Barcelona, Singapore and Amsterdam: sustainable cities thanks to the Internet of Things

21 Sep 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Thanks to IoT technology, we can imagine cities that are increasingly sustainable and intelligent. By installing IoT devices in different parts of the city, communicating with each other and collecting data on the daily lives of citizens, it is possible to improve the day of the citizens by moving towards smarter and more sustainable cities.

Next, we will analyze some examples of sustainable cities thanks to the IoT technology:

  • Barcelona

Since 2012, Barcelona has incorporated IoT technology to improve the lives...Read more

Smart stores, the future of Retail

20 Sep 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

In the information age, the retail sector, or what is the same, the commercialization of products and services, has been forced to leave behind the mere exhibition of products to focus on the consumer and their needs.

Nowadays consumers are more informed, and it is this information that makes them more demanding. The consumer of the 21st century wants to continue buying as he always has done but with the advantages of electronic commerce. This phenomenon has led the Retail sector to implement new technologies in its physical stores so that the purchase is not only a...Read more

Firefighting drones

17 Sep 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

In recent years new types of intelligent drones have been developed that are able to act in three phases: before, during and after the fire.

One of the biggest concerns in times of high temperatures is the increased risk of fires in areas with a high density of vegetation. Galicia, Extremadura or Andalusia are communities prone to suffer these catastrophes in their large green areas with the consequent human, animal and plant losses that the fire can cause. This is why public administrations are extending the duration of prevention campaigns all year around instead...Read more

IoT helps reduce climate change

11 Sep 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

We are integrating Internet of Things in our daily lives and jobs without even realizing it. Having applied hyperconnectivity in such a natural way to our life and our work means that it also reaches other sectors, such as our companies and their business strategies. We are even focusing it further to help minimize serious problems such as climate change.

But how is this possible? The key is to look at one of its main advantages: efficiency. Efficiency not only means doing things faster and better, but also with fewer resources.

One of the main factors that are...Read more

IoT: our elders best ally

06 Sep 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

There is a widespread belief that technological advances are led by and for the new generations and that our elders are a bit "out of the game" in this area. While it is true that the new generations are leading the change, it is no less true that this change will not be fully implemented if all sectors of the population are not involved.

Demographic change is transforming our society and with that the forms of care for the elderly. We need technology that meets the needs of both the youngest and the elderly nowadays.

Older people do show interest in new technologies and this...Read more

The return to school connected

04 Sep 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Internet of Things, the new technologies or connectivity, is not a concept that applies only to companies. It is also being integrated into public services such as schools and this has repercussions on the digitization of the place itself as well as the tools of the students.

As a sample of this process of digital transformation of the classrooms in schools, institutes or universities, we highlight:

  • Broadband and WiFi connection: A computer room equipped with computers and an Internet connection was one of the first digital improvements that schools and universities
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Energy efficiency switches to the Smart side

30 Aug 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Companies are submerged in a process of digital transformation that covers each and every one of their departments, which modifies their business strategy and reaches up to their energy management office.

This last focus, energy management efficiency is becoming increasingly important, regardless of its size. That is, companies want to reduce costs on their bills, but also favor optimal management of the energy they use in their day to day activities. In this way, the entrepreneurs reduce the impact of economic and environmental issues.

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Safer and controlled waters with smart buoys

23 Aug 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

The Internet of Things is not limited to dry land. We already saw how they it inserted itself in the sea to improve the experience of bathers and ensure more sustainable tourism in the post 10 sensors that make the beaches smart.

However, the technology has gone even further into open waters with the help of smart buoys that measure the level of sea pollution or where to find larger schools of fish. They can also be used in pools to measure the level of deterioration of the waters, regardless if it’s salty or...Read more

The next big battle for energy efficiency ... air conditioners

21 Aug 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

"The growing demand for energy from air conditioners (ACs) is one of the critical points in the debate about energy and sustainability. It is necessary to reduce their energy consumption, generate savings and avoid emissions. “These words were delivered by the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol in the presentation of the study "The Future of Cooling" this May.

Currently, the electrical consumption of air conditioners and air conditioning systems represents 20% of the total consumption of buildings...Read more

The horizon of IoT

16 Aug 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT