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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
6/16/2017 2:19:19 PM
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Re: IOT has many paths
afwriter,

Bingo. The old "it's cheaper to have one big complex unit and just replace it" scam, now applied to streetlighting (and the taxpayer wallet).  See also "No user serviceable parts inside" (because if you try to just fix what's wrong, we'll burn, poison, or shock you for trying to keep us from getting your money!)

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afwriter
afwriter
6/10/2017 5:52:24 PM
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Re: IOT has many paths
With how fast technology moves now it is nearly impossible for anything not to become obsolete in 10 years. 

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afwriter
afwriter
6/10/2017 5:51:04 PM
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Re: IOT has many paths
My only worry there is that one broken component would affect the whole system versus just that component if it was separate. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/8/2017 3:09:08 PM
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Re: IOT has many paths
> "You want to use standards-based technology and you want to not have to touch the device for a very long time."

I wonder how many wireless devices can be touchless for 10+ years and still function properly -- and avoid being obsolete, too. 

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Ariella
Ariella
6/8/2017 7:53:01 AM
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Re: IOT has many paths
<We've taken what would normally be four or five devices that hang off of a pole and we've consolidated them to one unit. So there's one touch, one installation needed, and one maintenance call if one is ever needed to manage that piece of digital infrastructure.<

That sounds like a big improvement in terms of streamlining and efficiency. It should also look neater.

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clrmoney
clrmoney
6/7/2017 11:08:48 PM
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IOT has many paths
I like IOT/ Internet of Things that has a variety of things to offer. So them wanting to have smart cities will be very exciting and interesting to see.

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DHagar
DHagar
6/7/2017 7:08:25 PM
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Re: AT&T's IoT Evolution
Excellent interview and description of how to make IoT work and deliver new value. 

I like his concept of multiple platforms with the emphasis on solving their problems - that is where the value and growth will develop.

Cities make an excellent environment in which to showcase a network of IoT and device connections.  Cities serve as hosts for public value, prublic/private partnerships.  Maybe Smart Cities will be an entirely new role for Cities that can help them re-invent themselves?

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