Entrepreneurs, innovators and firms use area X.O to create clean, green and connected communities of the future.
The smart city living lab
Area X.O enables public and private sector innovators to develop, test, demonstrate and implement smart city technologies and urban infrastructure solutions in our high-tech, connected smart city living lab.
At our facility, innovators create customized test cases and scenarios with our ‘plug and play’ sensors and IoT devices, authentic city infrastructure, and leading-edge networks, data analytics, and cloud storage – all managed through our command centre.
Our Command Centre
Rapidly deploy, test, validate and demonstrate your smart city solution to:
- Test different devices and sensors with numerous control endpoints that generate real-time data and facilitate real-time automated actions and operations
- Orchestrate and manage these actions with a unified real-time view into all smart city assets, infrastructure and services
An IoT of various sensors is integral to smart cities. Inter-connectivity as well as data transmission rates of these systems can be simulated using Ansys STK and HFSS. Data from optical or thermal cameras, radar and lidar can be simulated to mimic real world scenarios using Ansys AVxcelerate and Speos. Simulations can determine which sensor detects events earliest even under adverse weather conditions (e.g. night, snowy, rainy, foggy).
Register for free today to access Area X.O’s Simulation Portal and to request a free consultation on how simulation testing is the solution you need.
“The smart city zone at Area X.O is helping us to build our brand globally. We won an award for the 2020 North American International Auto Show Mobility Challenge by bringing a safety-first autonomous shuttle solution to the auto show. As a part of our submission, we referenced how we have leveraged the capabilities available at Area X.O to develop and commercialize our solution. The adjudication panel was really impressed that we have our own local testbed to prove and validate these technologies.”
Tenille Houston, Chief Operating Officer for SmartCone Technologies and CEO of AutoGuardian
“Area X.O provides Nokia with an unparalleled opportunity to perform joint research and development with our industry and government partners. We have used it to test our private LTE and 5G networks, with leading companies working on CAVs. We have also tested our drones and integrated operations center technology in first responder scenarios. The facility enables us to put our technology and that of our partners, through extreme real-world conditions. If our Smart City solutions can operate here, they can be adapted to anywhere in the world.”
Calin Miculescu, Director, Sales, Nokia Canada
“SMATS Traffic Solutions provides traffic data analytics to better monitor and manage traffic congestion. Our integrated analytics and sensory tools have allowed traffic management offices to make informed data-driven decisions on more efficient use of their infrastructure capacity. Area X.O has been a great help in developing and testing our technologies. We are grateful to Invest Ottawa for providing us with access to new technologies and unique testing facilities at this site. With the power to collect, analyze, and interpret traffic data in real-time, SMATS aims to change the way traffic flows, for the better.”
Amir Ghods, PhD, President and CEO, SMATS Traffic Solutions
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