TED Talks Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that's inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine -- from toys to satellite gear.
From Smart Connected Communities Institute, an image-rich e-book featuring interviews with city leaders in 10 cities across the globe (bonus video content includes information on 5 additional cities). San Francisco is featured.
Standards bodies launch oneM2M service layer for IoT ( Networking ) A consortium of ICT standards development bodies has set up a new global organisation to ensure the efficient deployment of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications systems.
The consortium is made up of seven standards development bodies, including ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TIA, TTA, and TTC. All of these organisations are working to develop technical specifications and reports to ensure M2M devices can successfully communicate on a global scale.
M2M is the technology behind the Internet of Things that could enable smart cities of the future. It allows electronic devices to communicate with one another via SIM cards that can connect to wireless sensors and the mobile internet for management and monitoring, and to provide services.
Barcelona is taking the lead to establish a set of guidelines for smart cities. But being a smart city is not only for the developed world’s cities, to make it easier to find a place to park. Anil Menon, the Bangalore-based president of globalization and "smart and connected communities" for Cisco, says smart cities are really about averting catastrophe.
Soon enough, flight attendants may no longer be telling passengers to turn off all electrical devices prior to takeoff. With the official announcement of Cargo Companion, Southwest Airlines Cargo takes M2M (machine-to-machine), in the form of asset tracking, to the sky.
Why we need a standard for the Internet of Things - GigaOM
The Internet of Things is supposed to connect every aspect of our lives from our homes and cars to the objects we wear and the goods we consume. Kevin Fitchard urges the industry to come together and sort out a way to make every M2M device carrier and network agnostic.
A pair of Carnegie Mellon University graduate students, Deren Guler and Xiaowei Wang, aim to put air monitoring into locals' own hands using kite-mounted sensors. The project is within 20% of its $2500 crowdfunding target on Kickstarter.
In AT&T's vision of the future, your home may be run by a tabletCNNDigital Life will use sensors that assign individual Internet protocol, or IP, addresses to everything from a window to a refrigerator to, yes, a coffeemaker.
"Mobile broadband is too expensive for 'things' in the smart city. Also mobile broadband means battery powered devices would need changing far too often." Article talks about using "white space" -- vacant wireless spectrum originally used for TV, instead.
The European Commission has announced a new €365 million a year innovation partnership scheme aimed at boosting the development of ‘smart’ technologies in cities, EU officials told the press on Tuesday (10 July). (RT @BiljanaGligoric: Brussels unveils...
UK Tech Company ARM Forms First UK Industry Group to Combat the Internet of Silos ...MarketWatch (press release)
This UK forum aims to create a technology blueprint for the 50-billion connected eevices expected worldwide by 2020, to to combat what they describe as the 'Internet of Silos' - an unconnected world with less value to both consumers and businesses.
Meet the man who wants to create architecture that understands everything about us – down to our emotional states – and learns from its mistakes. In re-thinking buildings as responsive structures, Mita doesn't place any limits on how much he thinks we can borrow from biology.
PARIS – Ulis announced a 20 million euros ($24 million) investment in a new infrared sensor facility near Grenoble, France, to penetrate emerging high volume markets such as automotive and low-resolution sensors.
Ulis, a France-based provider of infrared imaging sensors, uses amorphous silicon microbolometer technology (aSi). The technology is today used in a broad range of commercial and military applications like thermography, night vision, surveillance, firefighting, search and rescue, and home energy audits.
For the first time, Ulis said it will introduce to the market a series of low cost IR sensors. "There is a huge market demand now, and Ulis' offer meets market expectations in terms of cost, performance and reliability," declared Jean-François Delepau, managing director of Ulis, to EETimes...
European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2012
Commission launches innovation partnership for Smart Cities and Communities.
A challenge facing the EU is how best to design and adapt cities into smart intelligent and sustainable environments.
Almost three quarters of Europeans live in cities, consuming 70% of the EU's energy. Congestion costs Europe about 1% of its GDP every year; most of it is located in urban areas. Smart urban technologies can make a major contribution to tackling many urban challenges.
What would it take for the U.S. to work out such an initiative?
It's a standard for open source sensors, each of which connects to a standard wireless router and has its own IPv6 address. With the combined hardware and software standards anyone can create an application or a sensor.