Smart city protocol reaches members’ milestone

Talq Smart City Protocol

Developer of the Smart City Protocol, the Talq Consortium reports it has passed a new milestone with more than 50 member companies having signed up in support of its specification. The main reason for companies to join the consortium is to integrate the protocol, a global interface standard for smart city device networks, into their smart city solutions and apply for certification. Regular members of the consortium include major smart city players including Cimcon, Itron, Lacroix, Schréder and Telensa with Paradox Engineering and Signify among the associate members. Talq specification…

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Intelligent infrastructure solution chosen for New Jersey smart city project

Velodyne’s lidar and AI-based system

Rutgers University has chosen Velodyne’s new solution that combines its lidar sensors and Bluecity’s AI software to monitor traffic networks and public spaces. Rutgers Centre for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) has selected an intelligent infrastructure solution from Velodyne Lidar as a ‘cornerstone’ technology for its Middlesex County – Smart Mobility Testing Ground (MC-SMTG) project. The project, in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), will see CAIT install the solution at multiple intersections in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Mobility data-gathering The project is intended to serve as…

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West Midlands tram system goes digital

West Midlands Metro

New radio system enables the operator to monitor tram movements and passengers via the network and provides the mechanism to react to incidents with accuracy and efficiency. West Midlands Metro network has installed a digital radio communications system to run its tram operations as part of a £1.3bn upgrade. Over the coming years the network will triple in size with further additional trams, upgrades to depot-maintenance facilities and operations control centre. Future network The new radio system is being designed and deployed by TES Communication Solutions and will add further…

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Iteris and Continental team to explore intelligent infrastructure

Iteris Continental intelligent infrastructure

The collaboration brings together vehicle and infrastructure sensor expertise to improve safety and efficiency throughout transportation networks nationwide across the US. Continental and Iteris have partnered to explore intelligent infrastructure solutions that advance connected and automated vehicle technology with real-world vehicle-to-everything (V2X) solutions and help ensure safer and more efficient mobility. The ambition of the collaborative agreement between the global mobility supplier and smart mobility infrastructure management company, respectively, is readying cities for advancements in CAV technologies. City transportation systems The “future-oriented” traffic infrastructure collaboration will leverage automotive sensors, and…

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Red Sea giga project connects its construction workforce and vehicles in real-time

The Red Sea Development Company

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the ambitious regenerative tourism project, is implementing an extensive IoT safety solution for its construction workforce and fleet of vehicles at its site on the west coast of Saudi Arabia. The solution is a consortium formed by MachinesTalk, a regional provider in IoT Solutions and Licensed IoT Virtual Network Operator (IoT-VNO) with and Actility, a global provider in IoT connectivity solutions, and smart wearable technology and wireless tagging solutions from Abeeway, an Actility subsidiary specialised in low-power geolocation. The new technology…

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AAEON Celebrates Launch of 3rd Generation Intel Xeon SP Processors and Announces ARES-WHI0 Server Board

ARES-WHI0 Server Board

AAEON, an industry leader of AI and IOT solutions, is excited to celebrate the launch of Intel’s latest scalable platform, the 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (formerly Ice Lake-SP). As an associate member of the Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, AAEON is excited to bring this new technology to market with the ARES-WHI0 industrial ATX server board and other future products. The 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors deliver the next generation of high-end computing performance and support for vital data integrity and security technologies. This new generation of Xeon…

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Nokia to deliver smart city management platform for Nicosia

Nokia Integrated Operations Center

Cyta, the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority, has selected Nokia to deliver its city management platform to help advance the municipality of Nicosia’s smart city transformation. The Nokia integrated operations centre (IOC) will help city authorities deliver a range of new digital services that include urban mobility, smart parking, intelligent street lighting, environmental sensors, sustainable waste management, digital signage, and information services. Smart city systems Part of the municipality’s long-term smart city strategy, the Nicosia city project is expected to be completed in three years with initial infrastructure and smart city systems…

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1NCE expands NB-IoT coverage in Europe

1NCE NB-IoT

1NCE, the fully-fledged operator of IoT network services worldwide, is expanding its Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) offering in Europe. In addition to Germany and Austria, 1NCE’s IoT Flat Rate now covers the Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Italy, and the UK with access to NB-IoT networks. With the additional NB-IoT network coverage in Mainland China, 1NCE now supports the most relevant IoT core markets in Europe and Asia. Deployment of narrowband IoT solutions now easier and more economical across countries Thanks to the extended NB-IoT coverage, cross-border deployment of IoT solutions with 1NCE…

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Intelligent infrastructure pilot launched in Texas

public infrastructure network node (Pinn)

The Autonomy Institute and its partners are deploying a public infrastructure network node at Texas Military Department in Austin with plans to expand across major US cities and globally. The Autonomy Institute, a cooperative research consortium focused on advancing and accelerating autonomy and artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge, has announced plans to launch a public infrastructure network node (Pinn) pilot at Texas Military Department in Austin, Texas. The Pinn pilot will serve as the programme for developing autonomous solutions at the edge with plans to expand from Austin to…

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Austria builds lidar-equipped testing environment

ALP.Lab lidar

The Austrian Industry and Testing Alliance (ALP.Lab) has teamed with Cepton, a provider of intelligent, lidar-based solutions, to build lidar-equipped testing environments for studying complicated road driving situations. According to ALP.Lab, for the first time in Austria, this project will deliver real-world traffic data analytics from complex urban and rural alpine intersections. Complex traffic situations As an alliance of automotive suppliers such as Magna and AVL, and as a partner to scientific organisations like Virtual Vehicle Research, Joanneum Research and Graz University of Technology, ALP.Lab seeks to deliver real-life data…

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Ubuntu Core 20 secures Linux for IoT

Ubuntu Core 20

Canonical’s Ubuntu Core 20, a minimal, containerised version of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and embedded systems, is now generally available. This version bolsters device security with secure boot, full disk encryption, and secure device recovery. Ubuntu Core builds on the Ubuntu application ecosystem to create what are said to be ultra-secure smart things. “Every connected device needs guaranteed platform security and an app store,” says Canonical’s CEO, Mark Shuttleworth. “Ubuntu Core 20 enables innovators to create highly secure things and focus entirely on their own…

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Smart grid specialist partners in UK energy capacity project

Smart grid

Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has been appointed as a key partner in Electricity North West’s Quest energy project, which aims to free up network capacity for more than 2GW of clean energy assets in the UK, saving over £250m. It will drive forward the use of active network management, using its distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS) software to create an overarching system to manage voltages and balance centralised and decentralised energy control systems. It will work in partnership with Electricity North West, National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) and…

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LoRaWAN to go nationwide in the UK

Connexin

The United Kingdom is going to receive nationwide long range wide area networks (LoRaWAN) and infrastructure for the first time after connectivity provider Connexin raised £80 million in funding. The company said the network amounts to a strategic investment in supporting increasing demand for smart networks. LoRaWAN reduces barriers to entering the Internet of Things market, it added. Hull City Council, Yorkshire Water and Icosa Water on the south coast of England are among the organisations that have deployed LoRaWAN. In Sheffield, Connexin technology is being used to provide highway…

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Semtech and AWS collaborate on AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN

IoT LoRaWAN

Semtech Corporation, a supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have teamed to integrate the LoRaWAN protocol on Semtech’s Network Server with AWS IoT Core. AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN is a fully managed service that enables enterprise IoT developers to easily connect low power wireless devices over long range, wide-area network (LoRaWAN) based networks to AWS without developing or operating their own LoRaWAN server. Development of IoT solutions According to Semtech, this simplifies the development of IoT solutions that leverage the…

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WEF continues drive to make facial recognition tech more transparent

facial recognition

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the second stage of its framework for responsible use of facial recognition technology (FRT). Responsible Limits on Facial Recognition, Use Case: Flow Management aims to build a new level of transparency and trust among users. Socially beneficial Facial recognition technology (FRT) creates a range of socially beneficial uses, mostly through enhanced authentication and identification processes, such as unlocking a smartphone, boarding a plane and accessing online public services. It has also come under increasing scrutiny, however, for potentially undermining privacy, misidentifying people, perpetuating…

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