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"Connected Highway": Federate IoT Data in Infrastructure DT
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Bentley’s expertise is in aggregation, alignment, and 3D visualization of complex engineering data, as well as the tracking of change. The front-end of the “connected highway” digital twin runs in a standard web browser and relies on Bentley’s iTwin Viewer for 3D visualization. The back-end cloud services run in Azure and bridge data from multiple data sources. The back-end ingests and normalizes data from 2D computer aided design (CAD) files, 3D building information models (BIM), and geographical information systems (GIS). Projects typically start with the model of their physical environment and then federate data from IoT devices to the model. Azure Digital Twins abstracts the IoT layer and provides APIs, which make it easy for developers to integrate live data.
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Figure 2: Connected Highway – Digital Twin Built with Bentley’s iTwin Platform and Azure Digital Twins
Figure 3: Connected Highway – iTwin Showing Bridge Vibration and Deflection Sensors
Figure 4: Solution Architecture of iTwin – Azure Digital Twins Integration
Jerry King is the vice president of strategic alliances at Bentley Systems and is the global alliance lead for Bentley’s partnership with Microsoft. He works with Microsoft to help co-create, co-market, and co-sell Bentley’s Azure-based offerings to drive incremental revenue growth for both Bentley and Microsoft.
While at Bentley, King has served in various roles, including the global vice president of business development for asset performance, global vice president of utilities and communications, and vice president of engineering information management. King also contributed to the development, launch and progressive sales growth of ProjectWise®, the leading-edge engineering information management solution.
Previously, King served as executive vice president of Jacobus Technology, a Bentley strategic affiliate, from its inception in 1991. Before cofounding Jacobus, King worked for Bechtel Corporation in the Engineering and Construction Technology organization. King is a registered engineer in the State of California and is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the American Association of Civil Engineers.
Pavan Emani is the vice president of iTwin Software Development at Bentley Systems. He is responsible for delivering on the infrastructure digital twin platform, which includes iTwin cloud services, iModel bridges, and iModel.js open source software for Bentley’s end users. He is also a member of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, helping drive iTwin platform adoption throughout Bentley and partners like Siemens.
While at Bentley, Emani has served in various roles, including leading cloud services and mobile applications development. He has also contributed to the continued development of MicroStation and ProjectWise, both leading design and engineering information management solutions.