Utilities

February 14, 2017

The promise: Off grid communities producing and sharing resilient, cost-effective solar energy without an electricity supplier, and generating a SolarCoins as added income.... Communities in major cities choosing the price or type of electricity generation moment by moment, as they share... read more

January 03, 2017

Public safety and public services are key elements of a smart city. Whether a city is seeking smarter streetlights, more efficient waste removal, or gunshot detection, there are smart city products that stand out more than others.

December 16, 2016

Since 2012, we at Placemeter have passionately created, built, fine tuned, optimized and packaged our computer vision technology to transform tens of millions of hours of video into meaningful data that makes the physical world safer, smarter and more efficient .

December 05, 2016

"People generally have limited attention, which means that we fail to consider small details." Students at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy partnered with the city of Fayetteville, North Carolina's Environmental Services Department on a behavioral economics experiment aimed at... read more

November 22, 2016

New threats and security risks are emerging as utilities deploy Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technologies. Mitigating these risks requires a combination of cybersecurity and physical security, putting a burden on both IT and operational technology (OT) staff.

October 05, 2016

The U.S. Postal Service seeks to enhance its offerings with a series of digital innovations. Against the rise of email, chat and the quick pace of the Internet, the U.S. Postal Service is trying to reinvent itself and stay relevant in the digital age.

September 26, 2016

By "Using drone technology we can do it in a matter of minutes, versus a matter of hours or days, and redirect human resources to other facets of the utility," according to City Manager Harry Black.

September 12, 2016

Verizon has acquired internet of things (IoT) startup Sensity Systems ("Sensity"), a company that provides smart LED lights for streets, airports, malls, and more. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded out of Sunnyvale, California, in 2010, Sensity wants to capitalize on a global shift... read more

July 29, 2016

Government furnishes most utilities to citizens in the United States – basic necessities which include water, electricity and gas. But, in today’s digital age, there is something else just as necessary to everyday life, and government is scrambling to make it available to all citizens.

December 01, 2015

What future do we want for our cities? What is the role of technology in society? How to engage citizens in governmental decisions and create community spirit? What tools we have at our disposal? How to plan strategies that contribute to the happiness of our citizens? What is the role of small... read more

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