The power supply concept for the SCI deviates from the regular power supply of the Urban Lighting in The Hague. The power supply must be available 24/7 and requires more capacity for some applications than the Outdoor Lamp Controller (OLC) network can supply. An adapted power supply concept for the SCI must also guarantee the same high availability requirements for the Urban Lighting.
This document describes the basic premises for the construction of the Smart City Hub. The Smart City Hub (SCH) is an essential part of the new smart city network.
Connectivity is the connection between the data that is collected locally and the applications. The data is made available to the applications in a controlled way. This ‘managed connectivity’ is required to divide the available bandwidth and enforce the relevant data protocols.
This concept selection covers the considerations taken into account in the design decisions for controlling urban lighting. Urban lighting enhances social and traffic safety and is also an important element in the urban spatial quality, both in terms of design and of creating atmosphere. Urban lighting is increasingly being used to tackle criminal activities and deal with emergencies.
The OB-00006 Expandability Brownfield Concept Selection looks at the options available to convert or expand existing objects in the outdoor space and with what functionality for the implementation of the Smart City Infrastructure (SCI).
The municipality of The Hague strives for data-driven work and foresees a high degree of reliance on Smart City services paired with a high demand for connectivity, sensors, data and electricity in the future development of the city and in executing its public duties. This requires the building of an integrated system specifically for these purposes that facilitate a fine mesh connectivity network with city wide coverage – a ‘digital infrastructure’.
The Smart City Infrastructure requires an increasingly multidisciplinary approach. This also applies to maintenance and asset management. Civil engineering, environmental management, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and telecom must be more integrated to avoid miscommunication, long repair times and lower availability. This entails a search for the optimal design in organising the maintenance and asset management.