The two companies aim to bring cutting-edge technology to help facilitate transportation, healthcare and public safety solutions
Living PlanIT and Halcyon Solutions have announced a strategic collaboration to support the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) smart city initiatives across the country.
The two companies will combine their expertise in developing technology solutions for IoT and smart city projects, and their collective international presence, in order to assist cities in implementing solutions for transportation, healthcare and public safety.
Cities around the world are increasingly realising the potential benefits of technology to uplift economically disadvantaged citizens through environmentally sustainable transportation options, more accessible healthcare and jobs, and supporting metropolitan areas in developing and maintaining a resilient urban environment.
The combination of Living PlanIT’s smart infrastructure platform (PlanIT Urban Operating System), plus a suite of Halcyon’s resources running on top, guided by collective project experience of the companies, represents an opportunity to deliver real change.
"Halcyon has always been in the forefront of technology and has pushed the envelope to help its clients gain business value from these new technological advancements,” said Sanjay Dudaney, president of Halcyon Solutions.
“Recently, we implemented an IoT-enabled solution for a major ambulance manufacturer, which equipped their ambulances with the ability to capture real-time data from their vehicles, improving response time during emergencies. Our BI and Analytics Practice has assisted healthcare and retail clients in deriving insights from data and making better business decisions in a real-time fashion.”
Dan Byles, VP Head of corporate development for Living PlanIT, said that cities are historically made up of siloed systems operating independently, which can make it difficult to create efficient and responsive services. He added: “Gathering, managing and curating the massive amounts of data generated in a city environment is not trivial.
"Extracting meaning from the data, so that safe and timely decisions and interventions can be made, is even harder. Living PlanIT is the market leader in applying innovative technology to the urban environment to integrate services and to unlock the power of real-time data and analytics.”
Living PlanIT has worked with Governments and cities around the world, including leading the UK Government’s first ever National Internet of Things (IoT) Demonstrator Project at London City Airport.
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