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Kii, the leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, has announced it is bringing its IoT platform, experience and smart city expertise to enable smart urban solutions inIndia. Kii kicks off this effort at the ‘IoT in Smart City’ conference being held on March 18th, 2016 at Hotel Sheraton in Hyderabad, India.  The event (being organized by Kii partner Ideabytes) brings government and industry together to discuss smart urban strategies and execution to help realize India’s ‘100 Smart Cities’ vision.  Kii is supporting this event as a platinum sponsor.

“The mission of smart cities is to vastly improve the lives of people by addressing some of the challenges that cities face,” says Masanari Arai, CEO, Kii.  “We believe that smart city initiatives such as Smart Street Lighting, Smart Transportation, Smart Utilities etc. will significantly help to reduce costs, increase revenues and optimize consumption of smart city services. We intend to work with government officials at city and regional levels as well as the rest of the smart city industry ecosystem to help carry forward India’s smart city initiatives.”

Kii’s IoT platform supports all components of a typical Smart urban solution – (1) smart citysensor/device/gateway components thru Kii “device agents” that provide cloud enablement and bi-directional data flow between devices/sensors and cloud, (2) smart city middleware thru the cloud-based “core backend and analytics” layer of the platform that provides data, user and device management as well as big data analytics and optimization, (3) smart city apps and services thru the platform’s APIs and SDKs.

India’s Smart Cities vision is broad and complex and Kii will play an active role in implementing this vision.  Kii enables customers across the globe to rapidly create compelling IoT solutions in a wide range of scenarios from smart homes to smart cities with its scalable, easy to use, feature-rich world-class IoT platform.

“We are thrilled to be partnering alongside Kii for their commitment and strategy execution for the Smart Cities initiative,” says George Kongalath, CEO, Ideabytes.  “The IoT in Smart Cities conference is a good starting point for government and industry to come together to discuss smart city strategies and implementation approaches.  We are excited to be working with Kii to make this possible.”

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