Category: Smart City

CI&M holding online conference August 11-12

On August 11 and 12 Cabling Installation & Maintenance will host a series of 8 online seminars addressing emerging applications as well as cabling and wireless infrastructure strategies for networks. The online conference, Emerging Applications in Data Center and Enterprise Networks, will include 4 seminars each day. The seminars on Tuesday, August 11 will focus on data center networks and those on Wednesday, August 12 will focus on enterprise networks.

Why do smart building projects stall and how they can succeed

There is a common and recurring challenge amongst commercial real estate developers. To ensure their project does not result in delivering an obsolete building upon substantial completion. This is an understandably stressful predicament for development teams who are having to define functional and experiential uses cases two, three, sometimes five years in advance of completion with expectations that the new building meet both market demand as well as operational requirements.

The Future of Smart Cities

In 1962, The Jetsons cartoon came on the scene and gave us an idyllic world enabled by technology. Things like video chat, holograms, jet packs, 3D printed food, and smartwatches were science fiction at the time. These things are all reality today. While the vision for a truly “smart city” might seem like science fiction to some, it’s fast becoming reality. Smart Cities are fully connected, sustainable, energy efficient, and socially friendly communities that use their infrastructure to intelligently improve the quality of life of those who live and visit there.

The office market report: What will happen to all those big empty buildings if we all stay working from home?

When the lockdown is relaxed, we are likely to see changes to both our working practices and adjustments to our workplaces. This may include continued remote working, or a partial return to the workplace incorporating modified schedules or shift working. Some people will avoid their previous commute by working from suburban or branch offices outside city centers or utilizing local flexible/serviced office providers. At least temporarily, office occupation densities will be reduced, initially managed by seating policy and behavior rather than more expensive desk reconfiguration. Video calls will continue to replace many meetings and most business travel.

Smart Cities Will Revolutionize Energy Consumption After The Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic may have put many investment plans on hold, but it has also highlighted the global drive to sustainable living in energy-efficient cities. COVID-19 and the economic slowdown from the measures to contain it have had many national and local governments think about building back a better future, one that involves intelligent use of energy resources.

Single Pair Ethernet connector standard published by IEC

Panduit is pleased to announce the approval of the IEC 63171-1 (Variant 1) Single Pair Ethernet connector style by ISO IEC SC48B, the standards body that helps with international standardization of low voltage connectors. This newly standardized Single Pair Ethernet connector design will be key to supporting the explosion of Ethernet connectivity into edge devices within a broad range of applications including industrial controls, building automation systems and related sub-systems that can take advantage of structured cabling.

In order to have smart cities, it’s important to understand the most fundamental part of them – smart buildings.

In order to have smart cities, it’s important to understand the most fundamental part of them – smart buildings. They are the foundational “building blocks” that will enable a true transformation of our cities through which we’ll have safe, sustainable, connected environments for the majority of the world’s population. But as buildings get smarter across the world, there is a missing element needed to drive wider and measurable progress – a universal, holistic approach to assessing a building’s intelligence, or “smartness.”