Singapore Smart Nation Platform

Phase I of Singapore’s Smart Nation Platform begins by deploying 1,000 monitoring sensors.

Singapore has begun the Phase I implementation of its Smart Nation Platform (SNP), under which 1,ooo sensors would be rolled out in six areas to monitor air, water quality and public safety on October 10, 2014. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) stated that the rollout was initiated to determine possible flooding, among other operational requirements, as well as illegal smoking in prohibited areas.

Singapore Smart Nation Platform

So far, the sensor would monitor high-traffic areas–Orchard Road, Singapore River, Little India, Geylang, the Civic District encompassing the Empress Place and City Hall areas and Yuhua, as part of its Jurong Lake District redevelopment plan–which are the areas that need it the most.

A tender for the Phase I project will be issued by 2014 end, with a timeline of completion extending to a year. In line with this, the IDA has stated that it would conduct an industry roundtable by the first quarter of 2015 to round up the desired expertise and views on the technical design of the SNP for large-scale deployment.

According to the IDA, SNP will comprise of key components including the communications backbone, sensor networks, data analytics and real-world applications that will empower individuals, government and businesses alike. The SNP was announced in June 2014.

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