AT&T brings IoT to Maxwell Air Force Base
April 6, 2017
AT&T is working with Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama to bring the power of IoT to its base operations and infrastructure.
The company is installing and integrating network-connected sensors into the everyday operations of the base. It also plans to create proof of concept demonstrations of smart perimeters, gate monitoring, notifications, fleet management and more with Maxwell. A highly secure and connected smart base can be more efficient and effective.
"Military bases function as small cities," said Colonel Don Lewis, a group commander at Maxwell Air Force Base. "And we face a lot of the same challenges municipalities face. We're excited about opportunities to explore ways to enhance our operations, conserve limited resources, and stimulate new ideas to more creatively execute our missions through the power of IoT and network connected sensors."
AT&T is working with the command staff at Maxwell, representatives from Air University and other Air Force personnel to show the IoT's potential.
"Our work with Maxwell Air Force Base is just the tip of the iceberg of assisting the military," said Rocky Thurston, Air Force client executive vice president at AT&T. "It's an honour to team with Maxwell to improve its base operations and infrastructure through IoT."
Since AT&T’s 2015 Smart Cities launch, it has used its resources and IoT expertise to collaborate with cities around the country to create impactful services. It has also helped cities create and use holistic smart cities strategies to address their current and future needs.
Maxwell Air Force Base is located in Montgomery, Alabama. Its mission is critical to national security. It is the home of Air University, the Air Force's education and leadership hub, the 908th Airlift Wing, the Business & Enterprise Systems Directorate of the Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, and more than 30 tenant units.