A new market report even predicts that the global smart cities market will reach $237.6 billion by 2025, which is an 18.9% growth from 2019 to 2025. The benefits are clear: more efficient homes and buildings and improved mobility in cities, among others. The concept is good, although does present a few challenges. Looking beyond the cost, smart city implementation also requires a systemic approach.
Axis has announced the release of its latest whitepaper, Smart Buildings & Smart Cities Security, a detailed study of challenges for smart buildings.
The best smart city initiatives in the world need to “talk” to buildings and local spaces in order to be fully efficient. To simplify, if the vision of smart cities is an operating system for urban areas, it doesn’t make much sense if each building in the city has its own OS, none of which can talk to each other.
Belden has promoted Roel Vestjens, the company’s Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions, to the role Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. In this new role to Belden, Vestjens will continue to report to Belden’s President, CEO, and Chairman John Stroup.
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.
Platinum Tools has launched its new PoE+ 10Gig Shielded RJ45 Field Plug (p/n 106250) which optimizes data throughput to PoE+ powered devices. The new plug is compatible with a wide assortment of large cables with large conductors, the cast-metal shell provides end-to-end shielding from extraneous noise interference in high bandwidth applications.
ABI Research reports that connecting smart home and smart cities projects could benefit both. Top-down coordinated smart city projects have only been partly successful, achieving deployment of smart street lights and opening doors to things like car and bike-sharing schemes. But when it comes to broader integrated projects, such as transforming a city’s healthcare offering or upgrading its power distribution infrastructure, complexity and cost quickly become barriers.
Intelligent buildings’ promises to make properties more energy-efficient and make occupants more productive will only be kept if the physical-layer infrastructure supporting building systems is rock-solid. There’s no cookie-cutter formula for providing such an infrastructure, meaning each application environment must establish its own requirements, then meet them.The articles in this guide discuss several of the applications and capabilities of intelligent buildings, then focuses on the structured cabling and networking technologies that can enable intelligent buildings to fulfill their promise.
Zayo has been selected by a major global technology company to deploy metro dark fiber in Chicago. The solution leverages Zayo’s dense Chicago fiber network that spans more than 1,600 route miles and connects more than 35 data centers. As noted by Zayo, dark fiber offers substantial levels of bandwidth, a higher level of control and long-term lease terms.
The building of the future is interconnected, communicates with the people inside of it and creates positive emotions. It’s safe and efficient and makes a contribution to environmental protection, for example by improving air quality. This environmental aspect harbors tremendous potential, especially in megacities. The building of the future is smart and capable of communicating with outside systems, including the power grid. And it accommodates the needs of its users. This happens automatically, to a certain extent, but users also have the option to adjust the settings to suit their own preferences.