ZoundTracker by Zolertia has been awarded with the 1st International Barcelona SmartCity Award in the BDigital Congress that took place in Barcelona from 17th to 20th May.
The “Barcelona SmartCity” International Award has been established with the intention of identifying the solutions or projects that clearly contribute to improving municipal services for managing the city in order to make Barcelona a city of the future: a city with a high quality of life which is competitive, sustainable and has an innovative, flexible, efficient administration. The “Barcelona SmartCity” International Award is aimed at any individual or organization who has innovative products or services at a pre-commercial phase that make an outstanding contribution to creating a more intelligent, innovative administration, closer to the public, thereby increasing the quality of life of the citizens of Barcelona.
The award consisted in a single prize of 4.000€ and the right to deploy a pilot of the project in the 22@Barcelona district during the following year, in the 22@Urban Lab program.
ZoundTracker by Zolertia is meant to create real time maps of acoustic contamination and is able to identify and locate the direction of those spots that make louder noise than permitted or desired. For that purpose, a hardware prototype node with a GUI was built to demonstrate the capabilities of a node of estimating the incoming direction of a loud noise.
Zolertia is a company located at the Technological Park of Valles, near Barcelona (Spain) whose main aim is to create innovative technology and applications based on the wireless sensor networks paradigm. Zolertia develops solutions to improve services in hospitals, industry, agriculture, transports, etc. The technological framework developed in-house to build these self-sustained intelligent networks is affordable to any individual, researcher, developer or hobbyist, is completely open, employs mature robust software technology started at important international universities and can be freely retargeted for any other purpose anyone anywhere in the world can think of.
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