Smart Cities Council gathered inventors and technologists and pioneers and civic leaders in the innovation capital of the world last week for a preview of what’s ahead for the cities of tomorrow and the technologies that will shape them. Conference participants had a deep-dive into some of the new technologies that will drive smarter cities, including what breakthroughs in artificial intelligence will mean for cities, how leaders can prepare for the arrival of self-driving cars, new technologies that are helping tackle homelessness and the latest advances in 3D urban modeling, among many others.
Essence USA, a leading provider of connected living solutions, has partnered with Affiliated, the United States’ number one call center monitoring company, to launch a robust and customizable dealer program centered around Essence’s innovative suite of PERS products. The fully customizable program gives dealers a range of options about how to best run their PERS offerings, including order fulfillment – direct to the consumer or distributed to the dealer, customer service, invoicing and collections, equipment retrieval, and refurbishment, and branding options.
NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference: Paving the way for the creation of AI cities, NVIDIA® (NASDAQ: NVDA) unveiled the NVIDIA Metropolis™ intelligent video analytics platform.
Metropolis makes cities safer and smarter by applying deep learning to video streams for applications such as public safety, traffic management and resource optimization. More than 50 NVIDIA AI city partner companies are already providing products and applications that use deep learning on GPUs, many of which will be on display this week at the GPU Technology Conference.
Consumers see more clearly how home smart devices can directly benefit their lives, and are planning to purchase more smart home devices in the future. Those are the key insights from a consumer survey commissioned by PlumChoice, Inc., the leading provider of premium technical services for IoT and cloud brands, and the Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave. This second annual consumer benchmark survey 2016: Year of the Smart Device also highlights the need for companies to provide consumers a user experience that allows their smart home devices to fit easily into their lives.
Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, announces the launch of iotega, its next generation wireless security and automation platform designed to provide safer, smarter, living for homes and businesses. iotega is an innovative security and lifestyle management platform, which is supported by Tyco Security Product’s trusted, full-featured security technology and facilitates home automation enhancements and add-ons via software apps running on additional devices. Discrete in design, iotega includes a touch keypad, as well as optional 7″ Wi-Fi capacitive touchscreens, wireless keypad arming stations and flexible software app compatibility.
This year’s ISC West will be the first-ever Unmanned Security Expo focused on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), and various systems to support robotic technology. The Expo will include a fully functional flight cage and robotics demonstration area, booth exhibits and free education sessions. Robolliance, a forum for technology partners and industry experts in robotics, surveillance, and security created to advance the understanding and awareness of the Autonomous Robotics marketplace, is one of the four primary supporters of the Unmanned Security Expo.
Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), an innovator in artificial intelligence and robotics and master distributor for SMP Robotics Systems Corp., announced it is enhancing its complete line of autonomous robotic guards with the NVIDIA Jetson embedded computing platform. Using NVIDIA Jetson, an embedded AI supercomputer ideal for intelligent machines, RAD robotics can achieve higher levels of autonomy, while adding advanced people and vehicle detection on the moving robot.
Iveda, worldwide enabler of cloud-based video surveillance and data management through the licensing of its Sentir® platform, announced the launch of its IvedaHome doorbell security camera. The doorbell camera is a standalone product that retails for about $149 in the U.S. It can also be bundled with Iveda’s IvedaHome automation and security system. Iveda’s doorbell camera is a DIY (do-it-yourself) product that can easily be installed to replace the existing doorbell in most homes or offices. It serves as eyes and ears to what’s outside the front door using a smartphone or tablet.
CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, together with Himax Imaging, Inc., a subsidiary of Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) and emza Visual Sense, announced that the companies have developed the industry’s first intelligent always- on visual sensor specifically designed to overcome the power- and cost -constraints of vision processing for IoT applications. The companies will showcase the WiseEye IoT sensor at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, January 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas.
Tyco Security Products introduces the Safran MorphoAccess SIGMA Series access control high speed biometric and card reader featuring the world’s number one performance-ranked fingerprint technology and the world’s only single hand movement capture and match reader, the MorphoWave Tower. Using this technology, C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management platforms are now able to deliver contactless […]