InfoTiles provides a “streaming service” for cities to visualise real-time and historical data for water and other utilities. The service reduces inefficiencies and cuts resource waste.
Cities and municipalities across the world work hard to provide public utilities such as water, sewage and recycling in an efficient manner.
An increasing problem, however, is city authorities having to navigate a multitude of vendors, system and data formats to deliver these services.
Potentially, cities could have access to masses of data about their utilities, helping to inform decision-making and improve the quality of services. Yet, in reality, the data is often inaccessible or hard to put into a useful context.
This creates inefficiencies, leading to unnecessary expenses and wasted resources.
InfoTiles has developed a cloud-based streaming service – or a “Netflix” – for cities to gather, process and visualise all their data at once. The solution presents data in a useful and understandable way to both citizens and city employees.
InfoTiles’ system uses open data sources, IoT and sensor data, weather data, and data from SCADA systems. The system can, for instance, use GPS data to give municipalities an overview of water levels and sludge in drains on a map.
All data and events are stored by InfoTiles as time series, so that authorities can analyse, predict and plan their services. The solution enables real-time manipulation of data so that users can implement mathematical, statistical and hydraulic functions based on real-time data.
The InfoTiles system is not bound to proprietary data sources or communication protocols, as sensors and communication technology constantly change, and cities and municipalities often use different providers for measuring different parameters.
InfoTiles gives cities and municipalities new insights into trends and patterns in citizens’ utility use. The system can help authorities to take action and minimise loss of resources and revenue. It can predict, for instance, water leakages and flooding, or heat loss throughout a district heating network based on the weather forecast.
This helps cities to reduce their carbon footprint by making them less reliant on manual inspections by maintenance workers.
InfoTiles moreover enables easy and secure information-sharing throughout an organisation, making the delivery of public services more efficient and less wasteful.
The global smart cities market is anticipated to reach USD 2.57 trillion by 2025, according to Grand View Research. The global water market, meanwhile, is projected to reach USD 914.9 billion by 2023, according to Global Water Intelligence.
Infotiles was founded in 2016. The company’s system is currently used by several Norwegian cities and is also being rolled out in Denmark.
InfoTiles won the SMAVARD award at the Nordic Edge Expo in 2018.
Software for gathering, processing and visualising data
Reduces inefficiencies and improves decision making
In operation in Rogaland, Norway