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.

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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.

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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