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The definition of a smart city is rather diverse and encompasses any technology that can help a city become smarter, more efficient, more resilient, or more resourceful. Much of the smart city market growth is being driven by mission-critical security initiatives which rely on information collated from an array of city sensors and databases combined with video data and analytics including facial recognition, behavioral analysis, license plate recognition and other intelligence. Effectively collecting, analyzing, storing and acting on all this information in real-time relies on the latest advances in edge computing.
Considering security as a significant aspect for Smart Cities, Lenovo and Pivot 3 have partnered to develop edge computing solution — the mission-critical security. The Lenovo/Pivot3 solution provides this growing market with resilient, cost effective and easy-to-manage edge computing.
“Together Lenovo and Pivot3 are enabling the next generation of edge computing, where governments and organizations can leverage machine learning and analytics to better protect the people they serve,” said Wilfredo Sotolongo, vice president and general manager of IoT at Lenovo Data Center Group. “Through this partnership, we provide customers a solution to centrally manage their distributed edge devices – with faster video ingest rates, higher resiliency and smaller, space conscious appliances.”
“We are thrilled to team up with Lenovo, a partner and industry leader that shares our commitment to supporting the evolving data center,” said Bruce Milne, chief marketing officer and general manager, Lenovo Alliance, Pivot3. “Pivot3 and Lenovo support customers with streamlined service delivery, automation and efficiency. Customers are seeing incredible impact from our HCI (human-computer interaction) solutions that are optimized for mission-critical safe city, IoT and edge computing, and we’re pleased to further expand that impact with Lenovo’s market influence, distribution and accelerated go-to-market strategies.”
According to business.financialpost.com, among the growing customer base is the City of Bogotá, Colombia, that needed to refresh its complex monitoring system of over 1000 cameras of different vendors. “With this new scalable edge computing solution, the city’s security team can view any camera, regardless of brand across the city from a single location, which will greatly simplify operations,” said Rafael Padilla, systems integrator, City of Bogotá Safe City Project.
The new Lenovo/Pivot3 solution is currently available and installed in markets across the globe. Proof-of-concept testing is also available at Lenovo’s Innovation Centers, where customers and partners can gain real-time insight into how the IoT solutions can perform within their unique environments, workloads and data.