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IoT in Urban Evolution: Why Smart Street Lights Illuminate the Path to Smarter Cities

When exploring urban transformation, a key element often overlooked in the burgeoning IoT landscape is smart street lighting. The utility of such lights extends beyond mere illumination—they offer a gateway to innovative IoT deployments that redefine urban living. For cities that want to create an entry-level program, smart street lights can act as a ‘foundation’ […]

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Wi-SUN Eases Security Concerns for Smart Cities

Cities worldwide like Tokyo and Miami are still making significant efforts to evolve into smart cities because the benefits of digitalization will improve operational efficiencies and their residents’ quality of life overall. This transformation requires improved infrastructure that enables applications like air quality sensors, methane gas detectors, smart street lighting, waste management, weather stations and

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Can IoT Development Go Hand-in-Hand With Cybersecurity?

Security and data privacy are always a worry for an industry that is increasingly open to attack. According to ABI Research a couple of years ago, both water and power utilities have reported an increase in advanced persistent threats (APTs) which can exploit vulnerabilities in industrial control systems, while other cyber threats like ransomware and

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Wi-SUN Alliance Continues to Adapt and Improve

Aside from Wi-SUN’s 300-strong member base of leading silicon, product and device companies, the organisation works closely with a number of partners globally for the testing and certification of products. Wi-SUN-approved third-party test facilities are located around the world, including North America, Taiwan, Japan, India and, more recently, Brazil, where ELDORADO Institute became the first

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Smart Stormwater Management Programs Rely on IoT Technology

The winter of 2022/2023 brought heavy rains and snowstorms to the western United States. These events highlight the need for smart stormwater management practices that can help mitigate the impacts of extreme weather. Internet of Things (IoT) technology provides an opportunity to develop more effective strategies for managing stormwater collection and runoff, identifying mechanical failures,

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7 Ways Wireless Mesh Networks & Open Standards Will Benefit Energy Companies Over the Next Decade

From efficiency and reliability improvements to greater security and customer satisfaction, mesh networking and open standards should be considered critical elements of a growing and improving power grid system. Let’s look at seven reasons why mesh networks using open standards will make waves as they are integrated into the power grid in the coming decade.

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Can More Government Funding and Initiatives Help Drive Smart Utilities?

According to research commissioned by Wi-SUN Alliance earlier this year, and interviews at industry event DistribuTECH 2023, senior utilities professionals believe that more government funding and initiatives are the way forward. Along with the need for more pilot projects and implementations, and greater co-operation between the public and private sectors, it’s believed that government investment

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Utilities See Security as Most Exciting IoT Technology

Energy security was seen as very exciting for 79% of respondents, more so than the development of smart buildings and infrastructure (75%), weather and climate (73%) and disaster management (69%) systems. This is at a time when concerns are high among policy makers and industry leaders because of major economic and geopolitical turmoil, such as

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Utilities Say Financial Incentives Plus Lofty Goals Is Recipe for Success

While government funding/legislation is seen as ‘very important’ for 70% of survey respondents, the need for more pilot projects and implementations (75%), and greater co-operation between public and private sectors (72%) is even more important to help drive development and innovation in the sector. Read more about the Wi-SUN Alliance at PowerGrid International.

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