Ransomware and IIoT devices – is there really a threat?

The cybersecurity firm, Recorded Future, which tracks cyberattacks on healthcare organizations and government entities, claims that there have been more than 140 ransomware attacks against state and local governments and health care providers in 2019 alone. Those 140+ cyberattacks held…

The Water Council on why water utilities need innovation

The Modern Equipment Manufacturer has spent the last month or so sharing some very interesting conversations that we had with the companies that were exhibiting, speaking and demonstrating their products at the recent WEFTEC Conference. And what we’ve discovered is…

How smart water increases uptime and security for utilities – an interview with Siemens

In the past, when a waste water treatment center had a device break, there was probably very little warning. It would fail, the entire process would grind to a halt and the entire facility would be offline. Then, a repair…

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…

Flottweg shows how new technologies could help waste water utilities become manufacturers

This week, the individuals and organizations responsible for treating waste water and ensuring water quality in our communities will meet with leading industry executives and manufacturers at the annual WEFTEC Conference. At the center of their discussions will be a…

The fire panel as the brain of the smart building

The “smart home” category is an exceptionally fast moving and growing category of consumer technology and products. And if you’ve ever been able to lie in bed and ask Google or Alexa to turn off your lights so you don’t…

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…

Remote service means faster repairs for fire panels

During last month’s National Fire Protection Association Annual Conference in San Antonio, a number of government and industry experts participated in a panel discussion about the recent innovations in fire panel technology. The panel discussion, which was entitled, “The Future…

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…

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