Further Reading
March 17, 2021

Dublin and New York City draw parallels with their smart waste management

In light of St Patricks Day, we thought we would draw some parallels to the work that we have achieved to what our Irish friends have at Dublin airport. Have you ever sat in traffic on your daily commute waiting for the trash vans to move? The removal of trash affects daily commuters! So let’s look at Dublin airport.

Although not a city, the Dublin airport took tremendous strides to making the airport traveler friendly.To them, this meant fewer airport maintenance employees getting in the way of travellers. After some analysis, they determined that the check and collection of trash bins throughout the airport was a definitive pain point. Wonder how they fixed it? They added sensors.

Sensors made it possible to prioritize garbage collection. Instead of collecting 840 trash containers 4 times a day, Dublin airport now collects 80 containers a day which brought a 90 percent decrease in operating costs, good craic!

Berlin protocol found its way to New York city back in 2019 in cooperation with MatchX and Citiesense. Hundreds of Smart Sensors and LPWAN Gateways were deployed across the business districts of the city. The high tech sensors manage local assets and collect data to optimise waste management. This innovative tech uses detailed data to reduce operational cost and decreases traffic congestion, improving the residents quality of lives!

The high tech sensors dotted around NYC collect data from a wide range of sources including walking routes, building occupancy, sewage flows, temperature and car usage. This optimises city-wide device communication making the city work more and more efficiently.

The power behind MXC is how each data source is used and made available to other programmes. Using MXC Data Market data, sources can be integrated into a single application. These can be used for predictive routing based on traffic sensors but also can enable apps to use the data from trash cans and collection vehicles to further optimise peoples commutes to work.

This standard that is used by the city administrators optimises waste management by using detailed data from the sensors to optimise waste management. This in turn, decreases traffic congestion and improves people’s lives.

This was a big step in the right direction for the city’s efficiency and the future of IoT. MXProtocol and the insights of Citisense have significantly increased data reach and efficiency. LPWAN is the most efficient and reliable technology used for wireless communications in smart cities.

As we have already seen with the partnerships MXC bring, data can massively improve the efficiency of cities and, furthermore, reduce the environmental impact of big cities.

Jessica Hughes