A Smart City testing facility needed a visualization solution to monitor the campus grounds and provide feedback on various smart technology and mobility products. They turned to Haivision for the right technology and user friendly software to empower visiting companies to efficiently track, monitor, and test their innovative solutions in a real-world environment.
The Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners is an economic development initiative for the City of Peachtree Corners in Georgia. The area acts as a real-world testing ground where companies can demonstrate and monitor their smart city and smart mobility technology. Since the Curiosity Lab is a fully realized environmental setting, it hosts several companies who stay in the area while frequenting the city’s businesses and restaurants. Two companies have even relocated their headquarters on the Curiosity Lab grounds. Altogether, the encompassing area employs roughly 8,000 individuals and houses another 1,000.
With a considerable focus on smart city and smart mobility products, the Curiosity Lab has an established a 5G network throughout the complex, coupled with a dedicated road equipped with sensors and tracking strips. To provide the proper monitoring and data analysis tools for companies utilizing the space, the Curiosity Lab looked to Haivision for a dependable visualization solution that would be easy to pick up and use for operators with varying levels of technical expertise.
Staff at the Curiosity Lab needed a functional dashboard to manage a network of cameras installed throughout the 1.5-mile test road in order to display relevant data while providing a user-friendly system that anyone could easily access. After researching potential options, they chose the solution offered by Haivision. They decided on an Alpha FX Core video processor, the CineLink 4K-EL-Loop-2 encoder and decoder, and a 3 CineNet Touch Control Point tablets for each workstation. Haivision installed the processor and equipment to connect three 85” 4K displays the facility had already purchased.
This new system helps companies easily monitor their smart city and smart mobility products as they navigate the test environment. One visiting project, the Olli Autonomous Shuttle, operated at the Curiosity Lab for several months. The Olli Team used the CineNet content management software in the lab to gauge their daily progress as the driverless vehicle operated along regular trips each day. Cameras across the entire campus delivered constant video feeds, while analytics software reported regularly on the performance of the Olli in real-world conditions. Everything from the steeper 13% incline of the road to fallen leaves that masked guidance system pavement striping could be readily accessed by the team across a collaborative visual dashboard. This helped the team to better aggregate the data needed to adjust the shuttle on site.