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Traffic in parallel

…rent VLAN at specific, well-defined points. In the city traffic analogy, think of VLANs as different modes of transportation; say, trains and cars. They have different traffic paths, and passengers can only transfer between them at specific, well-defined points. Quality of service policies can be applied to traffic, too. Consider that trains and cars move at different speeds and may not even be affected by each other. As another example: mot…

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Congratulations to the IoT Innovation Grand Challenge Semi-finalists!

…submission categories were: Smart Cities with 166 entries, Healthcare with 123, Retail (98), Education (80) and Transportation (59). Announcing the Nineteen Semi-Finalists! After much deliberation, the Cisco judges and the IoT Challenge community have selected the following nineteen semi-finalists: IDEA TITLE VERTICALS Daily Maps by Aerobots Other Industry/Verticals Neurio Home Intelligence Smart Cities WunderBar, IoT Starter Kit for…

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India: Transforming Promise into Performance

…s for Workspace Management, Energy, Indoor Navigation Apps, Sign-based information, Creativity Zones, Connected Transportation and Emergency Notification, among others. Newly upgraded buildings feature fully networked smart parking, an Indian marketplace, a British village, connected cafes, recreation and relaxation rooms, a rooftop solar power system and indoor “neighborhoods” all designed for workers to quickly meet (in person or virtually), in…

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Connecting the Unconnected

…technology allows objects within such places as manufacturing floors, energy grids, healthcare facilities, and transportation systems to be controlled from virtually anywhere in the world.   This connectivity also means more data can be gathered from more places, with more ways to increase efficiency and improve safety and security.   The Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything (people, process, data and things) is about connecting the…

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Affordable Autonomous Vehicles: Coming soon to a store near you?

…hen it is not needed is likely to make autonomous car sharing a much more convenient and cost-efficient mode of transportation for many. Assuming the remaining ownership cost ($6,900) can be shared by 3 users, this would equate to additional savings of $4,600 per user. For the purpose of this “back of the envelope calculation”, let’s assume that structural design savings and the incremental autonomous cost are a wash. Virtually crash-less autonom…

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