Tencent, Suzhou join hands on smart building development

NANJING (Xinhua) – Chinese tech giant Tencent has launched a smart building operating system in Suzhou, eastern China’s Jiangsu Province, to explore research and application of digital architecture.

The system, launched on Sunday, will provide a technological, industrial and innovative hub that concentrates on the research, testing, demonstration and industrialisation of smart buildings. It aims to achieve an output value of CNY1 billion.

“We will strive to build the system as a benchmark in industrial research and application,” said Shen Lei, a local official.

The system is operated by Tencent Cloud IoT Hub, which aims to provide a secure, stable and efficient connection platform to help developers achieve reliable, high-concurrency data communication among devices, user applications and cloud services at a low cost.