Primary school pupils from across the country have had the chance to become ‘Smart Scientists’ for a day and learn how to save energy as part of E.ON’s Smart Kids education programme.
It is now easier than ever for educators to obtain the world’s leading collaborative learning software along with market leading collaborative displays. Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world1, and SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading global provider of collaboration solutions, today announced an agreement where SMART Notebook® collaborative learning software will now be included with Epson BrightLink® interactive projectors worldwide. The addition of SMART Notebook software to Epson interactive projectors provides a potent combination for collaborative learning.
In an ongoing effort to provide the public with clean parks and quality recreational opportunities, Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has teamed up with Bigbelly, INC., a world-leading provider of smart waste and recycling management. The solar powered Bigbelly Waste & Recycling System combine cloud computing with smart compacting waste and recycling stations. The system helps beautify public space while reducing operational costs and increasing labor efficiency.
The City of Sacramento – Recycling and Solid Waste Division, has launched the Waste Wizard. This new web-based application will answer resident’s questions on how best to recycle or dispose of waste using City services or other local facilities. The launch coincides with national America Recycles Day, which is November 15, 2015.
The Smart City is one of today’s major hypes. Everything is to become more progressive, more efficient, cleaner. A lot of projects are working towards this goal. What is lacking, however, is a comprehensive platform that lets a broad range of municipal applications work together. In the European ALMANAC project, Fraunhofer FIT is working with international partners to develop a prototype of such a platform. A key component of this platform is a service-oriented middleware that enables heterogeneous resources, devices and services to cooperate at the semantic level.