Connectivity

San Jose's new wireless project: a prime example of "Think big, but start small"

Thu, 2018-04-26 23:01 -- Doug Peeples
04/26/2018

San Jose and AT&T are working together on a project to improve wireless coverage in the city for citizens and first responders. It's not a big project. However, if all goes well it will be the key that unlocks a tremendous number of opportunities to enhance city services — and the city's livability.

NYC's free Wi-Fi network is getting a boost (a reliability boost, that is)

Thu, 2018-04-19 23:32 -- Doug Peeples
04/19/2018

When cities provide a popular service, they need to be sure it's dependable, that everything works as it should — or they'll be getting an earful from frustrated citizens. Learn about the smart technologies New York City is using to ensure its network of kiosks offering free public phone calls and Wi-Fi is always on.

Partner Spotlight: News for Johnson Controls, Continental, Itron and more

Thu, 2018-04-12 23:35 -- Doug Peeples
04/12/2018

Johnson Controls acquires Triatek… Itron's water upgrade project… Microsoft's IoT investment… Continental wins technology award… Parsons collaborates on education in UAE… UL's certification program for data centers. Click the links for details.

Why cities should look beyond e-vehicles

Thu, 2018-04-12 09:00 -- SCC Europe Staff
04/12/2018

As cities across Europe from Paris to London are starting to announce car bans in an effort to tackle urban pollution, electric vehicles are stepping into the spotlight as a smart solution. But this is only one solution in terms of sustainability. Towns such as Birmingham are investing in more progressive projects like sustainable railways, while Hamburg and Lisbon are working with the World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to develop sustainable transportation solutions.

Training the smart people we need to run smart cities

Thu, 2018-03-22 23:20 -- Doug Peeples
03/22/2018

The technologies that make smart cities work require highly-trained people who know how to use and manage them. And finding that kind of talent can be difficult. It's a competitive market and schools often can’t provide the necessary training on their own. Fortunately, technology companies are stepping up to fill the gap.

On the fence about smart street lights? Here are 4 reasons why you shouldn't wait

Thu, 2018-02-22 22:42 -- Doug Peeples
02/22/2018

Are smart street lights near the top of your smart cities transformation to-do list? If not, your city could be left behind. Enhanced public safety and energy efficiency are essential — but smart street lighting networks offer another key smart city ingredient: connectivity. Click to find out how, and why it matters.

This IoT initiative may save Renfrewshire, Scotland millions

Mon, 2018-02-12 11:21 -- SCC Europe Staff
02/12/2018

One of 32 council areas of Scotland, Renfrewshire sits in the west central Lowlands, bordered by the Firth of Clyde and River Clyde. With nearly 176,000 residents, this council area is the 10th most populous in Scotland and may help propel a wave of housing reformation thanks to a new Internet of Things (IoT) initiative, which can help save local authorities millions of pounds on property management and repair bills.

Intelligent systems sprouting in Jelgava, Latvia

Wed, 2018-01-31 10:38 -- SCC Europe Staff
01/31/2018

The city is becoming known as an economically developed centre of knowledge, technologies and innovation. In 2010, Jelgava set forth a goal to become a modern and sustainable environment by increasing the use of renewable energy sources, improving the transportation sector and promoting energy efficiency.

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