Miami-Dade County, CIVIQ Smartscapes plan smart city ecosystem

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez and the Board of County Commissioners have approved a partnership with CIVIQ Smartscapes to implement an integrated smart city ecosystem throughout Miami Dade, the companies said.

CIVIQ´s goal is to deliver the best “Citizen Mobility Experience” as a model of people-centered technology that engages citizens and provides state-of-the-art access to city services.

The first phase of Miami-Dade´s urban transformation will roll out over the next 3 months– CIVIQ will install and maintain up to 300 interactive digital WayPoints, which will include free public Wi-Fi, over 1,000 Wi-Fi devices in public transit vehicles, and 51 additional Wi-Fi devices for transit stations.

Miami-Dade´s investment will dramatically increase access for all residents and visitors. CIVIQ´s people-centered technology provides free high-speed public Wi-Fi for easy access to communications networks, timely transportation schedules to improve citizen mobility and emergency alerts to enhance safety and security throughout the community. CIVIQ supports the county´s mission to help more people connect–to each other and to critical city services.

The partnership also sets a new level of interconnectivity between different Miami-Dade public services–transportation, public works, public safety, and more. County trains and busses will each contain mobile Wi-Fi networks that will provide internet access for passengers, and allow the county to better track and manage its public transportation system.

CIVIQ Smartscapes develops street-level citizen engagement networks, deploying customized solutions that offer Wi-Fi connectivity, enhanced public information and services and sensor technology to cities.