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Every month there is a blizzard of information contained in the emails and newsletters that cross my desk on their way to Some of this information is not in the form of any type of content we can publish but I feel I should share with you these snippets, blog bits, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop.

IoT-X... Possibly the MOST disruptive technology in IoT? Nigel Chadwick, Stream CEO, was invited to the M2M Innovation World Congress conference in Marseille France to speak on 'Subscription Enablement   Platforms'.

We're excited to share a short, fun story. An office with a big comfort problem, finds relief with Comfy, the new way to control the temperature.

Great Discussion on CIBSE LinkedIn about wearables and Ken Sinclair is dreaming about, and struggling to understand how to create a metric for "people productivity".

Jonathan Rodriguez, Product Marketing Manager at Tridium, gives an overview of what participants can expect out of the Niagara 4 Beta Test program.

Samsung: Smart homes arriving 'at speed we can barely imagine' At the IFA electronics show, CEO Boo-Keun Yoon promised safer, healthier, and more energy-efficient homes and said the transformation will come as fast as smartphones did.

Common Issues with Integration in Existing Buildings Welcome to part 2 of our 3 part email series Save Time and Money with Systems Integration. While we went over some of the many benefits of integrating your building systems. This week, we'll be going over some of the issues with integrating systems in older buildings.

SmartTV Alliance Smart Home Spec was released and is publicly available at with the direct download link at Erratas with corrected links, corrected example, etc. will be pushed as needed.

High tech shopping: Sarasota's new $315M mall offers a glimpse at the future of retail that includes fiber-optic Internet technology, for tenants who want to stream high-bandwidth content in their stores, as well as free shopper Wi-Fi throughout the mall.

A matchbox sized programmable computer that connects to almost anything imaginable. It is Arduino compatible and lets creative people easily build great solutions.

Trane now offers its BAS R’newal building controls upgrade program to help update existing Building Automation Systems (BAS). R’newal provides a migration plan to improve the functionality of an aging system.

Islands of Things (IoT) 10/13/14, Eric Ryherd, Express Controls Today’s IoT reality is that we’ve got an enormous and rapidly growing number of Things being connected to the Internet, but very few of them talk to each other.

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises a wealth of new possibilities for interacting with the world around us. But it is still an immature and technology-driven field, and there are many barriers to creating compelling consumer products. This book explains in simple terms what the challenges are and explores practical solutions for solving them.

Interviewing Brian Jordan who is the Director of Real Estate at Sprint and also this year's Chairman for CoRE Tech 2014. This is what he had to say...

How to Save a Million Dollars  A university IT perspective on creating an all-wireless residence life environment. by Richard Chan

Some Chatter on a Control Trends podcast about AHRExpo, SES Lunch and Learns, and transfer of the life lessons learned.

The Smart Buildings Institute, a non-profit industry association, is conducting a market survey on the topic of education as it relates to high performance buildings. We invite you to provide your candid input to help shape the educational needs for the industry.

Now available! Free online courses designed for working professionals. - See more at:

Predictive Analytics as a service for IoT This post is a personal viewpoint based on my teaching (IoT and Machine Learning) at the City sciences program at UPM in Madrid – Technical University of Madrid and at Oxford University (with a mobile perspective).

Download report brochure: Connected Care in Europe  13.7 million Europeans will use connected care solutions in 2019
Gothenburg, Sweden – October 24, 2014: According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, around 4.7 million people in Europe were using connected care solutions at the end of 2013. The figure refers to users of traditional telecare, next-generation telecare and telehealth solutions in the EU28+2 countries. Until 2019, Berg Insight forecasts that the number of connected care users will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.2 percent to reach 13.7 million. Traditional telecare is currently the largest and most mature of the three market segments. The next-generation telecare and telehealth market segments are in a more nascent stage but are entering a strong growth phase that is expected to last for many years to come.



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