Instrumentation and control

Dissecting ISO 37120: How sustainable is your city's water supply?

Wed, 2014-12-03 06:00 -- SCC Staff

Latest is our exploration of the new smart city standard is a look at water and sanitation indicators called out in ISO 37120. We can’t survive more than a few days without water; how sustainable is your city’s supply? Don't miss the next installment in our series by industry veteran George Karayannis.

Council joins a who's who of smart city thought leaders in Barcelona

Wed, 2014-11-19 06:00 -- SCC Staff

As city leaders, academics and leading smart cities practitioners from around the world gather in Barcelona this week, the Smart Cities Council is sharing expertise on a host of issues critical to the future of cities. Click for a look at some of the hot topics on the agenda and who's weighing in.

How do we "see" a smart city? OGC event highlights location and place needs

Wed, 2014-11-12 06:00 -- SCC Staff

Understanding the location and place needs of a smart city is the focus of a free Dec. 2 summit in Tokyo hosted by the Open Geospatial Consortium. Two important new standards about how smart cities share their location information will be introduced. Get the details.

How cities can make it easier for citizens to pay for energy

Wed, 2014-11-05 06:00 -- Jesse Berst

In many parts of the world, customers prepay their electric bills just as they prepay cell phone minutes. But prepay is relatively rare in North America, where some believe it could unfairly target low-income families. Research and a new solution from Itron suggest it's time to rethink prepay. Find out why

Camgian releases Egburt, an IoT solution that makes cities smarter

Fri, 2014-10-31 06:00 -- SCC Staff

Camgian Microsystems released its new Internet of Things (IoT) platform which aims to revolutionize the way cities and other enterprises collect and monitor their critical assets. Read how Egburt can help cities make better decisions at less cost than many existing IoT solutions. We've got an Egburt video too.

FPL's historic deal with S&C Electric promises more reliable power, huge cost-savings and jobs

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:00 -- Jesse Berst

S&C Electric Company announced an historic deal with Florida Power & Light this week that promises to reduce momentary interruptions in power for its customers, bringing huge cost-savings and new jobs. Read why this announcement in a state that experiences more thunderstorms and lightning strikes than any in the U.S. signals a tipping point.

Alstom wins DOE funding to advance microgrid work in Philadelphia

Wed, 2014-10-29 06:00 -- SCC Staff

The $1.2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy is intended to improve grid resiliency through the advancement of microgrid technology. Alstom is partnering with the Philadelphia Water Department and a public-private economic development corporation. Read why this could be a catalyst for other communities.