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Proximity and mobile location data comes to Austin

AustinCityUP is a smart city consortium of companies, organisations, and individuals collaborating on activities

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The Connecthings team line up on 2nd Street for AustinCityUP
The Connecthings team line up on 2nd Street for AustinCityUP

Connecthings has joined forces with BlueCats and RATP Dev to provide integrated mobile communications, data management and SDK integration of partner apps within an open beacon network in partnership with AustinCityUP (ACUP), a smart cities collaboration.

 

As part of the US city’s Smart 2nd Street project, the beacons will be installed at locations along the 2nd Street corridor. These will provide citizens and visitors with browser-based push notifications about bus schedules, delays, route changes, events, activities, alerts, news and information from other ACUP partners.

 

“AustinCityUP encourages our members to take the initiative in partnering with each other for innovation in Austin,” said Jay Boisseau, CEO, AustinCityUP.

 

“Members working together to deliver a project such as this in such a short amount of time also demonstrates the agility and expedited results that public-private partnership can deliver to the smart city.”

 

Connecthings’ software as a service (SaaS) platform, ADTAG, offers one-click access to relevant information for residents and visitors by consolidating Bluetooth, wi-fi, Geofencing and legacy technologies for insights and mobile delivery of the right message, to the right person, at the right place and time.

 

“Austin embraces new technologies that empower its citizens and visitors to get access to real time information – hence facilitate daily life in helping navigating transportation services,” said Laetitia Gazel Anthoine, founder and CEO, Connecthings.

 

“AustinCityUP is Austin’s key innovation enabler that fosters partnerships and helps make an impact in the city, right away.”

 

ACUP is a smart city consortium of companies, organisations, and individuals collaborating on activities that aims to advance Austin through digital technologies, data collection, analytics, and modelling.

 

Connecthings claims to be the operator of the largest global network of beacons in public spaces; BlueCats manufactures Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons and intelligent Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) asset tracking solutions; and RATP Dev is a global transportation provider.

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