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EPA Top Cities Announced

Commercial buildings in the United States account for roughly 20% of the nation’s energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, which costs more than $100 billion annually. This is where M2M comes into play. Connected buildings can closely monitor and ultimately reduce this energy consumption.

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ZigBee and 802.15.4: Driving Wireless Energy

Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth—the debate rages on; which short-range wireless technology will gain the most marketshare in 2014 and beyond? Of course, it depends on the application. In smart home and smart energy, the latest research suggests two core technologies, ZigBee and 802.15.4, will enable a large chunk of the applications.

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Managing and Supporting the Smart Grid

When it comes to managing the smart grid, the ability to control a network can be key to ensuring the power system remains both safe and reliable. As grids become more complicated, for instance, due to an influx of electric vehicles, among other reasons, utilities face new challenges to their existing control systems. Luckily, technology solution providers recognize the need to help utilities better manage existing grid loads, while positioning them to take advantage of increased loads as more utilities look to modernize.

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Building a More Automated World

We’ve all heard of the “Internet of Things,” but how about the “Internet of Lights?” Managing the energy output of a home or building is something that’s becoming increasingly important to today’s consumers and businesses. In fact, thanks to continual advances in M2M technology and connected devices, automation solutions like connected lights and beyond are making it easier than ever to automate both buildings and homes.

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Wireless Building Sensors Gain Momentum

Connected sensors. We’re hearing about them in healthcare, in retail, and in smart-grid discussions. We’re seeing them in our fitness devices, our vehicles, and our common household objects, making them “smart.” But connected sensors are making an even bigger impact than all of that.

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India’s Meters Get Smart

Worldwide shipments of smart meters could reach 131 million units annually by 2018, according to Navigant Research, www.navigantresearch.com. Much of this growth will likely happen outside of North America as regions such as Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, among others, either play catch up or leap frog the United States when it comes to smart-meter deployment.

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Creating a Connected Community

Around the globe, more cities are interested in becoming “smart.” In the ongoing quest to attract new businesses and people, as well as enhance life for residents, cities are installing a host of technology to enable more connected communities.

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M2M in the Shower

Long showers equate to wasted gallons of water. With water scarcity becoming a global concern and water rates rising rapidly, cutting back on long showers can not only help save the environment, but also money each month. But how can consumers know if they are really cutting back? Enter M2M and connected devices.

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The “Smarts” in a Connected Home Is Coming

A new era is coming where our homes won’t just be connected and energy efficient, they will also be intelligent, with the ability to make decisions based on realtime location data. Imagine driving home from work or a long vacation and, based on your location, your home adjusts the temperature. This is the next era of the connected home, and one company is looking to lay claim in this area.

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Can Staples Connect the Home?

M2M and connected devices have the possibility to place unprecedented control and convenience in our hands. Those in the home automation space already know full well the power of M2M, and today one well known retailer is announcing its intentions to bring that power to consumers as well.

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EPA Top Cities Announced

ZigBee and 802.15.4: Driving Wireless Energy

Managing and Supporting the Smart Grid



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