NIST is coordinating the deployment of IoT technology in real-world urban situations, reports Rick Merritt.
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology is putting out a call to deploy the Internet of Things in smart cities applications around the US, Europe, and Asia. ARM Holdings, Cisco Systems, Extreme Networks, IBM, Intel, Juniper Networks, and Qualcomm have already signed up to participate in what amounts to a second round of the Smart America program.
Vendors and municipal agencies that want to participate will gather for an NIST event September 29 through September 30 to form teams and set goals. Teams will be organized by application areas that fan out to any and all participating cities including ones in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
"We want to see these things get out of the lab and deployed in real-world scenarios," said Sokwoo Rhee, an associate director of the NIST division focused on the smart grid and so-called cyber physical systems.
"It's a great opportunity for companies to show off and apply their technology, and individual engineers can contribute being a member of a team," said Rhee in an interview with EE Times.
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