Top 20 Smart City Solution Companies - 2021

Smart cities are becoming increasingly popular for a myriad of opportunities they offer in terms of economic growth, operational efficiency, quality of life, and others. The smart cities market is expected to skyrocket in the years to come.

Smart technologies enable smart cities to make informed decisions and provide a better quality of life to their residents. From getting stuck in traffic for hours to not having proper waste-disposal methods – city-dwellers often face many challenges that disrupt their everyday lives. However, smart cities are leveraging IoT and other advanced technology solutions to solve these issues effectively. IoT solutions are making parking smarter, which allows people to spend less time looking for parking spots. Intelligent traffic light systems are also used to improve traffic congestion.

One of the fascinating facts about smart city technologies is that they encourages residents to get more involved. For instance, certain apps allow citizens to report local issues without going through much hassle. There is more - community networking platforms allow neighbors to connect and share their resources. In addition, cities are now investing more in technology innovation with the purpose of improving the safety of residents. For example, IoT-enabled crowd management solutions are already gaining recognition for ensuring safety in busy, crowded areas. All in all, we can say smart cities are the key to a smarter world.

In the wake of these emerging solutions that are playing a crucial role in responding to some of the major challenges associated with smart cities development, CIO Review has compiled a list of 20 Most Promising Smart City Solutions Providers 2021 that are reshaping the smart city sector.

We present to you CIO Review's "Top 20 Most Promising Smart City Solutions Providers - 2021."

    Top Smart City Solution Companies

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    Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise delivers the customised technology experiences enterprises need to make everything connect. ALE provides digital-age networking, communications and cloud solutions with services tailored to ensure customers’ success, with flexible business models in the cloud, on premises, and hybrid. All solutions have built-in security and limited environmental impact. Over 100 years of innovation have made Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise a trusted advisor to more than a million customers all over the world.With headquarters in France and 3,400 business partners worldwide, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise achieves an effective global reach with a local focus.

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    StrataGen was formed in 1997 to help municipalities, governments, and transportation agencies meet the requirements of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and other regulatory protocols. Today, StrataGen’s—ADEPTTM—has evolved to include full dispatch, scheduling, booking and reporting to enable its’ customers to improve the passenger experience while lowering operational costs and efficiently managing door-to-door paratransit ridesharing services. ADEPTTM continuously incorporates and analyzes traffic and weather updates from various sources like the department of transportation to identify street-level service disruptions, and optimize the routes of both small and large fleets (2,000 plus) of vehicles in real-time. At the same time ADEPTTM takes advantage of existing city infrastructure to complement the on-demand paratransit services with extensive fixed-route and taxi systems

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    Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) is an urban economics consulting firm that combines the academic and practitioner experience to deliver cutting-edge models. These models can explain the economic value, RoI, and efficiency of smart city solutions for a city, both for improving government and economic performance. Having worked with the government closely throughout their careers, ESI’s experts completely understand the budgetary pressures, the decision-making processes, and the concerns city leaders may have while choosing a smart city solution and integrating it into their policies

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    In November 2009, InscapeData launched its first generation of LinkPower™ Outdoor PoE (Power over Ethernet) Switch solutions to address the challenges of outdoor networks. Since then, LinkPower™ Outdoor PoE Switch solutions have evolved from a single “All-in-One-Box” IP68 outdoor PoE switch product to a family of outdoor PoE network solutions. Inscape Data’s patented technologies seamlessly connect injectors and PoE/D.C. converters with LinkPower™ Outdoor PoE switches. System integrators can now power a wide range of network devices with InscapeData outdoor PoE network solutions covering IEEE 802.3 af/at/btPoE standards, non-standard passive PoE, or direct 5/12/24/48V D.C. power requirements

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    LocoMobi World is a parking and transportation technology company designing cloud-based software solutions and enterprise hardware for smart city projects. Equipped with proprietary technology like intelligent license plate recognition (LPR) system and a patented location-based mobile payment solution, LocoMobi World is transforming vehicular as well as human mobility within cities in innovative ways. LocoMobi World’s flagship SaaS cloud portal WorldStream integrates with mobile pay stations and LPR cameras to provide real-time insights into toll revenue collections, operational parameters of parking equipment, vehicular traffic volume, and customer statistics

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    MetroQuest specializes in providing digital public engagement survey solutions for public sector agencies. From early keypads to today’s leading SAAS tool, MetroQuest has remained at the forefront of digital public engagement. The company envisions a world where all people participate in the planning of their cities and have access to better places. MetroQuest, notably, combines educational inputs within its surveys so that the people can understand their choice and make informed decisions in a matter of minutes rather than sitting through hour-long presentations. Thus, by simplifying public participation in the planning of complex projects, the company brings the planners and the citizens on the same page

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    AppFusions

    AppFusions

    AppFusions is focused on far-reaching cloud and hybrid integrated web, portal and digital experience strategies via holistic multi-system workflows, user experiences, extended app capabilities, SSO, analytics, etc. While connecting 100s of enterprise systems on-premises, hosted, cloud, and a mix of all - combined with the timely growth of SaaS - AppFusions is a pioneer in the industry, in the right place at the right time

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    Boulder AI

    Boulder AI

    Boulder AI is a smart camera company that takes video analytics AI to the edge. The business’s key offerings include machine vision, artificial intelligence, deep neural networks, harsh environment cameras, smart cameras, DNNCam, Nvidia, automation, and deep learning. Boulder AI was established in 2017 to fill a void in the emerging deep neural net AI revolution to build robust smart cameras that can run deep learning (Caffe, Tensorflow) right out of the box. Boulder AI builds cameras, but also consults to bring specific applications to life

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    Cityzenith

    Cityzenith

    Founded in 2009, Cityzenith is a technology startup that provides data visualization platform software and applications for IoT and Smart Cities. Cityzenith gives power to building industry professionals by aggregating all of their project data and software into a single tool: Smart World Pro. Smart World Pro is used by forward-thinking architects, property managers, and property owners who know they need to create digitized versions of their properties to stay competitive. The firm’s key offerings include data visualization, application development, Software as a Service, urban analytics, IoT and smart cities, sustainable development, digital twins, and building systems management

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    Clarity Movement Co

    Clarity Movement Co

    Clarity Movement is an environment firm creating solutions that empower communities to make more informed decisions and improve the quality of life. Clarity is a team of passionate engineers and scientists focused on making a positive impact in the world by tackling the global air pollution crisis. The business leverages its expertise in air sensing technology, IoT devices, and data analytics to create solutions that empower communities to make more informed decisions and improve quality of life. Having already developed one of the world’s most accurate low-cost particulate matter sensor, Clarity is now deploying the next generation of dense air quality monitoring networks around the world to build smarter cities through smarter data

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    Enevo

    Enevo

    Enevo is a waste technology company providing patented IoT sensors and software platforms to help reduce waste-related costs and save the planet, all at once. The business helps waste companies, smart cities, and commercial organizations globally to measure, analyze, and manage their waste–reducing their waste-related operational costs and increasing sustainability. The team spans three countries and comes from a variety of backgrounds, but they have a common goal: to tackle the waste epidemic and save businesses and communities money. Enevo’s technology allows it to operate at peak efficiency, providing accurate, data-driven waste services that match the organization’s needs while continuously decreasing costs, reducing landfill waste, and increasing sustainability

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    EvoCharge

    EvoCharge

    Founded in 2009, EvoCharge is a major hardware provider of EV charging stations and cable management solutions in North America. The firm is dedicated to providing Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) hardware with true Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) for easy integration with the preferred network provider. As the industry’s pioneer in Level 2 EV charging stations and cable management systems, EvoCharge provides home and commercial charging solutions. The business’s products are fully compatible with all EV and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) sold throughout the United States and Canada

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    MachineQ

    MachineQ

    MachineQ, a Comcast Company, makes it simple for enterprises to build, connect and deploy long-range, low-power IoT solutions at scale. Utilizing LoRaWAN technology, the firm’s fully integrated network connectivity platform delivers enhanced security and reduced total cost of ownership, while giving customers a single provider for technology, deployment, service and support. MachineQ’s partnerships with leading IoT solution providers address a wide range of business challenges in key markets such as real estate, food service, retail, manufacturing, health care, utilities, government and agriculture

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    Optibus

    Optibus

    Optibus is a cloud-native AI platform that brings much-needed innovation to the essential mobility mode at the heart of our cities: public transportation. The firm leverages a robust combination of artificial intelligence, advanced optimization algorithms and distributed cloud computing to make public transportation smarter, better and more efficient–and ultimately nourish freedom of movement and sustainable cities. A SaaS company founded in 2014, Optibus powers complex transit operations in over 500 cities around the world, planning and scheduling the movement of vehicles and drivers to improve the quality and reliability of transit service and make operations more efficient

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    Parkunload

    Parkunload

    Parkunload is a smart parking platform based on Apps and Bluetooth to regulate, control and monitor free-of-charge and time-limited parking zones with digital parking permits to increase vehicle turnover, reduce illegal parking, establish priorities and increase the availability of free parking spaces in several types of parking zones. The business digitally regulates parking zones by means of mobile applications and Bluetooth devices installed on the vertical signage that delimits each zone, based on an internationally patented parking control method that is compatible with any smartphone on the market

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    Quantela

    Quantela

    Quantela is a technology company that offers outcomes business models. It empowers the customers with the right digital infrastructure to deliver greater economic, social, and environmental outcomes for their constituents. When the company was founded in 2015, it specialized in smart cities technology alone. Today, working with cities and towns; utilities, and public venues, Quantela’s team of 280+ experts offer a vast array of outcomes business models through technologies like digital advertising, smart lighting, smart traffic, and digitized citizen services. It specializes in Internet of things, artificial intelligence, smart cities, machine learning, smart communities, outcomes, and technology

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    Smart Parking Technologies

    Smart Parking Technologies

    Parqour provides a parking management solution based on License Plate Recognition (LPR/ANPR) technology with a 99.6 percent average capture rate. The firm’s target customers are shopping malls, business centers, sport and event venue, residential complexes and high-security industrial zones. Smart Parking, Smart Mobility, Parking Data, Smart City, IoT, Parking Ecosystem, Data Intelligence, Parking Management Platform, Eco parking, Disruptive Technology, edge computing, computer vision, ANPR, Smart Sensors, Parking Ecosystem, Innovation, video surveillance, Smart Parking, Automatic Number Plate Recognition, are some of Parquor’s key specialties

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    Smart Waste

    Smart Waste

    With over 60 years of combined industry knowledge and experience, the team at Smart Waste is well-positioned to manage your organization’s waste management needs from start to finish. The team has supported a variety of organizations over the years, from Fortune 500 companies and construction leaders to school districts and municipalities worldwide. Smart Waste helps a variety of industries with waste management plans and compliance audits, as well as initiating zero-waste programs that focus on commercial recycling. With the industry knowledge, vendor management capabilities, and equipment fee reductions, Smart Waste will help businesses move their waste in the right direction

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    StreetLight Data

    StreetLight Data

    StreetLight Data is a big data platform that makes it easy, affordable, and efficient to access real-world transportation data. It brings mobility patterns to light for planners, modelers, and engineers by giving them on-demand access to the best big data resources and processing software for transportation. The firm’s online platform, StreetLight InSight, is a web application that lets users turn anonymous location data from millions of mobile devices into customized, actionable analytics. StreetLight makes it easy to put big data to work for infrastructure and policy planning

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    Telensa

    Telensa

    Telensa makes wireless smart city control applications, including the world’s most widely deployed smart streetlight solution. Based on a compelling business case with proven scalability, Telensa’s solutions also provide a low-cost platform to add multiple city-wide sensor applications. The company’s smart parking solution includes some of the world’s largest deployments such as Moscow and Shenzhen. Fundamental to Telensa’s success is its Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) radio system, which has the unique combination of low cost, long range, long battery life and 2-way communication for massive numbers of devices