Category: Smart Cities

Smart Buildings – Smart Cities

Smart Buildings are key to Smart Cities. This OpEd was published in the Australian New Zealand Property Journal, December 2017. Within the technology context, the concept of a ‘Smart City’ has been gathering pace over the last 10 years. Whilst there’s no single accepted definition, a Smart City refers to the use of technology, sensors, … Continued

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Buddy joins Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand as Innovation Partner

We are thrilled to be joining the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand! The announcement has coincided with Buddy’s participation in this week’s Future Street exhibition, which is a smart and sustainable city installation in Sydney’s Circular Quay, which has been supported by the Smart Cities Council, the Internet of Things Alliance and the Australian … Continued

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The importance of open data in buildings

The drive for open data sets in smart cities is really starting to gain steam, as individuals and organizations worldwide look for correlations between traffic, weather, lighting, air quality, crime, affordable housing and more. Open building data in that context should be regarded as one of the most critical pieces to the sustainable, smart city … Continued

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Collaboration, integration and interoperability key to smart cities

Long the responsibility of State Governments, the Australian Federal Government has been considering what central role they might play in the development of cities. As the country struggles with population growth, economic transition and climate change, the solutions offered by IoT technologies, smart and connected cities and infrastructure is of increasing national interest. At a … Continued

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Sticking up for planet Earth

As Kermit The Frog famously said, “It isn’t easy being green”, and today following the decision of the US Federal Government, we find that to be true. We are unapologetic environmental enthusiasts here at Buddy Platform, we love that we’re helping to preserve our precious resources by making cities more efficient. So, when learning today … Continued

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IoTC discussion on smart cities

  The Internet of Things Consortium recently included a short roundtable on smart cities, asking member organizations to share their thoughts on the current state, and future of smart city initiatives. Of course, Buddy Platform is right in the thick of it, building the next generation in data infrastructure that will power these projects all … Continued

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Introducing Buddy Ohm, a complete resource monitoring system for smart cities

Earlier today, the Buddy Platform team unveiled Buddy Ohm a simple, complete and low cost solution for monitoring the consumption of electricity, gas, water, steam and solar power generation, called Buddy Ohm. The new product helps accurately measure the consumption of these resources in buildings, government facilities, and public infrastructure, helping managers, occupants and citizens get … Continued

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MWC 17 is complete, here’s a quick look back

Buddy at Mobile World Congress 2018

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is one of the largest and most important technology trade shows in the industry, and its scope and breadth of topics continues to grow year over year. Buddy Platform has participated in MWC for a number of years, exhibiting as part the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Choose Washington stand. We couldn’t be more proud to represent … Continued

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Key considerations when building Smarter Cities

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Smart City Summit in Boston. I estimate nearly 300 participants including a host of municipalities, infrastructure providers, professional services organizations, and partners like Buddy Platform were in attendance. It was very encouraging to see a number of city infrastructure Internet of Things (IoT) projects underway, not … Continued

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