IBM smartens 4500 acre Wave City in UP

by CXOtoday Staff    Nov 21, 2011

IBM said that Wave Inc. has engaged with company to provide a roadmap to make its green-field township located in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh a Smarter Township.

According to IBM, the 4500 acre Wave City will be one of the first urban developments in the country to be designed with smart systems to improve the quality of life for residents while keeping operating costs low and maintaining high levels of service.

Wave Inc. is a diversified group with business interests spanning sugar manufacturing; distilleries; paper manufacturing, multiplexes – development and operations; liquor retail management and Coca Cola bottling plants.

“With rapid urbanization in India, it is critical to build townships which are sustainable and have the required smart enablers and solutions to manage growth, while providing an improved quality of life for the residents,” said Shankar Kalyana, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer, Global Business Services, IBM India/South Asia.

IBM has assisted Wave City to identify different systems like transport, emergency services, healthcare, water and energy that make up the township, and understand how these systems interact with and affect each other in order to improve planning and operational efficiency.

Through this engagement, IBM will help Wave City create a township where all the amenities, such as clean water, energy, transportation, public safety, education, and healthcare, will be integrated and managed by smart devices using sensors and other intelligent communication tools.

With a command center in place, Wave City will be able to record and respond to events much faster and in a more coordinated manner. The roadmap also makes recommendations to help the township find ways to reduce running costs, reduce power usage, increase efficiency and improve quality of management across the township.

Last month, IBM had launched IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities at the IBM Software Universe 2011 in Mumbai.

“The future is smart cities. The solution has been designed to allow city leaders to access integrated, city-wide information in a single, unified view and deliver rapid, coordinated responses to events,” Pradeep Nair, Director, Software Group, IBM India/ South Asia had said during the launch.