The TALQ Consortium formally updated its consortium scope to address smart city applications beyond smart outdoor lighting. The new objective is to extend the consortium’s standardized software protocol for use between Central Management Systems and generic Outdoor Devices Networks to enable compatibility between systems from different verticals. As the...
Earlier this week I wrote how 3 American cities are looking to rebrand themselves.  Now while this is not my normal 'beat if you will, the concept behind a smart city is that one that can and will impact every brand doing business in said city. The fact is smart home products...
Leading Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corporation on Thursday presented highlights of its Smart City program, suitable for public administrations and governments, to the central Hungarian county of Pest. "Hungary is a country that wants to become more and more competitive for the investors, and with Smart City programs, the...
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. As part of ZTE's strategy, the company is committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology...
Incheon in South Korea is gearing up to be the world’s most futuristic city. Multi-lingual robots will guide visitors at the airport, while the city’s streets will be kept spotless by using data on weather and dust to plan cleaning routes. Its new business district, Songdo, is billed as the...
A global tech company has its eye on Saratoga Springs, hoping to install a fiber optic network throughout the city. “This would be the fiber infrastructure that would go on every city street, to every business, to every resident,” said Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Finance Michele Madigan. Commissioner Madigan said that...
Columbus, Ohio, has positioned itself smartly for an autonomous future, taking a lead role in pilot projects on infrastructure and autonomous air and road transport. The city will draw on up to $40 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation, $10 million from Vulcan, Inc,. and $500 million...
A new report that ranks the UK’s top smart citieshas highlighted new emerging trends and has outlined the greater role that central government could be playing in their development, despite a greater push towards devolution. China-based network operator Huawei’s annual Smart Cities Index has found that Bristol is now ranked...
Communications and Information Society minister Lucian Sova suggested that the Smart City concept could help Romania’s infrastructure and improve the road traffic. Alba Iulia Smart City 2018 is a national project that aims to build the smartest and most technologically developed city in Romania. Sova published the Smart City Guide last...
It is gratifying to know that this year’s policy address actively fosters innovation and technology development with specific and practical proposals, ranging from nurturing startups to attracting talent, opening government data, increasing public and private sector research resources, and revising outdated regulations. According to an estimate by International Data Corporation,...