SAP and Philips have announced a collaboration that will link real-time information from Philips connected streetlights with data from other sensors to help cities gather valuable information.
The joint offering combines real-time situational awareness based on the SAP HANA platform with the Philips CityTouch street lighting management system to give planners a 360-degree view of data such as street lighting, parking and traffic controls to plan better and manage costs.
The agreement between SAP and Philips started in Buenos Aires, where Philips is refurbishing 91,000 streetlights with LEDs, controlled by Philips’ CityTouch, which interfaces directly with the SAP HANA platform. Buenos Aires is able to manage more than 700,000 assets, including streetlights, parks, bus stops, buildings and bridges.
“SAP is pleased to work with Philips to make Buenos Aires Latin America’s pioneer in becoming a leading digital city, where real-time analytics and prediction drive better city services in areas such as lighting, sustainability and efficiency,” said Sean Patrick O’Brien, global lead, SAP Future Cities, SAP. “More than 4,000 regional, local and city organizations use SAP today, and with this agreement we can jointly expand on our commitment to improve the quality of lives for our customers and citizens.”
Bill Bien, SVP, head of strategy and marketing at Philips Lighting, said: “As less than 1 percent of the world’s streetlights are connected, we have a tremendous opportunity to help cities follow Buenos Aires’ lead and join the other 30 countries worldwide who have implemented Philips’ CityTouch. Together with SAP, we can rapidly transform the world’s cities into smart cities and help them address a wide range of needs caused by urban expansion and population growth, unlocking the benefits of light beyond illumination.” Follow our page on LinkedIn and check out our latest roles.