Let’s be honest. For now, smart cities are seldom truly ‘smart’, and often aren’t full cities. They’re still more a goal than a reality – apart from this the name’s OK. Well, all that may be about to change, says Jeremy Cowan.
A high-level network operator panel was assembled on Day One of M2M World Congress 2016 in London last week. Moderated by Tom Rebbeck, research director at Analysys Mason, it covered operators’ future roles and the proposed need for a “crazy, IT-addicted mayor” when creating smart cities.
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona & London, UK – Parkeon, a global provider of parking, transit and urban mobility solutions, has selected Sierra Wireless‘s (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW) AirPrime® HL Series embedded modules to enable cellular connectivity in smart parking deployments worldwide.
LPRS (Low Power Radio Solutions), worldwide radio specialists supplying high reliability wireless solutions, has been appointed by Link Labs to sell its market leading LoRaTM range of wireless modules and gateways.
A new online resource dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) has been launched to provide transparency and promote business development for the IoT market. The IoT Global Network is described as “The definitive global M2M company, product and services showcase”, listing more than 600 specialist companies worldwide, and over 500 M2M communication enabler products.
CTIA Super Mobility, Las Vegas, NV, USA. September 9, 2015 — On-Ramp Wireless today announced a corporate relaunch changing the company’s name to Ingenu, and expanding its executive team. Ingenu is also launching the Machine Network™, described as the first US-wide “wireless public network dedicated to machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity”.
Highlights of the recent Energy Thought Summit (ETS) held in Austin, Texas included the concepts of IT/OT convergence, utility operations and business models; plus newly available technologies designed to improve energy creation, delivery, consumption and conservation. Jacob Rodrigues Pereira, senior analyst, Smart Utility Infrastructure at IHS reports.
Cyan Technology’s executive chairman, John Cronin, has years of telecoms experience on his side. Now he’s applying lessons learned in other businesses to make strides in smart metering for emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil. But, he tells Jeremy Cowan, he just wishes he could give their chips away free!
(Blog): Humans are often reluctant to take the steps they need to improve their lives. When our tooth aches we put off the dentist, hoping the pain will subside by itself. We struggle to change our fitness or eating habits even though we know they have lifelong benefits, says Oracle‘s Mike Ballard.
San Antonio, Texas, USA. March 3, 2015: Compass Intelligence, which describes itself as a strategy acceleration firm, has released a new report on the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) market. Sensors in M2M & IoT: A Global Analysis for Growth Opportunities and Solutions is out today.
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