How Wireless Networking is Evolving Cities, One Connection at a Time

Internet of Things (IoT) deployments are expanding to where they are nearly becoming a requirement across industries. These “things” are defined as any device that can be connected to the Internet. Today, the term “smart” is linked to an ever-growing number of things from phones, stores, restaurants, cars, to whole cities. The powerful combination of sensors, M2M technology, wireless connectivity, and data can heighten the efficiency and productivity of things and systems that seemed commonplace just a few years ago.

With this wireless technology innovation, many more industries can leverage automation and become more efficient:

  • Public Safety - Agencies are finding new ways to utilize wireless technology to maximize productivity and minimize time spent on administrative duties taking officers away from our communities.
     
  • Utilities - Technologies that conserve resources for cities are quite valuable, and wireless connectivity is delivering possibilities such as, interactive meters or sensors that monitor and identify leaks and other breakdowns at the time they happen, saving thousands of dollars.
     
  • Restaurants - Full-motion digital signage and Point-of-Sale (POS) systems are becoming more than just a way to collect customer payments but can be a full-fledged solution for managing inventory, ordering, employee scheduling, and budget projections. 
     
  • Retail - Beacons allow customers to make payments in-store on their phones, and also receive targeted advertisements and information about sales and service offerings. 
     
  • Smart Homes - With wireless networking, objects can communicate with the homeowner’s smartphone, so regular activities like adjusting lights, appliances, thermostats, surveillance, or even locking or unlocking the front door can be monitored or changed with the swipe of a finger.

Join Cradlepoint’s Ken Hosac, VP of IoT Strategy & Business Development, on June 5th, 2019, at 12 pm PT / 3 pm ET to explore how cities can cut costs, improve communication, and strengthen processes.