As previously advised, the City of Las Vegas is implementing a Digital Safe City initiative, with the goal of becoming the first Smart City in the United States. To that end, the city issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) and related Statement of Work document detailing Las Vegas’ vision of a Smart City – the ability to push timely messages to citizens that promote city services and other useful information; sending alerts to apps or websites, that the individual opts into, when someone approaches or leaves as identified locations; as well as having the ability to deliver mobile security messages.
iSIGN, its reseller, Rich Multimedia Technology Inc. (“RMT”) and their partner 21st Century Moves LLC (“21st Century”), joined forces with several major US technology companies to complete the RFP for submission to the city, by the city mandated date of June 12. The various companies involved in this project were chosen based on how their respective technologies fit into the city’s RFP requirements; their successful involvement in bidding for other municipal RFPs, including other Smart City initiatives as well as other network wireless solution installations; and their ability to complete the overall project, should the City award the project to the group. The group consists of seven companies, including iSIGN.
The RFP submission was completed and delivered under the names of the two lead companies involved in the group with the greatest degree of deploying wide area network communications both municipal and otherwise.