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DesignLights Consortium adds ioXt security certification to NLC5

October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020 – The ioXt Alliance reports the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) has added ioXt security certification to its Networked Lighting Control System Technical Requirements (v.5), also known as NLC5. “As buildings continue to evolve to become more connected, the

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From cell phones to street poles: Nokia has plans for our e-waste

October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020 – Nokia and Greener Acres Canada Inc. announced they will work together to develop and upgrade Canada’s utility pole infrastructure to “green poles” that can power “smart cities and broadband communications across the Canada”. “As people upgrade

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Enlighted recognized as 2020 Company of the Year

September 16, 2020

In addition to its technology, its 2018 acquisition by Siemens AG helped extend the company’s global reach and enhanced its product portfolio.

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Fluke invests in Everactive to expand IIoT monitoring solutions

September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020 – Fluke Corp. (a Fortive Corp. business) announced it led an investment in Everactive, a technology company that sells “category-defining” batteryless, wireless industrial internet of things solutions. Everactive will raise up to $35 million as part of

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Defining the edge and avoiding stupid IoT… lessons from IoT Slam 2020

August 29, 2020

August 29, 2020 – The 4th Annual IoT Slam conference was held (virtually) August 19, with a mix of both live and on-demand (pre-recorded) presentations and panels. While scrolling through the available sessions and speakers, I was amazed by the

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Itron recognized for IoT-based wastewater monitoring solution

August 29, 2020

August 29, 2020 – Itron Inc. received a 2020 Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution World in recognition of an IoT-based wastewater monitoring solution utilizes Itron’s multi-purpose industrial IoT network and connected wastewater sensors to identify conditions that

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Global edge computing market projected to hit $15.7 billion US by 2025

August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020 – The global edge computing market is projected to grow from $3.6 billion US in 2020 to $15.7 billion US by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.1% during the forecast period. Edge computing

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Home services and the internet of things… winners take all

August 17, 2020

  By F. Javier Bustos Ugarte The omnipresence of IoT represents a significant opportunity for home service providers. The question is: who will come out on top? IoT is here to stay The internet of things (IoT) represents the latest

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Circa expanding into IoT space with Teletics acquisition

August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020 – Circa Enterprises Inc., a manufacturer of equipment for the telecom, electrical utility and construction industries, has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Teletics Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of wireless voice and

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Delta Controls lands 2020 Global Company of the Year Award

July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020 – Today, Frost & Sullivan recognized Delta Controls Inc. with its 2020 Global Company of the Year Award, based on its recent analysis of the global building automation systems (BAS) market. “Its development and convergence of technologies,

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IoT and Big Data will drive facility management revenues recovery: Frost & Sullivan

July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020 – Frost & Sullivan’s “Growth Opportunities in the Global Facility Management Market, Forecast to 2025” projects that revenues from the global facility management sector will reach $925 billion by 2025, up from $837 billion in 2019—despite seeing

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AI, 5G and IoT the top emerging technologies for 2020: CompTIA

July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020 – Artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G wireless networks will have the biggest impact on companies involved in the business of technology in the coming years, according to the Emerging Technology Community of CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association).

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Tom Bradicich appointed chair of IoT Community advisory board

June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020 – The IoT Community—a community CxOs (chief experience officers) and IoT professionals—has appointed Dr. Tom Bradicich chair of its new advisory board. Bradicich is vice-president, Hewlett Packard Fellow, and Global Head of Edge and IoT Labs at

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Addressing cybersecurity risks in the age of IoT transformation

June 24, 2020

Cybersecurity is a continuous journey; just as standards evolve, so do the methods attackers use to penetrate our defences.

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Global IoT to grow to 24.1 billion devices, generating $1.5 trillion annual revenues

June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020 – At the end of 2019 there were 7.6 billion active IoT devices, reports Transforma Insights, and that figure is expected to grow to 24.1 billion by 2030, a compound annual growth rate of 11%. According to

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Bluetooth SIG and DiiA to accelerate IoT-enabled commercial lighting

June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020 – The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG)—the trade association overseeing Bluetooth technology—and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), the global alliance of Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) companies, announced they are collaborating to accelerate the adoption of

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Bosch.IO: new company pools Bosch’s IoT and digital expertise

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020 – Bosch has consolidated its activities centred on the Internet of Things—and some 900 associates—in a new subsidiary called Bosch.IO GmbH. “Bosch.IO is bringing the internet of things to everything from roads and factory floors to homes

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App-friendly IP security cameras on their way via S&ST platform

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020 – Security & Safety Things GmbH (S&ST)—a wholly-owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH—says it is poised “to reshape innovation in video analytics and computer vision with the commercial availability of a number of new smart IP security

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Nodle M1 answers call for privacy-preserving contact tracing smart device

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020 – The Nodle M1 is a contact tracing device that can be clipped to an employee’s shirt or badge, or worn as a necklace, to monitor physical distancing and buzz people when they get too close to

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SafeChek entranceway technology to support safe business reopening

May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020 – Digital signage player Big Digital Corp. has partnered with A1 Innovation—a provider of people-counting solutions—to launch SafeChek digital entranceway technology “to support the safe opening and operations of businesses across North America”. Big Digital will provide

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Q&A with Ted Maulucci, president of SmartONE Solutions

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 – Ted Maulucci’s career in the smart technology industry started far younger than most. As a teenager in high school, he wrote software to help educate special needs children, which was purchased by the school board. “Back

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Interoperability brings convenience… and its own security risks

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 – Critical infrastructure (CI) buildings, such as schools, hospitals, government buildings, utility buildings, airports and first responder stations, are essential threads that are woven into the tapestry of a smart city. Smart cities are growing exponentially as

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The convergence of smart commercial lighting and biophilic design

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 – As I write this, I am lucky enough to be able to somewhat offset the stresses of self-isolation of COVID-19 with a home office with windows. The ability to relax with exposure to the outside world

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Uninterruptible power supply drives Canada’s healthcare facilities

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 – The healthcare industry is becoming ever more reliant on connected, digital tools to store records, run systems and machinery, and support and diagnose patients. With these numerous vital interconnected devices, a secure and reliable source of

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Canadian 5G rollout will require new business models

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 – There’s a misconception in the market that the advent of 5G wireless, with its exponentially higher speeds, is going to mean smart buildings and communities will be able to rely more on wireless connections and less

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Daikin invests in U.S. software company

April 23, 2020

Daikin Industries has invested $2 million into Silicon Valley-based startup Locix, Inc., a company that uses cloud-based spatial intelligence solutions that use a combination of indoor positioning technology, advanced AI, and Wi-Fi to acquire and analyze locations, as well as

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Outdoor LED luminaires earn Zhaga-D4i certification

April 21, 2020

The Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) have reached a key milestone in their joint Zhaga-D4i certification program: several outdoor luminaires from Signify and Schréder have been certified according to this new program. As a result

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Q&A with Justin Bean, global director of smart spaces marketing at Hitachi Vantara

April 15, 2020

By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk   Hitachi Vantara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., brings together over 100 years of experience in operational technology (OT) and more than 60 years in information technology (IT) to provide data insights into a business’ operations,

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Dimonoff names Roctan 2000 new Canadian sales agency

March 27, 2020

Dimonoff, a Canadian manufacturer of wireless controls and IoT management platform SCMS Connect(ed), has named Roctan 2000 Ltd. as its new commercial sales agency for the Canadian market, in an effort to increase the company’s presence in Canada. Roctan 2000

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ASHRAE announces call for papers for 2021 winter conference

March 19, 2020

ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2021 Winter Conference, set to take place Jan. 23-37 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Ill. The deadline for abstract submissions is March 30, 2020. The 2021 AHR Expo will

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GlobalData’s 2020 tech, media and telecom predictions

March 4, 2020

Data and analytics company GlobalData has unveiled its 2020 predictions for the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) industry. The company’s report, TMT Predictions 2020, identifies the top 20 themes impacting the sector this year and, for each theme, offers a

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University of Waterloo researchers develop sensor for building leak protection

February 20, 2020

A new battery-free sensor can detect water leaks in buildings at a fraction of the cost of existing systems. The product, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, uses nanotechnology to power itself and send an alert to smartphones

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IoT network carrier 1nce expands to 103 countries

February 20, 2020

1nce GmbH, provider of the world’s first flat rate for the Internet of Things (IoT), is expanding its connectivity coverage to over 60 additional countries, including Australia, Japan, Mexico, Canada and China. This expansion is the first time the company

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Connected compactors remotely detect when waste equipment is full

February 20, 2020

Metro Compactor Service has launched its next generation, IoT-enabled system, iSmart Generation 2 technology, which allows the company to remotely troubleshoot and detect fullness on customers’ waste equipment from anywhere. Created for facility managers, multi-residential property owners and large retailers,

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Smart buildings and automation in smart cities

January 22, 2020

By Gregory Miller Currently, around 55 per cent of the world’s 7.7 billion inhabitants live in urban areas. According to the United Nations, by 2050, this figure will rise to 68 per cent, adding another 2.5 billion people to our

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Security and Safety Things to launch open IoT ecosystem for security cameras

January 8, 2020

As a partner in the Bosch booth (booth #12401) at CES, Security and Safety Things GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, is demonstrating an open IoT ecosystem for security cameras that enables innovative applications, combining artificial intelligence and

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Deadline nears for IEEE World Forum paper submissions

December 16, 2019

The IEEE 6th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2020) is now accepting Late Breaking News papers. The IEEE WF-IoT 2020 technical program will include oral and poster sessions, student paper contest, MSc/PhD Forum, demo sessions, special sessions and

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Ikea becomes latest member of Zigbee Alliance Board

December 13, 2019

The Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that Ikea has joined its Board of Directors. The decision solidifies Ikea’s commitment to universal open

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BICSI signs MOU with Facility Guidelines Institute

November 4, 2019

BICSI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI). FGI develops guidelines for the planning, design and construction of hospitals, outpatient facilities and residential health, care and support facilities. The MOU aims to promote mutual

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Schneider Electric and ThoughtWire partner to create smarter hospitals

October 31, 2019

Schneider Electric and ThoughtWire have formed a strategic partnership to create smarter digital hospitals. The partnership addresses what can be significant roadblocks to becoming a patient-centric digital hospital. Currently, most healthcare facilities are operated in silos with fragmented information available

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Canadian firms launch first German Technology Day

October 10, 2019

Eplan, Pilz, Rittal and Wago, all companies in the automation and advanced manufacturing space, are launching Canada’s first-ever German Technology Day.

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Lutron joins Board for Zigbee Alliance

October 2, 2019

Lutron Electronics, a lighting controls and automated shading solutions manufacturer, has joined the Zigbee Alliance board of directors.

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World’s first digital infrastructure city set for Las Vegas

September 11, 2019

Bleutech Park Las Vegas, the world’s first city of its kind featuring all net-zero buildings, is set to break ground in December 2019.

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IoT is a Hot Topic in Cybercriminal Underground

September 10, 2019

A new report from Trend Micro Research finds cybercriminals around the world are actively discussing how to compromise connected devices.

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Intertek sites approved as IoT cybersecurity test labs

September 5, 2019

Testing laboratories in Lexington, KY and Rockville, MD have been approved as authorized testing labs for the CTIA Cybersecurity Certification Test Plan for IoT devices.

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Smart Home mentions are trending

September 5, 2019

Market research firm GlobalData finds that automated home surpassed several technology themes such as autonomous vehicles, connected cars and wearable tech in terms of growth in the number of total mentions during 2017-2018.

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Johnson Controls collaborating with industrial AI arm of Foxconn

August 29, 2019

The companies will collaborate to transform building data analytics through artificial intelligence and machine learning to advance smart building and smart-city technologies.

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Honeywell enhances its Forge for Buildings platform, boosts security options

August 21, 2019

Customizable facility automation, surveillance and visualization technologies, including cybersecurity services, help optimize day-to-day building operations and safety.

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Whitepaper discusses 5G and cybersecurity issues

August 8, 2019

The 5G Americas publication defines the threats to 5G security and the ongoing standards development to keep it safe.

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Aircuity adds BACnet Client Capability

August 8, 2019

The integration allows users to view more data on one platform saving time and helping to diagnose any issues within the building.