Open Lab Announced by the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
The Colorado Open Lab facility is set to be launched as a result of an active collaboration between Arrow Electronics Inc. and the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance. The lab will be an Internet of Things (IoT) engineering lab, specifically for customer development showcase and innovation collaboration with the aim of fast-tracking the development of AI applications and OEM IoT appliances.
The lab is set to open in the second quarter of 2019 and will be located within Arrow’s global headquarters in Centennial, CO, according to an announcement made during the inaugural Colorado Smart Cities Alliance Symposium on September 18th. The Colorado Open Lab will house engineering facilities with the latest bench, test and edge compute equipment, a customer experience center and a live experience of Smart City showcasing technologies and solutions installed in the area.
The facility will allow members of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance to collaborate, discover, innovate, test and confidently validate Smart City solutions before deployment within their jurisdictions. Key technologies that will be showcased include smart parking, smart street lighting, smart buildings and intelligent transportation. These offer sustainable solutions to the residents of Colorado and make lives easier and more enjoyable for those in urban communities.
The lab has been supported by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade and the Denver South Economic Development Partnership.