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Power Grids so Smart they Teach Themselves

September 29, 2013 - in Energy, Renewables

Today’s power grids are based on radial topologies – they are one-way streets coming from a single point. Electricity is generated at a central source, then transmitted and distributed to consumers in a one-way outflow. Easy to understand and easier to…

Architecture for Humanity Announced as Partner for 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

September 24, 2013 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

Former President Bill Clinton announced today a global commitment to the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge during the opening plenary of the 2013…

Sensus Reaches 16 Million Electric, Water and Gas Customers

Sensus has reached a milestone of 16 million electric, water and gas smart endpoints that deliver benefits to utilities and their customers every day.…

Esensors Develops of a Bluetooth Sensor Gateway for Smart Building and IoT

July 26, 2013 - in Facility Management, Projects, Sensors

Esensors Inc. is developing an Internet gateway for Bluetooth LE enabled sensors which is aimed at smart buildings, smart grid and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The gateway is based on a standard Linux platform with a Bluetooth wireless transceiver…

Orange Unveils Smart Cities Strategy

July 8, 2013 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

At a time when urban landscapes are rapidly changing, cities are confronting new challenges such as the optimization of power supplies and transport, improving the quality of life of their citizens and making themselves more attractive for businesses and tourists…

Rockefeller Foundation Launches 100 Resilient Cities Program

May 17, 2013 - in Emergency, Projects

100 years ago, when the Rockefeller Foundation was granted its charter with the mission to promote the well-being of humanity around the world, only 10 percent of humanity lived in cities. So when the advisers to the young philanthropy debated what issues…

Sensor Sensibility: Communications Design Considerations for Energy Efficiency

April 17, 2013 - in Column, Sensors

One of the key design constraints in the deployment of a sensor network is the optimization of power consumption and energy efficiency. A problem familiar to those working with embedded devices is the need to eke out every possible capability while working…

Smart Grid Technologies Continue to Spread

February 27, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

Driven by increasing shares of renewable energy in the electricity generation mix and by the need to update aging grid infrastructure, global investment in "smart grid" technologies rose 7 percent in 2012, totaling $13.9 billion worldwide, according to new…

New Solution Helps Utilities with Incident Management After a Storm

February 26, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

While utility companies across large areas of the Midwestern and Northeastern United States work to restore utility service to their customers, 3-GIS, a leading GIS software solutions company, highlighted its release of a powerful tool for the utility industry…

The Internet of Everything Will Fuel New Connections

December 10, 2012 - in Uncategorized

There will be about 15 billion devices connected by 2015, and around 40 billion by 2020, according to the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group. But despite all these connections, we estimate that more than 99 percent of all physical objects that may one…