Sprint, in partnership with Cisco has launched its intelligent Sprint Wi-Fi network across downtown Kansas City as part the Kansas City’s Smart City plan. Residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the free Sprint Wi-Fi outdoors along the 2.2-mile KC Streetcar line through downtown, connecting some of the City’s most iconic districts such as the River Market, Kansas City Power & Light District and Crossroads.
In addition to free Wi-Fi connectivity, the Sprint Wi-Fi intelligent communications network provides Internet access to a broad range of citywide services such as maps and visitor information. Pinsight Media+, a subsidiary of Sprint, operates the data analytics and advertising platform, bolstering the intelligent network to enable brand connections to help bring services to life.
A series of 25 interactive digital kiosks along the streetcar line and nearby downtown locations connected to the Sprint Wi-Fi network can be used for accessing city services, current events, transportation services, local business information, public digital art, local history and entertainment.
In addition, the WiFi network will be used for smart lighting and video. Using Sensity’s NetSense platform, the intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) platform transforms each lighting fixture into a sensory node. Advanced lighting controls are designed to automatically adjust street lights to help save money and energy and reduce light pollution.