Smart cities. Smart homes. Smart water? Badger Meter explains why water utilities want to be smarter

There is a movement to make everything – from personal devices, to appliances to physical structures – smarter. Today, there are smart homes, smart buildings and smart cities. And each are designed to monitor things utilizing a network of sensors,…

Using data analytics to make informed water infrastructure maintenance decisions

There is a reason why Big Data and data analytics are IT trends that are making their way across all industries and organizations – the ability to take the mountains of data that many organizations already aggregate and analyze them…

From treating waste to making products – the evolution of waste water at WEFTEC

If there is one municipal utility or government service that’s routinely taken for granted by American citizens it’s sewers, waste water and water quality. We tend not to think too much about where the water that comes out of the…

Cloud-enabled airports mean happier passengers

Your first flight from Dulles International was delayed because people invariably waited until the absolute last minute to board and your plane was thirteenth in line to depart. Then, when you stepped off the jetway in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, you…

Making lighting systems greener through data – a Q&A with Synapse Wireless

Lights. They’re pervasive in our homes, highways, public buildings and workplaces. So pervasive that we probably take them for granted. We flick a switch and our office or workshop is illuminated. And we don’t really think anything of it unless…

Bell & Gossett embraces data for smarter, more efficient solutions

Today, there are smart devices in your pocket, on your wrist, next to your front door and on the wall of your living room. But making things smarter and more connected is not unique to companies that manufacture products for…

Honeywell: better fire protection technologies enable faster response

In June, San Antonio, TX, played host to the annual National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference and Expo, an annual event that brings together industry-leading equipment manufacturers in the fire protection industry with the individuals responsible for setting fire codes…

Four steps to “as a service”

In our last post on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, we discussed a recently-released eBook entitled, “The HVACaaS Revolution,” which details the emerging trend of equipment manufacturers working to introduce service offerings to their customers. The eBook finds that equipment manufacturers…

From manufacturer to service provider – the steps to enabling “as a service”

Many of today’s equipment manufacturers are facing a similar challenge – their markets are increasingly competitive and contested, and their margins are shrinking. In this highly competitive environment, it’s becoming difficult to keep profits from shrinking, and just as difficult…

Smarter fire suppression systems take center stage at NFPA

This week marks the beginning of the annual National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference and Expo. This means that the world’s leading fire safety experts – as well as the most innovative fire protection solutions providers – have descended on…

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