Photonics – saviour of data centers
More bandwidth, higher speeds and lower energy costs
As of 2018 more than 4 billion people worldwide are using the internet. Data traffic is growing at alarming rates and expected to double in size in the next three years. In the foreseeable future the current silicon chip based internet infrastructure will be unable to cope with the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth.
Photonics technology reveals the way forward with the creation of ultrafast chips and fibre optic cables based on light sources. By using light as a way of transmitting data these technologies far outperform the existing copper solutions. The speed photonics technology offers is indispensable in transitioning from 4G to 5G broadband. Continue reading “Photonics – saviour of data centers”
Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is extending existing business models and leading to the proliferation of entirely new ones as companies push beyond the data, analytics and intelligence boundaries that held them back in the past. Gartner’s recent analysis of the top 10 IoT technologies provides a glimpse into which areas of IoT their clients care the most about from the standpoint of building out enterprise infrastructure, security, scalability, standards, and performance.
Key takeaways from Gartner’s top 10 Internet of Things technologies for 2017 and 2018 include the following: Continue reading “Key takeaways from Gartner’s top 10 IoT technologies for 2017 and 2018”
South Korea will invest 420 billion won (US$357 million) to foster the so-called smart device industry over the next four years amid slowing growth in the traditional smartphones and PC industries around the globe, the government said Tuesday. Continue reading “South Korea to Invest US$357 Million over Next Four Years in Smart Device Industry”
New data from Juniper Research has revealed that retailers seeking to capitalise on IoT (Internet of Things) technologies will spend an estimated $2.5 billion in hardware and installation costs, nearly a fourfold increase over this year’s estimated $670 million spend. Continue reading “Retail spend on IoT to increase fourfold by 2020”
John Koot, IoT Business Development Manager at ICT Automatisering BV, presents during the Internet of Things Event: “How to deal with IoT challenges”. Continue reading “John Koot, ICT Automatisering presents: “How to deal with IoT challenges””
It is unlikely to be of much comfort when you’re next in a traffic jam to know there is a plethora of traffic monitoring and management technologies out there trying to detect the build up of traffic and help you on your way. Continue reading “Smart traffic systems help ease congestion”
Startupbootcamp HighTechXL has just opened its global search for the world’s best young tech companies. Full details of the 2014 program, to start in November 2014, are now online. Continue reading “Startupbootcamp HighTechXL 2014 Now Open For Applications”
The session Design for the Internet of Things is organised bij Designlink, CLICKNL|DESIGN and Kamer van Koophandel.
Moderator: Joris Castermans, consultant at Kamer van Koophandel
About Joris Castermans
Originally an industrial designer Joris Castermans started his carrier in 1998 working at renowned design offices. Since 2005 he is working as an innovation consultant at Syntens Innovatiecentrum which is merged into the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in January 2014.
In this role Joris focuses on helping SME’s to find and built opportunities in the field of smart and connected products and services. Especially the combination of applying both new technology and business models makes this a very interesting field to work in.
See for more information about the KvK activities in the field of Internet of Things: www.kvk.nl/iot
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The technology landscape is constantly changing and evolving, but the way we interact with devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers—aside from the advancement in touch screen technology—has remained relatively static. Paddle, a shape-shifting smartphone designed by the researchers at iMinds – EDM – UHasselt, changes all of that. Continue reading “The Paddle, The Shape-Shifting Smartphone (Video)”