Author Archive for Alex Chatha

IoT World Innovator Spotlight: UBICQUIA, Broadband Connectivity for Cities with a Stackable Module System

Recently, I wrote about small and mid-sized cities without broadband fiber struggling in their search for a logical and cost-justifiable path towards digital transformation and becoming smart. At Lightfair and IoT World, UBICQUIA launched their UBICELL 100 smart city router. The UBICELL 100 aims to solve one of the key headwinds preventing widespread IoT network […]

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fybr’s Next-Gen City Operations Platform: An Embedded Collaborative Learning Edge Architecture

Cybersecurity was missing-in-action at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley for the most part, and that is not surprising since when you go outside of industry into the smart cities and buildings markets the buzz is just whispers. In the smart cities and buildings markets it is not prominent because the owners/operators/civic leaders do not know […]

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Key Takeaway from Smart Cities Week: Has Govtech’s Outdated Policies and Extended Procurement Cycle Actually Been a Good Thing?

Smart Cities Week, hosted by the Smart Cities Council, took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center this week with the core theme, “Next-Generation Smart Cities.” The event brought together civic leaders from municipalities spread throughout the US and world to hear from smart city leaders how they are transforming their cities, and to engage […]

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Smart Cities Sparking Innovation in Digital Twin Visualization Platforms

The smart city presents new challenges for visualizing data in both the central operations center capacity, as well as, presenting cyber-physical networks to a predominately mobile workforce. For the centralized or remote operations control rooms, we are now seeing 3D/4D/5D digital city models and even digital twin for cities. For mobile operators, vendors are beginning […]

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Cisco’s Digital Ceiling: PoE Backbone for Smart Buildings

The desire to achieve LEED or other sustainability ratings is pushing new market demands and regulations in communities around the world. Owners/operators have begun to make energy efficiency and intelligent operating systems an important factor in their real estate decisions. The market drivers for intelligent building controls are widely known and are driving investment in […]

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