Results for Energy Management
Sierra Tapped for CityTouch LightWave System
Philips CityTouch,, CityTouch has chosen Sierra Wireless,, AirPrime embedded wireless modules to provide connectivity for the new CityTouch LightWave remote lighting-management system.
Cincinnati Works on Water Communications Solution
There has been a lot of talk, as of late, related to the connected city and managing energy consumption using M2M. However, another major environmental resource is also beginning to gain some attention as well—water.

Big Spending for Smart Grid by 2024
By 2024, MENA (the Middle East and North Africa) will spend approximately $9.8 billion to modernize infrastructure and implement smart grids, as well as incorporate $27.9 billion in new solar resources. Northeast Group LLC,, found by focusing domestic energy toward exports, MENA countries can save up to $3.5 billion per year.

App Increases Efficiency at Solar Power Sites
With advancements in power electronics for renewable energy, back-up power, and mobile applications, OutBack Power Technologies,, announces OPTICS RE as a new application that will make solar power sites more efficient.

Echelon and Digi-Key Reach Agreement
An agreement between Echelon,, and Digi-Key,, will mean greater product penetration for Echelon in both the IoT (Internet of Things) and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) markets.

Smart Metering for Commercial and Industrial
Gone are the days where energy consumption was a mystery to be considered only when you received your monthly bill. Thanks to smart-metering technologies, many of today’s average businesses and consumers can remotely keep track of their energy use, which, in turn, helps them make the best decisions about resource consumption.

Google’s Collaboration Project for Construction
Who would have thought the Mountain View, Calif., behemoth would be eyeing a vertical like construction. But if you really think about it more it makes all the sense in the world. Collaboration has been one of the biggest catchphrases in the construction industry for almost a decade, as teams look for easy ways to share project information. Now, Google,, wants to get into the collaboration game and play an even greater role.

Is Your Parking Garage Energy Efficient?
If you could save $6 billion by implementing M2M technology, would you? The U.S. Dept. of Energy,, says building owners spend more than $6 billion to light parking lots and garages—and there is a solution.

M2M Network in the Works for U.S.
It won’t be long before the United States will have a nationwide M2M network.

EPA Top Cities Announced
Commercial buildings in the United States account for roughly 20% of the nation’s energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, which costs more than $100 billion annually. This is where M2M comes into play. Connected buildings can closely monitor and ultimately reduce this energy consumption.

Bridging IIoT for Building Automation
Findings from a recent online survey by Echelon Corp.,, shed some light on plans for building automation systems of the future. The results indicate that a majority of planners intend to integrate multiple systems onto a common platform, and that almost half of building-automation projects involve the use of legacy systems running multiple protocols from different vendors. The conclusion is that multiprotocol and converged solutions will be key to extracting optimal benefit from the emerging IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things).

ZigBee and 802.15.4: Driving Wireless Energy
Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth—the debate rages on; which short-range wireless technology will gain the most marketshare in 2014 and beyond? Of course, it depends on the application. In smart home and smart energy, the latest research suggests two core technologies, ZigBee and 802.15.4, will enable a large chunk of the applications.

Managing and Supporting the Smart Grid
When it comes to managing the smart grid, the ability to control a network can be key to ensuring the power system remains both safe and reliable. As grids become more complicated, for instance, due to an influx of electric vehicles, among other reasons, utilities face new challenges to their existing control systems. Luckily, technology solution providers recognize the need to help utilities better manage existing grid loads, while positioning them to take advantage of increased loads as more utilities look to modernize.

Building a More Automated World
We’ve all heard of the “Internet of Things,” but how about the “Internet of Lights?” Managing the energy output of a home or building is something that’s becoming increasingly important to today’s consumers and businesses. In fact, thanks to continual advances in M2M technology and connected devices, automation solutions like connected lights and beyond are making it easier than ever to automate both buildings and homes.

Will Your Buildings Go Green?
With the new year upon us, perhaps it is time to assess the future. Green building continues to be a major interest area across the board. M2M technology helps to enable a range of connected capabilities in today’s facilities.
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