City authorities are finding themselves at the confluence of several technology breakthroughs, service innovations and rising citizen expectations which are fueling the smart city phenomenon. This case study, authored by Rafael Cepeda of InterDigital Europe and Ken Figueredo of InterDigital Solutions, examines some challenges facing smart city start-ups and the...
InterDigital’s intelligent transport solution enables governments and enterprises to consolidate varied and disparate transport data feeds. An open platform and data marketplace enable transport applications that include multi-modal travel, parking optimization, event management, traffic congestion mitigation, incident management, and many others.
While the IoT market in general was slow to capture the public's imagination prior to 2017, one area where IoT is blooming is in the smart city and smart building industry; mass rollouts of IoT in an industrial setting, including urban environments and business hubs, are beginning to garner success....
MICROSOFT AZURE PARTNER:
WEB SITE: www.interdigital.com
LOCATION: North America, Europe, and Asia
ORG SIZE: Fewer than 500 employees
MICROSOFT AZURE PARTNER PROFILE:
InterDigital, Inc., designs and develops advanced
technologies that enable and enhance mobile
communications and the Internet of Things. The
company?s activities are organized around the
concept of creating the living network: A future
where intelligent networks self-optimize to deliver
services tailored to the content, context, and
connectivity of the user, device, or need.
Microsoft Azure offers the deployment flexibility and data services that
InterDigital requires for its transportation solution.
Azure supplies InterDigital with global reach and an extensive Microsoft partner
Microsoft Azure Services Supply the Framework to
Unify Disparate Transportation Data Sources
?Emerging IoT solutions require interoperability, future-proofing, and scale. Microsoft Azure facilitates true
deployment flexibility and global scalability.? ? James Nolan, Executive Vice President of IoT Solutions, InterDigital
InterDigital turned to Microsoft Azure to power its solution. InterDigital uses Azure
Infrastructure-as-a-Service Command Line Interface and Application Programming
Interface, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Virtual Networks, Azure Blob storage,
Azure File storage, Azure Active Directory, and Common Internet File System
network shares. Through Azure, InterDigital is enabling the oneTRANSPORT
initiative, a public-private consortium unifying data sources from four U.K.
counties and a highways agency.
U.K. transportation authorities operated in a highly fragmented environment. Some of their goals included handling large
volumes of cross-county travel, making public transportation more attractive, making residents smarter about travel plans,
addressing social isolation in rural locations, and fostering economic growth. They needed to aggregate their data sets into a
format with a unified interface to reach their goals and achieve desired scale.
InterDigital develops mobile technologies that are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment.