Market & Trends

Narrowband IoT for Smart Metering

Tired of taking a day off just because the meter-reading service is coming? With a smart meter that’s history. But the costs of a smart metering system should not be neglected. By using Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology an economical alternative will be possible. Find out more

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How Smart Airports use the IoT to improve Passenger Experience

As flying is becoming cheaper every year, passenger traffic at airports is increasing - and airport operators are struggling to cope with these masses. The Internet of Things is the only solution to not only manage an airport efficiently but also to enhance the passenger experience. Find out more

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Narrowband IoT for Consumer Goods Tracking

Tracking devices more and more play a helpful role in finding stolen or lost goods. In addition, they can support elderly or nursing care, looking after your kids or even having an eye on your pet. With Narrowband IoT technology (NB-IoT) all these use cases can be realized more effective than with current mobile network solutions. Find out more

Events

Smart City Expo World Congress 2016

Where will we be living in the future? Cities, as the habitat of a huge part of the world’s population, are facing today new challenges. Smart city technology, presented at the Smart City Expo WORLD CONGRESS (SCEWC 2016) in Barcelona, helps to meet them. Find out more

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How the Internet of Things is changing product development and design

The Internet of Things represents a radical change for product development and design. The development process of a product no longer ends with its market launch. Instead companies need to steadily improve their customer’s experiences. Find out more

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Voice, gesture, look: How will we operate devices and machines in the future?

From TV sets and stereo systems to lighting, we are now operating more and more devices by smartphone or even voice commands. 3D glasses and data gloves are used to provide support in Industry 4.0. Do connected devices on the Internet of Things still need a user interface of their own or will the classical interface soon be superseded as we control all systems by voice or movements of the hand or head? Find out more

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Narrowband- IoT for Smart Waste

Garbage trucks are fully integrated in our everyday life: Every week on the same day they wake us up in the morning by noisily doing their job, and afterwards our waste bins are empty – whether or not they have been completely filled. But what if our waste collection service would only show up if it’s needed? Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) could be the solution. Find out more

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Crowdfunding as a pool of ideas for the Internet of Things

With 112,000 successful projects, 12 million supporters, and nearly $2.6 billion invested, the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has made innovative ideas come true for seven years, and creative minds are constantly coming up with new projects for the Internet of Things as well. Find out more

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Connected Car: “Appetite Grows with Eating”

The automobile industry is stepping up the pace for the connected car, but which functions do motorists really want to use? We interview Detlev Mohr, Senior Partner at the consulting company McKinsey and co-author of a survey of German, American, and Chinese car buyers. Find out more

Solutions & Products

Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) for Smart Parking

Searching for a parking spot in a crowded city center can at times be annoying and time-consuming. According to studies, drivers aimlessly looking for a place to park cause up to 30 percent of all urban traffic congestion – not to mention the environmental cost and wasted fuel. But a smart parking solution could solve these problems. Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) with its characteristics is a suitable technology for smart parking in the city. Find out more

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Connected Driving: From a Phantom to an Autonomous Living Room on Wheels

In the early days of the automobile era, people wanted a means of transportation that could drive under its own engine power. Motorists then felt the need for assistance with steering. Now that connected, self-driving cars will soon be the norm, let us look back at the history of the connected car. Find out more

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Plugging cars into the Internet

As drivers receive traffic information in real time, their passengers are busy reading Facebook and watching videos; a connected car makes it possible. But the performance of a mobile Internet connection relies heavily on the technology it uses. Find out more

M2M standardization: “The world is no longer black and white. It is at least gray, if not a coat of many colors.”

An interview with Professor Dr. Axel Sikora, Scientific Director of the Institute of Reliable Embedded Systems and Communication Electronics (ivESK) at the University of Applied Sciences, Offenburg, Deputy Member of the Board of the Hahn-Schickard Association of Applied Research, Villingen-Schwenningen, and Board member of the M2M Alliance e.V. Find out more

Featured

On the road to the digital future

The Web has fundamentally changed the way we communicate. With the Internet of Things the way we interact with our surroundings is changing as well. The Internet helps us with current challenges such as demographic change, but it is also shaking the very foundations of society. Find out more

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“Unclear standards inhibit willingness to invest”

An interview with Professor Dr. Axel Sikora, Scientific Director of the Institute of Reliable Embedded Systems and Communication Electronics (ivESK) at the University of Applied Sciences, Offenburg, Deputy Board Member of the Hahn-Schickard Association of Applied Research, Villingen-Schwenningen, and Board member of the M2M Alliance e.V. Find out more