Connectivity

Connectivity is how a smart city’s devices communicate with each other and with the control center. Connectivity ensures that data gets from where it is collected to where it is analyzed and used. Examples include citywide Wi-Fi networks, RF mesh networks and cellular networks.

The Sensus FlexNet System Aids Alabama Power Company’s Recovery Efforts from Historic Storm

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Alabama Power Company built and maintained its outage management system for many years. It performed well over the years. But while an OMS can estimate where service is out, it can’t necessarily reflect where service is back on, or more importantly, what locations could actually take power. Click to learn about the solution that solved the utility's problems.

HydroPoint Shuts Down Water Waste with an Internet of Things Solution

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Not so long ago, landscape irrigation in homes and commercial properties was controlled by manual valves—with little regard for how much water was needed. HydroPoint Data Systems solution? An IoT machine-to-machine system to assess climate and water needs. Coupled with wireless connectivity from AT&T, Hydropoint's solution has saved clients billions of gallons of water and millions in related costs.

Power Over Ethernet Lighting -- Evolution or Revolution

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The development of highly efficient LEDs in the 21st century is showing itself to be a very positive game-changer, and the regulatory system is doing its best to keep pace with this technology and facilitate its deployment. Read the white paper to learn more about the technology and issues involved in Power over Ethernet lighting.

Why Data Analytics Must be Part of Your Next Infrastructure Project

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When city leaders commit to creating a smart city, they need to determine how to orchestrate the convergence of diverse systems. Read the discussion from Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch to learn why data analytics is critical for your smart city development.

How a Hybrid Switchgear-Communication Solution Satisfies Shopping Center’s No-Antenna Demands

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This case study from S&C Electric describes how the company met the need from one of the largest shopping centers in Mexico to not use antennas as part of its communications system with the local utility which was to provide power for the facility. Read the study to learn how S&C solved the problem with a hybrid communications solution.

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