The city of Miami was one of six winners of the $1.2 million John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant. The city will use its $200,000 to expand data sharing with community partners and will focus on designing a plan to find internet of things solutions that will benefit residents.
Schneider Electric India and IL&FS have signed an agreement with the Naya Raipur Development Authority to design a smart city in Chhattisgarh, India. The companies will work together over the next five years to install sensors and operating technology for the city.
Internet of things developers face two main obstacles in connectivity and security, and overcoming these challenges can unlock the full potential of IoT, writes CJ Boguszewski. Communications platforms that are easy to use, authentication and encryption through the cloud, and scalability are attributes that will bring value to IoT devices, he says.
Microsoft is introducing internet of things service IoT Central and the Azure Time Series Insights tool. IoT Central is designed to simplify deployment of IoT products, while Azure Time Series Insights is based on the technology Microsoft uses to log events on Azure.
The industrial internet of things is bringing businesses a new level of automation for asset management systems. Today's versions can be monitored remotely, leverage advanced business solutions and interconnect with machines -- thus optimizing business performance, increasing customer satisfaction and reducing cost of ownership.
The internet of things is what holds smart cities together, so reliability and stability are key to these systems, writes Paul Carter. This is why benchmarking is necessary for tracking performance and reliability through monitoring and testing these systems.
Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley, to be held May 8 to 10 in Santa Clara, Calif., provides an incredible opportunity to meet and network with the leaders who are shaping the cities of tomorrow. They are true experts who will inspire you and send you home with tools you can put to work in your own community.
Some of the speakers at this year's event include: Sara Gardner, chief technology officer, Hitachi Insight Group; Andrew Fremier, deputy executive director of operations, Metropolitan Transportation Commission; Regina Hopper, president and CEO, Intelligent Transportation Society of America; Roberta Gamble, partner and vice president, Energy & Environment, Frost & Sullivan; and Tina Quigley, general manager, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. Of course, these are just a few of the thought leaders you'll meet at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley. View the full program here.
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