Autani, a provider of building controls and IoT, has added EnOcean enabled device support to its EnergyCenter building management platform.
Devices from a wide range of EnOcean Alliance partners can now be used to switch and dim lighting, respond to motion and daylighting sensors, and interface with an array of building controls through the EnergyCenter platform.
Gamma 2 Robotics, which claims to be the maker of the world’s first artificially intelligent autonomous security robots, has launched Ramsee, a new security patrol robot, at HxGN Live, Hexagon’s international conference.
The launch at HxGN Live is part of a new partnership with Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure, which claims to be “the global leader in public safety and security solutions”.
Company puts Husqvarna DXR 140 demolition robot through its paces on a construction site
Robore Cuts – a diamond drilling, cutting and controlled demolition specialist – has put its expertise to precise effect by demolishing a fire escape within the University College of London – Bloomsbury Theatre.
Strict noise and vibration controls were being enforced, therefore they turned to Husqvarna’s DXR 140 Demolition Robot to complete the work on time and within the restrictions stipulated.
Legrand has demonstrated its newest solutions from leading product lines Wattstopper, Vantage and QMotion at Lightfair International.
Legrand presented its architectural dimming and integration platform, which demonstrates how all three brands have combined their respective areas of expertise in architectural dimming, automated lighting, and shading solutions to create one ultimate system to meet customer objectives and deliver on the end-user experience.
IET calls for public engagement campaign around benefits of new technology
Only 18 per cent of the British public has heard of a “smart city”, according to research carried out by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The research is reported in a new IET report, Smart Cities – Time to involve the people, which also reveals low interest in the technologies typically associated with smart cities. For example, only 8 per cent saw a value in being able to order driverless or electric transport from their smart phone.
Cities’ adoption of new technologies has traditionally involved little consultation with consumers. As a result, the report suggests that the public has yet to buy into the idea of smart cities – and be convinced of the value and benefits that technology, delivered on a city-scale, could bring to their daily lives.
Taylor Morrison, a US homebuilder and developer, and Legrand, a high-performance network infrastructure hardware company, have partnered to “revolutionize household automation” through the launch of Taylor Morrison’s newest high-tech product, the Interactive Home 2.0.
The new Interactive Home 2.0 features Intuity Home Intelligence, an intuitive home automation system by Legrand. With its in-wall interface and applications for tablets and mobile devices, users can effortlessly control their comfort, security, lighting and entertainment within their homes.
NXP Semiconductors has upgraded its Software Development Kit (SDK) for Kinetis microcontrollers (MCUs) to offer support for home automation applications using Apple HomeKit technology.
Utilising the performance and Bluetooth Smart connectivity of NXP’s Kinetis products, the solution streamlines development for a wide range of HomeKit compatible products.
HomeKit is a framework in iOS that lets accessories connect seamlessly so people can better manage their homes. It offers a set of common protocols which enable accessories to work together easily and securely, and allows consumers to control them simply using Siri. Continue reading NXP adds Apple HomeKit support to its SDK
Bosch is launching a range of intelligently connected solutions for commercial buildings and homes. Bosch says its products energy and building technology enhances comfort, safety and security, saves energy, and reduces operating costs. To this end, the supplier of technology and services is focusing on connectivity via the internet of things (IoT).
Bosch is releasing its building management system known as BIS (building integration system), which combines all the security systems of a building on one platform: video surveillance, fire-alarm and evacuation systems, intrusion-alarm technology, and access control. Building technology used to open and close barriers, gates, and doors, for example, can also be controlled with BIS. Continue reading Bosch moves into intelligent buildings market with new technologies
A team of leading academics has made a number of predictions for how we will live in the future. Many of the predictions were influenced by environmental conditions, with growing populations leading to the development of structures that are better able to cope with space constraints and diminishing resources.
Super-skyscrapers which will dwarf the Shard, underwater bubble cities and origami furniture are all likely to be reality in 100 years’ time. That’s the verdict of the new study which paints a vivid picture of our future lives; suggesting the way we live, work and play will change beyond all recognition over the course of the next century.