Fluentgrid helps kick start Visakhapatnam’s smart city agenda with the launch of the City Command Centre

Mr. Chandrababu Naidu (CM Andhra Pradesh), Mr. Ganta Srinivasa Rao (HRD Minister Andhra Pradesh) and Mr. Murali Krishna Gannamani (MD & CEO, FluentGrid Limited)

June 27, 2016, Visakhapatnam: As a first step to revitalizing Vizag into a smarter and more sustainable city, Fluentgrid Limited(Formerly Phoenix IT Solutions Ltd.) helps Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC)set up and launch a state-of-the-art centralized City Command Center.Connecting together for the first time, multiple vital city-level services and providers onto a single platform, the City Command Center will immediately usher in smarter and more efficient governance capabilities for GVMC, helping lay the foundation for implementing the city’s smart city agenda. The Visakhapatnam center, which acts as a headquarters for the state, can be integrated in the future with all the cities of Andhra Pradesh. GVMC inaugurated the City Command Centre on 25th June, 2016in Vizag,in the presence of Mr. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh.

Earlier last year, the Indian government signed agreements with the Obama administration to include Vizag as one amongst the three cities that will be developed as smart cities in collaboration with various US government agencies. Building on this momentum, Vizag also ranked 8 in the 100 Smart Cities Challenge of India. It has an overwhelming 1.5 million citizens contributing to the Smart City plans to identify various city-level services and issues that they primarily wanted to be addressed for them. Fluentgrid played a key role in acting as a catalyst to increase broader citizen participation.

Murali Krishna Gannamani, Managing Director & CEO, Fluentgrid Limited said, “We at Fluentgrid, are extremely proud to have partnered with GVMC for such a large transformation initiative that will soon enable far-reaching benefits to the community as well as general improvement in city services.With the inclusion of smart street lighting dashboards, air quality monitoring, integration of the Water SCADA system for reservoir and city water distribution systems, more centralized solid waste monitoring capabilities, tools for revenue assurance and enhanced city surveillance, green maps for urban forestry monitoring and beach safety amongst others, the City Command Centre truly begins the journey in smarter city governance.”

Fluentgrid Limited leveraged its time-tested mPower product suite to setup the entire ICT infrastructure for the command center. The command center will display an executive dashboard with KPI to monitorvarious department-level dashboards by analyzing data and AV streams emerging from a wide variety of systems.This data will be analyzed and correlated with data coming from other departments to identify abnormal events, patterns and exceptions to alert the concerned for further action. Any disruption in a city service or process will be reported as an incident which must be resolved as per SLAs. Furthermore, any personnel from any departmentwill be able to raise incidents through the system.When completed, the command center will be integrated with numerous kinds of data and AV feeds coming from various corners of city administration with many integrations.

About Fluentgrid Limited:
Founded in 2001, Fluentgrid Limited (formerly known as Phoenix IT Solutions), provides smart technology focused products and system integration services for utilities, cities and communities. Already serving over 25 million consumers through its time-tested mPower suite of software products, the company enables smart and sustainable transformation of utility grids and communities through turnkey integrated solutions. Fluentgrid has emerged as a niche player in CIS and Advanced Metering Infrastructure solutions (present in Gartner’s magic quadrant) in the regulated utility markets in South and Central Asia and the Middle East. Recently, Fluentgrid has extended its offering to unregulated U.K. and U.S. markets through nxter. For more information, visit www.fluentgrid.com