Intelligent cities are at the forefront of the next wave of the Internet of Things

Intelligent cities are at the forefront of the next wave of the Internet of Things. The goals are to streamline communication and improve the lives of citizens. And save a little money along the way.

One of the next big targets of the digital age is the city. The combination of technology paired with physical infrastructure and services can simplify the lives of residents. That’s the promise of the “smart city.” Continue reading “Intelligent cities are at the forefront of the next wave of the Internet of Things”

Integrators to Benefit from Smart City Security Needs

“The UK capital performed well in the rankings due to its adoption rate for smart technologies, from street lighting to traffic management. But hooking up a few streets to intelligent systems does not make a smart city. As with all ambitious city-wide initiatives, security has a major, early stage role to play.” says James Hill electronic security sales manager, NG Bailey’s IT Services division. Continue reading “Integrators to Benefit from Smart City Security Needs”

Smart Cities, Manufacturing, Marketing Are Top 3 Industries that Benefit from IoT Sensor Data

Ready or not, the Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay and the data it generates will be the driving force for future innovation and efficiency. According to Frost & Sullivan, 40 percent of all IoT data generated by 2020 will come from connected sensors. This data has already begun to affect many industries, and as IoT gains popularity, the uses for this data will grow.

Three industries that already are seeing the importance of gathering sensor data include manufacturing, marketing, and smart cities. Continue reading “Smart Cities, Manufacturing, Marketing Are Top 3 Industries that Benefit from IoT Sensor Data”

Deutsche Telekom and IBM Collaborate to Help Build Smarter Cities

Enhanced services based on real-time information from interconnected systems and devices | Intelligent data capture and analysis to improve sustainability of cities and quality of life for citizens.

Deutsche Telekom and IBM announced today a collaboration to provide an integrated solutions portfolio that enables cities to make smarter use of their services through intelligent data capture and analysis. The Smarter Cities solutions will build on IBM’s expertise from thousands of smarter city engagements combined with Deutsche Telekom’s global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) capabilities, which include M2M solutions integration and advanced network connectivity.

The M2M communication technology facilitates the automated exchange of information between terminal equipment such as machines, vehicles and containers or with a central control center – creating an interconnectivity often referred to as the “Internet of Things.” By using sensors embedded in a wide array of systems serving the public — such as a traffic lights, public transport vehicles or parking spaces — M2M technology can report on the status of the system being monitored via the Internet in real-time. Combining this technology with IBM’s Smarter Cities expertise will enable intelligent, real-time decision-making allowing for services such as intelligent traffic management, route optimization, bus or train arrival prediction, and parking space management.

 

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Source: M2M World News