Digital world

  • Tags, RFID and the Internet of Things

    21 May 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Information technology is all around us and part of our daily lives. Shopping has never been easier, with the swipe of a barcode, voice recognition and fingerprints provide access to buildings, while millions of...
  • Self-powering the internet of things

    21 May 2017 by Morand Fachot
    The rapidly growing number of connected devices that form the backbone of the internet of things must become self-powered. The US research and advisory company Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8,4 billion connected things...
  • Texting cows and talking fields

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Imagine getting a text from a cow which is about to calve or from a field to say it needs watering, while drones, smart machinery and mini ‘agribots’ tend to your crops. This scenario may not be too far away. Discover...
  • Virtual training for real situations

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Virtual reality (VR) is being used across many industries to improve business and enhance workplace safety. The industries include aerospace, advertising, automotive, construction, energy, defence, medical, mining and...
  • Protecting road vehicles from cyber attacks

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Critical infrastructure systems are being increasingly targeted by sophisticated cyber attacks. A session of the annual Future Networked Car symposium, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the...
  • Biometrics for consumer markets

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Fingerprint, palm, iris, voice, facial and gesture recognition will aid advances in driver-assistance systems and vehicle security. Incorporating cloud analytics will generate useful information and allow notifications...
  • Standardization enhances network security

    21 March 2017 by Antoinette Price
    As we transition into a smarter world, more buildings are becoming connected to improve overall efficiency. They incorporate new technologies, which manage everything from lighting, heating and energy, to security...
  • Why the IoT needs standardization

    24 January 2017 by Antoinette Price
    The internet of things (IoT) is already part of our lives. It’s penetrated our smart cities and homes, agriculture, automotive/transportation, energy management, entertainment, healthcare, industrial automation and...
  • Hearing lots of voices?

    24 January 2017 by Antoinette Price
    In our smart world, a huge number of devices are part of the internet of things (IoT), or becoming so, many of them integrated with our homes, cities, manufacturing or transport systems and infrastructures. Added to this...