Broadband Forum announces Broadband 20/20: a new world of communications

The Broadband Forum today announced its new Broadband 20/20 vision. The vision is to enable new opportunities for profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies in the home, small business and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network. The innovative use of NFV, SDN, ultra-fast access, IoT (Internet of Things) and, when formally defined, 5G, enables the delivery of exciting ultra-fast broadband services, with distributed compute and storage to anywhere and any device in the home and business locations. Continue reading “Broadband Forum announces Broadband 20/20: a new world of communications”

IoT for Buildings: Autodesk Launches Aquila Cloud-based App (Video)

Prepare yourself for the coming era of connection. Analysts predict the Internet of Things that underpins this era will consist of 50 billion interconnected devices by 2020. More than just interconnectivity, it promises to bring to buildings and associated trades and services, the concept of “power-by-the-hour” that has already gained traction in the industrial sector. Continue reading “IoT for Buildings: Autodesk Launches Aquila Cloud-based App (Video)”

The Internet of Things in Commercial Buildings: Where Are We and Where Could We Be?

Getting data out of buildings should be much easier than it is now. We spend 90 percent of our lives in buildings, and two-thirds of all energy is used by them. That said, building management is stuck in the past, primarily because there are structural and market barriers that prevent us from rapidly improving operational and energy efficiency … Continue reading “The Internet of Things in Commercial Buildings: Where Are We and Where Could We Be?”

Building Information Modeling: How The Construction Industry Is Getting Smart

Are you familiar with what a ‘light table’ is? No trick question here, it is simply a backlit surface, commonly used to overlay drawings. Now imagine you have architects, engineers and builders all huddled around one. They are standing there with a stack of drawings trying to find ‘clashes’, … Continue reading “Building Information Modeling: How The Construction Industry Is Getting Smart”