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Prodea Systems Adds New Outlets

Prodea Systems, www.prodea.com, recently launched its platform for the connected home—the ROS (residential operating system)—in the U.S. market. With the rollout, Prodea offers a managed service delivery platform, which allows a user to manage entertainment, education, health and wellness, home security, automation, energy management, and communication services through one managed platform.

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Bridging IIoT for Building Automation

Findings from a recent online survey by Echelon Corp., www.echelon.com, shed some light on plans for building automation systems of the future. The results indicate that a majority of planners intend to integrate multiple systems onto a common platform, and that almost half of building-automation projects involve the use of legacy systems running multiple protocols from different vendors. The conclusion is that multiprotocol and converged solutions will be key to extracting optimal benefit from the emerging IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things).

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GPS Technology: Why Fight It?

There is an old saying that goes “You have to spend money to make money.” In the case of fleet management, spending just a little on a GPS (global positioning system) can bring about revenue growth as well as savings in time, travel, and fuel usage. However, a recent study shows some in the industry still have yet to embrace using this technology.

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Will Your Buildings Go Green?

With the new year upon us, perhaps it is time to assess the future. Green building continues to be a major interest area across the board. M2M technology helps to enable a range of connected capabilities in today’s facilities.

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Business Gets Connected in 2014

One of the big predictions for 2014 is that M2M and IoT (Internet of Things) will see significant growth. With this, likely your job will become more connected in the year ahead. What will this connectivity mean for your business?

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Wearable Tech at the Workplace

Wearable sensors are the latest tech-related fashion craze, but not just for consumers. Businesses could soon make use of sensors affixed to hats, watches, glasses, and more. Equipped to provide workers with much-need data about the surrounding environment, these devices may soon invade the job and redefine the workplace—much like tablets and smartphones did just a few years back.

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Sensors For Structures

Structural failures can lead to tragedy on a horrific scale. But perhaps the most tragic element of all is how preventable bridge or building collapses can be. Truth be told, proper upkeep on these structures can save lives. Thankfully, a new M2M solution is letting engineers know when repairs and upkeep need to take place.

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Are Our Buildings Really Getting Smarter?

For years, the analyst community has been predicting the growth of smart buildings and smart homes, anticipating how M2M could help drive facilities forward by connecting every component in a building—and even further down the line connecting one building to the next, creating a connected world. But how close are we to reaching such a reality?

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M2M Creates Digital Wood Carving

“Digital wood carving.” Out of context, that’s an odd term. After all, what’s less digital than a piece of wood? But M2M and connected devices are creating new possibilities every day. Indeed, the latest is digital wood carving.

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Google Glass Finds a Fit in Business

By this point in time, you have likely heard about Google Glass, a device that leverages a head-mounted display offering a look into virtual reality. But the future of such wearable technology and AR (augmented reality) remains a bit uncertain with adoption rates still low. Will Google Glass find widespread interest among consumers when it finally hits stores? Possibly although the benefits for businesses could be a key driver for the technology going forward.

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Prodea Systems Adds New Outlets

Bridging IIoT for Building Automation

GPS Technology: Why Fight It?



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