Smart traffic and transportation systems play a vital role in dense urban environments in terms of workforce mobility and safety. Smart transport and traffic systems are comprised of intelligent management systems, smart charging for electric vehicles, and intelligent public transport systems. Most of the investments may be directed at intelligent traffic management systems that comprise of remotely placed sensors, CCTV surveillance camera systems, and ramp meters which play a crucial role in managing heavy urban traffic. These sensors, cameras, and other devices capture data and provide information to transportation authorities, city administrators, fire, and law enforcement agencies. As world populations migrate to urban areas, cities are faced with new challenges that include traffic jams, overcrowding, pollution, resource constraints, inadequate infrastructure, and the need for continuing economic growth.

Smart community grids are the largest segment of the global smart communities market driven by the increasingly urgent need to save electricity for sustainable growth in both developed and developing countries. The effective management of power systems which use solar and wind energy is helping communities reduce power consumption while minimizing cost. Infrastructure-based automated control systems help electricity suppliers reduce transmission losses and conserve electricity. Solutions such as data management, real-time analytics, communications systems, and automation technologies designed to manage smart grid architecture are helping communities to remain connected with power grids and use electricity judiciously.

Water systems in smart communities are equipped with automated control systems and information technologies. As the global population expands, demand for clean water may put stress on natural water resources. New technology can help water supply systems to provide purified water in a cost-efficient manner.

Many buildings will need to be retrofitted to provide smart building solutions that save on water consumption, energy consumption, and overall building maintenance costs annually. The use of smart technology can help reduce greenhouse emissions from a building, and cell phone users can be connected through different devices and IoT technologies which, in case of an emergency, can communicate with each other and generate alert notifications for residents.

These smart systems are designed with the help of sensors, adaptive algorithms, and network connectivity using copper, fiber, wireless, and a hybrid combination of all three mechanisms in the infrastructure. Extreme Copper products provide solutions for this network connectivity that can be conveniently installed immediately in field hub cabinets and outdoor bunkers which are not temperature controlled to reliably enable network services and full area connectivity over existing copper wiring. Typical models for use are the CES7000, iReader-600 RFID, iSwitch-300 RFID, NE400, NE600-EFM-4, NE600-EFM-8, NT200R-Plus, NT200R-Plus WiFi, SRi2000-DSLAM-8, SRi2000-DSLAM-16, SRi2000-DSLAM-24, SRi2000-DSLAM-48, SRi2000 ADSL Loop Extender, SRi9000, TEP400, and TES7000. Legacy construction that is unable to upgrade to fiber can take advantage of this today.

The vision of the smart city holds an enormous amount of promise of a safer, more efficient, and much more environmentally conscious city than today’s urban centers. Extreme Copper solutions will help city leaders address these problems using existing infrastructure to enable intelligent and smart networking capabilities.