Smart systems are gaining acceptance around the world to reduce energy consumption and water usage, improve traffic control and transportation, and enhance emergency management. But their implementation can be costly and highly complex. Collecting and aggregating data from multiple meters, sensors, networks, and control systems represent a major engineering challenge.
This paper describes how innovative suppliers are meeting this challenge with easy-to-implement technology that enables smart systems to cost-effectively collect and aggregate data. It's called intelligent infrastructure, and its devices and software revolutionize the way smart systems can be implemented and achieve their great potential.