Smart Cities

A cooperative effort between city governments and private enterprise is leading cities to adopt the goal of becoming “smart cities.” While the definition of a smart city depends on who you ask, the common understanding seems to be that a smart city provides for the real-time monitoring and control of the infrastructure and services that are operated by the city, thereby reducing energy use, reducing pollution, improving public safety, and improving the quality of life for the citizens and visitors of the smart city.

Smart cities require vast arrays of widely distributed sensors and control devices dispersed throughout. In turn, both wired and wireless networks are deployed to join the sensors and control systems together. These systems gather, store, and process data, and then widely distribute the distilled information in a timely fashion to the point(s) where the information can be acted upon or consumed. Edge computing infrastructure handles time sensitive applications and data aggregation, while private and public cloud infrastructure provides general purpose utility computing, big data analysis, and long-term information storage.

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Working with trusted partners that are experts with intelligent PDUs to power the sensors, systems, and networks of a smart city, is just plain smart.


Across the spectrum of manufacturers, an intelligent PDU will have the following two important features:

1) It will provide feedback about the operation of the unit: these rack power strips provide metering of the input and output power at the unit. The power data is typically displayed at the unit and at a central device via network connections. Some units provide this connection via ethernet, others opt for wireless network or Bluetooth connections. Most manufacturers provide software to manage their units, as well as integration into DCIM software packages.

2) It will provide remote control of the operation of the unit: sometimes referred to as a ‘switched’ PDU, these units also provide features that allow you to turn power on and off to individual receptacles at the unit. This control feature is enabled through a network connection to each individual power distribution unit as described above. The network connection allows the data center manager to enable or disable outlets from a remote location, either within the facility or at another location.






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