Monday, December 7, 2009

Smart Cities and Internet of Things

The theory of Internet of Things led to the development of a non-profit organization that is creating a standardized protocol for communication amongst those things. The Internet Protocol for Smart Objects [IPSO] Alliance, funded by companies such as Cisco, Sun Microsystems and Ericsson, aims to promote networking amongst smart objects and deliver information gathered by those objects.

Incheon Metropolitan City in Korea, Cisco is transforming their Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) into a center for globalization expertise, driving "better city management, enhanced quality of life for citizens, and support[ing] sustainable economic development."

Cisco has taken this thinking one step further in their Sustainable Urbanization program. They are developing a holistic, global, intelligent urban initiative to create intelligent cities.

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For example, for Incheon Metropolitan City in Korea, Cisco is transforming their Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) into a center for globalization expertise, driving "better city management, enhanced quality of life for citizens, and support[ing] sustainable economic development."



1 comment:

  1. Great post, just compiled a couple of articles on the Internet of Things HERE. I’m amazed at the explosion in intelligent devices and the growth of the hacker communities, lots of innovation there.

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