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The UOS (Urban Operating System) is the industrialization of the internet. It is the springboard for all of the futuristic municipal applications. It is the wireless infrastructure that turns cities into 21st century smart cities.

IT IS THE THIRD STAGE OF THE INTERNET!

It is funny to think that in old pictures of the future there are these omniscient biosphere type bubbles covering the city. These bubbles are WiFi! I am not talking about regular 250 Kbps mesh design WiFi with some free public access points, I am talking about high speed Mbps networks that operate as a single integrated infrastructure. Don’t believe me? In March 13′, the city of San Jose, California installed this type of platform in a private-public partnership with Ruckus Wireless and SmartWAVE Technologies. Many of these municipal WiFi projects have failed because of high cost, not enough server capacity, and lack of coverage. However, the technology has finally caught up and by tapping into to existing Fiber infrastructure municipal application is seeing a lot of upside. One of the problems with the old Municipal WiFi model was that the cost would be covered by ad revenue. This failed to work and many cities had to abandon the hopes of providing free wireless to it’s inhabitants. The UOS model covers the cost by integrating the WIFI with pay to park systems, public transportation, traffic systems, and we will see many future applications as well. The UOS will be a proactive public service that will benefit security, service systems, and make for the best urban living experience. These smart cities will become centers of innovation and be the model for all tech-savvy cities to follow.

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  1. For more information about the original PlanIT OS™ check out http://www.living-planit.com which is a great resource for understanding what “UOS” is, what future possibilities it holds, and what current deployments exist beyond the USA. This is the official website of the company that invented the Urban Operating System. It is not just about WiFi, it is about so much more…

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