Kansas City, Cisco Launch ‘Smart-Cities’ Plan

May 27, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

Cisco Energy ManageKansas City leaders have signed a letter of intent with Cisco to build out a city network under Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities program and the Internet of Everything. The project will complement a wider effort to build out a two-mile KC Downtown Streetcar path.

Planned pilot projects include:

  • Deployment of smart street lighting;
  • Smart video surveillance;
  • Environment and infrastructure sensing; and
  • Citizen engagement services solution.

The specific pilot projects will use a mobile platform for citizen access and infrastructure sensing and citizen engagement facilitated by digital interactive kiosks.

Detailed designs and business structures are being discussed. In parallel, more smart services will be identified with the recruitment of additional companies.

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