Aurinoco Systems was registered in 2014 and has been slowly setting up a community-wide campus area network (AVCAN) to connect the various sections of the very dispersed clusters of the residential, commercial, educational, and cultural mix of dwellings, buildings, etc. To fulfill a need for a campus-wide communication infrastructure, L'avenir d'Auroville set up the project called Integrated Communication and Information Technology Infrastructure (ICITI). JV Avadhanulu began the definition and concept design of the ICITI project as a member of Avenir starting in 2008/2009.
Chandresh joined the endeavor very soon and together with JV the two of them over the next few years pursued various avenues for funding, support, team formation, and traction from within Auroville and outside with the Department of Education, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Telecom of Government of India as well as many of Auroville International Centers and Friends of Auroville.
In early 2014, JV and Chandresh together with Manu as the third member, jointly started the unit Aurinoco Systems to roll out the ICITI project initiated by JV during the years at L'avenir d'Auroville. Aurinoco Systems was registered in 2014 and has been slowly setting up a community-wide campus area network (AVCAN) to connect the various sections of the very dispersed clusters of the residential, commercial, educational, and cultural mix of dwellings, buildings, etc.
Over the years, more Aurovilians and engineers from the bio-region joined the project, got trained, and are contributing as professional technical team members to rollout, maintain, augment, and bring in new technologies to manifest a robust communication and IT infrastructure for a Smart City.
Today, in 2023, Aurinoco Systems is in its sixth year and 80% of the community in the central Master Plan area of the City is covered with a fiber-to-premises setup. Another 20% of dense clusters remain to be connected. There are still farther settlements of Auroville which are more widely spaced and in very rural/forest settings that require more technical and financial resources to bring in. That work will be taken up subsequently.
Data, VoIP, and remote monitoring of municipal services for power, solar, security, sewage other services are being slowly integrated over the base communication platform. Community meeting platforms are streamed over the campus-wide network. The archival of data is in a mix of on-cloud, and some local combinations. Other communication platform applications are always experimented on by various other residents, units, or services of Auroville.
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