Definition: Internet of Things (IoT)

Posted by Leila Dillon on 6/19/15 2:53 PM

IoT is the next stage of the information revolution. It is driven by inter-connectivity of everything from urban transport to medical devices and other wearables and household or consumer appliances. The application of IoT is virtually limitless, restricted today only by network architecture and data storage capacity. While specialized use cases exist, IoT adoption is central to the success of several ‘smart’ categories – city, enterprise, environment, home, and wearables. The characteristics of the IoT products and solutions in these categories vary significantly but their primary goals are similar – using big data and connectivity to generate a level of knowledge and insight previously unavailable such that every day happenings, lives and processes are improved upon by the new services, approaches and solutions derived.

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Topics: IoT, Definition

"Incredible example of rethinking 'things' with Internet of Things"

Posted by Bigbelly on 6/1/15 11:02 AM

W. David Stephenson dubbes the Bigbelly solution as the "epitome of the IoT-enabled product: the trash can!" in his latest blog post. Read on to learn more:

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the epitome of the IoT-enabled product: the trash can!

My reader statistics do not indicate this blog has a heavy readership among trash cans, but let me apologize in advance to them for what I’m about to write: it’s not personal, just factual.

I’m sorry, but you municipal trash cans are pathetic!

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Topics: Smart Cities, IoT, Municipality, College

"A pilot project in New York could pave the way for widespread municipal Wi-Fi"

Posted by Bigbelly on 5/28/15 1:04 PM

Erika Morphy of Computerworld details a pilot project deployed in the City of New York that elevates the value and offering of the standard Bigbelly smart waste system. What more can it offer to the pedestrians passing by on the busy city streets? Read on to learn more:

A smart waste management company is testing adding Wi-Fi units to its containers in the hopes that cities will want to deploy its system to get a twofer: smart waste disposal and municipal Wi-Fi that works.

Cities’ various attempts to install widespread municipal Wi-Fi over the years have not ended well. They have come against physical problems in the form of buildings and office towers that block signals. They have found it hard to squeeze funding from already tight budgets. In many cases, they have been overwhelmed by pushback from private sector providers of mobile broadband.

A test pilot recently held in New York City, though, could knock aside those issues. This project was conducted by a smart waste management company.

That’s right. A smart waste management company believes it can successfully help municipalities deploy citywide Wi-Fi from its smart trash containers. And it makes sense. Here’s why.

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Topics: Smart Cities, IoT, Municipality, Core City Services

Discover Bigbelly's Role in Smart Cities at the IoT Summit [Event]

Posted by Jenna McGrail on 5/20/15 4:59 PM

At RE-WORK’s Internet of Things Summit Boston, Bigbelly will lead a Spotlight on Connected Core Services in Smart Cities. The Internet of Things Summit (Boston) brings together entrepreneurship, science and technology to re-work the future and tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. The event is designed to showcase the opportunities of IoT and the potential for a positive impact on business and society.

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Topics: Event, Smart Cities, IoT

Bigbelly at Hardwired NYC [Event]

Posted by Jenna McGrail on 5/19/15 3:05 PM

Did you miss the Hardwired NYC event on May 19th? Watch the video below of Bigbelly's President and CEO Jack Kutner explore IoT as it relates to smart cities and connected waste management. Enjoy!

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Topics: Event, IoT

"Bigbelly wants to be more than a smart trash company"

Posted by Bigbelly on 2/3/15 1:00 AM

Green Biz's Heather Clancy reports on Bigbelly's transformation to offer much more than smart public space waste management.

Solar-powered trash compactors made by Bigbelly are a familiar sight on the streets of big cities including Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, Dublin, Hamburg, New York and Stockholm.

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Topics: Smart Cities, IoT, Municipality

Bigbelly offers a multi-purpose platform for building smarter cities. We are uniquely positioned as a public right-of-way platform that modernizes public space waste management, delivers Smart City solutions, and hosts communications infrastructure. Join us as we think Beyond the Bin!

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