SmartCow’s CityStation AIoT Platform Users Can Now Leverage NVIDIA Omniverse to Boost Smart City Initiatives

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

May 19, 2022


SmartCow’s CityStation AIoT Platform Users Can Now Leverage NVIDIA Omniverse to Boost Smart City Initiatives
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SmartCow's CityStation users can leverage the power of NVIDIA’s Omniverse via their Digital Twin integration to shorten the early stages of smart city project development and assist with overall stage maintenance.

CityStation is a data acquisition and control system designed to tackle problems of urban pollution with effective solutions and targeted analytics. The solution harnesses the power of digital twin simulations and real-time data collection to improve how cities meet the growing needs of their communities.

Building a large-scale, customizable smart city project requires significant resources and time to meet the unique needs of each city. SmartCow’s CityStation is designed to simplify this process with a practical helper for smart cities and can be set locally in a highly urbanized environment where no pre-existing sensors to record environmental conditions are located. The box collects data from the actual real-world environment to help inform the Omniverse integration to create high-fidelity, realistic, and accurate simulations that work hand-in-hand with the fully-rendered 3D scene of the Digital Twin solution.

Our CityStation collected real data from Balluta, Malta and here comes the results with different weather situations in the same location.

Users can control, interact with, and simulate anything within these scenes to observe the real-time consequences or triumphs of these changes without touching the physical location. With CityStation and SmartCow's digital twin solution powered by NVIDIA Omniverse, users have an enhanced ability to optimize control of smart cities as well as speed up early stage project development and facilitate the integration of AI into its regular operation.

“Imagine being able to collect real-time smart city data and plug it into a virtual world where digital twins can be used to simulate a variety of potential solutions without having to use resources to test in the physical world,” said Ravi Kiran, CEO of SmartCow. “With CityStation, a city can collect real-time data from current urban conditions, which is then transferred to NVIDIA's Omniverse, where digital twins can test scenarios in a virtual setting and then use the outcomes to implement tested projects into real environments, saving time, money, and resources.” This has the potential to change the way governments, policymakers, and officials go about making changes that impact millions of people worldwide.”

Data helps governments and policymakers to estimate the impact of city development and make the right choice accordingly.

Customers can choose the Omniverse add-on service to speed up deployment and quickly customize their city situations for complex, efficient development. Additionally, SmartCow is working to power NVIDIA’s Omniverse initiatives for its smaller customers valued under $10 million with this critical integration into the digital twin landscape.

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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