Phil Beecher

Making Cities Smarter, More Scalable and Future-Proof With Wi-SUN FAN

Smart city projects may have experienced some funding challenges during the pandemic, but the world that emerges from the crisis will be one where municipalities are even more primed to drive innovation-fuelled change. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of city leaders around the world believe such programs are now vital for the future. The prospect of more …

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Landis + Gyr: The Future of Smart Grid is Wi-SUN

View this episode of TI’s Connect series Jeff Scheb,Wi-SUN Alliance board member and director of product management for connectivity and smart infrastructure at Landis + Gyr. Learn more about how L+G is using Wi-SUN® wireless mesh technology to bring more services to utilities. View the video.

Wi-Sun Alliance: Leading the Way to Interoperability

Today’s utilities are challenged to implement IoT and smart city initiatives to benefit their communities, while continuing to provide reliable, high-quality service to their customers. At the same time, funding can be very restricted in the current regulatory and investment setting. This makes interoperability crucial, as it enables utilities to integrate existing technology to support new initiatives, without …

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DistribuTECH Network

Delivering Interoperability with Wi-SUN FAN Certified Devices at DistribuTECH 2020

By Phil Beecher, President and CEO, Wi-SUN Alliance At this year’s DistribuTECH show, we saw strong evidence of the growing number of Wi-SUN FAN based products targeting smart city applications such as advanced metering infrastructure and street lighting. From the beginning, the Wi-SUN Alliance has implemented rigorous testing and certification programs to deliver secure, interoperable …

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DistribuTECH Network

Exegin and Wi-SUN Alliance Members Demonstrate FAN Interoperability at DistribuTECH 2020

By Leslie Mulder, President, Exegin. Historically Exegin has been one of the leaders in industrial grade IPv6 mesh networking technology, having engaged in some of the industry’s early efforts to use IEEE 802.15.4 radios to create IPv6 based mesh networks. In conjunction with Japan’s drive to introduce wireless communications systems for the utility industry the …

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Wi-SUN technology provides the platform for City of London Smart City Initiative

A chilly and damp November evening may not have been the best timing for an outdoor event in London but it provided an ideal opportunity to ‘showcase’ the City of London Corporation’s next step into Smart City IoT, a 12,000 unit smart street lighting deployment built on Wi-SUN technology, to the media. We were privileged …

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Choosing the right technology for your IoT network could be the biggest decision you make

No one can dispute that we have entered the age of the Internet of Things (IoT). Some industries are a few years into the adoption process, including smart cities and utilities looking to utilize the IoT for applications from smart grid and advanced metering to connected street lighting, to help deliver costs savings and drive …

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How should Utilities optimise their communications infrastructure for IoT Platform Connectivity?

Growth of IoT solutions within the Utility industry is growing considerably each year. There are many pitfalls and mistakes that can be prevented by understanding how to configure your IoT network early on. Which networks, what kind of devices, how to improve outage management, protect deployments against security breaches, ensure long lifecycles of devices and …

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