Internet of Things Smart Grid ViodiTV @ Fiber Connect

Ears to the Ground via Fiber

If the ground could only talk, what would it have to say? Well, probably not much as it has dirt and rocks for brains. But, give it some ears and the ground could tell us things about the sidewalks, the weather, and the surrounding environment that we would otherwise never know. Fiber optic cable is […]

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Jumping at New Opportunities Thanks to a Fiber & WiFi Backbone

“What we did is a JumpStart Challenge. We gave people six weeks to figure out a new business and then we did a sponsorship and a little competition,” explains Allo Communications‘ Brad Moline. Moline, president & CEO of Allo, is describing the contest that solicited community input for how to utilize their gigabit fiber and […]

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The 5G Power Challenge

Is power an Achille’s heel of 5G? PowerRox’s Brian Zahnstecher, the co-chair of the IEEE, International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR) Energy Efficiency Working Group, provides an update to an earlier ViodiTV interview regarding the work of the IEEE 5G Energy Efficiency Working Group. Joining him is Marty Snyder of CICUSA, a system integrator that has […]

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To Shared Spectrum and Beyond

“This commission has moved a staggering amount of spectrum and really, kind of rezoned if you will, the EM (Electromagnetic) spectrum for the next couple of decades worth of applications,” stated Chuck Lukaszewski, Aruba/HPE.  Speaking as part of a virtual panel, Lukaszewski expressed his appreciation for the FCC’s bipartisan work in this endeavor and how […]

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Fiber, 5G and Beyond

“They are actually going to be providing the access technology that enables a lot of this 5G network,” explains Teresa McGaughey, Sr. Director, Product Marketing for Calix. Speaking at the 2019 NTCA Business and Technology conference, McGaughey provides an overview of her talk on what she terms the alphabet soup of acronyms that encompass emerging […]

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Turning A Farm’s Waste Into Power #VERGE16

All Power Labs promises to turn agricultural and forestry waste from a pure cost to something of value. Their Power Pallet, shown above, has been installed in hundreds of locations worldwide, converts waste into electricity, heat and biochar. Biochar which represents sequestered carbon also makes a great soil amendment, according to Tom Price, Director of Strategic […]

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Using Sense to Save Dollars and Cents

Sense provides a non-invasive, real-time method to measure electricity in the home. The real power isn’t in the Watts measured, but the signatures they create that allow them to identify things, such as when particular appliances turn on and off, and then infer information, such as how many hours per day a TV is on […]

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From Connected Smart City to Smart Region

The promise of remote sensors, always-on connections and artificial intelligence-powered decision-making promises to create what might be called the smart city on the hill. Getting to that utopia will not be easy, as city policy makers must address many questions on things such as business models, standards, technology obsolescence and citizen privacy. The biggest challenge may be what […]

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Analytics – Making the Smart Home More Efficient

Smart thermostats brought the first wave of intelligence to whole-home heating and cooling. Relatively low-cost control of vents to direct heat and cooling to specific rooms, such as shown in this development on display at International CES 2015, could be considered the next advance in temperature management efficiency. Combining these developments into analytics to determine […]

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Living in an Age of Abundance

We are living in age of miracles was a takeaway from the presentation by Ramez Naam, Chair for Energy and Environment of Singularity University at VERGE’s GreenBiz conference. As background, Singularity University isn’t your typical educational institution, starting with its purpose, which is, “We’re building an abundant future together.” With the rise of automation and artificial […]

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