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Rogers Business launches new offerings for smart cities, smart buildings


Canadian company Rogers Business announced the launch of new offerings for smart cities and smart building using IoT technology.

In a release, the firm said that the new offerings will target the growing needs of businesses and municipalities for sustainable and operationally efficient infrastructure.

“As we look to the future, digital connectivity will play a crucial role in urban planning and the sustainability of our communities, from small towns to large city centers,” said Ron McKenzie, president of Rogers Business. “Research we commissioned from IDC shows us that communities investing in smart city solutions will be better prepared to respond to both current and future challenges.”

Nigel Wallis, research vice president of IoT and industries at IDC, said: “The use of smart, connected IoT solutions such as connected sensors for monitoring vehicle and pedestrian traffic or water leak detection, helps communities to make better decisions faster, improves civic sustainability, and better serves local citizens.”

To launch these IoT-based solutions, Rogers Business is working with a broad ecosystem of partners to expand on its IoT offerings.

For smart cities, Rogers announced several new solutions including:

-Smart water management – Working with Ayyeka to leverage real-time alerts on water and wastewater infrastructure to monitor water levels, maximize water quality, and improve response time.

-Smart parking – Rogers and Cleverciti will deliver an AI-powered parking guidance solution that cuts traffic congestion and emissions and boosts parking revenues.

-Smart traffic – Rogers will cooperate with NoTraffic to digitize urban intersections through an Autonomous Traffic Management Platform, with the aim of improving safety and traffic efficiency for all road users.

-Mixed fleet management – For this solution, Rogers will work with Titan GPS to efficiently manage service vehicles, winter fleets and heavy equipment with solutions that minimize fuel usage, provide engine diagnostics and route efficiency.

-Transit fleet management – Rogers and ISR Transit will develop solutions to help transit fleets run more safely and efficiently by optimizing routes, reducing trips, and provide precise ETAs to encourage more people to use public transit.

In the smart building market, new solutions offered by Roger include:

-Indoor air quality monitoring and purification – Working with IES Ventures using precisely located sensors to monitor air quality and provide continuous decontamination for cleaner air and helps reduce energy in buildings.

-Digital signage – Rogers and Corum Digital Corporation will deliver interactive content to occupants, using a network of fdigital displays and touchscreen kiosks.

-Smart security – Working with Caliber Communications to improve protection for properties and occupants through the early detection and deterrence of criminal activity before it happens.

-Smart washrooms – In partnership with Mero Technologies, the companies will offer solutions to obtain near real-time data on washroom consumables and foot traffic that will help to unlock cost efficiencies, improve environmental sustainability, and building cleanliness.

-Water leak detection –Working with Eddy Solutions on sensors that detect water leaks in near real-time and valves that automatically stop water flow to prevent property damage and water wastage.

Canadian operator Rogers Communications announced the launch of its Standalone 5G core network in October 2021. Rogers built its Standalone 5G network using Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G core. The Canadian operator had partnered with Ericsson in 2018 as its exclusive 5G vendor for its full network infrastructure, including core and Radio Access Network.


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