December 24, 2007, 08:42 AM
Cisco to network whole cities
Cisco hopes to convince the developers and governments in charge of these projects to leapfrog older telecommunications systems that are common in more advanced economies, by installing internet protocol, or IP, networks instead. Such networks are gradually replacing older systems, as the internet emerges as the preferred medium for data, video and telephone traffic.
A city wired top-to-bottom with IP technology would be able to use it to manage infrastructure, such as traffic signals or surveillance cameras, while residents would be able to use it to access media content or control energy use in homes or office buildings, Cisco said.
I guess Flow knows what it's doing.