ICT 2013

TRESCIMO (Testbeds for Reliable Smart City Machine to Machine Communication)

Europe-wide, South Africa

Stakeholders

South African Department of Science and Technology; European Union

Technology

Internet of things

The TRESCIMO project deployed a large scale federated experimental testbed across European and South African regions, allowing for experimentation over standardised platforms and with different configurations. Among others, the main requirement for the testbed federation was to cater for the different contextual dimensions for Smart Cities in Europe and South Africa. The testbed is composed of a standards-based M2M platform (openMTC), using standard FIRE SFA-based management tools (FITeagle) and a variety of sensors and actuators (both virtual and physical).

What was tested

IoT

Testbed purpose

The purpose of the project is testing and evaluating service concepts, technologies and system solutions to minimise the risk associated with introducing them to cities' infrastructure. In addition it explores using IoT technology to obtain smarter and greener cities with stable power supply.

Context

Networks across European and South African Regions

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Capture competitive advantages from frontier technologies
  • Address market failures or grand challenges

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