Presenting Atenea: the urban platform for governing Smart Cities
The new urban interoperability platform is able to integrate and manage all the services and solutions that make up a city's ecosystem, enabling different systems to exchange information. The platform, known as Atenea, also includes analysis tools for anticipating the behaviors of the city (citizens, facilities, traffic, etc.) in relation to the use of the services, to better and proactively adapt them to real needs.
The system brings together all of Indra's unique knowledge of citizen service management, as it integrates all the areas of activity of a city, such as mobility, infrastructure management, security and emergencies, environment and government. It also incorporates all of the company's experience in developing other solutions, designed to interconnect the different information systems implemented in environments with the requirements of Smart Cities. This is the case, for example, of the urban traffic control systems, security in emergencies and electronic administration and health systems, along with other technologies from the company created through R&D+i projects.
The solution has been designed with two distinct and complementary approaches. On the one hand, it is based on Indra's Hermes system, which enables mobility management centers to monitor the different subsystems and continually monitor the evolution of traffic and public transportation. On the other hand, it is based on the results obtained from the European R&D+i program SOFIA (Smart Objects For Intelligent Applications), in which Indra actively participated and which is based on semantic web technology, interoperability and intelligent sensor networks for the automation of cities and their ecosystems, and the provision of intelligent and customized services.
Atenea is positioned as an integrating center where the information from three large system modules converges: measuring and sensor equipment deployed throughout the city, service management modules that coordinate to offer comprehensive solutions, and, finally, analysis systems (control centers, analytics and control panels), which gather information from the previous subsystems to provide information that is critical in managing the city.