smart city technology....DAS could be used to identify locations where there are concentrations of people above a certain threshold in real-time…could also be used to ensure key amenities are not overwhelmed….Crucially DAS data is completely anonymized
If big data is the new oil, as it has often been said, then Fotech offers the right tools to dig for more of it and feed the insatiable needs of tomorrow’s smart cities....the untapped potential of distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) for smart cities
Launchpad has bought a technology company that focuses on developing and deploying fiber optic sensing. Fotech’s technology combines photonics, advanced artificial intelligence and edge computing to deliver advanced digital monitoring and asset management solutions
Researchers are studying ways to use existing fiber-optic cables as distributed sensors to collect data on city road conditions. Verizon and NEC recently conducted a proof-of-concept field trial
"Distributed fiber optic sensing techniques offer powerful tools for the monitoring of long, linear assets, such as highways, " reports Gareth Lees, FOSA Technology Committee Chairman.