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Smart Cities: Changes in remote monitoring

Smart Cities: Changes in remote monitoring

Remote monitoring, as a concept, has been present for a very long time. There are conflicting reports of the earliest applications of some form of remote system, some dating back to as early as 1912 in the United States. However, one thing remains consistent, the fact that this remote monitoring system was applied in some sort of industrial setting. In the early days, remote monitoring was not known by this name however, it was known as a Supervisory system. Here is a little history lesson.

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IoT Monitoring Made Easy with The Sparrow

The Internet of Things, also known as IoT, can be defined as "the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment."1 In simpler terms, it is the ability to connect devices to one another, to applications, or to us through ...

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7 Ways Data Centers Can Save Energy

Microsoft has one of the largest data centres in the world, housing anywhere from 1,800 to 2,500 servers in its 750,000 sq. foot facility based in Chicago. On average, each server room consumes 3 MW of energy (for reference, roughly 400-900 houses can run on 1 MW of energy).1

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Impacts of Air Pollution Worldwide

Impacts of Air Pollution Worldwide

This year, the United Kingdom saw poor levels of air quality caused by high levels of carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions, amongst others. About 20,000 to 30,000 premature deaths are attributed to air pollution per year across England. Populations like the elderly, babies, and pregnant mothers are the most vulnerable to suffering ...

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The Importance of Soil Health

December 5th marked World Soil Day which was started by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 2002. Only in 2013 did the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) endorse this day, making it recognizable on an international level. 

World Soil Day celebrates and brings awareness to the benefits soil has for us ...

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Wells and Water Quality

When it comes to drinking water quality, people tend to think about the water coming from drinking water treatment plants, travelling through our pipes and ultimately into our homes. However, 13-14% of Canadians (most who live in rural areas) rely on wells or cisterns for their drinking water. By law, well owners are responsible for ...

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