The federal government's Smart Cities and Suburbs program has been officially opened by Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor.
Intelligent buildings, home automation, smart cities, the Internet of Things. With the promise of more connectivity and a better life, these topics have been talking points for decades, but will new arrivals in the automation market change our approach for good?
Did you know that after just one hour of sitting, 90% of our fat-burning enzymes stop working and our bodies start to hibernate and shut down? Or that occupants of naturally ventilated buildings are more tolerant of their thermal environment, despite experiencing significantly warmer temperatures than those in air-conditioned spaces?
Panasonic has launched its next-generation i-PRO Extreme surveillance technology platform, a native end-to-end H.265 system designed to maximise the performance and video surveillance systems whilst protecting against cybersecurity threats.
Andatech has introduced the SolarCam — a solar-powered outdoor wireless security camera — to bridge the gap between consumers who want complete control over their security needs without the hassle of CCTV systems.
Chamberlain has introduced a garage door automation solution — PowerLift MyQ. The DIY garage door opener offers users the ability to monitor and control their door using a smart device. Built using the company's encrypted MyQ technology platform, the app connects home owners to their home router, taking advantage of an increase in smart home connectivity.
Melbourne University is developing a connected transport project for the heart of the city's CBD, according to a report on the Australasian Fleet Management Association website.
Soanar now offers the Mean Well LRS series of single-output enclosed power supplies. The range includes the LRS-35, LRS-50, LRS-75, LRS-100 and LRS-150 models — from 35 to 150 W — and directly replaces the superseded RS series.
The Internet of Things has actually been around for some time. According to folklore, the phrase was coined by Kevin Ashton whille he was working for Procter and Gamble back in 1999. So if the phrase was first used all the way back then, why is it only gaining momentum now?
Schneider Electric has partnered with Environexus to distribute NERO — a scalable and wireless home automation solution suitable for retrofitting, allowing consumers to create the ultimate smart home, one switch at a time.
The JVL Industri Elektronik NEMA23 series of integrated stepper motors from Motion Technologies features the latest technology to achieve 409,600 step/rev, delivering smoothness and silent running.
The Honeywell Vector Occupant App combines the convenience of today's mobile devices with connected building features to give users more control over their comfort levels and ability to securely move about the workplace.