Transportation systems stand to benefit significantly from mobile optimisation and digitalisation, placing them squarely among the frontline use cases for smart cities.
It has been a tough evaluation process for the international expert jury of the IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup 2015/16, but the best and most innovative companies have now been selected.
Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) and transmissions systems integrator VSAT System s.j have announced their leading role in delivering a new Data Transmission Platform for the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) to enhance smart city capabilities in Rzeszow, Poland (pictured).
Telensa, which provides end-to-end smart city solutions incorporating low power wide area (LPWA) wireless technology, announced funding of US$18 million to fuel its next stage of profitable growth.
NEC Corporation claims to be the first supplier to integrate support for semantic interoperability into its Internet-of-Things and Smart City platforms.
Many Smart City projects going on around the world at present also have a corresponding ‘Safe City’ angle to them and, given the budgetary pressures that many emergency service providers are under at present, there are important roles that the IoT – and the data that it produces – have to play in improving both efficiency and the cost effectiveness of these essential workers.
As the vision of smart cities increasingly becomes reality, so too does the issue of security surrounding them. What can be done to ensure the security practices put in place are up to the job?
Altair Semiconductor has announced its FourGee-1160 Category 1 (CAT-1) chipset has been selected by Korea Telecom (KT) to provide ultra-low power LTE connectivity for three Internet of Things (IoT) use cases on exhibit at the “KT Internet of Small Things” event in Korea last week.
Telensa has announced that a major new deployment is underway covering 33,000 LED streetlights in Doncaster, UK. The deployment is part of Doncaster Council’s Smartlight project that will see existing lights replaced by LED luminaires from Urbis Schréder.
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