARE, such as the connectors / agents to existing and emerging technologies as already done with OMA LwM2M, and also for the emerging protocols and technologies for Smart Cities in FIWARE such as LoRA and NB-IoT. Technologies that are also taking benefit of OMA LwM2M protocol and addressing the Smart Cities and Smart Metering market needs.

Thereby, HOP Ubiquitous joins a foundation lead by key technology disruptors such as NEC, which have just joined the FIWARE Foundation, sharing a segment with Telefonica, Orange, Atos and Engineering.

FIWARE Foundation focuses on the sustainability of FIWARE over time. The valorisation of an open source system in the development of fake rolex projects and the support for SMEs, public institutions, governments and IT industry.

FIWARE has also presenting an excellent expansion in the Smart Cities market, where has already reached a high impact in USA, India, Mexico and emerging in Latin America market with actions in Brazil and in Africa.

In definitive, FIWARE is being defined as the essential tool for the creation of a global platform that supports the digitalization of key markets such as Smart Cities and the development of a Digital Single Market in Europe and beyond its borders.

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