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View the recording: This webinar has passed. Members of Engineers Australia can view the recording free on MyPortal. Simply logon and navigate to Industry Applications > Smart Cities _________________________________________________________________________________________ Presenter: Catherine Caruana-McManus, Founder, Giant Ideas What you will learn: The smart city concept How the internet of things supports smart cities How building information modelling is evolving to meet city wide modelling Description: Smart Cities are widely seen as one of the major areas of application for the Internet of Things (IOT). But just what is a Smart City? This webinar outlines the core technologies underpinning the smart city concept and explores the associated business models with case studies showing how productivity in cities can be improved. In particular, a new specification called Hypercat is examined. Hypercat facilitates interoperability among IOT devices monitoring city environment, enabling the promise of smarter decision making and improved services. About the presenter: Catherine Caruana-McManus is the founder of Giant Ideas, a digital transformation firm for smart cities and the IoT. She is also a non-Executive Director of Meshed, a board member of Hypercat Australia, and is on the Technical Advisory Council for the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network. Previously, Catherine was the Director of IBM’s Smarter Cities business for ANZ and held senior positions with MC2 Consulting, PMP New Media Limited and Telstra.
March 31, 2017 - Taipei, Taiwan - Tibbo, a leading manufacturer of IoT devices and intelligent device management software, announced release 5.4 of AggreGate IoT Integration Platform. We've achieved great results in optimizing AggreGate server performance, especially event and value update storage performance. From now on, a single server can process and persistently store up to a hundred thousand events/updates per second, which is almost equal to 10 billion events per day. Such performance figures don't even require any high-end server hardware. A new chapter has been opened by this release, presenting AggreGate's graphical and textual programming languages inspired by IEC 61131-3 standard, also known as "SoftPLC". Millions of engineers are now able to use AggreGate as a process control logic development environment. One innovative feature of AggreGate's automation languages is tight integration of runtime with the Tibbo Project System hardware. Your programmed logic can access and control all Tibbit modules of a Linux-based TPS board/box. Currently available languages are: Function Block Diagram (graphical), Structured Text (graphical), Sequential Function Chart (textual). Widget capabilities are no longer limited by the standard set of components. Now it can be easily extended. New Widget Component SDK allows to implement custom visual components in Java and use them in AggreGate widgets. Extend AggreGate's wide component palette with UI controls best suited to your needs! We continue making our UI interface clearer and more user-friendly. The next step is lightweight icons. We redesigned them to be up-to-date with modern flat paradigm. New color coding assists users to navigate over various available toolbar actions. Other major improvements include: · Built-in timestamps and quality for data tables. · Component connectors that allow to visually link UI components with each other. · Secure and reliable Agent communications. Agent-Server communications now can be SSL-protected. When transferred data amount is critical, data compression can be enabled in parallel to encryption. · Granulation, a brand-new highly customizable data aggregation and consolidation tool. The granulation engine allows to combine datasets into compact representation that contains all important aspects of original information in virtually any form suitable for later processing. This allows to reduce memory and storage consumption along with boosting data processing performance. · Server remote upgrading. To reduce company's expenses, a remote AggreGate server upgrade operation is now supported. You can use our Unified Console application to connect to a remote server, upload a server upgrade bundle file and wait while the upgrade process is finished. That's it! All operations, including database backup, stopping server, upgrading and restarting will be performed at the server side automatically. We are bringing our IT & Network Management solution (AggreGate Network Manager) to a new level by turning it into a full-fledged IT Service Management System. In this release, we introduce several essential instruments for that: Configuration Management Database (CMDB), metrics engine and topology-based root-cause analysis tools. Another ITSM functionality - IP address management module - is now available and you can use it out-of-the-box. AggreGate 5.4 includes new device drivers: CoAP, MQTT, IEC 104, DLMS/COSEM, SMI-S. You can get detailed information on the new 5.4 release, download and try the updated AggreGate IoT Platform on our website: http://aggregate.tibbo.com/news/release-54.html.
Here is an Open Group webinar explaining their interoperability standard for IoT with some basic uses cases. It is interesting how the Internet of Things is becoming more isolated solutions depending on the cloud platform and closed communication protocols. O-MI and O-DF suggest an easy way to implement interoperability based on schemas. Would be interesting to know, how many other standards are out there. Also, interoperability would raise another architecture concern: security.