COVID-19 era public transit management system has been crowned IoT Deployment of the Year at IoT World’s event in Silicon Valley
Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, is pleased to announce its pilot project with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and City Tech Collaborative has received the IoT Deployment of the Year Award from IoT World. Winners were announced at IoT World’s event in Silicon Valley on November 4, 2021.
“We are proud to be named a winner in this year’s IoT World Awards, particularly for a collaborative project that aimed to solve unique challenges brought on by the pandemic,” says Digi Business Development Director, Government, Steve Mazur. “While COVID-19 paused many smart city and transportation projects, it prompted an impactful one in Chicago, where citizens rely heavily on public transit. By taking part in this pilot, Digi helped demonstrate the value of IoT technology in solving current challenges within core functions of society as well as building a solid foundation for future operations that prioritize the greater good.”
Amid the escalation and de-escalation of COVID-19 restrictions, public transit agencies are managing highly variable ridership as well as ensuring public trust in their ability to provide healthy, safe transportation. In response to this, City Tech and the CTA deployed an IoT smart transit pilot on the 79th Street bus route to provide real-time insights on bus occupancy to help the CTA proactively meet route ridership demand, reduce both passenger crowding and wait times and provide a safe, socially distanced rider experience. Digi routers provided Wi-Fi detection that tracked unique riders while Digi Remote Manager®—the command center of an intelligent network—was utilized to configure, deploy and manage remote devices and assets securely at the edge.
IoT World’s awards series celebrates innovative individuals, teams, organizations and partnerships that advance IoT technologies, deployments and ecosystems. This year, a panel of judges from Omdia, Informa Tech and the industry chose winners based on innovation, market traction and other factors.
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About Digi International
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) is a leading global provider of IoT connectivity products, services, and solutions. It helps companies create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security and reliability. Founded in 1985, Digi has helped customers connect more than 100 million things and counting. For more information, visit www.digi.com.
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