Reimaging how we connect in the smart city

14-12-2016 | RS Components | Subs & Systems

The idea of a smart city is encouraging new ideas from TE Connectivity for integrating the services that we all rely on daily - delivering convenience, safety and efficiency that we could only have dreamed of a few years ago. These products are available from RS Components. The connectivity within smart cities is enabled by wireless communication and a vast range of sensors, and has applications ranging from urban lighting and infrastructure performance to energy consumption and traffic. In the future, our interface with the smart city will take many forms, from enhancing security through smarter lighting and video monitoring to increasing revenue opportunities by using wifi access to promote parking availability; special offers for local stores and restaurants through to managing traffic with real-time information, allowing officials to re-route traffic and change traffic light patterns to optimise the flow, as well as monitoring environmental information such as weather, pollution and noise.