Cisco's Internet of Things World Forum highlights Dubai as smart city

Cisco Systems is taking the opportunity to highlight more than 20 digital city and connected industry solution deployments in Dubai, site of its third annual Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) taking place this week.

IoTWF attendees can take a tour of Dubai's smart city deployments.

Through a series of smart city experience tours, IoTWF attendees are getting a chance to see why Dubai is touted as one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world. To expand upon last year's IoTWF in Chicago, Dubai is featuring twice as many solutions than were featured at the 2014 event.

The deployments featured include services such as connected parking, connected lighting and waste management, alongside other verticals. In addition, attendees have the opportunity to visualize the solutions as not only connected but interconnected and able to share data.  

In Dubai's Command and Control Center, nearly all the solutions are integrated into a digital platform as part of Cisco Smart+Connected Communities. The digital platform can aggregate data from various sensors, solutions and partner applications and conduct advanced data analytics, according to Cisco.

Last summer, Sprint (NYSE: S) said it will deploy hardware from Cisco to construct, own and manage an intelligent Wi-Fi network as part of a smart city deployment in downtown Kansas City, Mo., near Sprint's headquarters in Overland Park, Kan. The Wi-Fi network, covering a 2.2-mile Kansas City streetcar line through downtown, will be a key component of the city's "Smart+Connected City framework." 

Cisco is a founding member of a newly formed group of Internet of Things leaders, called the OpenFog Consortium, which aims to enable end-to-end technology scenarios for the IoT through the development of an open architecture; core technologies including the capabilities of distributed computing, networking and storage; as well as the leadership needed to realize the full potential of IoT. Other founding members include ARM, Dell, Intel, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the Princeton University Edge Laboratory.

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