Tysons, VA, May 2020: OST, Inc. has been selected by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) as Systems Integrator to lead the new Smart City Testbed in Stafford County, Virginia. The project initially will focus on solutions to improve public safety and security, traffic, health, waste management, and energy. OST is developing the testbed to support a number of cutting-edge smart technologies designed to revolutionize city government services, especially in a pandemic environment. The goal is to optimize technology and services for local governments throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, but the testbed will have profound implications for cities throughout the United States.
OST CEO Vijay Narula says, “The goal is to provide a community that addresses the total human experience and improves overall quality of life. Emerging technologies such as 5G, drones, data analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can create effective solutions.”
David Ihrie, CIT Chief Technology Officer, said, “Our goal is to make Stafford a model community for all of Virginia. There are ways to improve traffic flow and the overall community experience.” Ihrie said a wide range of equipment and sensors will be tested. Some will tie into existing traffic cameras, sensors inside buildings, and systems that monitor daily operations. Other technology could provide critical information to first responders during emergencies, monitor pollution along the Interstate 95 corridor, and provide other innovative benefits.
“I’m excited to be part of this showcase for smart cities,” says Michael Cannon, Chief Technology Officer for Stafford County. “The testbed enables us to enhance public safety, cybersecurity, traffic management, and countless other areas, using advanced technologies.”
The Stafford Smart City Testbed is focused on the future, with clear eyes on near-term solutions. The testbed will ensure that Virginia’s future is bright – and smart!
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