Introducing IOT bollards and municipal castings for smart city initiatives
Cast iron is a traditional material known for longevity and strength—it’s not generally associated with the information age. However, in a smart city, traditional castings can become the vehicle for modern innovations. Traditional municipal castings can be transformed into internet-of-things (IOT) devices. A smart manhole, trash bin, or bollard watches its environment and reports. Is trash piling up? Is the storm sewer overflowing? Are construction sites active after hours? Armed with this information, cities can optimize maintenance schedules. Real time alerts mean they can dispatch teams at threshold events, before emergencies occur. As a response to these new possibilities, Reliance Foundry is launching a new smart cities initiative, Citysage. Our engineers have been innovating to integrate the quality products we’ve always made with modern solutions to municipal issues.
Visit Citysage’s blog to find out how advanced sensors are being used to help manage cities.