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  • Digital surveillance systems, Allentown, PA

    When a crime occurs, time is of the essence as police scramble to gather reports, pictures and evidence. While eyewitnesses at a crime scene can’t always remember all the details, digital surveillance systems can. The city of Allentown, PA, sees the value in this IoT technology and is offering security camera funding to help keep an always-on eye on its city streets. 

Security continues to be the elephant in the room when it comes to IoT, particularly in the context of autonomous vehicles. The Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR) consortium has a plan, and two new members – Rambus and Karamba Security – to help address it. Two years after being founded, the organization’s goals haven’t changed, but it is clarifying the need for collaborative effort – and how it intends to help the industry.
In the last year, 3D printers have migrated out of the hobbyist and maker space and into industrial applications, being put to use in manufacturing with made-to-order parts production. High-end 3D printers have been used to fabricate everything from orchestra instruments to 3D printed cars. Now, the feverish market is in healthcare, where 3D prosthetics and medical devices are poised to cut costs and improve patient care.
Intel NUC for digital security and surveillance (DSS) solution combines the power of Intel Solid State Drives (Intel SSD) with computer vision software from Sighthound for an affordable video analytics system that can mimic the human eye.  
Never has there been a more urgent need for comprehensive security and surveillance solutions. No one can be everywhere and see everything going on around them.
Organizations of all types are flooded with data. Savvy businesses, government agencies and public entities have figured out how to not only manage the flow of structured and unstructured data, but also use analytics to pull actionable insight from data better decisions. As IoT talk gets louder, school districts throughout the United States are exploring how their data can improve student learning.
Café X in San Francisco pushes the boundaries of automation and customer service by using  an industrial-strength, smart robotic claw to bring coffee orders to customers. In this ultra-modern coffee shop, a mechanical barista, a Mitsubishi 6-axis industrial robot, can whip out 100 to 120 custom orders per hour.

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