Smart Cities Viewpoints

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

Jun
25
2019
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.
Jun
21
2019
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?
Jun
20
2019
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.
Jun
13
2019
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.  
May
30
2019
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.
Apr
30
2019
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Dynamic Pricing of Parking Helps Cities, Residents, and Business

A city’s parking ecosystem is an important part of this puzzle, and leaders are realizing they can use smart parking platforms to improve this key aspect of city life, especially if they use the new platform to introduce policies for dynamic pricing of parking resources.
Apr
29
2019
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Electric Mining Vehicles Hold Promise for Industry

Electrification is one of the most significant trends in transport today. In this post, I will be discussing the adoption of electric mining vehicles (EMVs) for underground operation.
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