Indoor positioning use cases in Retail, Care, Smart Buildings and Large Venues – Presented by Dirk Callaerts, BlooLoc

Indoor positioning use cases in Retail, Care, Smart Buildings and Large Venues – Presented by Dirk Callaerts, BlooLoc, at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, which will take place on November 8, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

In this presentation, several real-life applications and use cases of indoor positioning will be shown based on real deployments in supermarkets, hospitals, senior care residences, offices, schools, etc. It will be shown how indoor positioning forms the basis for big data analysis, customer behavior, asset management, facility management, indoor navigation, safety, geofencing, etc. Continue reading “Indoor positioning use cases in Retail, Care, Smart Buildings and Large Venues – Presented by Dirk Callaerts, BlooLoc”

Both startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices

Both startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices

Motion sensors driving light switches used to be state of the art in office buildings, but now startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices that will make building management look a lot more like IT. Continue reading “Both startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices”

Use cases, rather than products, will fulfill the promise of the smart home, report shows

New report contends that use cases, rather than products, will fulfill the promise of the smart home.
Despite undeniable excitement about the connected home, its promise remains largely unfulfilled. The connected home industry is still in search of compelling use cases to drive adoption, according to a new report from Michael Wolf at NextMarket Insights. Continue reading “Use cases, rather than products, will fulfill the promise of the smart home, report shows”

Smart City of Rotterdam – Three Marvellous Innovations (Video)

Smart City Rotterdam – Three Marvellous Innovations. Once the largest port of the whole world, Rotterdam is now reinventing itself as an innovative and up-and-coming hotspot of Western Europe. You couldn’t have missed awesome buildings like the Markthal, the massive ‘De Rotterdam‘ and its grand futuristic Central Station. Buildings like these are only part of the vibe that propelled Rotterdam to the top of listicles by the likes of the Lonely Planet and the Rough Guide. Continue reading “Smart City of Rotterdam – Three Marvellous Innovations (Video)”

Cybersecurity in Smart Buildings – Vulnerabilities, Strategic Messages for the Industry

Background: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Smart Buildings

Today’s smart buildings are increasingly enabled by Internet of Things (IoT) and made functional by the ongoing convergence of operational technology (OT) systems and information technology (IT) systems in buildings. A host of new elements such as the cloud, remote access, data sharing and analytics, and connected and shared networks has fundamentally changed how built environments are being used and operated. Continue reading “Cybersecurity in Smart Buildings – Vulnerabilities, Strategic Messages for the Industry”

“Why There Is an Increasing Demand for Smart Information to Keep our Infrastructures Safe”- explained by Philip Keenan, CSIC Cambridge

“Why There Is an Increasing Demand for Smart Information to Keep our Infrastructures Safe”- explained by Philip Keenan, CSIC Cambridge

Philip Keenan runs business development for Cambridge University’s Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction. He explains why there’s an increasing demand for smart information to keep our infrastructures safe. Continue reading ““Why There Is an Increasing Demand for Smart Information to Keep our Infrastructures Safe”- explained by Philip Keenan, CSIC Cambridge”

Connected Home Players Should Look to Innovative Business Models to Grow, Report Shows

Connected home players should look to innovative business models like micro-transactions in the nascent sector, a joint report from Deutsche Telekom and Strategy Analytics has claimed.

The report has shed light on the European market in particular, predicting significant new revenues for those who succeed.

Across the continent, the connected home market will be worth up to €15.5 billion annually by 2019, according to the report authors. Continue reading “Connected Home Players Should Look to Innovative Business Models to Grow, Report Shows”

Inside the Connected Future of Architecture: The Smartest Building in the World (Video)

It knows where you live. It knows what car you drive. It knows who you’re meeting with today and how much sugar you take in your coffee. (At least it will, after the next software update.) This is the Edge, and it’s quite possibly the smartest office space ever constructed.

A day at the Edge in Amsterdam starts with a smartphone app developed with the building’s main tenant, consulting firm Deloitte. From the minute you wake up, you’re connected. The app checks your schedule, and the building recognizes your car when you arrive and directs you to a parking spot. Continue reading “Inside the Connected Future of Architecture: The Smartest Building in the World (Video)”

What stands in the way of the smart home and how the industry can overcome it

Smart homes should simplify our lives. When connected TVs in these residences come on, other devices are supposed to react. Ideally lights will dim, the phone’s ringer will mute and the speakers will stop playing music. When a smart household’s baby monitor notices an infant stirring in the night, the speaker in the nursery should begin to play a soft lullaby or white noise to sooth him back to sleep. Continue reading “What stands in the way of the smart home and how the industry can overcome it”