Smart Infrastructure Solutions for Uber-Connected Networks
Municipal operations, transportation networks, buildings, facilities and campuses, public utilities, and Smart Cities provide the infrastructure upon which we depend for just about everything. The more efficiently and effectively they are run, the greater their contribution to the health, well-being, and safety of all who use them. Addressing urbanisation, overpopulation, congestion, pollution, security, and other critical infrastructure challenges requires complex networks that must operate effectively, efficiently, and safely. However, a proliferation of sub-systems, hardware devices, connected and manually-intensive data sources, and operational silos demands a different approach to solving the interconnected challenges facing infrastructure operators.
Systems thinking is not a new concept to Systems Engineers. A deep understanding of the way components interact, interrelate, and interdepend to form a complex and unified system is at the heart of any well-designed monitoring and control system. In the complex world of smart infrastructure, the need for systems thinking has never been greater. From Smart Cities to campus management, to integrated traffic control, to smart airport operations, the interaction between people, process, and technology requires a single view to derive operational insights.
With the increasing majority of people living in cities, urbanisation poses significant short- and long-term challenges to governments and municipalities, driving the need for smarter, more digitally managed infrastructure. Due to population growth and rapid urbanisation, growing cities are also presented with challenges revolving around a dependency on ageing infrastructure. When coupled with increasing budgetary constraints, it can make replacement costs for such capital-intensive infrastructure too high. Converting existing infrastructure into “smart infrastructure” is the key to making cities more efficient, more manageable, and ultimately, more liveable.
A true Smart City shares its digital infrastructure and data to enhance quality of life, workability, and sustainability. With its industrial software platform for Smart Cities, AVEVA enables access to real-time, critical data for better, faster, more efficient decision support, and breaks down the information silos that exist when consolidating multiple, seemingly disparate sub-systems into a cohesive monitoring and control environment. In fact, AVEVA is a lead partner of the Smart Cities Council and a corporate member of the New Cities Foundation.
Demands for computing power continue to grow at an astounding rate, and data centres are instrumental in meeting those demands. Data centres house computer systems, telecommunications, and storage systems, and generally include redundant or backup power supplies and data communications connections, environmental controls, and security devices. In addition to these operational systems, data centre management also encompasses building management, HVAC systems, capital-intensive assets in the form of high-end server farms, computer equipment, and energy monitoring – all of which are traditionally managed by separate sub-systems.
With AVEVA’s industrial software platform and “System of Systems” approach to breaking down sub-system silos, data centre managers can leverage a single, scalable software platform for integrating a wide range of devices, systems, and data sources into a unified operations management solution.
Transportation and Smart Airports
The transportation industry is made up of complex networks that must operate efficiently and safely. Governments promote laws to make travelling by air, sea, railway, and motorway more secure. Investments to ensure people's safety go far beyond the visible assets, such as traffic and road conditions. Today, security is more dependent on the invisible aspects of technological systems that monitor transport.
Smart airports bring many unique challenges when compared to other forms of transportation; challenges that are more akin to managing large multi-building campuses, shopping centre facilities, and entertainment precincts. These could almost be considered micro-cities, with multi-faceted operations such as on-site hotels, short- and long-term vehicle parking, entertainment areas, food courts and lounge areas, and so on.
The transportation solutions from AVEVA provide applications for tracking critical real-time and historical data, managing passenger communications, monitoring and maintaining assets, and power distribution and energy monitoring. Our integrated industrial software platform enables easy-to-create operations management solutions that can be standardised, deployed, implemented, and adopted end-to-end. This results in seamless integration and operational efficiencies across stations, airports, facilities, tunnel operations, and networked systems.
Building, Facility, and Campus Management
Building, facility and campus management has traditionally been the realm of “off-the-shelf” Building Management Systems (BMS). However, there has been a strong shift away from these more rigid applications as the needs of building managers have grown, and the the need to monitor and control have become much more important. The flexibility, scalability, and interoperability needs of this growing industry have driven a rise of industrial applications (namely HMI, SCADA, and operations management platforms) as legitimate alternatives, or complementary solutions to traditional BMS applications.
For the ever-growing needs of the building automation industry – from power distribution and management, to energy efficiency monitoring and compliance, to temperature control, security, parking and incident management – AVEVA’s integrated industrial software platform offers a comprehensive range of solutions designed to deliver efficient, secure, and reliable operational management for single buildings, through large, multi-building campuses.
These solutions address today’s green initiatives and complex regulatory compliance requirements, helping to minimise costs, save energy, and ensure a safe work environment for all types of facilities.
Unified Engineering will help you optimize your projects from conceptual, FEED, right through to detailed design, creating new automated workflows to improve your change management process, providing your business with greater agility and increased efficiency to reduce risk and capitalize on project execution.
- AVEVA AR VR
- AVEVA Bocad
- AVEVA Change Manager
- AVEVA Connect
- AVEVA Diagrams
- AVEVA DYNSIM Dynamic Simulation
- AVEVA Electrical
- AVEVA Engage
- AVEVA Engineering
- AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management (ERM)
- AVEVA Everything 3D Insight
- AVEVA Everything3D™ (AVEVA E3D™)
- AVEVA Gatekeeper
- AVEVA Information Management
- AVEVA Information Standards Manager
- AVEVA Instrumentation
- AVEVA Integrated Engineering & Design
- AVEVA LFM
- AVEVA LFM NetView
- AVEVA LFM Server
- AVEVA NET
- AVEVA NET Gateways
- AVEVA Operator Training Simulators
- AVEVA Predictive Asset Analytics
- AVEVA PRO/II Process Engineering
- AVEVA ProCon
- AVEVA SimCentral Simulation Platform
- AVEVA XR
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