IBM helps Davao to become smart city

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IBM’s smart solution for Davao’s public services (click to enlarge)

US information technology giant IBM on June 6 launched its long-awaited Intelligent Operations Center in Davao City, the fourth-largest city in the Philippines by population and the largest city in terms of land area.

The center, with an initial investment of $3 million, is expected to enhance Davao’s existing Public Safety and Security Command Center by analysing relevant information collected from agencies whose purpose is to protect the welfare of Davao’s citizens and the environment.

Public services covered by the new system are police, fire, anti-terrorism task force and the K9 urban search and rescue services. The system aims to enhance public safety by focusing on crime prevention, emergency response, threat prevention and response, as well as traffic management.

The IOC is part of IBM’s Smarter City’s initiative “which equips decision makers with the tools to analyse data, anticipate problems to resolve them proactively and coordinate resources to operate effectively,” the company said in a release.

The system will complement the expanded CCTV monitoring system as 170 more CCTV units will be installed across strategic points in the city. Six of the CCTVs will also be used as river monitoring systems to monitor water-level in the city’s rivers. It also uses video analytics software, multi-channel unified communication and Global Positioning System (GPS) location tracking.

This system is the first of its kind in the Philippines. Worldwide,  IBM has already worked with more than 2,000 cities for the same implementation.

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IBM’s smart solution for Davao’s public services (click to enlarge)

US information technology giant IBM on June 6 launched its long-awaited Intelligent Operations Center in Davao City, the fourth-largest city in the Philippines by population and the largest city in terms of land area.

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IOCconsole
IBM’s smart solution for Davao’s public services (click to enlarge)

US information technology giant IBM on June 6 launched its long-awaited Intelligent Operations Center in Davao City, the fourth-largest city in the Philippines by population and the largest city in terms of land area.

The center, with an initial investment of $3 million, is expected to enhance Davao’s existing Public Safety and Security Command Center by analysing relevant information collected from agencies whose purpose is to protect the welfare of Davao’s citizens and the environment.

Public services covered by the new system are police, fire, anti-terrorism task force and the K9 urban search and rescue services. The system aims to enhance public safety by focusing on crime prevention, emergency response, threat prevention and response, as well as traffic management.

The IOC is part of IBM’s Smarter City’s initiative “which equips decision makers with the tools to analyse data, anticipate problems to resolve them proactively and coordinate resources to operate effectively,” the company said in a release.

The system will complement the expanded CCTV monitoring system as 170 more CCTV units will be installed across strategic points in the city. Six of the CCTVs will also be used as river monitoring systems to monitor water-level in the city’s rivers. It also uses video analytics software, multi-channel unified communication and Global Positioning System (GPS) location tracking.

This system is the first of its kind in the Philippines. Worldwide,  IBM has already worked with more than 2,000 cities for the same implementation.

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