Sentilo sensor platform, developed in Barcelona and used in open source by Terrassa City Council, has been awarded the “Open Award 2016” in the category “most innovative platform in 2016”. These awards aim to recognize and encourage communities, business and government projects that promote open source solutions in Spain.The free software platform Sentilo useful for the development of Smart Cities was a voted finalist along with two other candidates: a billing software (https://www.facturascripts.com/) and a mobile application development system (http://atsistemas.com/). Finally the jury, in the framework of the Open Congress Expo this June, recognized and valued Sentilo because its functions, possibilities, that is becoming a new standard for smart cities, and experiences like Sentilo for Kids.
What is Sentilo?
Sentilo is a platform for the distribution of information on sensors and actuators based on open source. It is designed to manage the Smart City architecture of any city that aims at mainstreaming and interoperability.
The Sentilo aim is to avoid purely vertical solutions and therefore is designed as a cross-platform sharing information between heterogenis systems, integrates easily legacy applications and others integrated via API-http/REST (simple and extended technology) freely.
The Terrassa City Council and Sentilo
Sentilo initially began as an internal project of the Barcelona City Council that decided to open the product and create a community of free software aimed at the promotion and development of the platform (http://www.sentilo.io). This platform also comprise other city councils as Reus, Cambrils, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Mataró, Tarragona and Terrassa.
The Terrassa City Council is part of the community and part of their governing bodies. The experience began in early 2014 when it began making contributions to Sentilo platform to improve communications and integration in organizations like ours. The project has the technological support of OpenTrends partnership that developed the first version of the platform.
What data manages and generates Sentilo and are visualized at the map of the city?
Sobre la plataforma Sentilo Terrassa, s’ha implementat en primera instància la integració de les següents dades:
On the platform Sentilo Terrassa, has been implemented first the integration of the following:
– Urban waste sided pick up service.
– Traffic state in main urban axes.
– Energy management of municipal falicities.
– Weather Stations.
– Management of fleets of urban cleaning and maintenance.
– City indoor parking ocupancy.
– Municipal facilities management of solar and thermal energy.
The data obtained from the platform Sentilo can be used for own needs of municipal management and add value to companies, organizations or citizens wishing to ultimately find and use the information provided.
Smart City Terrassa strategy provides the opportunity and the need that the data managed by this platform can be processed and analyzed, and provide value in cooperation with