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Digi-Key’s IoT - delivering the future, today: Smart city

29th September 2021
Joe Bush

The Internet of Things (IoT) is fuelling innovation in nearly every part of our lives. Simply connecting the ‘things’ that were never connected before is leading to new data insights that translate into meaningful change.

With the potential of billions of new connected things bringing a tidal wave of new data, businesses want a better grasp of expected ROI, cost, and scalability, while IT managers struggle with integration, interoperability, and management concerns. Digi-Key’s objective is to provide its engineering community and suppliers a path to their solutions.

IoT is a mega technology trend that will not only be an endurance test for legacy systems but will also shape the fate of companies large and small in many different industries. Estimates are for 50 billion IoT connected devices by 2020 and 100 billion by 2025.

There are a multitude of companies and proposed network solutions. Digi-Key are committed to helping its customers navigate the plethora of choices and find the best solutions for their applications or use cases.

In an effort to accelerate IoT adoption by its customers, Digi-Key offers the latest and greatest IoT-relevant products and services in its Internet of Things (IoT) Resource Center. IoT products span many different categories, including hardware, software and cloud and connectivity services. Digi-Key are working hard to bring together and bundle these products and services in meaningful ways that integrate into more complete solutions.

Integrated solutions for Smart City

  • Parking sensors
  • Traffic management
  • Waste management
  • Manhole status reporting
  • Smart lighting

More and more cities around the world are transitioning towards being called ‘Smart Cities’. These cities are integrating sensors and various monitoring devices through a network, typically the internet, in an effort to optimise city operation and service efficiency along with improving their interface with citizens directly.

The data that is collected can be analysed to manage many municipal assets such as power plants, water and sewage systems, traffic and transportation systems, and many other community services. In essence, smart cities use the IoT to collect data and analyse it in order to directly interact with city infrastructure and to monitor real-time city assets and community evolution in order to improve operating efficiency and to proactively react to potential problems before they arise.

Market ready solutions

Monnit Remote Real Estate Monitoring Kit Monitoring commercial properties efficiently yet cost effectively is challenging. In large and small commercial operations there's plenty to worry about without having to spend time and money to manually monitor areas of a building that could be remotely monitored by sensors. Monnit has developed a wireless sensor solution for commercial property management and facilities that can help monitor and maintain proper operation of your building systems and will alert you of any issues in real-time.

Commercial Property Kit Pro Ethernet This is the ideal solution to remotely monitor commercial property doors and temperatures. It features the Smart.Hub (Pro, Ethernet version) with power supply and antennas for cloud connectivity and 4 Whisker.Block sensor modules. Two of the sensor blocks contain internal thermistors for measuring ambient air temperature at the sensor block location.

Commercial Property Kit Pro 4G This is the ideal solution to remotely monitor commercial property doors and temperatures. Featuring the Smart.Hub (Pro, Cellular version), power supply and antennas for cloud connectivity and 4 Whisker.Block sensor modules. Two of the sensor blocks contain internal thermistors for measuring ambient air temperature at the sensor block location.

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