Smart Building & Construction News

Semtech helps Amazon with crowd-sourced LoRa

Semtech is collaborating on Amazon’s Sidewalk network, a crowd-sourced wireless network that can simplify device setup, extend the range for low bandwidth applications and provide limited functionality even when [...]

PCL and Giatec partner on connected construction sites

Canadian firms PCL Construction and Giatec Scientific are working together to enhance concrete testing technologies and IoT connected construction sites. Giatec specialises in smart testing technologies and real-time data [...]

Omron optical sensors aid building reopening

Japanese firm Omron is supporting the safe reopening of buildings and other spaces after lockdown with a range of optical sensors. These components can form part of an infection [...]

Kone lifts technology for St Louis smart building

Finnish elevator and escalator company Kone is to provide eleven elevators and smart building technology for a high-profile development in suburban St Louis. Located in the heart of downtown [...]

Apptricity 32km Bluetooth beacon tracks construction equipment

A Bluetooth beacon from Texas-based Apptricity has a 32km range and can track equipment coming in or going out of building sites The long-range Bluetooth beacon has made an [...]

YoSmart integrates Semtech LoRa in smart home devices

Californian smart home company YoSmart integrates Semtech’s LoRa devices into its YoLink IoT consumer products that have been seeing more than 50% growth every month for nearly a year. [...]

Mendix helps Liftinsight add IoT to elevators

Dutch elevator software company Liftinsight used an application development platform from Siemens subsidiary Mendix to build an IoT application to reduce maintenance costs. Called Liftmanager, the application has reduced [...]

Power Integrations IC enables smart lighting use

Californian electronics company Power Integrations has added to its LytSwitch-6 family of safety-isolated LED drivers for smart lighting applications. The LYT6078C IC uses the firm’s PowiGaN gallium nitride (GaN) [...]

Semtech and AWS create LoRa smart building kit

Semtech and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are working with Tensor IoT to simplify IoT development by offering asset tracking and smart building kits using LoRa technology and AWS IoT [...]

Johnson digital suite makes offices safer

Johnson Controls is launching a suite of digital products to make shared spaces safer as people begin to return to offices. Called OpenBlue Healthy Buildings, it combines 135 years [...]

Signify rolls out smart lighting for homes

Dutch firm Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, has introduced the latest multi-protocol Wiz smart lighting system. The smart lights and accessories are said to be easy to set-up with Bluetooth [...]

Black Box launches connected building services

Pennsylvania-based Black Box has introduced Connected Buildings, a suite of services that enable digital experiences in smart, IoT-enabled buildings. Black Box designs, deploys, manages and maintains the foundational technology [...]