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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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John H. Daniels named BICSI’s executive director and CEO

December 13, 2019

BICSI’s Board of Directors have announced that they have selected John H. Daniels as the association’s new executive director and CEO, effective January 1, 2020. “BICSI and the ICT industry is approaching a time of growth and opportunity,” said BICSI president-elect Todd

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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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Acuity Brands acquires LocusLabs Inc.

November 29, 2019

Acuity Brands has acquired LocusLabs Inc., an indoor mapping and location platform. The LocusLabs software platform supports navigation apps on mobile devices, web browsers and digital displays in airport, event centres, multi-floor office buildings and campuses. Users of the app

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Enter to become BICSI’s 2020 Installer of the Year

November 20, 2019

BISCI is holding its 13th annual BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge from February 10 to 12, 2020 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. The event follows BISCI’s Winter Conference and Expo. Industry professionals are invited to compete against the

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Smart bulbs could cause security gaps: UTSA study

November 20, 2019

Researchers from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) recently conducted a study on the security holes that exist in popular smart light brands. According to researchers, hackers may target smart bulbs because of some of their features. “Your

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Sobeys pilots Canada’s first intelligent shopping cart

November 20, 2019

Starting in late October, Sobeys began piloting the Sobeys Smart Cart, the first intelligent shopping cart, in its Glen Abbey location in Oakville, Ont. The technology-enhanced shopping cart was designed to improve the in-store experience, including one of the most

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BrainBox AI joins MaRS Discovery District to work on cleantech solution

November 18, 2019

BrainBox AI has joined the MaRS Discovery District, the largest urban innovation hub in North America. The MaRS Discovery District “helps entrepreneurs bring their products to market quickly, while also making organizations and businesses more sustainable and cost-effective.” Joining the

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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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Eaton broadcast examines cyber threats amid growing connectivity

November 4, 2019

As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the United States, Eaton recently launched its latest Current Thinking broadcast examining emerging cyber threats amid growing connectivity. The broadcast, “A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity,” launched on Oct. 29 and featured experts