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2015 Strategic Directions: Smart Utility Report

…devices on utility telecommunications infrastructure is now widely recognized as “…an essential element of the Internet of Things (IoT). ” Advanced metering Infrastructure (AMI) has often been thought of as synonymous with “Smart Grid”, but the expectations of real-time pricing or even time-of-use (TOU) rates and demand side management are far from the top of the list of top areas enabled by increased data management and analytics. The top…

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Location Based Services Enabling Smart Connected Cities

…personalization a major part of their innovation strategy and using analytics and data to make better informed decisions, drive additional revenues or savings and deliver improved experiences and personalized content to the smartphone devices. How are Innovative Cities taking advantage of this? Smart Cities such as Barcelona and Nice, use information technology, network communications including WiFi, the Internet, and sensors to automate…

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Cisco and Streetline Innovate for Smart Parking: Introducing Camera Based Detection and an Integrated Streetline IOT Gateway with Cisco WiFi

…its for many stakeholders. Integrated Cisco WiFi and Streetline IOT Gateway Streetline has also teamed up with Cisco to introduce a new integrated solution that brings together Streetline’s low-power mesh network and Cisco’s Smart+Connected™ City WiFi via the Connected Grid Router (CGR). With this advanced, integrated solution, Cisco WiFi customers can add Streetline’s award-winning, patented smart parking guidance, analytics and…

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A Day in the Life of the ecobee Smart Thermostat Part 2

…ng less energy when rates are expensive. Utilities also provide rebates to homeowners because of the option to either sell the savings or forgo buying electricity when rates are really high. All of this value is delivered by smart grid technologies including smart meters. What’s your take on the Nest/Google acquisition and what makes ecobee different? The Google/Nest transaction is fantastic – it really validates the market we’re in and…

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Amsterdam Embraces the Internet of Everything, Paving the Way for a More Connected City

…people, processes, data, and things (see photo to the left). Cisco and the city of Amsterdam have been working together on a variety of Smart City endeavors for ten years now, including citywide optical fiber to the home, a Smart Grid, Smart Work place and Public TelePresence capabilities. By creating a more holistic Internet of Everything strategy for Amsterdam, the agreement will further strengthen our partnership Mayor and allow us to pursue…

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