Cisco Systems & YDreams Build Smart Neighborhood
October 15, 2016 (datsyn.com) – Karina Israel, COO of YDreams Global (YD.V), states that the company’s role is to develop interactive solutions that excel at connecting people with one another and with the city. “The integration of Porto Maravilha with the rest of the city, through collaborative technology is the kind of challenge that drives YDreams.”
Cisco Systems and YDreams Global Interactive Technologies Inc. (YD.V) hava successfully created a Smart, Connected Human Neighborhood in Porto Maravilha.
This renewed Rio e Janeirio port has been a major attraction for local citizens and visitors for years.
The stunning views of the Guanabara Bay and the Museum of Tomorrow are popular attractions.
When vsiting Porto Maravilha all visitors have access to a series of new urban smart services and interactive attractions experiences.
A collaboration platform provides free Wi-Fi and connects users to different apps and services focused on mobility, tourism, sustainability, urban planning and accessibility. Interactive kiosks placed in strategic points provide local information and guidance in order to help all visitors enjoy the best of Porto Maravilha.
Photos taken in the surroundings of Porto Maravilha and texts collected from visitors’ posts on social networks made it possible to measure the spots in which the highest happiness levels have been recorded.
This information is available to all through the application – “The Happiness Meter”. Nina Lualdi, Sr. Director of Latin America innovation at Cisco, says the key goal is to demystify technology and data in order to accelerate digitization. “We want to enable Porto Maravilha region to become a worldwide reference for digitized and Human City.”
Another application, the Smart Guide, allows vistors to create their own itinerary using a map with information on the most interesting spots of Porto Maravilha. The app customizes itineraries based on time available and personal interests.
The Hear the City App is another interseting feature that transforms the interaction with visitors into entertainment. Data collected in real time from Cisco’s technology platform running in Porto Maravilha is codified into melodies created by world famous English sound designer Rob Thomas.
The apps feeds the data back to the user in the form of electronic music and graphic visualizations that change in real time.
It is the City creating an emotional connection with its citizens and visitors and enabling digitization to accelerate in order to improve the quality of life, sustainability and operational efficiency in the City.