Connectivity is how a smart city’s devices communicate with each other and with the control center. Connectivity ensures that data gets from where it is collected to where it is analyzed and used. Examples include citywide Wi-Fi networks, RF mesh networks and cellular networks.

Nice Grid Project: Smart Grids Shape the City of Tomorrow

Mon, 2014-02-24 14:55 -- SCC Staff

This paper from Council Lead Partner Alstom Grid explains how smart grids are paving the way for a fresh approach to urban development, leading to the emergence of a new concept in environmentally responsible smart cities. It offers a close up on its work in Nice, France, site of Europe's first smart solar district demonstration project.

City of Redlands Arms and Manages Mobile Devices for its Officers on Patrol

Fri, 2013-05-31 13:07 -- Jesse Berst

To streamline communications to police officers in the field and reduce costs, the city of Redlands equipped them with new touch-based smartphones and tablets. While they proved their value in everyday field operations, it soon became clear that their IT team needed a cohesive and centralized way to administer this mobility infrastructure and better support its users in the field. Officials in other cities may be interested in the solution Redlands chose and the benefits gained.