Public low-power IoT network operator eleven-x and the City of Fredericton have announced joining forces to enable the city to investigate several targeted smart city applications to monitor its assets, infrastructure, and services.
eleven-x will deploy its network throughout the city’s infrastructure, to provide secure and reliable wireless coverage for connecting low-cost, battery-powered devices. In addition to the network design and operations, eleven-x will be providing IoT solutions to the city for a variety of applications, including device deployment & management, and data visualization & analytics.
According to Adam Bell, the CIO at the City of Fredericton, the city is very excited with this collaboration as it will really help it focus on areas of need within the city, while also setting up for the longer term in meeting its sustainable city objectives with programs that deliver ROI. Additionally, the City of Fredericton has a particular challenge that it has undertaken – that it connects with its core, its citizens and all of its communities to provide better services for everyone – and this collaboration with eleven-x will help provide a foundation to meet this challenge.
eleven-x has deployed similar tech across Canada. The company, piloted in the University of British Columbia to evaluate the effectiveness of parking spaces for people with disabilities, launched its network in 2016.
According to Dan Mathers, the president, and CEO of eleven-x Inc, the company is very happy to be collaborating with the City of Fredericton with a full-service solution approach to support their community and economic development objectives. By offering complete turn-key wireless solutions, the company is able to help cities start with pilots targeted at key areas of priority and get them up and going quickly. Cities can almost immediately realize the benefits real-time data can have in terms of helping to improve decision-making and offer better services without increasing their annual budget.