Boston, MA, USA – April 12, 2013 – PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced that its OpenSplice™ DDS product suite has been selected by SUDE as the foundation to implement The City Operating System project providing the City of Nice with new intelligence to coordinate and connect all of the parking services and mobility in the City.
SUDE specializes in the management of urban space and mobility for the City of Nice. SUDE focuses on the implementation of Think Global – The City Operating System®, an ecosystem that aims to improve the efficiency of city services. Smart systems add value to citizens by providing real-time information on traffic, transportation, wastage, air/water quality etc. countering the problems faced by cities due to rising population and urbanization.
PrismTech’s OpenSplice DDS has been selected as the information backbone for this City Operating System project, to ensure Intelligent Mobility and Environmental Quality in the City of Nice. Smart Parking systems allow drivers to make informed decisions on their movement by combining traffic information and parking availability (on street and garage), as well as alternative transportation (public transportation, bicycle sharing and electric car services). Smart Parking increases parking efficiency, safety, and reduces pollution.
OpenSplice DDS has been deployed throughout the city and has shown its ability to scale extremely well delivering the right information to the right place at the right time every time. OpenSplice DDS enables sharing of real-time information about parking availability, and traffic density. OpenSplice DDS powered sensors inform commuters in real-time about the availability of a parking space, and re-routes traffic alleviating congestion along with facilitating the information through smart phones. A detailed Smart Cities use case is available from PrismTech’s website at http://www.prismtech.com/vortex/industry-solutions.
The project was launched in March 2013, French news coverage includes:
“Helping to solve mass urbanization challenges is one of the most socially important, impactful and exciting uses of OpenSplice DDS that I have seen. PrismTech is thrilled to be part of this pioneering project in the City of Nice and looks forward to the adoption of The City Operating System in other great cities,” said Andrew Lloyd, OpenSplice SVP, PrismTech.
“The OpenSplice DDS middleware layer fits perfectly well with the SUDE vision: a global answer to the multi-facetted challenges of the management of urban space,” said Jean-Louis Fiorucci, President, SUDE.
Further information about OpenSplice DDS is available from PrismTech’s website at: http://www.prismtech.com/vortex/vortex-opensplice.