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Upcoming Internet of Things Event Focuses on What’s Next

October 15, 2013 - in Announcement, Sensors

The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) promises to redefine the way humans and machines interface and the way they interact with the world around them. Attributing a virtual signature to everyone and everything allows for new concepts of managing systems,…

MEMS Sensors Lead Smartphones to the Internet of Things

October 15, 2013 - in Sensors

Various sensing technologies will enable handsets to match the future trend for interconnected smart systems. The single most prominent trend in the mobile…

New Mobile Mapping System from ACTRIS

October 14, 2013 - in Corporate, Sensors

With the strong support of SBG Systems, ACTRIS revolutionizes GIS data collection method by releasing VIAPIX, a vehicle-borne image-base mapping system.…

Trimble Takes Real-time Deformation Monitoring to the Next Level

October 9, 2013 - in Corporate, Sensors

Trimble introduced today the latest version of its deformation monitoring software--Trimble 4D Control version 4.2. The new version of the monitoring software delivers enhanced communications with the Trimble NetR9 and new NetR9 Ti-M GNSS receiver, REF TEK…

senseFly Releases Swarm Technology for Mapping

October 8, 2013 - in Corporate, Sensors

The vision of multiple drones mapping remote areas autonomously is no longer science fiction. The most advanced version of senseFly’s ground control software puts years of research into user’s hands. The technology behind senseFly’s multiple drone operation…

Bluesky Expands Service with Integrated LiDAR, Thermal and High-Resolution Camera Sensor

October 7, 2013 - in Corporate, Sensors

Using a state of the art airborne mapping system, aerial surveying company Bluesky is expanding its international operations. The integrated system, developed by Optech, includes a LiDAR and fully integrated thermal sensor and high resolution camera.  Already…

New Report on the Importance of Spatial Standards for the Internet of Things

October 4, 2013 - in Corporate, Sensors

ITU-T’s latest Technology Watch report introduces readers to location (spatial) standards and their role in enabling the Internet of Things, describing how communications infrastructure has increased people’s associations with the natural and built environment…

Wearable Computing and the Internet of Things

September 11, 2013 - in Column, Sensors

It is hard to go anywhere now and not see individuals or whole crowds of people staring at their “device”. I was walking past an outdoor café the other day and noticed that every single person on the patio was engaged in texting, searching and scanning.…

Indoor Location: The Mobile Revolution Starts Now

June 6, 2013 - in Column, Sensors

The future of mobile location-based services lies in its rapid adoption of indoor technologies. For more than 20 years, the use of global positioning system, or GPS, has been the gold standard for outdoor navigation. The satellite-based navigation system has…

Are We Heading Toward a 'Too-Smart' City?

May 21, 2013 - in Sensors, Smart Cities

Today, smart-city programs tend to be limited and fairly granular, though people might be surprised to know exactly which parts of their cities are already sensing and analyzing information. Boston is wired with a system called ShotSpotter, which uses acoustic…