November 2019

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Across My Desk

snippets, blog bits, tweets, linkedIn posts, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop
Ken Sinclair
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Every month there is a blizzard of information contained in the emails and newsletters that cross my desk on their way to Some of this information is not in the form of any type of content we can publish but I feel I should share with you these snippets, blog bits, Tweets, LinkedIn posts, and URL links that are about to fall off my desktop.

On a daily basis I tweet as @Ken_Sinclair 

I actually now have a few moments ;-)

Tweet links I think will be of interest and part of our rapid industry evolution. 

Also, maintains this LinkedIn online blog for the magazine, a great place to interact.

I also write a column twice a month for Contractor Mag

And a column once a month for facilitiesnet Home of Building Operating Management & Facility Maintenance Decisions Magazines

But I still have stuff falling off my desk I feel I should share.

My Top Tweets, posts, podcasts, and video interviews


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Desk Droppings

Earlier in 2019, Vancouver’s city council declared a climate emergency and adopted a new set of climate-action targets that pushed its already aggressive goals to a new level. In response to the urgent need to hold global warming to below 1.5C, the city set a new goal of being carbon neutral by 2050.

What is Amazon Sidewalk?  A number of wireless standards are used to connect IoT devices, each of which have their own advantages and disadvantages. Bluetooth offers high bandwidth but limited range, Wi-Fi promises low power consumption and high capacity but coverage isn’t universal, while 5G will include provisions for IoT – once network deployments are complete.  Sidewalk uses unlicensed spectrum in the 900MHz band (reserved for amateur radio transmissions) to deliver low bandwidth and long-distance connectivity. It has a range of between 500 metres to one mile, making it ideal for devices that require low-cost and low-power transfers of small amounts of dataThe standard is also secure, meaning developers can issue over-the-air updates and devices have more protection.

5G IoT installed endpoints for outdoor surveillance cameras will reach 2.5 million in 2020, 6.2 million units in 2021 and 11.2 million units in 2022, but will be surpassed by connected cars in 2023. “Cameras deployed by city operators or used to ensure building security and provide intruder detection offer the largest addressable market as they are located outdoors, often across cities, and require cellular connectivity,” said Stephanie Baghdassarian, senior research director at Gartner.

“We have this vision where one smart building is asking for resources from another smart building, and communicating with other actors in a smart city,” says Erik Wallin, CEO of Idun Real Estate Solutions and Co-creator of ProptechOS and RealEstateCore. “To make this a reality, we need more buildings to join. And this is where having a common language is key.”

contemporary Top LinkedIn posts

Benefits of Cloud-Connected Buildings 4168 views  Adopters of cloud computing such as building owners or end-users, however, may need to know what the cloud can do to improve building operation and occupant conditions.
#creative #connectedbuildings #smart #design #connections #workplace #future #digitization #education

Smart Metering and Its Importance in Shaping an IoT Enabled Smart City 4625 views #connections #future #workplace #smartcities #education #technology #connectedbuildings #buildingautomation

The Emergence of Building Services Networks in Australia 4840 views  The Australian Government has set the standard around Building Services Networks (BSN) as a holistic solution which extends far beyond just a fibre backbone. connections #design #connectedbuildings


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