The City of Las Vegas will start trial-use of NTT’s Smart City solution during spring 2019 for the consideration of the full-scale service beginning in summer 2019. The NTT solution is a secured, distributed platform that deploys micro data centers to sensors in the designated area to improve situational awareness through video and sound data, while also integrating historical data sources, such as crime, weather and social media data.
This agreement signed by The State of Nevada, City of Las Vegas and NTT is meant to advance and accelerate smart technologies in Las Vegas following a Smart City proof of concept that began in September.
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“The success of our smart city proof of concept in Las Vegas showcases how we can use technology to create a more connected society,” said Jun Sawada, President and CEO, NTT. “We plan to leverage and expand our connected technologies to other cities in Nevada, while also deploying similar solutions that will benefit stadiums, manufacturing facilities and other locations where we can help improve public safety.”
Cameras, Sound Sensors, IoT Devices
Designed to improve safety, the proof of concept provides information to City of Las Vegas personnel to help increase situation awareness and provide a foundation to traffic management and mobility that would create future economic opportunities. NTT Group has deployed high-definition video cameras, sound sensors, as well as IoT devices to monitor a geographic area within the city’s Innovation District.
“Today’s announcement is a continuation of the strong partnership between Nevada, Las Vegas and NTT,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “In August, during the trade mission to Japan, we were able to meet and discuss opportunities like this to ensure Las Vegas is not only a smart city, but the smartest city. I am excited about this opportunity in Las Vegas, and I look forward to watching Nevada become the foremost leader for smart regions in the country.”
The connected technologies and Smart City efforts are part of the city’s larger initiative, Innovate.Vegas, which was created to help provide safe, reliable and efficient civic technology that stimulated economic growth.
“The future is now, and government must be ready to embrace technologies that can help to address community issues and make cities more livable,” said Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman. “The city of Las Vegas is honored to be among the top digital cities in the country. We will continue to push the envelope with partnerships with companies like NTT, setting the stage for continued relationships and breakthroughs.”