Dallas Getting Ready to Get Smart

The Dallas Morning News published an article on the ongoing Smart Cities initiative in the West End.  The article reported on Michael Zeto (head of AT&T Smart Cities Unit).  Also interviewed for the article was Geoffery Orsak,Executive Director of the  Texas Research Alliance.  This ongoing news coverage give more information on the Dallas Innovation Alliance (the public/private partnershp announced a couple of months ago who aims to turn the West End into a living lab.

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Dallas Slected to Participate in Envision America Smart City Program

As reported in the Dallas Business Journal by Tech Writer  Danielle Abril Dallas has been selected to participate in the Envision America Smart City Program

The White House announced the nationwide program in September. Dallas will be one of 10 cities participating.
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Fort Worth to replace old water meters with electronic system

Smart Meter, Boring topicphoto credit: miheco   https://flic.kr/p/8QfJuN

Electronic water meters could be in the yards of every residence in Fort Worth within five years.

The Fort Worth water department is working on a five-year design, study and phase-in program to replace the more than 240,000 residential and commercial water meters with those read by a radio or wireless signal.

Customers potentially can look at their water usage daily and learn to conserve.

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AT&T LEADS THE INDUSTRY IN THE INTERNET OF THINGS CONNECTING THE CONNECTED: MORE THAN 136 NEW IOT AGREEMENTS SIGNED IN 2015

 

 

According to a June 2015 News Release AT&T “the AT&T network had nearly 22 million IoT connected devices worldwide as of March 31, 2015. More than 945,000 smart devices connected during the first quarter of this year. That’s 70 percent more than the same quarter a year ago. Of those devices, 684,000 were connected cars. AT&T is leading the industry, working with eight of the top automakers.  Read the entire release here

Smart Cities Definition

A smart city uses digital technologies or information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance quality and performance of urban services, to reduce costs and resource consumption, improve the quality of life for it’s citizens and to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens.

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