Public low-power IoT network operator eleven-x and the City of Fredericton have announced a partnership that will enable the city to investigate several targeted smart city applications to monitor its infrastructure, assets, and services.
eleven-x will deploy its network to provide secure and reliable wireless coverage for connecting low-cost, battery-powered devices throughout the city’s infrastructure. In addition to the network design and operations, eleven-x will be providing IoT solutions to the city for a variety of applications, including device deployment and management, as well as data visualization and analytics.
“We are very excited with this collaboration as it will really help us focus on areas of need within the city, while also setting us up for the longer term in meeting our sustainable city objectives with programs that deliver ROI,” said Adam Bell, the CIO at the City of Fredericton. “Additionally, our city has a particular challenge that we have undertaken – that we connect with our core, our citizens and all of our communities to provide better services for everyone – and this collaboration with eleven-x will help provide a foundation to meet that challenge.”
Eleven-x has deployed similar tech across Canada. The company launched its network in 2016, and piloted in the University of British Columbia to evaluate the effectiveness of parking spaces for people with disabilities.
“We are very happy to be collaborating with the City of Fredericton with a full-service solution approach to support their community and economic development objectives,” said Dan Mathers, the president and CEO of eleven-x Inc. “By offering complete turn-key wireless solutions, we are able to help cities start with pilots targeted at key areas of priority and get them up and going quickly. Cities can almost immediately realize the benefits real-time data can have in terms of helping to improve decision-making and offer better services without increasing their budgets.”