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NEC New Zealand showcases smart city solutions to Government leaders

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NEC New Zealand showcases smart city solutions to Government leaders

The leading IT service provider NEC New Zealand hosted an event showcasing its innovative suite of Smart City technologies and solutions at NEC’s Smart City Hub in Wellington.

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The distinguished group of guests included the Hon Louise Upston, Minister for Land Information, Wellington Mayor Celia Wade Brown, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel, along with other council and government members. The visit was officiated by NEC Asia Pacific CEO Tetsuro Akagi and NEC New Zealand Head of Smart City Solutions Tim Packer.

NEC is the official technology partner of Land Information New Zealand’s (LINZ) Smart City coalition. Hence, it delivers innovative technological solutions and technical capabilities for the projects with Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland councils. Some of NEC’s smart city solutions include, traffic counting and city sensing.

“NEC’s sensor technology, together with the geographic information we have provides opportunities to enhance and improve the quality of life in our cities, creating better places for people to live and play in,” said Hon Louise Upston, Minister for Land Information.

At the event, an overview of NEC’s innovative smart city technologies and the projects currently underway in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland were summarized to the guests. A few technologies such as CCTV camera software to support the monitoring of traffic for asset management, and the implementation of a sensing platform to monitor factors such as air and water quality were discussed in-depth.

“We are proud to be the technology partner for the LINZ Smart City coalition in partnership with Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland. This proof of concept is locally designed by NEC New Zealand. We’ll continue to provide our ICT and solutions together with local innovations and contribute to safer and more secure communities in New Zealand,” said Tetsuro Akagi, CEO of NEC APAC.

NEC has also collaborated with various governments in Europe, South America and Asia to provide Smart City solutions.

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