Big Data: Big opportunity for smart buildings

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of those buzz phrases that is constantly in the news. This is understandable given that it is forecasted that there will be tens of billions of connected devices. It has been predicted that the IoT sector will generate...

Workplace of the future

The Agnelli Foundation in Italy has had its historic headquarters in Turin transformed into an advanced Internet of Things (IoT) office building, demonstrating how digitalization is transforming conventional workplaces into the smart workplaces of the future. The new...

Keeping it simple

The emergence of reliable, low-power, low-cost ‘Internet-of-Things’ (IoT) devices has made it economical to deploy advanced Building Management Systems (BMS) into small to medium - sized buildings, but the relative simplicity of those devices (basic...

Research shows property managers’ unaware of MEES regulation

With a year to go until regulations start coming into effect outlining minimum standards for energy efficiency in rented premises, new research from E.ON reveals property managers’ and landlords’ lack of awareness and worries about getting their properties to make the...

A Look At PoE Lighting

We are all becoming increasingly comfortable with, and welcome the concept of, a single cable powering a device whilst also providing network connectivity. As such, the term PoE is now commonplace, and likely prompts thoughts of security cameras or wireless access...

Shedding light on the smart city revolution

Wireless lighting control systems offer a variety of benefits for building managers looking to reduce energy bills while reducing carbon emissions. However, the latest generation is taking those possibilities to the next level, says Andy Davies, head of...

Ecobuildings: the quiet IoT revolution

The pressures driving ever-greater IoT adoption in buildings management are cultural, social, regulatory and financial. Employee expectations, rising energy costs, mandates for increased energy efficiency and the corresponding expansion of energy demand-response...

Cisco introduces new innovations for digital buildings

Cisco has launched the Catalyst Digital Building Series Switch. It is the first switch built specifically for the needs of digital buildings by powering and connecting building systems onto a single, low-voltage IP network. This milestone is at the heart of the smart...

Siemon launches intelligent building video

Siemon has launched a new video that showcases the revolution going on in the walls and ceilings of modern buildings. This short video brings to life the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the myriad devices now converging on a single IP network and being...

A Guide To House Wiring

In a world where everyone is talking about wireless, wiring is often overlooked, yet it is still one of the most essential parts of any communication system, providing reliability and robustness that cannot be rivalled by our convenient wireless friend. In fact, the...

Flexible cords – choosing the flex

Flex or cable? There are two types of electric wiring: flexible cords (flexes) (1) connect electrical appliances to the mains via plugs; cables (2) are used for permanent wiring around the house. There are many sizes and types of flexible cord. They are all made up of...

New in-ceiling mounting option for Avigilon’s HD Micro Dome camera

Avigilon’s HD Micro Dome camera was released in 2013, becoming the industry’s smallest HD dome camera, available in 1 MP and 2 MP resolutions. This camera delivered the perfect combination of image detail and discreet installation, making it ideal for a wide range of...

Hikvision prison upgrades

Lille-Annoeullin Prison in France. All the CCTV devices are connected thorough the ring local are network (LAN) to allow full multicast video streams from any camera to any monitor inside the prison. Lille-Annoeullin, a new prison in the northern French town of Lens,...

Atlona and D-Tools renew partnerships

Atlona has announced that it has renewed its partnership with D-Tools Inc., provider of system integration software. As part of the D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program, Atlona makes its detailed product specifications directly available to users of...

Performance Art

Winner of a 2011 European AV Award, UK screen manufacturer Pro Display has found success developing a range of innovative technologies for the digital signage, commercial and now domestic markets. Targeting design conscious home owners who want a home cinema solution...

Cinema Scope

Invision UK, Habitech and Marata Vision all supply and support the JVC range and top of the tree currently is the company's 4K-resolution D-ILA projector, the DLA-X55RWE. This 4K capable beamer (3,840 x 2,160) achieves a native contrast ratio of 50,000:1 thanks to the...

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