Vaisala Provides Real-time Air Quality Data as Part of Prague's Smart City Approach

Jun 28, 2018
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June 28, 2018

Vaisala Provides Real-time Air Quality Data as Part of Prague's Smart City Approach

Vaisala supplies state-of-the-art air quality sensors to ICE Gateway's real-time smart city network in Prague. This is the first smart city project of its kind in the Czech Republic, and it includes multiple sensors such as Vaisala's air quality products, sustainable lights, traffic data and marketing services. The objective is to provide the city of Prague with a comprehensive and flexible smart city infrastructure to offer data services to the city and its citizens. Vaisala contributes to the project by providing air quality and CO2 sensors that help to understand the local air quality conditions and to target actions in order to improve air quality.   

The two companies aim to promote high quality and affordable sensor solutions to cities. In Prague, the sustainable lights provided by ICE Gateway offer local intelligence and connectivity to easily connect Vaisala's sensors to any light, activate sensor data flow, and provide local maintenance services wherever the city needs the data. The solution enables cities to focus on data-based processes.

The project was initiated in 2017 to offer many value-added services for the city of Prague and its people utilizing outdoor smart lighting as well as various sensors and devices creating a smart city. ICE Gateway transforms the existing streetlights into a wireless infrastructure for services concerning outdoor lighting, sensors, traffic, parking, logistics, real-time marketing, tourism and security.

"The smart city concept integrates information and communication technology with physical devices connected to the network to optimize the efficiency of the city's services and to connect to citizens. With Vaisala's sensors now installed to the smart streetlights, this project creates an entirely new approach to obtaining important and relevant information for the people in Prague. Our products can be built into comprehensive air quality monitoring networks that provide specific information on where pollution is generated and which areas are influenced by it," says John Liljelund, Head of Air Quality, Weather & Environment, Vaisala.

"Vaisala's high quality sensors as well as their worldwide leading position and expertise in weather sensors is a perfect match to our highly secure smart city plug and play solution. We will work together to offer more advanced local real-time services for citizens, such as e-health information and local data in combination with other sensors such as traffic density," says Ramin L. Mokhtari, CEO of ICE Gateway GmbH.  

More information for media:
Tarja Österberg
Communications Manager, Weather and Environment, Vaisala
Tel. +358 50 4871974, [email protected]

Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on over 80 years of experience, Vaisala provides observations for a better world. We are a reliable partner for customers around the world, offering a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1,600 professionals worldwide and is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.