Smart Cities Viewpoints

Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing operational excellence.

Feb
28
2020
Eapen Jacob — Industry Trends

Trends in Fire Alarm System Technologies

Artificial intelligence, connected systems, and smart city initiative—along with its promise to spark a creative revolution in fire alarm systems— are leading to more out-of-the-box technological innovation. 
Feb
21
2020
Jim Frazer — Industry Trends

Smart City Challenges and the IEEE Systems Engineering Process

The Smart City challenges faced by San Diego are common to all Smart City designers and implementers worldwide. This is exactly why the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) has embarked on building a "Smart City Planning and Technology" standard.
Jan
24
2020
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

ARC Industry Forum AT&T Business Workshop: Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) with 5G for Applications in Emerging Technologies

Manufacturing systems require network connectivity with ultra-low latency, high reliability, and high bandwidths.  Current network architectures limit the utility of these systems inside their private and latency-sensitive environments.  In this session, you will learn how MEC and 5G enable the near-real-time data processing and ultra-low latency that today’s industries require. Speakers include Clara Hustad of AT&T.  The session starts Monday, Feb. 3 at 1 PM.
Jan
22
2020
Alex Chatha — Industry Trends

IoT and Smart Lighting Platforms at the ARC Industry Forum

In its 2020 Forum, ARC Advisory Group is expanding the Smart Cities track – filling it with thought-provoking talks and discussion on topics that matter to you.  One such session is IoT and Smart Lighting Platforms: The Dramatic Impacts and Hidden Opportunities of Convergence.
Jan
16
2020
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Learn About the Opportunities and Impacts of Vehicle Electrification at the ARC Industry & City Forum

Electric Vehicles have reached TCO parity for commercial use cases and are making sense for private drivers as well. This session will feature speakers and panelists showcasing how vehicle electrification is becoming a reality, and how charging can be done in harmony with the broader energy system.​ Public agencies, utilities, OEMs, charging entities, and integrators, as well as anyone interested in the all-electric future are invited.​
Jan
16
2020
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Learn About the Future of Mobility at the ARC Industry & City Forum

This session will feature case studies and perspectives highlighting the business opportunities of shared mobility, sometimes powered by autonomous vehicle technology, as well as the role public agencies need to play. Learn how the next generation of travelers will transform their habits, reduce single-occupant vehicles, reduce transportation expenses, travel safer, and increase pro​fitability of customer-focused mobility services. ​
Jan
15
2020
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

See the Value of Smart City Platforms at ARC Forum

City managers around the world are adopting smart city platforms to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and attractiveness of their infrastructure and services.  At our upcoming ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, we are featuring a session on the value of smart city platforms.  
Jan
15
2020
Rick Rys — Industry Trends

Learn About the Future Electric Grid for Smart Cities at ARC Industry Forum

To reduce carbon emissions the utility industry is changing quickly to provide the new generation needed to support emerging electrification of transportation, building HVAC, and Industry. As part of the Smart City topics for this year’s ARC Industry Forum, you can hear directly from the experts in major utilities, grid energy technology, grid automation and, the construction of the future electric grid.  
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