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Intel opens ‘smartest building in world’

Intel has opened what it claims is the smartest building in the world. The PTK1 building in Israel generates at least 50Tbyte of data every day.
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Microsoft starts smart building research with IWFM

Microsoft’s smart buildings team has started a research and development collaboration with the UK’s Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management (IWFM) to explore a shared vision for the role of technology in high performing workplaces.
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Kone provides smart elevators for Chicago tower

Finland-based Kone has won an order to provide elevators and smart building technology for Union Station Tower at 320 South Canal in Chicago's West Loop.
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U-Blox Bluetooth module handles indoor positioning

Swiss wireless communications company U-Blox has announced a Bluetooth Low Energy module with direction finding, long range and operation up to +105˚C, making it suitable for indoor positioning applications and harsh environments.
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Partnership connects smart buildings to 911 service

A partnership between New York software company RapidSOS and 911Inform lets the 911 emergency call services in the USA receive critical on-scene emergency data and access security controls in connected buildings, improving response times and situational awareness.
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WiSilica and Bridgelux partner on smart lighting

Californian companies WiSilica and Bridgelux are collaborating to provide intelligent wireless lighting control and intuitive applications.
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Smart homes top cyber-security Twitter mentions

Smart homes have become the most talked about vulnerable IoT sector among cyber-security experts posting on Twitter, according to data and analytics company GlobalData.
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Pani smart water monitor checks individual fixtures

Texas smart home company Pani has announced a smart water monitor that provides consumers with real-time water usage data at the individual fixture level.
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