Cast iron is a traditional material known for longevity and strength-it’s not generally associated with the information age. However, in a smart city, traditional castings can become the vehicle for modern innovations. Traditional municipal castings can be transformed into internet-of-things (IoT) devices. A smart manhole, trash bin, or bollard watches its environment and reports. Is trash piling up? Is the storm sewer overflowing? Are construction sites active after hours? Armed with this information, cities can optimize maintenance schedules. Real time alerts mean they can dispatch teams when the sensors detect user-programmed threshold events, before emergencies occur. As a response to…

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