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Final Technical Results, VITAL-OS integrated framework

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Paola Dal Zovo, Santer Reply

 

VITAL project has ended, we are proud of achieved results and looking forward to leverage on them to contribute to the future of Smart cities.

The main outcome of the VITAL project is the VITAL-OS integrated framework, made of many open source components facilitating cost-efficient development, deployment and operation of Smart City applications. Two main use cases have been implemented and more than 10 IoT Systems (almost 3.000 sensors) deployed in 7 Cities have been integrated.

Over the last six months the consortium has focused on the evaluation of the technical modules that have been produced during the project and on making those assets available as open source (https://github.com/VITALIoTOrg).
An on-line version of the integrated platform is available for demos and trials. The on-line version operates with a set of demo datasets and is used for demonstration of the VITAL platform in the scope of stakeholders’ workshops and dissemination events.

The VITAL-OS solution includes a Management toolkit with functionalities for managing diverse IoT systems and services in a unified way and ergonomic GUI, so facilitating city-wide planning and the monitoring of relevant interventions. It offers FCAPS (Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance and Security) functionalities, focusing specifically on smart cities and IoT requirements, and enables configuration and deployment of an instance of the VITAL-OS platform tailored to the needs of the specific city.
VITAL-OS offers added-value functionalities such as Complex Event Processing (CEP), filtering, orchestrating and other data processing functionality, which enable smart IoT scenarios, without the need to deal with the low-level details of the underlying systems. VUAIs are the abstract interfaces residing at the top layer of the architecture that enable developers to access VITAL-OS’s added value functionality.  VITAL-OS provides a set of visual tools for developing and deploying applications with reduced effort and cost. These tools allow developers to access and compose the various capabilities of the VITAL-OS platform for rapid development of back-end IoT services over the VITAL-OS platform, in order to implement smart city applications.