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When ‘Machine-to-Machine’ Revolution Meets ‘Smart Cities': A Glimpse into the Discussions inside San Diego Public Sector + Tech Community

…transformation driven by new requirements around factory floor automation, traffic management, data analytics, smart grid, smart cities and machine-to-machine communication. We are moving fast towards a world in which all devices, machines, and vehicles are becoming connected and integrated with traditional enterprise networks and service providers. Public sector leaders are only just getting around to acknowledging this M2M revolution, the IoT,…

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IPv6: Enabling the Internet of Things and Smart Grids

…undoubtedly the protocol of choice for the Internet of things. A key example of where this comes to play is in Smart Grids. As electric utilities across the world are modernizing their energy infrastructure -the Field Area Network of utility operations, which handles the electric distribution down to the meter and the meter reading back, is a key area of focus. A white paper, authored by experts from across the utility industry, outlines how an…

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Zigbee IP: Extending the Smart Grid to Consumers

…ndustrial and residential customers to better monitor and manage their energy consumption is a key benefit of a Smart Grid.  As part of their grid modernization initiatives, utilities are providing information and incentives to end consumers. These include visibility to real-time energy consumption, as well as variable price and demand response signals that communicate with energy management devices and smart appliances. This will drive more low…

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Smart Grid Momentum

Chairman and CEO John Chambers offers an update on Cisco’s Smart Grid solutions. He writes, in part: Throughout Cisco’s history, we have identified market transitions and listened closely to our customers as they navigate these changes. Nearly 20 years ago, the Telecom industry went through a major transformation and Cisco helped service providers evolve their businesses to deliver a digital, multimedia and immersive experience for their c…

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Smart Grid: the Evolving Energy Landscape

…scale that were derived from centralized power generation and distribution. How Electric Utilities are Getting Smarter In the 20th century, electric utilities evolved once again — during a period of regional power company consolidation. In the 1920s, it was common for utilities to join together, thereby  establishing a broader utility grid as combined operations gained the benefits of sharing peak load coverage and back-up power sources. T…

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