Verizon to acquire Sensity Systems for greater smart cities push

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American telecom giant Verizon Communications has signed an agreement to acquire California-based Sensity Systems as the company aims to add a suite of comprehensive smart city solutions enabled by its ThingSpace IoT platform.

Sensity Systems taps LED lighting conversions to create a sensor-based, high-speed multiservice IoT platform. It currently has 42 smart city installations worldwide, supplied through its ecosystem partners. These installations enable municipal and facility...

By IoT News, 14 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

It's a bird... It's a plane... It's a Domino's Pizza drone!

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Ever fancied your pizza flown to you? Domino's Pizza could be the first thing you have flown to your house by drone after the firm partnered with Flirtey to launch the first commercial drone delivery service in the world before the end of the year. 

With the amount of buzz surrounding Amazon's delivery drones, most of us expected Bezo's giant to be...

By Ryan Daws, 25 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Come back Project NOAH: Smart city award for Philippines initiative

Project NOAH, the Philippines’ key disaster risk reduction and management system which was launched in 2012, has won an IDC award for the top smart city initiative in public safety at the analyst firm’s Smart City Asia Pacific awards (SCAPA).

For the awards, IDC Government Insights conducted a six-phase benchmarking exercise that involved identifying and cataloguing the key projects, online voting for public opinion, and assessment of an international advisory council.

Jubert Daniel Alberto,...

By IoT News, 24 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

How brands can leverage the IoT and connected tech to become public servants

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As we all know, the Internet of Things (IoT) holds great promise to connect the physical and digital worlds, bringing previously inaccessible data to the city and returning pertinent information to the citizen.  Thus far, IoT has been predominantly deployed in private applications for specific purposes. But more and more smart city initiatives are sprouting up where cities and private industry are working together to forge public private partnerships (P3), in order to solve...

By Laetitia Gazel Anthoine, 08 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities.

Philadelphia looks to take forward vision of smart city by inviting ideas to leverage IoT

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The city of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology is inviting technologists, telecommunications specialists, advertising agencies, social entrepreneurs, engineers, architects, designers, NGOs, and general city enthusiasts working locally or internationally to submit ideas to leverage the IoT and further the city’s future as a smart city.

Philadelphia is looking to undertake projects using a revenue sharing, public private partnership model in order to deliver...

By IoT News, 20 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Anglian Water looking to smart metering in new trial

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Anglian Water, one of the largest water recycling and water providers in the UK, is working with communications infrastructure provider Arqiva to trial out a smart water metering service.

The move is in partnership with utility technology provider Sensus, whose smart water meters in residential and non-residential properties will record hourly usage readings and then report back to Anglian Water. The proposed move will enable Anglian to better identify potential leaks or any other...

By James Bourne, 07 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Netherlands beats South Korea to the punch in rolling out nationwide IoT network

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It was a close run contest – but the Netherlands beat South Korea to announcing a nationwide network for the Internet of Things (IoT) by four days.

On June 30, KPN announced the deployment of a network based on the LoRa standard, which went live in November 2015 in Rotterdam and The Hague, with a rapid rollout beginning in early 2016, while on July 4 SK Telecom unveiled its grand plans for a nationwide LPWAN (low power wide area network) LoRa IoT network.

For the...

By James Bourne, 05 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities, Standards.

How smart street lighting and residential energy efficiency is coming to Mayo

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Silver Spring Networks has announced a smart city and energy efficiency programme in Crossmolina, County Mayo, with an aim to increase asset management and energy efficiency, improve public safety, and accelerate Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities in the West of Ireland.

The company has deployed an Internet of Things (IoT) network canopy for Mayo County Council for smart street lighting and a residential energy efficiency project, which is partly being funded by the Sustainable...

By IoT News, 27 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

IBM collaborating with Cisco for IoT analytics

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IBM is collaborating with Cisco to provide customers with IBM’s Watson IoT and business analytics technologies and Cisco’s edge analytics capabilities.

Certain businesses are unable to benefit from the interconnectivity of devices and sensors, which generate real-time data, and the storage capacity of cloud computing. This is on account of their presence in remote and autonomous locations. However, the new IBM and Cisco partnership aims to change this.

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By IoT News, 07 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Standards.

How the Internet of Things is set to revolutionise Euro 2016 and beyond

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to completely revolutionise the organisation and experience of major sporting tournaments over the coming decade. And, what with an exciting summer of football in store with the forthcoming UEFA Euro 2016, it’s an apposite time to consider the future of the beautiful game.

Euro 2016 starts on June 10 and runs for a month at 10 major stadiums across France with over 2.5 million spectators expected to attend the 51 matches of the...

By Manfred Kube, 07 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.