The Nice Cote d'Azur Metropolitan Area, the City of Nice and Cisco Unveil 'Spot Mairie', the World's First Virtual City Hall
New Service Transforms the Delivery of Citizen Services, Allowing Administrative Formalities to Be Carried Out From a Shopping Mall
NICE, FRANCE - Feb 25, 2013 - Shopping or administrative formalities? From now on, the residents of Nice will no longer have to choose. This is thanks to a new virtual city hall, which offers real-time services installed in the heart of the Nice Etoile shopping mall. Committed to a process of improving public services for local residents, the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitan Area and the City of Nice have joined forces with technology leader Cisco (
NASDAQ: CSCO) to launch the first worldwide pilot of the 'virtual city hall cabin'. In order to bring administrative services closer to communities, the 'Spot Mairie' (City Hall Point) cabin has been installed in the Nice Etoile shopping mall. Equipped with Cisco high definition video equipment, it allows residents to carry out different administrative formalities by interacting face-to-face with a remote agent. This experiment -- which is a first for public services -- falls within the framework of a partnership agreement signed between the Nice Metropolitan Area and Cisco France for the area's digital development.
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