Streetlights use a tremendous amount of a city’s energy; the operation of these lamps can sometimes represent up to 60% of a city’s entire energy bill. Furthermore, current streetlight models are not optimized to be as energy efficient as possible. For example, most streetlights operate only on binary “on, off” settings, on a fixed schedule. There is now way to dim the lights during twilight hours to conserve energy.
European Utility Week (EUW) 2018 will be held on November 6 to 8 in Vienna, Austria and all of the biggest names in metering and utility management are eagerly preparing.
The 44th installment of the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) Exhibition recently concluded in Rome, Italy. At the conference, Semtech featured several products for the critical hyper-scale data center and 5G wireless markets. The technologies demonstrated by Semtech from its diverse portfolio of Optical solutions include the ClearEdge® CDR platform for low-cost 25G SFP28 modules that will be an essential component of the 5G infrastructure build out. Additionally, Semtech demonstrated its new line of Tri-Edge CDRs and FiberEdge™ linear Physical Media Dependent (PMD) devices that will help drive current Cloud data center build outs.
The metropolitan region in Southeastern Virginia called “Hampton Roads” is prone to flooding. The area is home to two million citizens and 14 military installations, including Langley Air Force Base and Naval Station in Norfolk, the largest naval complex in the world. Like many of the 665 coastal communities in the U.S., this region regularly floods during moderate to heavy rains and high tides. Hampton Roads has the additional burden of experiencing land subsidence – the ground is sinking as sea level water is rising.
Only 3% of the world’s water is accessible freshwater*. Of that, more than 600 gallons per day per person in the U.S. is being diverted for farm irrigation and livestock use. Monitoring soil moisture levels helps farmers to make effective and smart irrigation decisions. Too much water in the soil leads to waterlogged areas and a potential for plant illness or death, while too little water will harm crop growth.
For businesses, water can often be one of the most expensive utilities. Additionally, it can be hard to keep track of just how much is being used in order to prepare for the costs. For big corporations, concerns are much larger than whether or not a sink has been left running. Supermarkets, for example use millions of gallons per year in refrigerated display cases, frozen food cases and storage freezers. If a leak occurs, or proper efforts are not taken to assure systems are running efficiently, water waste becomes a very serious and costly issue quickly.
The North American installment of GSMA’s Mobile World Congress conference will be held in Los Angeles, September 12-14, 2018. This year’s event theme, “Imagine a Better Future,” is an inspiring rally cry for the 25,000 expected attendees representing more than 110 countries, coming together to explore what’s new in Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city innovation.
Looking for a long range, low power, and proven solution for IoT applications that’s easy to use? LoRa® devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa Technology) might be what you need. With LoRa Technology, sensors and application servers can communicate crucial data and diagnostics back and forth between each other, enabling advanced Cloud-based analytics for smarter solutions in a wide variety of verticals.
Over the course of our blog series, we’ve had a few standouts that have resonated with you, our audience. These are blogs that were read, liked and shared the most. Just in case you missed out, we thought it would be worthwhile to revisit the most popular blogs.