Fluentgrid scored yet another significant win to setup an Integrated Command, Control and Communication Centre (ICCC) solution for Cochin (aka Kochi) smart city. Fluentgrid is the Master System Integrator for this prestigious project in Kerala; the tourist haven of India, popularly known as God’s Own Country. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a public sector aerospace and defence electronics company, is our consortium partner for the project.
Called the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Kochi was an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India, since 14th century. The 440 sq.km. city Kochi metropolitan region is home to about 2.1 million people. Kochi ranks first in the total number of international and domestic tourist arrivals in Kerala. The city was ranked the sixth best tourist destination in India, one of the 28 Indian cities among the emerging 440 global cities that will contribute 50% of the world GDP by the year 2025, the topmost emerging future megacity in India (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kochi).
A year ago, Cochin Smart Mission Limited (CSML) embarked on an ambitious journey towards transformation of its core ICT infrastructure under Smart City guidelines. Cochin Smart City was one among the forerunners that were selected in Indian Smart City Mission’s Top 20 contenders. The August 2018 floods in Kerala delayed the whole process. However, the city turned out to be very resilient and the projects were soon put back on track.
Fluentgrid proposed a well-integrated technical solution on cloud and followed it up with a fully integrated demonstration on site that won appreciation from the project evaluation team and other stakeholders. The smart work and dedication by able team members coupled with experience and business acumen of team leaders helped us win the project.
The project involves setting up an Integrated Command, Control and Communication Centre (ICCC) with complex integrations to various smart elements and applications in the city. GIS and Project Management services along with ICCC build are other key components of the project. Fluentgrid will deploy its popular Actilligence for Cities platform to implement the ICCC solution for Kochi.