More than 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020, but this new connectivity revolution has already started. Libelium publishes a compilation of 50 cutting edge Internet of Things applications grouped by vertical markets.
Spanish low-power sensor and radio hardware vendor Libelium has had something of a pivot, and launched the IoT Marketplace.
Libelium's IoT Marketplace launched at Mobile World Congress 2016, leveraging its partner network to solve the who's-who problem of the IoT with complete, interoperable kits that combine app platforms and Cloud services bundled with Libelium hardware.
Barcelona is “The Mobile World Capital”, according to the organisers of the global mobile industry gathering, Mobile World Congress, which opens across the city today. Over the next four days 100,000 people will converge on exhibitors showcasing phones, mobile technology, and associated gadgetry.
Jonathan Margolis thinks Spain is something of a "unicorn foal," in terms of the technology scene. In the Financial Times today, he sketches a profile of two Spanish tech companies, who, in his words, aptly show Spain’s determination to be seen as more than a holiday destination, as typical of the developing tech "revolution" in the Iberian peninsula. He likens two hardware manufacturers -- BQ, the smartphone designer, and Libelium, the IoT sensor specialist-- as leaders of an idealistic and proud new tech movement in Europe, on view at MWC this week in Barcelona.
A new type of seismic system harnesses personal/private smartphone sensors to collect data on a large scale and analyze earthquakes. MyShake can be used to enhance earthquake early warning in regions with existing networks, and could provide that capability in regions that don't have any early warning systems. Here's to the utility of ubiquitous smart phones and their sensors...
With a car-free center and ambitious 'zero waste' plans, Slovenia's capital shows that small cities can lead on urban sustainability.
Ljubljana’s successful fight against traffic is one reason the European Commission named the city European Green Capital for 2016. That’s a title that has frequently gone to acknowledged leaders of the debate on urban sustainability, wealthy cities such as Copenhagen, Stockholm or Hamburg. The choice of Slovenia’s small capital shows that cities of modest size and means have lessons to offer, too. Smaller cities can make a staggering amount of change happen in a short period of time.
Every January Machina Research publishes its predictions for IoT in the coming year. This year promises to be an eventful one. The list below provides our predictions for what will happen in the year. It was derived from a host of suggestions from all of Machina Research’s market leading analyst team.
Alicia Asín of Libelium points to the dynamic changes that occur with connected infrastructure in cities, talking about what mayors and municipalities are looking for now, in what is termed the second wave of Smart Cities deployments. Hint: it's not just technology...
The long and the short of Smart Cities deployments today.
Alicia Asin of Libelium brings us through the stages of high tech deployments in urban environments -- from the dream, the lab, to the reality in the streets, to serve the citizens. This video from Dreamforce 2015 includes slides and real-life examples.
IBM adds Watson to the arsenal of tools it offers for the Internet of things.
In Fortune magazine today, Stacey Higginbotham writes about how IBM is rising to the task of parsing the immense quantities of new data generated by the Internet of Things. IBM recently created an IoT business unit.
Stacey notes that in hiring Harriet Green, who is based in London, to helm the division and setting up the Watson headquarters in Europe, IBM is deliberately placing its assets where much of the actual action is happening around the industrial Internet of things. Governments in Europe so far have been far more interested in investing in projects for smarter cities, while factories and industrial clients in Europe have been quick to investigate new connected technologies in what many call Industry 4.0.
From China to Singapore and Korea, Asia is leading the way in digitally-enabled cities
ingapore is officially home to the largest number of award-winning smart city projects in APAC, with China a close second, according to IDC. Asian nations certainly have a more pressing need than many to improve the quality of services, reduce costs and boost sustainability in their urban centres. But are competitions like this a genuinely good indicator of how innovative governments are being around the world? And if so, where are the opportunities for investment from western technology players?
On Thursday, November 19th, a crowd of IoT enthusiasts including industry experts, corporations, entrepreneurs, and innovators came together for the IoT SmarT Cities event at the Plug & Play Center in Sunnyvale, California -- the heart of Silicon Valley.
What does the future of a smart city look like?
Transportation and traffic are issues, and anything related to parking and driving fossil fuel vehicles, too -- according to Palo Alto's CIO, Dr. Jonathan Reichental.
He talks about the many challenges everywhere in the world -- with 3.5 billion people living in cities at present, and with a couple of billion more joining our ranks over the next two decades.
A very interesting suite of presentations helps square up the problem in our sights..."Creating Data-Driven Cities"
In this week’s episode of the Radar Podcast, O’Reilly’s Mary Treseler chats with Mike Kuniavsky, a principal scientist in the Innovation Services Group at PARC. Kuniavsky talks about designing for the Internet of Things ecosystem. He also talks about his deep-seated love for appliances and furniture, and how intelligence will affect those industries.
Mike Kuniavsky is fascinated by the fundamentals of connected things...and talks about why the most interesting thing about the IoT isn’t the “things” but the sensors.
Asian tech giants Samsung, Huawei and ZTE have all announced updates to their smart city lighting products this week.…
ReTHINK Research makes the point on why these announcements herald a trend in Smart Cities for a critical service that citizens use everyday: what smart lighting brings to cities is the access to data, killing two birds with one stone, so to speak...
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as "the next Industrial Revolution." BI Intelligence has been tracking the growth of this sector, now publishing a new report and infographic that lines out the chief players, drivers, and applications poised for a flood of change.
Maybe the way the Internet of Things really grows isn't by letting you control your thermostat with your smartphone; it's by helping businesses profit.
This week, Tom Siebel’s latest company, C3 Energy, changed its name to C3 IoT and branched out from its focus on energy utilities to commercial enterprises such as manufacturing, mining, transportation and health care.
His firm is not the only one betting the farm on the IoT, or Industrial IoT (IIot).Research firm IDC predicts that Internet of Things-related spending will reach $1.7 trillion by 2020, much of it coming from the commercial sector. There are already dozens of companies hoping to soak up some of that money by offering cloud platforms for the Internet of Things, including IBM, Microsoft, Amazon and even General Electric.
Siebel hopes that C3 will have an edge over its competition because it’s already proven itself as ready for large-scale industrial use through its work in the energy sector.
Join us in Berlin on March 8 and 9, 2016 and learn from Bosch's experience in world-class manufacturing and the IoT.
Over 250 software and hardware developers, product designers, and product managers from Bosch customers, IoT start-ups, and independents will be sharing their approaches and best practices for IoT-enabled products, apps, and services, in Berlin. Registration is open for the conference, hack challenge, and clinics.
MCQN published a list with links to bios of the talented women who are building and shaping the Internet of Things, all over the world -- in response to the awkward ads put out by marketing team of the Smart IoT London 2016 conference. Vive la difference...
According to the report’s findings, continued investment in technologies and policies such as smart grids, smart street lighting, urban mobility, climate acti
Navigant Research's report released this month covers five key industry sectors as they relate to smart cities: energy, water, transportation, government. Ryan Citron said that as the benefits of smart cities become clearer, the number of supporting projects and partnerships is “rapidly increasing”.
In Indonesia, the factors contributing to the decline in cocoa production include effects of climate change; aging trees prone to pests and diseases; and lack of scientific knowledge on the crop, at the farm level.
To determine a set of best breeding and agronomic practices, researchers, plant scientists and agronomists looked for a way to collaborate through laboratory and field-based experiments in the cocoa fields in Indonesia. The Internet of Things (IoT) solves one of the major challenges of access, via remote monitoring systems. The Indonesian cocoa farms and research stations are located in far-flung areas that previously required experts to travel for days in arduous conditions to access the field and the data.
Modern farming methods based on wireless sensor technology can boost productivity, create economies of scale, and help communities thrive. Singapore-based IoT solution provider BioMachines designed a wireless sensor network system integrating Libelium's Waspmote Smart Agriculture sensors to measure environmental parameters in the cocoa fields of tropical Indonesia. The solution collects environmental data from laboratory and field-based experiments, and facilitates knowledge transfer to cocoa farmers.
Inventor of the Internet of Things term Kevin Ashton speaks of his startup experiences, the future of work, skills needed for success and why the media is a doing a poor job on reporting technology…
Paul Wallbank interviews Kevin Ashton, the man who coined the term "Internet of Things," for the business blog "Decoding the New Economy." Very lively exchange that cuts through the noise and hype, and an enjoyable read.
Predictions from research firm IDC revealed three particularly interesting trends emerging around the smart cities movement.
Ruthbea Yesner Clarke of IDC is well positioned to point out the near-future thinking on the smart cities concept and where it will grow in the year to come. She cites the following:
1) Adoption and awareness by an expanding set of government leaders, with many large cities setting technical and business guidelines and prioritizing funding for smart city initiatives;
2) Variability in cities' understanding the impact of the IoT, with the advent of new types of mobile devices and connected objects and public/private use of drones, sensors, wearables, connected cars -- a lack in citywide strategy, and an increased need for a strategic framework to speed adoption.
3) Challenge of integrating loads of unstructured data, and the impact of information from social media, "sharing economy" companies and crowdsourcing -- struggle to make sense of all the data points.
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