Readiness Guide Information Center

Welcome to the Information Center, an ever-expanding library of resources to help you along the smart city path. Whether you are looking for inspiration and best practices from pioneering smart city initiatives around the world -- or practical, hands-on tools and expert advice to advance your city's smart city objectives -- you'll find all of that and much more here. Be sure to check back often as we are continually updating the Information Center with helpful new materials.
 

ZTE's Renewable Energy Solutions for Communications Systems

Sun, 2016-03-27 14:00 -- SCC Staff
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Demand for clean, energy-efficient renewable energy is growing in several fields, including supplying power for communications systems. When traditional hybrid renewable power solutions can't always meet customers' needs, integrated hybrid power solutions may be able to, according to Council Lead Partner ZTE.

ZTE's Integrated Battery-DG Hybrid Energy Storage Solution

Sun, 2016-03-27 14:00 -- SCC Staff
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For cities and companies involved in new construction or site transformations, areas with unstable or poor quality power can cause problems and diesel and other similar generators can add another one: expense. Read discussion from Council Lead Partner ZTE that explains the advantages of its integrated hybrid battery energy storage solution.

Power Over Ethernet Lighting -- Evolution or Revolution

Sun, 2016-03-27 13:00 -- SCC Staff
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The development of highly efficient LEDs in the 21st century is showing itself to be a very positive game-changer, and the regulatory system is doing its best to keep pace with this technology and facilitate its deployment. Read the white paper to learn more about the technology and issues involved in Power over Ethernet lighting.

The Quest for Zero Waste and UL 2799

Sun, 2016-03-27 13:00 -- SCC Staff
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Reducing the amount of waste in landfills is a goal many are working to achieve. But how are zero waste claims validated? Read the white paper to learn more about the issue, and for an overview on waste diversion, examples of successful programs and what companies (and cities) should be thinking about when considering a waste diversion program.

Ground-breaking Service for Millions Uses Cloud for Online Psychotherapy

Thu, 2016-03-24 12:54 -- Compassionate C...
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Experts estimate more than 1.7 billion people suffer from a range of mental health conditions. Untreated, those conditions can unravel lives. Yet the social stigma attached to seeking help means many don't get treatment. To solve that, an Egyptian startup uses Microsoft's cloud technology to make online psychotherapy services available to millions in the Middle East.

Connecting Brazil’s Children to a Healthier Future

Wed, 2016-03-23 15:58 -- Compassionate C...
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There are not enough pediatricians to care for the world’s children. Pediatric subspecialists in particular are in short supply globally. Read in this Cisco case study about a pilot in Northeast Brazil that used collaboration and cloud technologies to bring virtual pediatrics to underserved communities.

Washington, D.C. Pediatric Center Consults on Heart Disease with Immersive Video

Wed, 2016-03-23 15:40 -- Compassionate C...
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The urgency of congenital heart disease is an issue across the developing world. Read in this case study how The Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. uses Cisco TelePresence technology to collaborate on young heart patients' care with health professionals at the Uganda Heart Institute in real time.

The DigiTruck Project: Closing the Digital Divide in Africa

Sun, 2016-03-20 12:42 -- Compassionate C...
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Arrow Electronics and the nonprofit organization Close the Gap are collaborating to turn used cargo containers into fully equipped digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa. Click for a brief video about the first DigiTruck classroom that was deployed to an orphanage in Tanzania.

Salinas, California: Sherwood Village Senior Apartments

Sun, 2016-03-20 12:27 -- Compassionate C...
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Sherwood Village Senior Apartments in Salinas, California meets a growing demand for housing among low-income seniors. From its location along a public transit route to the solar panels installed on the roofs of the structures, the project embodies sustainable, resource efficient housing. Read more in a HUD case study.

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