ITS Campus, ITS News – The challenge to improve technology standards of a city is increasingly urgent in the digital era. With the introduction of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, everything is designed so that it can be connected to one another. Based on this, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) Surabaya through PT ITS Tekno Science introduced the Smart Pole technology called ITS Smart Pole to support the government’s idea of creating a smart city.
Director of PT ITS Tekno Sains, Dr. Ir. I Ketut Gunarta MT explained, smart cities are certain areas that are capable of carrying out their functions as cities, by utilizing the support of sophisticated automated technologies. “Well, this Smart Pole is one of the supporting components to realizing a smart city,” he said.
Ketut claimed, the pole that now has been planted in several cities in Indonesia is equipped with many features. Some of them are supervision of energy use, high-resolution CCTV, air quality sensors, free wifi networks, cellular signal amplifiers, and screens that are able to provide certain information to the public, both visually and soundly.
The Head of ITS Business Development and Management Agency (BPPU) added that the ITS Smart Pole can also be used to adjust the intensity of street lights that are suitable for local needs. “So when the afternoon weather is cloudy or the day is late, the lights on this pole will adjust the environmental conditions and turn on automatically,” he explained.
Besides that, the combination of sensors and cameras on this pole can function to find out the number of vehicles that pass on certain roads, all the time. “This will definitely make the information excavation system easier, such as the number of vehicles with certain plates passing, the number of buses that pass, the number of motorbikes running, and many more,” he explained.
As explained, smart cities are cities that can control themselves. To approach this, ITS Smart Pole is also equipped with sensors to detect air quality around the pole. The parameters that can be detected with this sensor include the amount of oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2), temperature, pressure, and air humidity.
Adapting to the digital era that has begun to aggressively developing, this poles can be used as cellular signal boosters and free internet network facilities in certain areas. “Thus we can get an internet connection wherever we are,” he said.
The control system on the entire pole is centered on a single system, so that when a problem happened, the system will immediately inform and the problem will be fixed in the central. “In addition, only by using a smart phone, someone can set or turn off all Smart Poles in all regions,” he concluded. (sof/qi/ITS Public Relation Officer/Anjani)
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