Bigbelly Compactors

Solution Details Focus   Sustainability Program   Smart Waste Management Proposed Solution   Bigbelly Solar Compactor Location   Downtown Redwood City Status   Pilot Problem Statement Waste bins can be a haven for critter-refuge, bad odor, and unwanted trash overflow that can lead to wind-blown litter through our streets. Also, Read more…

Drone Detection

Problem:  As drones rise in popularity for recreational use, there’s a growing concern of malicious use of drones particularly when flown  over public and municipal facilities. Solution Tested:  DeDrone Pilot:  Drone Detection deployed at Youth Services Center (YSC) Project Update January 2019:  The successful proof-of-concept performed at YSC earlier this Read more…

SMC Public Wifi

Problem: Despite being located in the heart of Silicon Valley, there’s a significant population of citizens who don’t have adequate access to the internet. Questions to be answered: Can the County provide internet services in areas with no connectivity? Solutions tested:  The County believes that providing high speed Internet access Read more…

Multi-Connectivity Network

Problem #1: There are multiple IoT and smart city connectivity technologies such as Wi-Fi, LoRaWAN, SigFox, NB-IoT, Helium and other proprietary like Fybr-Link. These are still maturing, and there is no one size fits all connectivity strategy that will work for all use cases. Problem #2: There exists a “digital divide” within San Read more…

Fybr Partners with SMC Labs to turn San Mateo County into a Living Lab for Regional Innovation

Fybr is pleased to announce a partnership with SMC Labs, San Mateo County’s Smart Region Innovation Lab, to deploy cutting edge Internet of Things (IoT) technology within two of the county’s innovation zones. SMC Labs will use Fybr’s end-to-end, integrated IoT platform to pilot several use cases, including parking, irrigation management, air quality and asset management. Fybr will also partner with SMC to test new technologies and potential solutions that facilitate the resolution of complex regional issues within San Mateo County.


San Mateo County, CA opens smart region innovation center

  • San Mateo County, CA has opened SMC Labs, which it is touting as a “smart solutions” innovation center in Silicon Valley.
  • The first-of-its-kind center for the region will bring together cities, residents, universities and businesses to share resources and work together to solve problems.
  • Ulysses Vinson, San Mateo County’s chief smart communities officer, told Smart Cities Dive in an email the center will bring “new and innovative internet of things (IoT) technologies to 22 cities and large unincorporated areas of our county.”