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Cisco TelePresence Turns Cities “Smart”

…once you get there, which helps to conserve your energy – and sanity. It’s all part of the development of Smart Cities —energy efficient urban centers of the not-so-distant future. With telepresence, Cisco is on the cutting edge of these cities’ evolution. Witness Songdo, South Korea, a new city built with the “greenest” of standards. Cisco is working with Songdo’s developers to put telepresence technology in every home, with the aim of red…


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“The Internet of Things” takes a step forward with new IPv6 routing protocol

…t are often powered by small batteries that are difficult to replace. A key milestone for the advancement of IP smart object networks is the development of their own routing protocol, that was approved this month by the IETF.  Networks of IP-based smart objects can now be deployed to support a myriad of applications such as smart metering and smart grid networks, and to advance solutions for smart+connected communities. This is no longer a futu…

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Cisco Continues its Momentum in the Energy/Smart Grid Market

…an Diego, where it is making some exciting updates as well. Building on progress made in 2010 and expanding its smart grid activities in substation and home, Cisco is announcing partnerships with leading smart grid industry players ECOtality and Cooper Industries. Cisco and ECOtality have completed the development for integrating the Blink Network charger interface with Cisco’s Home Energy Management Solution (HEMS).….


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Standards Play a Vital Role in Fueling Innovation

…and NIST leader Pat Gallagher reiterated NIST’s commitment to driving effective standards development for Smart Grid and other initiatives. I focused on three main areas where the U.S. Government has a vital role to play and supporting and defending U.S. interests in standards: The US Government can serve as convenor of industry-led standards efforts, as currently demonstrated by the leadership that the NIST has provided in the Smart Grid I…