BOSTON, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OptiRTC, Inc. ("Opti") today announced its participation in Microsoft CityNext, a global initiative empowering cities, businesses and citizens to re-imagine their futures and cultivate vibrant communities. Through the Microsoft CityNext initiative, Microsoft and Opti will help leaders to do "new with less," by combining the power of technology with innovative ideas to connect governments, businesses and citizens with city services that increase efficiencies, reduce costs, foster a more sustainable environment and cultivate communities where people thrive.
Opti is a technology company focused on delivering cleaner water and flood control through the continuous monitoring and adaptive control (CMAC) of stormwater infrastructure. Built on the secure and reliable Microsoft Azure platform, Opti's CMAC technology integrates information from field-deployed sensors with real-time weather forecast data to directly monitor performance and actively control stormwater storage and flow. With growing challenges associated with increased urbanization and climate variability, CMAC provides communities with a more effective and efficient solution to manage critical stormwater issues, including water availability, water quality, protection of property, and protection of public health and safety. Opti currently has systems deployed in 21 states across the U.S., helping reduce the capital and operational costs of building and maintaining stormwater infrastructure by up to 90% while enabling environmental compliance and reducing the risk from volatile environmental conditions.
"We're proud to be a member of the Microsoft Partner Network and excited about the opportunity to scale the delivery of direct outcomes and access to stormwater infrastructure performance data for communities through Microsoft CityNext," said Marcus Quigley, CEO, Opti.
Cities have long been the center of industrial, economic and entrepreneurial activity fueling the rest of the world's success. Today, as more of the world's population urbanizes, cities face mounting pressures and challenges to maintain high standards and quality of life for citizens. It is expected that by 2050, seven out of every 10 people will live in a city. Leveraging a broad portfolio of familiar and security-enhanced consumer-to-business software, partner solutions, devices and services and Microsoft's history of successful education and social programs, Microsoft CityNext is a collective effort that helps cities anticipate and plan for these changes and challenges, enabling them to meet citizens' needs, thrive economically and embrace modernity.
"We're thrilled to partner with Opti on Microsoft CityNext. Microsoft prioritizes a people- and partner-first approach across all our initiatives, and Microsoft CityNext is no different," said Trudy Norris-Grey, managing director, business development, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft. "While cities are feeling the strain from economic challenges, Microsoft CityNext ushers in innovative technology solutions to create opportunities for cities and their citizens, enabling them to accomplish what they never thought possible. We're inspired by our diverse partner ecosystem and know that working together we can help cities realize their full potential."
About Microsoft CityNext
Microsoft CityNext is a global people-first initiative harnessing all the ideas, energy and expertise of a city's people to create modern, healthy, safe, well-educated and sustainable cities for the future. Microsoft CityNext empowers cities to do new with less, by building on existing infrastructure and investments to digitally transform cities' systems, services and operations; engage citizens and businesses by delivering personalized services and apps that foster real-time dialogue; and accelerate innovation and opportunity through programs and partnerships that empower and nurture the next generation of skilled workers. Combining a vast network of global partners and Microsoft's history of successful education, healthcare and social programs, Microsoft CityNext helps cities plan for and embrace the future.
Opti is a technology company focused on the continuous monitoring and adaptive control of distributed stormwater infrastructure. Opti's software uniquely combines sensor data, weather forecasts, and proprietary algorithms to optimize stormwater infrastructure through active, cloud-based control. Opti lowers the risk of managing stormwater by adaptively managing the rate and timing of stormwater flows. Opti aims to improve the effectiveness of new or existing infrastructure and help keep natural water bodies clean. For more information, visit optirtc.com or connect with the company on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
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