The concept of a digital world that evolves from the definition of ubiquitous computing is known as the “Internet of Things” (IoT). It is a network of physical devices, vehicles, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data.

National roll out of technological crowd management beach app

A handy app created to help promote social distancing on busy beaches has been rolled out nationally following months of technological developments. Beach Check UK, launched by BCP Council last July and now funded by the Local Digital Collaboration Unit…

1 in 5 Britons don’t take actions to protect their smart devices

New research by cyber security solution, NordVPN shows that people in the UK are the most vulnerable when it comes to their IoT devices. Almost 95% of Britons have some kind of IoT device in their household. However, of the…

Energy lessons: What the UK can learn from Iceland

We are living in a world where climate change is continuing to be a prominent talking point on a global scale. And as air pollution continues to have a devastating impact on the environment, we must make changes now in…

How automation software is crucial in driving down carbon emissions

According to a new Carbon Brief analysis, the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 were 51% below 1990 levels, largely down to the country’s COVID slowdown. The figures mean the UK is now halfway to meeting its target of net-zero…

AVEVA signs up to Race to Zero to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

AVEVA, a company in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, has announced that it has become the 47th company in the FTSE 100 to join the United Nation’s Race to Zero campaign. “By joining the Race to Zero initiative…

Getting on track for Net-Zero by 2050 will require rapid scaling of investment

Achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 will require as much as $173 trillion in investments in the energy transition, according to BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) New Energy Outlook 2021 (NEO), the latest edition of its annual long-term scenario analysis on the future…

Use your voice to control a Gira eNet SMARTHOME 2.3

Gira, full-range suppliers for intelligent building design and management, is revolutionising the wireless smart home with new voice control technology and designer control top units for the Gira eNet SMARTHOME. As work, study and play continue to blur in today’s…

Smart monitoring and IIoT technologies improve onshore wind turbine up-time

Operators of onshore wind turbines are always looking to maximise power output and profitability. Therefore, any tool that can reduce turbine maintenance requirements and improve reliability is incredibly useful. To deliver these benefits, Altra Renewables has employed Industrial Internet of…

KNX builds bridge between smart building and e-mobility

For the European Commission, electromobility is a crucial pillar on the way to an emission-free economy in 2050. It can make road traffic and transport cleaner and cheaper. But it can only make an effective contribution to climate protection if…

Smart building budget shortfalls put sustainability at risk

Building decision-makers list budget constraints and buy-in from senior leadership as the two biggest barriers to their adoption of smart technologies, according to a new research report from Johnson Controls. The report, ‘Thinking Smart: How the foundations of the UK will…