Piazza San Carlo in Turin is the first smart square in Italy

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Piazza San Carlo in Turin is the first smart square in Italy it has been modified: 2013-07-03 di Egidio Giannini


Piazza San Carlo is "the first square Intelligent": With a solution Smart developed by Olicar, Selex ES, UmpiIn partnership with Iris Services -Iren Group, the City of Turin is implementing new services for citizens thanks to a self-sustainable experimental project, on the occasion of Smart City Days.


Innovative and "intelligent": this will be Piazza San Carlo, the beating heart of the Turin capital, thanks to the experimental project "Laboratory in Piazza " developed by Olicar, Selex ES, UMPI in collaboration with Iride Servizi - Iren Group. Today it is presented technology architecture installed in one of the most important squares of the Turin city, which will officially become the first Intelligent Square in Italy to be equipped with a plant innovative for public lighting, by participatory security services, and by a multimedia information totem.  The entire platform will be managed by a remote management system MINOS / UNITY capable of enabling public utility services on an electrical infrastructure.


All this has been achieved using existing infrastructure without additional excavation or wiring, Quickly and affordable, thanks
to transmission technology "High-speed powerline" which exploits the power grid  existing. With the same infrastructure will also be possible to connect free wifi to connect to the net and download news and information.

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The project "Laboratory in Piazza" provides in its development an experimental system of participatory security to guarantee the protection of citizens in its territory which sees in a first phase the presence of video surveillance technologies and in a second step, the activation of services for the protection of citizens and businesses in the area.

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Said the commissioner for Innovation and the Environment Enzo Lavolta: “The innovative system proposed by Laboratorio in Piazza is a model of efficiency and
service based on criteria environmental sustainability (less energy and less CO2 pollution) which allows significant energy savings but
above all, it makes it possible to use the normal street lighting distribution network to offer new and advanced services to citizens: starting
from information services, thanks to the totem, to wifi, with a thousand other possible functions that can be activated thanks to parallel transmission
energy and data. "
"Laboratory Square - continues Lavolta - it is an integrated multiservice network project that acts as a prototype for the Turin Smart City of the future ”.


The trial of Civic Lab of Piazza San Carlo will serve extremely well to identify which additional innovative services can be implemented through integrations aimed at sustainable mobility, territorial control and primary assets for citizens. A path envisaged by the City of Turin, through its program SMILE (Smart Mobility, Inclusion, Life & Health, Energy) for the improvement of the quality of life of the territory through the rationalization of the available resources.

For information and registration:
Fondazione Torino Smart City

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