IoT & EcoStruxure Building: Future Ready Smart Buildings

| November 19, 2019

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With EcoStruxure Building, you can create future ready smart buildings. Create more efficient & engaging hospitals, hotels, and offices, and drive energy efficiency savings with our IoT platform.

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RFID Global Solution, Inc.

RFID Global Solution is the leading provider of asset management solutions for the data center with 3 million assets under management and growing. Visi-Trac™, the company's inventory management software, automates and streamlines tracking and managing IT and capital assets. Visi-Trac provides location-aware business intelligence in an easy-to-use and intuitive system, improving inventory accuracy, service levels and financial results.

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Future ‘smart walls’ key to IoT

Article | February 10, 2020

IoT equipment designers shooting for efficiency should explore the potential for using buildings as antennas, researchers say. Environmental surfaces such as walls can be used to intercept and beam signals, which can increase reliability and data throughput for devices, according to MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).Researchers at CSAIL have been working on a smart-surface repeating antenna array called RFocus. The antennas, which could be applied in sheets like wallpaper, are designed to be incorporated into office spaces and factories. Radios that broadcast signals could then become smaller and less power intensive.

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How AI and IoT Provide Value in Construction

Article | March 24, 2020

Internet of Things (IoT) sensors predominantly provide visibility to an operating stack – enabling access to real-time and accurate operational data. Laying analysis on top of that data produces dashboards and other visual representations but artificial intelligence (AI) extends this further by harnessing the data streams to train models and identify patterns. Observations can then be made by a computer much like a human analyst could but at tremendous speed and scale. AI makes it possible to anticipate and predict events in a robust and scalable way. This can create huge business advantages. In this article, we’ll look at applications of AI and IoT in construction.

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Smart Home Technologies: Zigbee, Z-Wave, Thread, and Dotdot

Article | February 11, 2020

If you own smart home products like SmartThings or Nest, you may be familiar with some of the technologies behind them. Network protocols like Zigbee and Z-Wave dominate the industry, while Thread, a younger network standard, is gaining headway as a strong contender in the battle for market share. Although this may seem like your typical rivalry between industry leaders, the competitive landscape is more complicated than selecting one over another.

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Which IoT Applications will Benefit Most from Edge Computing?

Article | March 2, 2020

Edge computing refers to information being processed at the edge of the network, rather than being sent to a central cloud server. The benefits of edge computing include reduced latency, reduced costs, increased security and increased business efficiency. Transferring data from the edge of a network takes time, particularly if the data is being collected in a remote location. While the transfer may usually take less than a second, glitches in the network or an unreliable connection may increase the time required. For some IoT applications, for example, self-driving cars, even a second may be too long. Imagine a security camera that’s monitoring an empty hallway. There’s no need to send hours of large video files of an empty hallway to a cloud server (where you will need to pay to store them). With edge computing, the video could be sent to the cloud only if there is movement detected in the hallway.

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RFID Global Solution, Inc.

RFID Global Solution is the leading provider of asset management solutions for the data center with 3 million assets under management and growing. Visi-Trac™, the company's inventory management software, automates and streamlines tracking and managing IT and capital assets. Visi-Trac provides location-aware business intelligence in an easy-to-use and intuitive system, improving inventory accuracy, service levels and financial results.

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