Topic: smart-environment


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Thinxtra launches Sigfox LPWA IoT Network for Smart City Hong Kong

By Thomas Mueller on Nov 5, 2017 11:51:50 PM

On the 1st of November,  Sigfox's exclusive network operator Thinxtra showcased the start of its territory-wide low-power wide-area (LPWA) IoT network in Hong Kong, providing cost-effective IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity for the city.

Cost-Effective LPWA Network provides IoT Connectivity

Until March 2018, 100 Sigfox base stations are expected to be installed throughout Hong Kong to provide long-range, low-bandwidth, low-power connectivity for businesses, research institutions, and government organizations to seize opportunities of the rise of IoT.

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Smart City Solutions Smart Living Smart Government Smart Environment Smart Mobility Waste Management Broadband Connectivity Technology Smart Lighting IoT applications Best Practice Solutions LPWA Network Sigfox Network

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Multiple Benefits of Smart Street Lighting Solutions in Smart Cities

By Dr. Alexander Gelsin on Sep 11, 2017 3:24:17 PM

The role of smart lighting solutions in the intelligent transformation of cities and buildings has gained momentum in the past years. This development will continue in the coming years based on increased connectivity and industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions becoming a key element in most smart city strategies around the globe.

The opportunities that cities can seize with the installation of smart lighting solutions go far beyond value creation through energy (cost) and maintenance savings (which are huge considering that as much as 40 per cent of a city’s energy budget is consumed by street lighting and new efficient lighting can save up to 50% of these costs as a result of increased energy efficiency) or the improvement of the environmental impact.

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Public Spaces Smart Environment Smart Mobility Urban Street Broadband Connectivity Energy Smart Lighting IoT applications Public Safety LED Lighting

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Smart Waste Management Solutions for Smart Cities

By Dr. Alexander Gelsin on Aug 31, 2017 10:41:50 AM

A growing number of cities around the globe are testing smart waste management solutions to create higher efficiency in terms of resources and costs associated with keeping their cities clean.

While equipping the bins of private households with latest sensor technology is tested only by a few cities (like Santander in Spain or Montreal in Canada), several cities start in public spaces with implementing smart waste management solutions.

The installation of smart solar-powered compacting bins can be observed in a growing number of cities (Amsterdam, Atlanta, London, Melbourne, Philadelphia, and others).

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Smart City Solutions Public Spaces Smart Environment Urban Street Waste Management Broadband Connectivity Energy Recycling Solutions Smart Bin Self-Powered

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Smart Urban Street Furniture Solutions in Smart Cities

By Thomas Mueller on Aug 31, 2017 10:28:21 AM

Self-powered smart urban street furniture can help cities and communities to increase the attractivity of public spaces by providing public services, information, and connectivity, while at the same time enabling the collection of valuable data for optimizing processes and reducing costs.

Cities are increasingly adopting smart street furniture solutions

Whether we talk about digital signs, smart benches or even fully-integrated smart bus stops – there are a lot of new products available in terms of smart urban street furniture. A growing number of cities and communities throughout the world are adopting these self-powered products to make life easier for citizens and visitors and to optimize the management of public infrastructure or to provide connectivity such as free WiFi.

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Smart City Solutions Public Spaces Smart Living Smart Government Smart Environment Smart Mobility Urban Street Broadband Connectivity Energy Transit Smart City Startup Self-Powered Smart Street Furniture Digital Signage Digital Kiosks Smart Bench Smart Busstop

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