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Libelium CEO talks Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture markets…. | Internet Of Things News

Libelium CEO talks Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture markets…. | Internet Of Things News | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
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Alicia Asín is CEO and co-founder of Libelium, a company that designs and manufactures hardware for wireless sensor networks for the IoT market, with commercial deployments as varied as parking, traffic congestion, environmental monitoring, and precision agriculture.

 

IoTWorldNews talked with Alicia about  the exciting potential of the Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture markets.

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50 Sensor applications for a Smarter World. Get Inspired!

50 Sensor applications for a Smarter World. Get Inspired! | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
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.
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Paco Prieto's curator insight, April 5, 2013 9:15 AM

Muy interesante. !! Fantásticas aplicaciones en el mundo del agua !! @juanpaespi

roberto gilli's curator insight, September 25, 2013 4:41 AM

Great list of applications of sensors grids.

Jukka Riivari's curator insight, July 4, 2015 3:29 AM

IoT samples

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How GE and Henry Schein Show That Every Company Is a Tech Company

How GE and Henry Schein Show That Every Company Is a Tech Company | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
What Henry Schein and the new GE tell us about technology and the digital revolution.
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A report out of McKinsey last year said the Internet of Things could create as much as $11 trillion of value a year by 2025—primarily from its business and industrial applications. In a survey of Fortune 500 CEOs, Fortune magazine asked whether they agreed with the statement that these new technologies “will cause a profound change in my business, on a par with the Industrial Revolution.” Four in 10 said yes. 

Stanley Bergman is one of them. Interoperable digital technology, he says, “will propel advances in productivity” and “profoundly change how we live in ways that we probably haven’t even imagined.” 

Jeff Immelt, if anything, is even more optimistic: “I’m not hyperbolic by nature,” he says, “but I don’t think [the Industrial Revolution comparison] is an exaggeration. This is big.”
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Best of ConnectedCities & ConnectedBuildings – Bosch ConnectedWorld 2016

What does the future of Smart Cities look like? What can Smart Cities learn from the Formula 1? How can we  create liveable communities, with technology? Leading experts from ARUP, Lennar Urban (now called FivePoint), Libelium, Rhomberg Holding and Zumtobel Group give insights and share their best practices around ConnectedCities and ConnectedBuildings.

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SigFox Vs. LoRa: A Comparison Between Technologies & Business Models

SigFox Vs. LoRa: A Comparison Between Technologies & Business Models | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
SigFox and LoRa are major players in the low power, wide-area network space. Here’s what you need to know about them.
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How Copenhagen Became A Cycling Paradise By Considering The Full Cost Of Cars

How Copenhagen Became A Cycling Paradise By Considering The Full Cost Of Cars | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Cars pollute and cause more accidents. So when deciding whether to invest in roads or bike lanes, Copenhagen calculates all of the socia
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Samsung and Silver Spring, Huawei, ZTE all launch new smart city lighting - Rethink IoT

Samsung and Silver Spring, Huawei, ZTE all launch new smart city lighting - Rethink IoT | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
  Asian tech giants Samsung, Huawei and ZTE have all announced updates to their smart city lighting products this week.…
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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...
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Here's how the Internet of Things will explode by 2020

Here's how the Internet of Things will explode by 2020 | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
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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.

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Tech Tycoon Bets Business Is the Internet of Things’ Future

Tech Tycoon Bets Business Is the Internet of Things’ Future | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
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.
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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.

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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.

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Bosch ConnectedExperience – The IoT Developer Event of the Bosch Group

Bosch ConnectedExperience – The IoT Developer Event of the Bosch Group | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Join us in Berlin on March 8 and 9, 2016 and learn from Bosch's experience in world-class manufacturing and the IoT.
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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. 


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Truly Smart IoT Champions Women

Truly Smart IoT Champions Women | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it


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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...

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The number of smart cities globally? 235, says Navigant

The number of smart cities globally? 235, says Navigant | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
According to the report’s findings, continued investment in technologies and policies such as smart grids, smart street lighting, urban mobility, climate acti
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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”.

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The 6 Things CES Taught Us About The Internet of Things

The 6 Things CES Taught Us About The Internet of Things | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things was still a big deal at CES, and here's what we learned about how it will shape up in 2016.
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When it comes to the IoT, Stacey Higginbotham is always able to get to the bottom of the issue because she doesn't forget about the end-user. Her summing-up of the IoT "mood" at CES proves it. 

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Sustainable Farming and the IoT: Cocoa Research Station in Indonesia | Libelium

Sustainable Farming and the IoT: Cocoa Research Station in Indonesia | Libelium | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Climate change and cocoa farming

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.
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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.

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The Future of The 'Smart City'

The Future of The 'Smart City' | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Over 85 percent of the world’s population will live in a city by the end of the century. In
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...and the city of Columbus, Ohio is the official winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge and $140 million in innovation grants.
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Smart cities need cash -- FCW

Smart cities need cash -- FCW | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Establishing high-tech, more efficient infrastructure across America will require upfront investments, and the Transportation Department's model might be the way to get that funding right.
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Cities may need a jump-start to begin the process of integrating "smart technology" into their infrastructure costs. The point of the US Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge funding is to help cities face some of the design costs without overriding local initiatives.
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Can IoT help save the rainforests?

Can IoT help save the rainforests? | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Peru will be monitoring the environment of its rainforests by installing wireless sensor platforms that can collect data and send information in real-time.
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This French Company Just Got Serious About Invading the U.S. Internet of Things

This French Company Just Got Serious About Invading the U.S. Internet of Things | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The French company now plans to roll out its sensor-friendly networks in 100 U.S. cities by the end of the year.
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Sigfox is tapping into increasing demand for smart devices, in cities, factories, and homes. The low-power aspect of Sigfox's technology is important for the Internet of things, as many of the things being hooked up to the Internet may not have access to the electricity grid, so eking out long battery life is a priority.
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How Connected Sensors Can Help You Park and Put Fish on the Table

How Connected Sensors Can Help You Park and Put Fish on the Table | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things and cheap, fast sensors may help New Bedford's fisherman comply with regulations without breaking the bank.
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Getting Connected: The Rise of Smart Cities and The IoT | Centric Digital

Getting Connected: The Rise of Smart Cities and The IoT | Centric Digital | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
According to one forecast, 1.7 billion Internet-connected "things" will be added to smart cities in the next two years, more than doubling the total current number.
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Infographic and insight into Smart Cities and the IoT from Centric Digital's blog
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Libelium launches IoT Marketplace, for out-of-the-box IoT - Rethink IoT

Libelium launches IoT Marketplace, for out-of-the-box IoT - Rethink IoT | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Spanish low-power sensor and radio hardware vendor Libelium has had something of a pivot, and launched the IoT Marketplace.

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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. 

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Talking Tech: Spain’s baby unicorns - FT.com

Talking Tech: Spain’s baby unicorns - FT.com | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

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.

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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.

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MyShake: A smartphone seismic network for earthquake early warning and beyond

MyShake: A smartphone seismic network for earthquake early warning and beyond | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
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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...

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How Ljubljana turned itself into Europe's ‘green capital’ | Citiscope

How Ljubljana turned itself into Europe's ‘green capital’ | Citiscope | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
With a car-free center and ambitious 'zero waste' plans, Slovenia's capital shows that small cities can lead on urban sustainability.
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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. 

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Machina Research's predictions for IoT in 2016 | Machina Research

Machina Research's predictions for IoT in 2016 | Machina Research | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
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.
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Smart Cities 2.0 – What is working now: Alicia Asín | Libelium (Dreamforce 2015)

Smart Cities 2.0 – What is working now: Alicia Asín | Libelium (Dreamforce 2015) | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

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...

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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. 

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IBM Is Bringing in Watson to Conquer the Internet of Things

IBM Is Bringing in Watson to Conquer the Internet of Things | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
IBM adds Watson to the arsenal of tools it offers for the Internet of things.
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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.

 
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