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Challenges and opportunities

Smart City is an opportunity to reimagine our cities with the goal to change our quality of life and to supply clean water and sufficient energy for all citizens in an environmentally sustainable and equitable way. At the same time, Smart Cities will improve our work, our lifestyle and security.

There are many technologies available already that can be deployed from now on to make our cities smarter. 

The deployment of future technologies like 5G, massive AI & Robots will offer even more economic opportunities and extensive / global services will improve our quality of life.

Illustrations of the vicious circle of the cities: high population leads to high energy consumption and high CO2 emissions, with many hours spent looking for parking

At Avnet Silica, we are doing our part to support the development of smarter cities by providing global adaptable and replicable end-to-end solutions.

Those solutions include: Hardware, Software, Service, Security, Cloud, Connectivity and much more. Developed with our partners and suppliers, they can be implemented successfully across the world. 

Our technical team and experts will support your engineers so that your products will perform  in smart city environments.

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Our vision

Since almost 100 years, Avnet, world-leading electronic components distributor, has acquired a real expertise in electronic design and eco-system solutions. Our technologies and solutions are already being used by our customers across the world which are utilized independently everyday by citizens in our cities. 

Existing solutions and newly developing ones have to converge in order to facilitate smarter cities. Avnet Silica provides multiple solutions to achieve those goals: More efficient energy and water control, better air quality by reducing traffic jams, easier access to knowledge and education by using multimodal transportation.

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Want to learn more? Get in touch: smartcity@avnet.eu



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