Friday, February 23, 2007

Heredia to become Costa Rica's first smart city

The city of Heredia, some 6 miles north of San Jose, will be the first in Costa Rica to be digital, thanks to a cooperation agreement with Ariel, a smart city in Israel. The chairman of the Heredia city council, Manuel Zumbado, and the Mayor of Ariel, Ron Nachman, made the announcement. “Through this initiative, in the mid term, we plan to have digital cameras in every corner in Heredia, in order to control traffic, and also to prevent crime,” Zumbado said. An intranet, Internet by telephone, and many other features are part of the project, according to the Israeli official.

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