Hitachi Consulting has been selected to design smart city services for One Bangkok, Thailand’s largest private sector property project.
One Bangkok includes the development of nine towers in Bangkok. The towers are expected to be operational by 2021 and will serve over 60,000 people.
The consulting firm has been booked by property companies Frasers Property and TCC Group
Hitachi Consulting will bring its expertise in smart city, IT and smart infrastructure services to help One Bangkok to achieve its sustainability goals.
For instance, Hitachi Consulting will provide its technical knowledge in the development of a Smart City Sensor Grid and Smart City platforms.
The Smart City Sensor Grid and Smart City platforms will connect, manage and monitor One Bangkok systems and operations management, temperature, photo, noise and air quality sensors and predictive maintenance of building systems
The two components will be used to integrate smart services in energy, water, telecommunications, predictive maintenance, video analytics, security, traffic and parking in buildings.
Sensors and analytics will be used by property managers to optimise the operations of buildings.
The results of the project will enable One Bangkok to implement smart services to existing properties throughout their international portfolio.
Andrew Hamilton, Global Client Partner for Hitachi Consulting and Lead for the Hitachi Social Innovation Business in Asia, said: “The convergence of cloud-based computing, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT), are enabling social innovations at One Bangkok that will enhance people’s lives and support environmental sustainability..
“We are proud to be engaged with a project that is consistent with Hitachi’s commitment to social innovation — making the world a better place through technology — while fulfilling the One Bangkok vision of deploying technology systems that deliver operational and environmental efficiencies and digital connectivity that enhance the overall quality of life for residents, employees and visitors.”
Anthony Arundell, Director of Smart Cities and Sustainability for One Bangkok, said, “Smart City services and sustainability are among our top priorities, which is also in line with Thailand 4.0, the government’s industrial policy that aims to transform the Thai economy. “