eleven-x Inc. has received the Best Innovation Challenge award for 2019 from the geospatial and information organization, BeSpatial. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, eleven-x is a full service low power IoT solution provider and operator of the first and only public coast-to-coast network optimized for IoT.
The company received the honour thanks to its advancement in open and geospatial data for the city of Fredericton, New Brunswick. The city deployed eleven-x’s “Living Lab” Smart City solution to help them leverage their open data platform.
The LoRaWAN™ based solution from eleven-x has enabled the city to deploy several use case pilots simultaneously. Initial applications include water monitoring and metering and intelligent parking. The city’s Emergency Operations Center has already seen significant improvements in their flood detection services by monitoring the real-time levels of water sources in the area.
The eleven-x solution supports the advancement in open data for any city in Canada. City employees have access to the data collected, and it will also be made accessible to researchers, start-ups, governments and citizens to encourage new ways to not only to improve city processes and programs, but also their own organizations.