Tracking the Internet of Things Open Smart Cities I: Open Source Internet of Things - Open Smart Cities I: Open Source Internet of Th... | Observatorio de CENA "Open Smart Cities I" is the first post of a series of three that address, from the point of view of open source software, several technological areas related to Smart Cities, as the Internet of Things, Cloud, Big Data, or Smart Cities platform of services and applications. In this post, we make a brief review of the concept of Smart City, and introduce the topic of Internet of Things, wherein we explore the potential of open source technologies (software, hardware and standar). Read this post in Spanish Introduction: What Makes Cities Smart? The EPIC Project (EU Platform for Intelligent Cities) in relation to the Smart City definition notes that the current economic crisis, combined with growing citizen expectations, is increasing the pressure on cities to provide better infrastructure and more efficient services, often for less cost. Cooperation and information exchange are both key ideas in the Smart City paradigm. 2. 2.1. More information:
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Feel, Act, Make sense • Sen.se EVRYTHNG - Every Thing Connected Sierra Wireless - AirVantage With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things At WWDC in June, Apple quietly announced iBeacon, one of the more prominent features of iOS 7. Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, mentioned nothing about about it in the keynote, and Apple hasn’t provided any details about it; it was only seen on one slide in the WWDC keynote. Nor did Apple say anything about it during the iPhone event Tuesday. But I’m sure this is going to be a big deal, and startup companies like Estimote agree, announcing its support for Apple’s technology Tuesday and releasing this demonstration video. Why is that so? What is iBeacon? Using Bluetooth Low Energy(BLE), iBeacon opens up a new whole dimension by creating a beacon around regions so your app can be alerted when users enter them. For example, imagine you walk into a mall with an iPhone 5s (comes with iOS 7 and iBeacon). In the age of context, iBeacon can provide the information you needed when it is needed. What is BLE? Why it might be a NFC killer? Why it is so affordable?
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