Bexar County Commissioners recently announced a new pilot program to bring state-of-the-art urban technology to the urban center of Bexar County, Texas, putting the community at the forefront of smart, connected cities. As part of the program, CIVIQ WayPoints will be installed throughout the County complex in downtown San Antonio, providing residents with high-speed public Wi-Fi and access to county information via interactive touchscreen displays.
“We are very excited to partner with Bexar County and bring our technology and innovation to such a forward-thinking community,” said Gerry Burns, President, CIVIQ Smartscapes. “Through our CIVIQ WayPoint solution, the County will be able to enhance communications and services, providing a connected experience for its residents and visitors.”
The pilot network, which will be installed and managed by CIVIQ Smartscapes, is anticipated to be deployed in May of 2017, in the area surrounding the County courthouse and County facilities in the City Center.
“I’m very excited to announce these kiosks,” stated County Judge Nelson Wolff. “These will provide easy access to County information and our places of interest including our World Heritage sites. This is another step in the County’s efforts in building a vibrant urban environment and expanding wireless technology for Bexar County residents and visitors.”
This program adds another city to CIVIQ Smartscapes’ growing list of connected communities that the company is working with. The company played an integral part in the development of LinkNYC, a groundbreaking project in New York City that converts thousands of old payphones into high-speed, free public Wi-Fi hubs.
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