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...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


14 Aug 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

From the showers that clean our feet to sensors that measure the quality of the sand or sea water. The smart beaches are the next horizon, but they’re already a reality in the Valencian Community. A pioneering project between the Turism Agency from Valencia and the Polytechnic University has made this possible in the sandy areas of Gandía, Benidorm and Benicassim.

The project consists in obtaining and analyzing data that allows us to improve our experience as bathers and achieve a competitive advantage in the tourism sector, a key industry in the...Read more

“IoT is the rocket fuel Industry 4.0 needs to reach orbit”

09 Aug 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

With people and machines being connected, empowered, and co-dependent like never before, communication is the key to companies successfully executing their Industry 4.0 strategies. UIB Founder and Chief Executive Officer and global IoT influencer Toby Ruckert sat down with us recently to share the importance of machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) to companies over the coming years.

IoT needs AI

Without AI, we’d never get the full...Read more

Tracking of goods for the tranquility of the consumer

07 Aug 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Electronic commerce plays an increasingly important role in the business of companies. In fact, the number of people who buy online at least once a week has increased more than 10% in the last two years, and the number that does at least once a month is close to 60%. Companies that sell remotely must pay attention not only to the quality of their establishments (physical or digital) but also to other areas of business such as transportation or customer service.

When a purchase is made online, three objectives are usually pursued: efficiency, security and speed. The extent to which...Read more

Safer, but not immune

30 Jul 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Technological advances, and specifically the IoT, are designed to give us more time, increase our comfort, and improve our quality of life. The digital transformation has managed improved our lives and to brought us closer to a society that we thought existed only in the future not too long ago. We also imagined that in this type of society crime would be greatly reduced because the general improvement of things would also extend to security. Although this is true as increasingly stronger systems against criminals are developed, the thing is human beings are very cunning and they always...Read more