Three obstacles to overcome before smart cities become a reality

Smart cities used to be a vision of the future, thought of as a time when connectivity will be omnipresent in all aspects of everyday, metropolitan life. Some still view this as the enabler for a truly smart city, says Peter Clapton, CEO, Vysiion.

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ST Engineering’s smart city business gains momentum with new international project wins

Singapore. 15 November 2021 – ST Engineering announced that it has secured new international Smart City projects in Smart Mobility and Internet of Things (IoT) in Kaohsiung City and Rio de Janeiro, further reinforcing its strengths in helping cities to solve urban challenges through technology and innovation. These projects add to its global track record

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Kerlink and VOMATEC collaborates on digital emergency management system for smart cities

Thorigne-Fouillard, France and Bad Kreuznach, Germany. 9 Nov, 2021– Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and VOMATEC Innovations GmbH, a specialised provider of system and software solutions for emergency services, announced their collaboration on the integration of the digital MCI-management system RescueWave into LoRaWAN- based smart-city networks.

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Lucy Zodion’s Ki. platform is certified to latest TALQ spec for interoperability with other smart city solutions

Sowerby Bridge UK. Lucy Zodion Ltd, intelligent street lighting and smart city specialist, is now certified to the latest TALQ 2.0 specification after rigorous testing at the Consortium’s plug-fest in July.

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Low-power flagship for artificial intelligence

SMARC based platforms based on the NXP i.MX 8M Plus processors are an ideal fit for embedded AI applications. Equipped with an extensive ecosystem with application-ready 3.5-inch carrier board, Basler cameras, and AI software stack, fast proof of concept is possible says Martin Danzer Loncaric is director of product management at congatec AG.

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IDTechEx looks at the setbacks and explores how to move forward

Bill Gates backed a Belmont smart city in the Arizona desert little has happened beyond a land purchase. Authorities demand that the Colorado river’s diminishing water supply is unharmed. Arizona suffers historic water shortage. The Southwest and much of the West is suffering from an intense 22-year drought, resulting in increasingly low water levels, dry

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oneM2M publishes whitepaper on IoT and sustainability to promote responsible design principles

oneM2M has announced the release of its whitepaper on IoT sustainability. Co-written by diverse industrial stakeholders, it describes the sustainability landscape, surveys potential demand for sustainability solutions and shows how different organisations are pursuing sustainability objectives.

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AND Technology Research and University of Essex join forces to develop self-powering, battery-less IoT device

Purpose-led technology company, AND Technology Research, is announcing a new partnership with computer scientists from the University of Essex to explore new ways of reducing the amount of power a device needs, while at the same time using energy harvesting techniques to produce truly self-powering devices.

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Nozomi Networks and Tripwire announce strategic partnership

Nozomi Networks Inc., the provider of OT and IoT security, and Tripwire, a global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organisations, announced they have partnered to help organisations lower cyber risk with consistent security controls that span their IT, OT and IoT environments.

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US$8bn market for IoT security services predicted on 4G and 5G networks by 2026

Global tech market advisory firm ABI Research forecasts that by 2026, Internet of Things (IoT) cellular connections will number more than more than 3 billion. 4G LTE and LPWA networks will bear the brunt of these new connections and drive a US$8 billion market for IoT security services, says the firm.

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Smart poles: Making the city work for its citizens

According to the UN, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. As part of this, the number of smart cities is expected to grow by double digits over the coming years. By combining data and digital technology, “smart” cities can improve key quality-of-life indicators by 10 to 30%.

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Meet the technology that is building the smart cities of the future

Today’s smart cities are transforming the way we live, work and play. But, according to Matthew Margetts, director of sales and marketing at Smarter Technologies, far from being just a 21st-century gimmick, there are significant even life-changing advantages to the implementation of smart technology in cities around the world. 

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BrainChip receives first Akida chips from Socionext America

BrainChip Holdings Ltd, a provider of ultra-low power, high performance artificial intelligence (AI) technology, has received the first batch of Akida chips from its manufacturing run from Socionext America (SNA).

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IBM and Black & Veatch collaborate on AI-driven monitoring solutions

IBM and Black & Veatch announced a collaboration to jointly market Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions, including remote monitoring technologies that combine near real-time data analytics with artificial intelligence to help customers keep equipment and assets running at peak performance and reliability.

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oneM2M invites contributions on future roadmap for standards based IoT systems

oneM2M is currently finalising a set of specifications for Release 4 of the standard while conducting parallel work on features to include in Release 5. Some of the new features under discussion include the topics of AI for Internet of Things (IoT) systems, tools for data licensing and, controls to guarantee adherence to privacy regulation

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Rising demand sees Vodafone expand narrowband IoT coverage to reach 98% of UK geography

Vodafone has doubled the number of sites in its Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) network to meet increasing demand for Internet of Things (IoT) services. Vodafone NB-IoT coverage now reaches 98% of the UK geography.

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