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A Wireless Standard for Joint Metering in Japan Enters into Force, Adopting Wi-SUN Enhanced HAN

Tokyo, Japan – The Wi-SUN Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies seeking to accelerate the implementation of communication networking for Utilities, Smart Cities and the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that a new Wi-SUN enhanced Home Area Network (HAN) standard has been officially established for joint metering of gas and water meters and special-purpose

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Utilities Survey Results Underscores IoT Solutions for Extreme Weather

Energy and utility companies are interested in IoT technologies to help improve customers service and control costs in the face of extreme weather event. In fact, extreme weather conditions have been on the rise and power outages have doubled in the U.S. over the past 20 years, according to the U.S. Department of Energy…Forty-one percent

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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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Unlocking IoT Potential with Wi-SUN: Connectivity, security and interoperability

Ratna Garapati, MD & CEO, CyanConnode India The era of digital transformation is upon us, marked by the rise of smart cities and the integration of the IoT applications into our everyday lives. These advances have brought forward the need for efficient, reliable, and cost-effective connectivity solutions. While the advent of 5G is a significant

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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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