Samsung Electronics to launch IoT system for smart buildings
Samsung said it will initially implement the system in a building in Poland and two corporate centers in Korea
Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics plans to launch an internet of things (IoT) system that can incorporate artificial intelligence into the management of buildings, Korean press reported, citing industry sources.
According to the reports, the electronics firm will unveil its smart building system at its headquarters in capital Seoul on October 18.
The system, dubbed “b.IoT” can be used to automatically control the temperature and lighting of buildings by using various sensors and other information provided by closed-circuit TVs.
b.IoT can also allow heating and air conditioning systems to be turned on before the arrival of workers and detect in real time when a room is not being used to cut off power. Samsung said it can also be used together with existing security systems to better protect corporate assets.
Samsung Electronics said it will expand use of its b.IoT system to its Spire building in Warsaw, Poland, and two local research and development centers in Daegu and Yeongju, Korea.
“In the past IoT use has generally been centered on home applications, but if it can be applied to buildings it can greatly expand scale of the market,” a Samsung executive said. “There has been overseas interest in the new solution and by using company buildings as test beds and working out any bugs Samsung can move to tap into the export market.”
Claro carries out LTE-M trial in Brazil
In related news, Brazilian telco Claro, together with Ericsson and Qualcomm, have completed a demonstration of LTE-M technology on an end-to-end system.
In the test at Claro’s headquarters in Sao Paulo, Telit’s Cat-M1 (ME910) connectivity module was used with MDM9206 modem connectivity from Qualcomm and the Ericsson massive IoT radio access network product.
Another test was conducted with a fleet management solution developed by the Swedish vendor using the Quectel Cat-M1 (BG-96) connectivity module, integrated with the same IoT modem from Qualcomm.