Category: Smart Building

Ericsson pledges $100M to build smart factory in U.S.

Ericsson plans to build its first fully-automated smart factory in the U.S. that will produce advanced antenna system radios for 5G deployments in North America. Ericsson’s direct investment is about $100 million, which will kick in during the third quarter of this year, the company told FierceWireless. The Swedish vendor said the radios will be designed to boost network capacity and coverage, including in rural areas, as well as 5G radios for urban areas.

Energy-As-A-Service Provides IoT Opportunities for Smart Buildings

The IoT is a broad term that defines anything connected as part of a network, capable of both sending and receiving data. The majority of this network is based on sensors, and it’s these devices that will power Energy-as-a-Service. Current energy production focuses on a centralized grid and while it has served us well in the past, decentralized microgrids are emerging to prevent power disruptions, monitor energy usage and even transition into green energy.

White Paper: Get Connected: Smart Buildings and the Internet of Things

As buildings become more connected, complex, and dynamic, there is a growing need for intelligent building technologies that provide data-driven insights to maximize operational efficiency, cut energy waste, and lower overall costs. This paper explores how smart buildings leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) to create new opportunities for information gathering and sharing, and the impact it has on buildings management and operations.

Industrial Edge Represents a “New Frontier” Says Microsoft CTO

Microsoft’s CTO is bullish on the impact of the industrial edge and its ability to transform industries by ramping up productivity and efficiencies. Edge computing has the potential to transform industries ranging from agriculture to industrial manufacturing and healthcare with its ability to offer real-time data analysis and insight from billions of devices in the field.  Schneider Electric research shows only about 15% of companies have deployed Internet of Things technology to support industrial applications – which are a prime driver behind edge computing.