A concept that has become increasingly relevant in the last few years is Internet of Things (IoT). IoT represents a possible evolution of how the Internet will be used. It can be seen as an extension of the Internet to the world of tangible objects and places: objects can assume an active role, they are capable of interacting with their environment and of processing data.
There are multiple application scenarios for IoT , and one of them is Smart City: an entirely new way of seeing a city.
Smart Cities are intelligent cities capable of merging innovation, development, the environment, accessibility, sustainability and quality of life with the main goal of making a city more livable, to the benefit of those who live there, and with a reduction of costs and greater environmental care.
Environmental monitoring, waste collection, territorial safety and control, public transportation, tourist services, road network and traffic management all represent different aspects of a Smart City.
Solari has paid particular attention to specific aspects of this field that represent a natural evolution of its history and experience acquired through the years in the areas of time management and public information.
Since the late 1980s, Solari has offered solutions ranging from infomobility services to locating means of public transportation.
Solari infomobility helps average people who need to move through traffic by car or motorcycle (with real-time information for locating parking garages and available parking spots, as well as with general traffic information). However, it also helps those that require access to a parking area (with devices that make it possible to pay for access tickets) as well as those that use public means of transportation (with real-time information regarding the buses location and expected time of arrival).
Information can be distributed to end-users by being broadcasted (with variable message displays placed on the highway or along city streets), or it can be the user who initiates access to that information based on his or her needs (to find parking or to use public means of transportation) or on the specific circumstances (to access a controlled parking area and therefore to acquire a ticket).
Solari’s solutions meet all of these requirements, with standard products as well as with special products, tailored to the customer's needs by personalizing the elements of value, in terms of aesthetics as well as functions.