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United States : MICROSOFT, TELENT and CGI Azure announces teaming up to raise London Underground monitoring systems

August 22, 2014

As per the report, Microsoft announced that it has collaborated with British internet systems installation firm Telent and IT consulting company CGI in a bid fir upgrading London's tube network using the Internet of Things (IoT).

Microsoft also stated that, this software system would contour manual monitoring processes, secure and integrate disconnected systems, and spot equipment issues in real-time and making for "faster maintenance, better service and lower costs across the system".

In a promotional video entitled "Bringing the Internet of Things to the London Underground", Telent MD Steve Pears said, "We wanted to help rail organisations like London underground modernise the systems that monitor its critical assets, everything form escalators and lifts and FAT control systems to CCTV and communications networks."

Pears added, "Meaningful data from sensors are on everything from temperature vibration and humidity, to fault warnings and system alerts are available securely in the cloud. Many manual monitoring processes can now be streamlined."

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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