Dextera signed a contract with the Municipality of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, to provide technical consultancy for the design and operation of Smart City infrastructure.
In the context of a master plan for the restoration of the city center, the Municipal authority intends to invest in technologies, such as IoT, Real-Time Video Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, that will make citizens’ lives easier while boosting innovation.
In the first phase of the project we drafted the Smart City Strategy of Nicosia, which is covering a period of ten years, between 2018 and 2028. The strategy has been further analyzed in the context of an action plan, where 38 specific interventions have been detailed, aiming to transform the city into a community of creativity and innovation. It has been a strategic choice of the municipal authorities to invest in high quality – high end, broadband infrastructure, that will remain up-to-date for at least the next two decades, given the rapid development of information technologies.
As a second stage, in the beginning of 2020, the implementation of the smart city strategy will start unfolding: The city center will be covered with an extensive fiber optic network, along with high quality wifi, for the public spaces. In addition, a municipal LoRaWAN network will be developed to interconnect multiple IoT sensors for smart parking, smart lighting, smart waste management and air-quality monitoring. Furthermore, real time video analytics and artificial intelligence will be covering scenarios for smart mobility and safety & security.
All technical specifications have been drafted by Dextera, following an open standards – open architecture approach. In addition we delivered a set of implementation, technical studies, for use by the municipal engineers, who lead the construction works. The studies include detailed CAD designs, based on architectural layers, to show the location of sensors and devices in the field and explaining their interconnection with the public facilities.