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Rekor achieves AWS Smart City Competency

September 29, 2022

Posted by: Janmesh Chintankar

Columbia, United States – Rekor Systems, Inc., a global AI technology company with a mission to provide data-driven insights that build safer, smarter, greener, and more efficient cities around the world through intelligent infrastructure, announced that it has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Smart City Competency in the Software: Smart urban transportation category. This designation recognises Rekor as an AWS Partner that helps customers and the partner community build and deploy innovative Smart City solutions.

Achieving the AWS Smart City Competency distinction in the software: Smart urban transportation category differentiates Rekor as a member of the AWS partner network (APN) that has demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success supporting city governments and city developers who are witnessing an unprecedented rate of urban growth. Rekor is equipped to handle challenges for helping customers accelerate and optimise city reforms and improve quality of life for citizens. Cities that “work” demand technology solutions like Rekor’s that improve urban spatial planning, urban and peri-urban infrastructure, and city governance to develop spaces that have the ability to scale to meet urban growth.

Rekor’s roadway monitoring & response (RMR) platform has transformed Nevada’s ability to monitor, identify, and respond to public safety emergencies, urban mobility, and traffic management incidents faster and more efficiently than previous methods. It’s cloud-based accessibility and flexibility, integration into existing workflows, and single-source of truth for real-time and predictive data insights facilitates information sharing and collaboration between Nevada’s multiple regional agencies, including Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), and the Nevada Highway Patrol.

“We are honored to achieve the AWS Smart City Competency,” says David Desharnais, president, Rekor. “More than ever, federal, state, and city governments are charged to provide safer, smarter, and greener roadways and communities for all. We are pleased to make that mission possible, simpler, and faster to achieve for our customers by connecting and digitising existing roadway and city infrastructure and enabling data sharing and collaboration between public agencies and the private sector. Our relationship with AWS is helping to accelerate how we help our customers.”

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency program to help customers identify APN members with deep industry experience and expertise.

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), and the Nevada Highway Patrol have standardised on Rekor technology to replace disparate legacy systems and to provide a unified, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered view of Nevada roadways and communities. This has resulted in an average 9-minute reduction in incident identification time, greater context of incident details before first responders arrive on scene, improved coordination and mitigation across Nevada’s agencies, and an enhanced toolset for predictive insights to proactively prevent future incidents from occurring. Through the deployment of Rekor’s solution, Nevada gained transformative digital infrastructure technology that results in better-informed and faster decision making where every minute counts in dangerous, potentially life-threatening situations.

“Rekor made a platform that allowed us to exchange information seamlessly. And the true benefit to something like that is when you can share what we’re seeing here with the units in the field as if they were here,” says Theresa Gaisser, manager of engineering, RTC FAST.

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