28. March 2016 · Comments Off on Cisco To Invest Millions Making Berlin Into A Smart City · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Cisco will help Berlin build an mHealth platform in their latest project to turn the German capital into Europe’s leading smart city. In a deal announced over the weekend, Cisco and the Berlin Senate Department for Economics signed off on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will cover telemedicine (mHealth), cyber security and of course building a general network infrastructure to support the platform. It will provide easy access to patient data for hospitals, general practitioners, specialists, clinics and emergency services.While it isn’t known exactly how much Cisco and the city will invest in this project, it is part of a much larger package wherein Cisco will invest $500 million in the national Deutschland Digital initiative over the next three years that will build infrastructure across the country for various services and push the testing of new communications technologies like 5G networks.

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27. March 2016 · Comments Off on The IoT technology piece no one is talking about · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Do an image search on Bing or Google for “Internet of Things Building Blocks” or similar and you’ll find a plethora of visual depictions of tools and technologies that go into making the entirety of the IoT. A couple of examples can be found at Manuscrypts.com and Techcrunch.com. In short, you can find references to all manner of technology: hardware, wireless/wired infrastructure, cloud, app development frameworks, and more. No doubt, these are needed to manifest the many solutions that fall under the IoT umbrella.

Source: The IoT technology piece no one is talking about – Embedded Computing Design

22. March 2016 · Comments Off on IoT Data Study Predicts Many Early Failures · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Most observers agree that enterprises must brace for the expected onslaught of unstructured data to be generated by the Internet of Things (IoT). The problem, according to a recent study, is that most of the proposed solutions for handling the data flood won’t work.A recent Gartner report exploring the impact of IoT on enterprise infrastructure assumes that 25 percent of all attempts to harness IoT data will be abandoned before they are even deployed “due to a lack of information capabilities adapted for the IoT.”

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16. November 2015 · Comments Off on Bluetooth Speed and Range To Get Boost Thanks to IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

There are so many connected devices — and so many more coming in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT) — that they’re weighing down Bluetooth connections. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) is addressing that issue head on.The Bluetooth SIG just offered a preview of highlights from its 2016 technology roadmap. At the core of the announcement are updates that will make possible longer range, higher speeds and mesh networking. Ultimately, the next iteration of Bluetooth aims to drive smart home, industrial automation, location-based services, smart infrastructure and other IoT-related industries.

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02. November 2015 · Comments Off on Next-gen Engineering Algorithms Help Protect Evolving Smart Grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The physical infrastructure of the U.S. electric grid is aging, overburdened and vulnerable to natural hazards.That’s not the bad news.The bad news is that efforts to solve these issues have opened the door to new vulnerabilities.

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