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Barcelona's Smart City Platform

 Barcelona's Smart City Platform - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Data Exchange & Integration
  • Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Data Visualization
  • Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Database Management & Storage
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Data Management Platforms
  • Sensors - Utility Meters
Applicable Industries
  • Cities & Municipalities
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
Use Cases
  • Smart City Operations
The Challenge

Barcelona city was receiving large amounts of data vertically organized, unable to effectively manage and visualize them in real time on one screen. Barcelona sought an innovative way of managing their assets and resources, along with improving their processes.

Data coming from street lighting, traffic, blue zone free parking spots, waste disposal and trucks, acoustic and atmospheric contamination, irrigation system, electric supply stations sensors and actuators.

The Customer
City of Barcelona
About The Customer
Barcelona City Council responds to 5.515 million inhabitants (2018), and is the top-tier administrative and governing body of the municipality of Barcelona (Spain).
The Solution

Sentilo (the origin of Thingtia) as an open source platform that integrates all data coming vertically in real-time. It receives, treats, shows and stores sensor data from several manufacturers homogeneously, allowing for better decision-making in a big data structure.

Data Collected
Acoustic Positioning, Air Quality (PMI), Asset Location, Drive Distance, Lighting
Operational Impact
  • [Data Management - Data Visualization]

    Coherence and visual information: A powerful large data visualization platform communicating information faster and more coherently, than individual traditional reports. The platform currently processes 1Billion+ transactions, distributes 3M+ data per day from 10k sensors, and has scalability capabilities.

  • [Process Optimization - Real Time Alerts]

    Faster action and decision-making process: Thanks to the real-time alerts coming from Sentilo platform (later, called Thingtia) the stakeholders are able to react quicker to emerging situations, and to apply new processes that would not have been possible before.

  • [Management Effectiveness - Big Data Analysis]

    Boost productivity and results: The platform made the parties involved understand and have a current picture of global assets, as well as uncover hidden information and ultimately drive operations more efficiently.

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