30. June 2016 · Comments Off on Smart city technology may visit supermarkets · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Professor Carlo Ratti wants to bring smart city technology to the supermarket, the Guardian reports. Ratti’s Future Food District will alert customers on product information throughout a store using sensors, photographs, and through an app categorizing people based on their purchasing habits. Ratti does not believe privacy concerns surrounding smart cities apply to his supermarket idea. “We’re about giving information about products to people, but not vice versa in terms of providing information about the people to the supermarket,” Ratti says. Ratti does acknowledge the ethical concerns surrounding smart cities, but insists they aren’t limited to the technology. “We are leaving a lot of digital traces as we go, even when just using smartphones to go on to Facebook or Twitter, and it all poses questions about who is accessing the data and so on,” said Ratti.
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27. June 2016 · Comments Off on Smart Homes of the Future: What Will they Look Like? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

“So far we are still in very much the early-adopter phase” of the smart home, says Michael Philpott, principal analyst at Ovum, an independent analyst and consultancy firm which specialises in smart cities and home automation.Philpott tells IFSEC Global how the industry can give home automation mass market appeal and imagines what the smart home of the future might look like – a subject he is also exploring at IFSEC International 2016, which runs between 21-23 June at ExCeL London.

Source: Smart Homes of the Future: What Will they Look Like?

13. June 2016 · Comments Off on 5G network will help business expansion: Expert · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

DOHA: With the launch of 5G mobile network after 2018, advance ICT technologies will create infinite number of new business opportunities, especially in markets with high Internet penetration such as Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, says an industry expert.These new business cases will come from a wide range of fields such as smart cities, e-houses, and Internet of Things (IoT), as over 50 billion devices are to be connected by 2020 worldwide.“The development of 5G mobile network is basically not about speed and technology. It’s more about enabling customers to create new areas of businesses and revenues. A new set of services, especially with regard to smart cities and IoT, which is expected to change urban lifestyle dramatically,” Danny Atme, Head of West Middle East Region, Nokia, told The Peninsula.

Source: The Peninsula Qatar – 5G network will help business expansion: Expert

04. June 2016 · Comments Off on Hello HaLow: Your Guide to the Wi-Fi Alliance’s New IoT spec  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The Wi-Fi Alliance recently announced a new IEEE specification, 802.11ah, developed explicitly for the Internet of Things (IoT). Dubbed HaLow (pronounced HAY-Low), it’s aimed at connecting everything in the IoT environment, from smart homes to smart cities to smart cars and any other device that can be connected to a Wi-Fi access point. Here’s what you need to know about HaLow.

Source: Hello HaLow: Your Guide to the Wi-Fi Alliance’s New IoT spec | Linux.com | The source for Linux information

17. May 2016 · Comments Off on 5 key IoT technologies to architecture and design tomorrow’s greatest smart cities · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In 2016, 600 million connected things will be added to the already existing 1.1 billion deployed across cities worldwide. Yet, according to Gartner, in 2017 this will surge by nearly one billion topping approximately 2.7 billion connected things.Smart homes are set to take the leadership in terms of the amount of connections with 586 million this year and one billion by 2017. This is followed by smart commercial buildings (2016: 354 million; 2017: 648 million), utilities (304 million; 371 million) and transport (298 million; 371 million).CBR lists five crucial technologies to the existence of smart cities.

Source: 5 key IoT technologies to architecture and design tomorrow’s greatest smart cities – Computer Business Review

09. April 2016 · Comments Off on What the Internet of Things Means for Local Governments · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Increasingly, computing power is everywhere. The personal computer that once resided on the desktop migrated to the hip pocket and the wrist watch, and now to eyewear and clothing.Welcome the “Internet of Things,” or IoT in tech jargon.We may encounter these tiny technologies first in our homes or at work. But the IoT already has big implications for city leaders and managers charged with building “Smart Cities” and making their governments more responsive.

Source: What the Internet of Things Means for Local Governments | Best Best & Krieger LLP – JDSupra

05. April 2016 · Comments Off on IoT Will Blossom With 5G, Bendy AMOLED Screens Bring Books To Life · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The roll out of 5G networks is coming and it will radically change the Internet of Things. Low latency networks will empower connected and self-driving cars; make remote surgery robots safer and smart cities more responsive… Halo Neuroscience built headgear for athletes that deliver small electric impulses to the part of the motor cortex responsible for coordinating movement. That’s taking the idea of super-charging to the next level…  One of the co-founders of Zipcar has a far-out idea called “mesh networking,” which she believes will be a cost-effective way to build an Internet of Things for connected cars…

Source: IoT Will Blossom With 5G, Bendy AMOLED Screens Bring Books To Life – Forbes

09. March 2016 · Comments Off on Q&A: Eric Dresselhuys of Silver Spring Networks talks smart cities and the Internet of Things · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Eric Dresselhuys, co-founder and executive vice president of global development at Silver Spring Networks, strives to make the UK a better, more cost-efficient and connected place. His company produces smart grid products, with the aim of creating smart cities across the globe.He spoke with Tech City News about the ins and outs of smart cities, what’s been done already in this area, what’s still to be done and why it is important.

Source: Q&A: Eric Dresselhuys of Silver Spring Networks talks smart cities and the Internet of Things – Tech City News | Tech City News

07. March 2016 · Comments Off on Actility Collaborates with Cisco to Deliver IoT Solutions Using LoRa Technology · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks announced that it is collaborating with Cisco to help customers embrace digital transformation and accelerate the development of new business models based on the Internet of Things (IoT). Actility will today join the Cisco Partner Ecosystem as a Cisco Solutions+ Partner for LPWA solutions for IoT. The collaboration will allow global service providers and other vertical industries to create added value far beyond simple connectivity, in both business markets such as smart cities, connected factories and industrial IoT, and high volume business to consumer applications.

Source: Actility Collaborates with Cisco to Deliver IoT Solutions… — GSMA Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Spain, February 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

01. February 2016 · Comments Off on Creating 100 Smart Cities Will Require 150 Billion In 5 Years Study · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Narendra Modi government’s vision of creating 100 smart cities will require an investment of over $150 billion over the next few years with private sector being a significant contributor, says a report.According to Deloitte, nearly $120 billion will come from the private sector.The government has already initiated two programmes with an initial outlay of $7.5 billion for ‘Smart Cities Mission’ and the ‘Atal Mission for Rejuvenation of Urban Transformation (AMRUT)’ for the upgradation of 500 existing cities.

Source: Creating 100 Smart Cities Will Require 150 Billion In 5 Years Study – BW Businessworld