Short takes from Council members: S&C debuts submersible switchgear for power system resiliency… MasterCard exec talks government role in digital-to-cash conversion…Camgian and Vanderbilt develop IoT system for facility management…Zipcar and RideScout partner… ASU Center hosts municipal finance conference… New York's MTA tests vanadium energy storage system.
Bechtel's RFID project wins award... Cisco partners with Amsterdam... MasterCard expands contactless footprint... Microsoft exec talks city mega trends… Click for details.
The city of Memphis set aside its standard planning process in favor of neighborhood-driven projects – projects that have begun to transform several city districts and curb urban sprawl. Click for highlights from a High Ground News piece on what smart cities can learn from Memphis.
India's first smart city gets Microsoft help… Can new Qualcomm technology triple Wi-Fi speeds?... Zipcar helps reduce UK pollution and road congestion… Opower goes public… LADWP shines in social media.
A new smart cities initiative from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers invites global municipalities preparing for an increase in urban residents to apply to receive strategic and practical advice from a team of IEEE experts. Click to see if your city qualifies.
This week's short takes from Council members: National Grid promotes smarter energy in Worcester, MA...Qualcomm helps San Diego tout its smarts...Bechtel project pushes sustainable growth in Manitoba...Norway's smarter tolling system gets boost from IBM...CH2M HILL's work on NYC ultraviolet disinfection facility wins award...ABB's urban substations make good neighbors...Schneider Electric and Opower target energy management for SMBs. Click for details.
This week's roundup has a decidedly international flavor. Click to read what Cisco is doing in Doha, Qatar, what Qualcomm showed off in Barcelona, Spain, Alstom's new center in Dubai, UAE and Microsoft's big win in Sweden. Plus we've got details on DNV GL's new iPad app that speeds delivery of energy efficiency benefits.
S&C "accelerates" smart grid in Chattanooga ... Itron wins big in Pennsylvania ... Alstom teams with CityU of Hong Kong to spark innovation ... MaxWest snags Bay Area Biosolids contract … Last call for the 2014 EcoDistricts Incubator.
Dubai's ruler clearly understands that smartness confers a competitive advantage. But he's also big on "bringing about happiness." Learn how Dubai's ambitious new smart city initiative aims to hit both targets.
Health care providers are rapidly ditching paper-based patient medical records for electronic health records (EHRs). But there’s been a problem: while EHR data fields accept “structured” information like your latest blood pressure reading, a physician’s notes are not so easy to incorporate into a record. Read how SCC Lead Partner IBM has developed a smart solution that addresses this deficiency.