Smart Cities Viewpoints

Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing operational excellence.

Jim Frazer — Technology Trends

Smart City Platforms at the ARC Annual Forum

At the recent ARC Annual Industry Forum, I moderated a fascinating discussion entitled: Smart City Platform Success Stories. Integrating the wide variety of vertical applications in a Smart City is a significant challenge. This session describes various approaches as well as success stories in visualizing and implementing holistic smart city solutions.
Smart Cities Team — Technology Trends

Smart Cities at ARC Industry Forum 2020: Speak, Attend, Exhibit!

Speak, Attend and Exhibit in the Smart Cities Track at the ARC Forum 2020. With the potential to dramatically reduce costs, improve safety, increase livability, and attract investment while achieving sustainability, the smart city concept deserves the attention it has been receiving from technology vendors and the public sector alike, and it will be front and center during Smart Cities at ARC Forum 2020.
Alex Chatha — Industry Trends

Human Centric Lighting: The Benefits of Lighting by Circadian Rhythm

Human-centric lighting, also known as circadian rhythm lighting, signals the brain through the photoreceptors in the eye and gives the impression of the shifting colors and intensities of the rising and setting sun.  What kind of light does an occupant need to perform at optimum levels on an hour-to-hour basis?
Tom Cabot — Technology Trends

An Introduction to Smart Cities

With the rapid advance in information and communications technology (ICT) over the last decade, we have seen an increasing crossover in the application of this new technology.  Most notably in the performance and interactivity of urban services.  This has become commonly referred to as Smart Cities.
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

The Cybersecurity for Smart Buildings Challenge

Addressing the crucial issue of cybersecurity for smart buildings is a challenge.  Like the manufacturing sector, the building automation sector is going through its own digital transformation.  
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Ubiquitous Location Sensing: Understanding AoA and AoD

Pinpointing location in real time is complex for many reasons. A building’s infrastructure, such as concrete walls and floors and steel support beams often interferes with or blocks wireless signals, which makes determining location with any consistent level of accuracy difficult. Two new methodologies within the direction finding feature are helping to mitigate these losses and overcome the complexity, improving location capabilities: Angle of Arrival (AoA) and Angle of Departure (AoD). These two location system architectures utilize angular direction estimation to determine positioning.
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