Apply Now for a 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant

Challenge Grants are awarded competitively upon completion of an online application. They are available to cities, counties, states, provinces and regional authorities (transit, port, etc.) within the United States, Canada, or Mexico. The Smart Cities Council will award five (5)

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Smart Street Lighting for Smart Cities to Reach 73 Million Installed Units by 2026

This Navigant Research report analyzes the evolution of smart street lighting technology and market trends, with a focus on how smart street lighting can be used as a platform for additional smart city applications. Smart LED streetlights LEDs are now

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Smart Lighting Market Predicted to Reach $48.12 Billion by 2022

A report from analyst Infoholic Research pegs the emergence of smart cities, demand for green buildings, government initiatives, awareness about energy efficiency and demand for IoT-based solutions as the key drivers that “will ensure a high growth trajectory for the

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Top 5 Trends Impacting Global LED Ballast Market

The top five trends that have driven the global LED lighting ballast market in 2016, and is expected to impact the market till 2020 are: 1) Increase in urban population worldwide 2) Declining manufacturing cost of LEDs 3) Demand for

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AT&T and Current, Powered by GE, Team Up for IoT

Two companies with extensive history in infrastructure and communications technology are teaming up to help accelerate the digital era of urban development. AT&T and Current, powered by GE, have announced an exclusive agreement to connect cities across the United States

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Osram Invests in Tvilight to Expand Smart Lighting Technology

Osram is expanding its expertise in smart outdoor lighting systems for cities by acquiring a minority stake in the Dutch software specialist Tvilight. The lighting maker will hold 47.5% of the company, which offers sensor technology and smart light management

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IoT Emerge Takes an In-Depth and Real-World Approach to the Internet of Things

Nov. 2-4 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Produced by the IoT Institute, join us at IoT Emerge in Chicago for keynotes, sessions, workshops, live demonstrations, hands-on training, peer-to-peer networking and more focused on Industrial IoT, Smart Cities and IoT Engineering.

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Verizon Acquires IoT Startup Sensity Systems to Make Cities Smarter Through LED Lights

Sensity has said that the billions of LEDs that are expected to permeate cities in the near future will enable it to create a “high-speed, sensor-based, multiservice IoT platform.” Lighting owners can embed networking technology within their systems, meaning they

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TALQ Consortium Expands Scope to Smart City, IoT

In 2012, leading lighting industry players founded the TALQ Consortium to develop an interoperable interface to connect and manage heterogeneous street lighting networks from various hardware and software vendors. Following the demand from cities, software suppliers and hardware manufacturers globally,

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Smart Energy for Smart Cities

According to Navigant Research, global smart energy for smart cities technology revenue is expected to grow from $7.3 billion in 2015 to $20.9 billion in 2024. This Navigant Research report analyzes the global smart energy for smart cities market, with

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Sensity Systems Joins Panasonic’s CityNow Initiative to Accelerate the Transformation of Smart Cities

Today, about 50 percent of the world’s population lives in urban environments. By 2050, an estimated 70 percent will live in these areas, putting cities under even greater pressure to modernize their private and public infrastructure and services. Sensity’s Internet

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Smart City Projects Have Increased Nearly 40 Percent Since the Third Quarter of 2013

A new report from Navigant Research, Smart City Tracker 4Q15, examines the current state of global smart city development, covering the related aspects of the smart energy, smart water, smart transportation, smart buildings, and smart governments sectors, segmented by region.

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Gartner Says Smart Cities Will Use 1.1 Billion Connected Things in 2015

Smart Homes to lead with 294 Million Connected Things in use in 2015. Gartner, Inc. estimates that 1.1 billion connected things will be used by smart cities in 2015, rising to 9.7 billion by 2020. Smart homes and smart commercial

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Smart Cities are Driving Change Across the Energy Sector

The white paper, “Smart Cities and the Energy Cloud,” examines the critical issues facing cities and utilities as they develop the energy policies needed both today, and in the future. The emerging vision is of smart cities that integrate large

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News Updates for the Week of February 11

1.      Protocols for Performance Measurement Published – From Craig Dilouie cdilouie@zinginc.com Tools and techniques for measuring, managing and improving the performance of a facility as demonstrated by its energy and water use and indoor environmental quality, are contained in a

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