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Platform aims to strike a smart chord for cities

The platform claims to give cities the ability to unlock value from any data source

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Chordant wants to bring data assets together to bring efficiencies and benefits for citizens
Chordant wants to bring data assets together to bring efficiencies and benefits for citizens

InterDigital has unveiled a smart city-focused business, named Chordant.

 

According to the wireless R&D specialist, its Chordant smart city platform hides the “underlying complexity” from application developers, so they can focus on creating applications for cities, consumers and enterprises.

 

Its oneM2M standards-based approach serves as a means for bringing the legacy and future assets together in a future-proof, standards-compliant solution, the company said.

 

The platform also features a simple interface for partners to access and onboard their services.

 

“Building smart cities is becoming an important focus for government bodies worldwide. However, it is challenging for cities to effectively utilise all their data,” said Jim Nolan, executive vice president, Chordant, at InterDigital.

 

“If cities are to maximise and monetise their data, they need a strong, collaborative, interoperable ecosystem capable of delivering smart city solutions. Chordant provides just the platform to deliver on that commitment.”

 

InterDigital said the Chordant platform is already being utilised in an industry-leading transport data marketplace where it has integrated hundreds of transport data sources, as well as other smart city solutions.

 

Founded in 1972, InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world’s leading wireless companies.

 

 

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