A wonderfully "green" use of real-time monitoring and distributed sensor networks. The implementation was truly ecologically friendly because Microsoft did not create waste in replacing their curren system; rather, they were able to make use of all the hardware and sensors they aleady had.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.