Technology them vital information en route to the scene. Smart clothing can detail each firefighter’s location, body position, heart and respiratory rates, as well as body temperature. Protecting sites and buildings Advanced remote surveillance can capture and analyze video footage to prevent problems such as theft, illegal dumping and suspicious activity. This can save agencies hundreds of thousands of dollars. Sensors can warn managers of structural problems in buildings, bridges and dams to forewarn and prevent catastrophes. On-site sensors can improve maintenance of plants and facilities with immediate information about machine and parts failure. Traffic and parking Updating commuters in real-time through mobile devices and digital road signs can minimize traffic jams and accidents. Cloud-connected traffic signals can dynamically respond to congestion around event venues and create “green tunnels” that quickly move traffic out of the area. 4G LTE connected parking lots and meters reduce congestion, help people find open spaces and enable demand-based pricing while requiring fewer meter enforcement personnel and paper ticket processing. In addition, drivers can pay for parking with mobile phones so they don’t need to interrupt a lunch or business meeting to “feed the meter”. Trash and recycling Wireless technologies are streamlining the collection, sorting and disposal of trash. 4G LTE and WiFi-enabled, solar-panel trash bins can notify waste management teams when they need to be emptied, streamlining the collection process and reducing the amount of money spent on fuel and vehicle repairs. Fleet management Local governments have large fleets of cars, trucks and buses that require in-vehicle networks for employees and passengers. At the same time, these fleets need to be monitored and managed using Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) technology to track location and vehicle performance. Alerts about vehicle locations, engine diagnostics, idle time, fuel levels and more, can help fleet managers manage the utilization, maintenance and safety of their vehicles. Public transport Public transit agencies are providing 4G LTE connected in-vehicle networks on buses, light rail and commuter trains to provide Internet WiFi access for commuters and to connect on-board POS terminals and digital signage as well as security cameras. Real-time location updates allow operations team to maintain schedules and provide riders with advance notifications of delays or route changes. Smart Cities need an elastic edge Local governments are proving to be early adopters of digital transformation and the use of pervasive wireless connectivity and IoT technologies to better serve their communities, improve public safe, expand services and drive greater efficiencies. This requires a new approach to wide-area networking (WAN) that leverages elastic, software-defined edge networks to connect people, places and things and built on top of advanced 4G and 5G cellular services, as well as public WiFi. To manage all of these endpoints, IT teams will need to rely on cloud-based management systems that provide orchestration, automation and analytics capabilities, letting them scale-up the WAN without the need to add more resources. Ken Hosac, Vice President of Business Development at Cradlepoint. 10 industrial ethernet book 4.2018 SOURCE: CRADLEPOINT The potential of IoT is accompanied by IT challenges, including the diversity and widespread distribution of IoT devices, the need for a pervasive and elastic wireless WAN with more intelligence at the edge, and far-reaching security implications. SOURCE: CRADLEPOINT Branch networks are undergoing change. Cloud applications and IoT devices demand direct Internet access while voice and video traffic is on the rise. Temporary sites, like portable construction offices, are common and are driving enterprise WANs to their breaking point. Elastic Edge technology provides a blueprint for next-generation Edge Networks that deliver pervasive broadband connectivity, cloud-like agility, and software extensibility.
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