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Smart Cities Council | Hamburg, Germany's big vision: A smart city and a smart port

Smart Cities Council | Hamburg, Germany's big vision: A smart city and a smart port | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

"Greater mobility, efficiency, safety and sustainability are on Hamburg's to-do list and the city announced this week it's partnering with Cisco to make it all happen. Some ambitious initiatives are on tap, including making the heart of the city's economy -- its port -- smart too."

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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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Nat Sones's curator insight, March 4, 2013 12:41 PM

Internet of things, world of connection. The cities of today and tomorrow will be as driven by devices as individual people are now. 

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.

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Libelium Launches New Division to Promote IoT Training at Universities | Business Wire

Libelium Launches New Division to Promote IoT Training at Universities | Business Wire | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Libelium & Cooking Hacks promote IoT developer education with sensor hardware, tutorials, training - to bridge the gap of 4.5 million developers n
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IoT developer education kits from Libelium and its open hardware division Cooking Hacks give hands-on experience to future developers of the Internet of Things, and Smart Cities.

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Recovering from disaster: the Christchurch transitional programme - Cities Today

Recovering from disaster: the Christchurch transitional programme - Cities Today | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
In the aftermath of all the destruction and with a city in shock, Christchurch City Council immediately set about devising a comprehensive rebuilding plan. The recovery process provided the council with an opportunity to rebuild the social fabric as well as enhance resilience. In a decision that proved to be hugely successful and beneficial, an extensive engagement with the citizens of Christchurch was launched.
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Christchurch engaged its citizens in city planning and decision-making post earthquake.

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Designing for ecosystems: Making meaningful IoT products and services - O'Reilly Radar

Designing for ecosystems: Making meaningful IoT products and services - O'Reilly Radar | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Mike Kuniavsky on PARC's work on IoT and the mindset shift the IoT will require.

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The biggest challenge for those working with the IoT is the shift in mindset required to realize the possibilities. Kuniavsky explains.


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Smart Farming: Monitoring Horses and Equine Facility Management with Waspmote | Libelium

Smart Farming: Monitoring Horses and Equine Facility Management with Waspmote | Libelium | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
EOIT, an acronym for Eyes on Inspiring Technology, is a young entrepreneurial company that views wireless sensor networks as an opportunity to improve agriculture, at a local level and internationally.
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Libelium: Wiring The Internet Of Things From Spain - Joe Barkai

Libelium: Wiring The Internet Of Things From Spain - Joe Barkai | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Spain as startup nation? A small Spanish company Libelium has been getting much attention, in no small part to its young charismatic CEO Alicia Asin Pérez.
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Joe Barkai, formerly of IDC, is piqued by the strong contribution of Spanish companies to the Internet of Things.

Libelium's horizontal approach to enabling the IoT, in Smart Cities, smart agriculture, and industrial applications brings system integrators into the solution, as well as interoperability with Cloud and communication protocols, whether developed for the IoT or not.

 

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OracleVoice: 7 Important Points In Preparing For The Internet of Things

OracleVoice: 7 Important Points In Preparing For The Internet of Things | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things can improve operational efficiency and extend business opportunities in your organization. Here are seven points to consider.
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How startups are redesigning cities

How startups are redesigning cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Startups are some of the few organizations capable of very rapid, efficient growth and have the potential to dramatically improve cities.
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Shaun Abrahamson of Urban.Us thinks that startups are capable of approaching old problems with new eyes. How we redesign our cities will impact the world we leave to future generations. Redesign must support a growing global population and curb climate change. Startups can quickly and efficiently test many promising ideas instead of debating them. 

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What the Internet of Things really means for product strategies & the digital economy | Information Age

What the Internet of Things really means for product strategies & the digital economy | Information Age | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
How can business really make the most of the changing digital landscape around the IoT, and how does this drive product strategies?

Via jean-luc scherer
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Gartner believes embedding technology more deeply into products and our way of life will create touch points for users everywhere, and this will form the foundation of digital businesses in Europe.

The IoT will continue to be the biggest trend in the tech industry, and will have the most significant impact on consumers and businesses operating within the Digital Economy in Europe. 

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8 Views of Security from RSA | EE Times

8 Views of Security from RSA | EE Times | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Security was in focus at RSA Conference with top cryptographers, the Secretary of Homeland Security and others sharing views on everything from IoT to policy.
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Smart Cities Council | City of Lights becomes City of LEDs (and paves the way to a smarter future)

Smart Cities Council | City of Lights becomes City of LEDs (and paves the way to a smarter future) | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Smart street lights are emerging as a favorite on-ramp to a smart city. So it may be time to start shopping around like Paris did. Some of the city's most iconic neighborhoods will soon sport a citywide canopy network for street and traffic lights that Silver Spring Networks will deploy.
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Smart Cities Council | Financing resilience: New report provides a roadmap for cities

Smart Cities Council | Financing resilience: New report provides a roadmap for cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
A comprehensive new report details how cities can leverage private investment in building more resilient and integrated infrastructure and features solutions that worked for eight cities in the U.S. but can be applied around the world.
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Smart Cities Council | Financing resilience: New report provides a roadmap for cities

Smart Cities Council | Financing resilience: New report provides a roadmap for cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
A comprehensive new report details how cities can leverage private investment in building more resilient and integrated infrastructure and features solutions that worked for eight cities in the U.S. but can be applied around the world.
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Cities can leverage private investment to build more resilient and integrated infrastructure. Bechtel's report summarizes projects that create both public value and private investment opportunities to create a pipeline of investable resilient infrastructure projects that benefit communities and society. RE.Invest initiative is supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, and their roster of 100 resilient cities.

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Smart Cities Council | How three cities are using data to improve lives

Smart Cities Council | How three cities are using data to improve lives | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

What do Mesa, Arizona, Los Angeles and Riverside, California have in common? They're providing real-life examples of how the convergence of software and hardware improves infrastructure and creates a better quality of life for their residents.

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IoT_Infographic - Internet of Things: Perfect Storm

IoT_Infographic - Internet of Things: Perfect Storm | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
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451 Research sketches out the Internet of Things...

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IoT Makes Cities Smarter

IoT Makes Cities Smarter | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
By 2030, the world is projected to have 41 mega-cities with 10 million inhabitants or more. To prepare for the urban explosion, civic leaders know cities have to be smarter.
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To support millions more residents, cities simply have to be smarter about sustainability. This means sensors, high-speed fiber networks, using big data to tackle problems such as air pollution, traffic control, assisted living for the elderly, or bike-share and automatic car initiatives.

Smart electrical grids collect and communicate data for better operation, boosting efficiency and safeguarding against fraud.

Pilot projects are moving to full scale programs in cities, often linking the old infrastructure with new technologies to improve the quality of life in urban areas. That's the promise of the IoT...

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The Internet of Everything needs a fabric - IHS Technology

Machine-to-machine (M2M), the Internet of Things (IoT), and the even more expansive Internet of Everything (IoE) are concepts now in sharp focus for the technology industry.
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Sam Lucero of the analyst firm IHS points out that IoT connectivity needs to become simpler, with more scalability -- interoperability is, of course, key. The Internet of Everything (ndlr: a Cisco term) will need to transition from point applications to true interconnected ones.

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The Internet of Things - a primer - Information Is Beautiful

The Internet of Things - a primer - Information Is Beautiful | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
What is the "internet of things"? An interactive visualised tour of the tech, the possibilities, main players and the challenges of this new revolution.
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Libelium launches new Smart Cities sensor platform - Rethink Research

Libelium launches new Smart Cities sensor platform - Rethink Research | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

"The impetus behind the new system is to provide more precise results from deployed sensors, which can be incorporated into the many facets that comprise a city. The new sensors include a particle, dust and pollen sensor, a calibrated gas sensor, noise sensors, and light sensors.

In general, calibrated sensors are very expensive – with sonometers costing somewhere around €30,000 each, and requiring three or four to accurately measure sound levels in a city, usually for enforcing noise complaints. Libelium aims to provide sensors of a similar quality, but much cheaper and with the benefits of the cloud platform.

With Waspmote’s modular design, cities could later add additional sensors to the platform to enable more functionality at a much smaller cost than having to go out and buy another communications platform to backhaul the new data.

That expandable business model fits well with the budgetary restraints that cities and municipalities often find themselves under. It enables a modular approach that doesn’t require a massive upfront cost, which might be written off if the city has to move platforms."

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Libelium’s selling point lies in being able to upgrade at a later date using the existing network infrastructure. Interviewed at MWC 2015 by Alex Davies, Alicia Asin pointed to a deployment in Latin America that added new sensor functionality to a previously purchased smart parking system for only 2% of the cost it initially paid for the parking – simply by plugging new sensors into the already-installed Waspmotes.

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Smart cities: Interview with Júlia López from the Municipality of Barcelona

Smart cities: Interview with Júlia López from the Municipality of Barcelona | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
a smart city should be a vision and a long-term strategy that is searching for a change in cities.
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Internet of Things Reaches Into the Trucking Business

Internet of Things Reaches Into the Trucking Business | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Saia-Intel truck-tracking project shows the growing relevance of IoT to supply chain and logistics
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The IoT is expected to generate new activities and value in sectors that weren’t major users of sensor and gateway technology in the past, including transportation and logistics.

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Real IoT Projects You Would Not Expect

Real IoT Projects You Would Not Expect | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

At the latest edition of MWC, the IoT was as omnipresent as mobile phones. While the hype and attention is for Smart Cities and Industrial M2M, the IoT is more than that. Some years ago Libelium created an infographic to show what the world will look like thanks to the IoT and we even wrote a "50 IoT Apps Ranking" describing all the sectors where we see potential: http://www.libelium.com/top_50_iot_sensor_applications_ranking/pdf But customers are always more creative, showing the many ways sensor networks can change and improve the way things work...

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A note from Alicia Asin, of Libelium, talking about how projects are evolving in the IoT.

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The future of the Internet of Things is already here | The Big Data Hub

The future of the Internet of Things is already here | The Big Data Hub | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

IBM is talking about how you can derive deep business insight from the Internet of Things (IoT)-- an integrated fabric of devices, data, connections, processes, and people.

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How many companies have implemented an IoT strategy -- and what are the goals and milestones?

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Who's Winning The Internet Of Things Developer War? Apple And Google

Who's Winning The Internet Of Things Developer War? Apple And Google | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Specialist firms like PTC want to be players, but Apple and Google own the developers.
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Matt Asay writes that the way to pick winners in the growing Internet of Things field is to look for Internet of Things companies with the biggest developer populations. 

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The revenue in pizza boxes and trash cans: Why IoT proves there's nowhere money can't be made | ZDNet

The revenue in pizza boxes and trash cans: Why IoT proves there's nowhere money can't be made | ZDNet | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The IoT is beginning to shake off its 'emerging tech' label, yet there are significant challenges ahead. Is the future really IoT-centric?

For Alicia Asín, CEO and co-Founder at Libelium, a company that makes an open source IoT sensor aimed at M2M and smart cities, the possibilities of IoT are clear: "by 2050, the world will be full of sensors and it will be possible to integrate them to any communication protocol," she told an MWC session on IoT.


The Power of IoT and Big Data

As sensors spread across almost every industry, the internet of things is going to trigger a massive influx of big data. We delve into where IoT will have the biggest impact and what it means for the future of big data analytics.

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Nevertheless, the future of the Internet of Things is far from being written. The market is still fragmented and it's difficult to predict how it will shape up, according to Libelium's CEO.
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The IoT is beginning to shake off its 'emerging tech' label, yet there are significant challenges ahead. Is the future really IoT-centric?

For Alicia Asín, CEO and co-founder at Libelium, a company that makes open IoT sensors aimed at M2M and smart cities, the possibilities of IoT are clear: "by 2050, the world will be full of sensors and it will be possible to integrate them to any communication protocol," she told an MWC session on IoT.

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The steep costs of living so far apart from each other

The steep costs of living so far apart from each other | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
A new study warns that sprawl is costing the U.S. $1 trillion a year
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Urban sprawl, suburban spread: any future for a car-centric life, however bucolic, in the era of DIY drones and always-on...? Interesting point to debate.

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