Huawei, DU-IT Help Duisburg Become a Smart City

The introduction of Rhine Cloud, the brand name for a Smart City and Public Services Cloud Platform, represents a significant step towards making Duisburg a smart city.

Huawei, DU-IT Help Duisburg Become a Smart City

Huawei and the DU-IT, a municipal subsidiary of Duisburger Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft, signed a framework agreement on the “Rhine Cloud” brand and Smart City services.

Both partners agreed to make the City of Duisburg an innovative and digitalised model city in Western Europe within a few years by implementing new information and communications technologies (ICT).

The introduction of Rhine Cloud, the brand name for a Smart City and Public Services Cloud Platform, represents a significant step towards making Duisburg a smart city, providing the capabilities to support city automation and intelligence.

“Huawei is focused on working with city governments to make modern cities smarter and easier to live in. We are delighted to be Duisburg’s preferred partner for developing a smart city and this cooperation will build on our success of delivering smart city deployments worldwide,” says Vincent Pang, president of Huawei West Europe Region at CEBIT 2018.

“Huawei integrates new ICT in unified platforms enabling IoT, communications, cloud data centre and intelligent command centre, to create the city’s nervous system. Huawei’s expertise as a leading technology provider coupled with DU-IT’s strength as a city ISP puts us in an ideal position to help the city’s business customers drive innovation and growth, bring safety and efficiency to citizens, and make the city more attractive to businesses and investors,”

Duisburg Marina with ships and modern buildings.  katjen / Shutterstock.com

Duisburg Marina with ships and modern buildings. katjen / Shutterstock.com

The first Rhine Cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings will leverage NavVis technology, designed to digitize indoor environments and used for Smart City use cases like eGovernment, Tourism, Facility Management, Retail and others.

The technology enables users to explore the indoors with a fully immersive 3D walkthrough. After scanning the indoors environment with NavVis M6 indoor mobile mapping system, the browser-based NavVis IndoorViewer visualises building data as high resolution images.

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