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  • New report shows the state of IoT industry

    A new report has looked into the state of the IoT industry and which areas are witnessing growth.

    New report shows the state of IoT industry

  • UK unlikely to hit net zero target

    The UK’s target to hit net zero emissions by 2050 is unlikely to be met unless policies are implemented.

    UK unlikely to hit net zero target

  • Can IT improve retail footfall?

    Britain’s retail industry has suffered a dramatic drop in the number of shoppers in the last three months.

    Can IT improve retail footfall?

  • Global street lighting expected to hit $13.7 billion by 2026

    According to the Global Street and Roadway Lighting report, the global street lighting market was worth $3.8 billion in 2017 and is expected to be worth $13.7 billion by 2026.

    Global street lighting expected to hit $13.7 billion by 2026

  • Is air pollution causing asthma?

    New research suggests that a rise in childhood asthma cases could be down to air pollution levels.

    Is air pollution causing asthma?

  • Can smart cities save money?

    Smart cities can offer a wide range of benefits including environmental quality, safety, time and convenience, civic participation and cost of living.

    Can smart cities save money?

  • NHS buildings in high levels of air pollution

    More than 2,000 health centres in Great Britain are in areas which exceed the WHO limits.

    NHS buildings in high levels of air pollution

  • 100 Years On: The State of Social Housing

    This month marks the 100th year since social housing was introduced in the UK. With many celebrating the centenary, it does however raise the question as whether councils and housing associations are fulfilling their pact to create quality housing.

    100 Years On: The State of Social Housing

  • How IoT can help reduce light pollution

    Light pollution is on the rise with 60% of Europeans no longer being able to see the Milky Way at night.

    How IoT can help reduce light pollution

  • Poor housing in Wales costs NHS £95m

    Every year in Wales, the NHS is spending £95 million on treatment costs due to poor housing.

    Poor housing in Wales costs NHS £95m

  • How technology can save the retail industry

    With constant mention of the ‘death of the high street’, Blis has released a report looking into the current state of the retail industry and how technology can help.

    How technology can save the retail industry

  • 5.8 million UK renters experience damp

    A study by Rentokil Property Care shows that 5.8 million renters in the UK have experienced damp and condensation issues.

    5.8 million UK renters experience damp

  • How IT can help healthcare cut costs

    With the NHS being overstretched, it’s no surprise that healthcare providers are turning to modern technologies to help relieve them.

    How IT can help healthcare cut costs

  • Air pollution has major impact on health

    Outdoor fine particulate matter exposure is the fifth leading risk factor for death in the world accounting for 4.2 million deaths.

    Air pollution has major impact on health

  • Climate change increases risk of flooding

    Climate change has become an increasing threat over the past year, bringing with it a range of complications for the planet including an increased risk of intense and frequent flooding.

    Climate change increases risk of flooding

  • The importance of free WiFi in hospitality

    There are many ways that customer satisfaction can be improved in the hospitality industry, however none of them are as effective as free WiFi.

    The importance of free WiFi in hospitality

  • Why we need intelligent street lighting systems

    With 19% of global energy consumption used on lighting, it is clear to local authorities that lighting systems need to be upgraded.

    Why we need intelligent street lighting systems

  • Should universities adopt 'smart campus' technologies?

    The Internet of Things is becoming increasingly popular, popping up in our homes, businesses and cities, so it’s not surprising that universities are evolving to keep up with the technological advances.

    Should universities adopt 'smart campus' technologies?

  • Report shows that 76% believe smart cities don’t exist

    A new report shows that 76% of city officials believe that although many have started their journey, smart cities do not truly exist yet.

    Report shows that 76% believe smart cities don’t exist

  • UK capital taking steps to eliminate air pollution

    Two million people in London live in areas with illegal levels of air pollution. Measuring air quality is a major strategy in the fight against air pollution, Pinacl makes it easier to gather and monitor data through its Air Quality Sensors.

    UK capital taking steps to eliminate air pollution

  • Four Key Consideration for IoT Deployments

    ​The rise of the Internet of Things will make our governments more efficient, businesses more cost effective, and our lives easier. IoT allows organisations to install sensors, gather data, and then act upon the data in the appropriate way. IDC estimate that by 2025 there will be 61% more data collected by IoT devices.

    Four Key Consideration for IoT Deployments

  • Smart cities can improve quality of lives

    Smart cities add digital intelligence to their city to solve issues that the public face and to achieve a higher quality of life for them.

    Smart cities can improve quality of lives

  • How the IoT can help the healthcare industry

    By having a resilient WiFi network, healthcare providers can begin to adopt technology, such as the Internet of Things, to help with their day-to-day operations.

    How the IoT can help the healthcare industry

  • Why smart cities should start with street lighting

    With the population levels in cities across the world growing, local authorities are adopting new technological advances to help them be more efficient. An intelligent street lighting infrastructure is the easiest way for local authorities to begin their smart city journey.

    Why smart cities should start with street lighting

  • How the IoT can reduce the risk of Flooding?

    With the changing global climate, river flooding in cities worldwide has emerged as an immense challenge to urban resilience.

    How the IoT can reduce the risk of Flooding?

  • The 3 layers of a Smart City

    There are three key layers to consider when implementing a Smart City Strategy

    The 3 layers of a Smart City

  • Need to get to grips with gritting?

    ​Pinacl’s Road Surface Temperature Sensors help maximise gritting efficiencies for local authorities.

    Need to get to grips with gritting?

  • How do you measure your Air Quality?

    Only a few cities currently meet the World Health Organisation Air Quality guidelines.

    How do you measure your Air Quality?

  • Pinacl’s Digital Property Management Solution – Improving visibility of property health for social housing providers

    Social housing landlords are responsible for dealing with most repair problems. However, tenants also have some responsibilities to keep their home in a good state of repair.

    Pinacl’s Digital Property Management Solution – Improving visibility of property health for social housing providers

  • Pinacl’s Digital Property Management - Significantly cutting maintenance costs for social housing providers

    It costs in the region of £25,000 to fully refit the average social housing property, a cost that our technology helps to avoid.

    Pinacl’s Digital Property Management - Significantly cutting maintenance costs for social housing providers

  • 7 simple steps to building a Smart City

    By now, most people will have some idea of what IoT stands for and its growing importance to society. However, knowing how to implement a digital transformation strategy and kick start your IoT journey can be daunting, so we’ve put together 7 steps to help.

    7 simple steps to building a Smart City

  • How is IoT helping to drive the 4th Industrial Revolution?

    When technology changes the world changes with it. History has been witnessed when industrial revolution has taken over the ages.

    How is IoT helping to drive the 4th Industrial Revolution?

  • Pinacl unleash the ultimate ‘open-access’ IoT Launch Pack for Councils

    Pinacl offers a range of IoT solutions that can benefit Councils. We can deploy a range of sensors tailored to meet the specific requirements of your Smart Place.

    Pinacl unleash the ultimate ‘open-access’ IoT Launch Pack for Councils

  • How do road surface temperature sensors help to maximise gritting efficiencies?

    ​Statistics reveal that on average, 22% of all UK road accidents are caused by bad weather. Therefore, it’s vital to be aware of how bad weather affects you, other motorists, your vehicle and the condition of the road surface.

    How do road surface temperature sensors help to maximise gritting efficiencies?

  • Pinacl's Social Housing Solution - How does it work?

    Social Housing providers across the UK are responsible for managing tens of thousands of properties. Poor property conditions cause serious problems for the property and tenant health, resulting in the need for constant refurbishments costing millions of pounds every year.

    Pinacl's Social Housing Solution - How does it work?

  • Lifts take us where we need to go, now IoT is taking lifts to a more efficient place

    As technologies come together, IoT solutions are now reaching a level of maturity which is enabling their mass production, reducing their ownership costs and in turn accelerating their uptake and demand.

    Lifts take us where we need to go, now IoT is taking lifts to a more efficient place

  • How can IoT monitor air quality in Towns and Cities?

    Worldwide, people are becoming more concerned with air quality conditions as pollution is becoming widely recognised as a severe risk to the public’s health.

    How can IoT monitor air quality in Towns and Cities?

  • The Internet of Things and Cloud Computing

    While many may only think of the Cloud in connection with servers and storage, there are new features made possible by the Cloud that are revolutionising technology. Once considered niche, these features of IoT Architecture are quickly expanding and boosting innovation in the Cloud Computing industry.

    The Internet of Things and Cloud Computing

  • Can the Internet of Things keep Britain’s Roads moving in the winter?

    On a cold winter night with frost forecast, Local councils and highway authorities face the task of ensuring our highways are kept safe. This largely entails spreading rock salt on the roads to prevent ice patches forming and causing accidents.

    Can the Internet of Things keep Britain’s Roads moving in the winter?

  • What is a Smart Place?

    Technology can connect infrastructure, business, communities, public service and individual citizens in ways that were previously impossible, improving economic and social well-being and transforming public services. But this research is about how that technology can be used better and more effectively to achieve these connections, not about the technology itself.

    What is a Smart Place?

  • The Internet of Things and the future of manufacturing

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing business models, increasing outputs and automating processes across a number of industries. One sector that the Internet of Things technology revolution has greatly impacted is the manufacturing industry.

    The Internet of Things and the future of manufacturing

  • The Internet of Things and Digital Transformation

    Digital Transformation will be in full swing before you know it. By digitalising their most important assets through the IoT companies can dramatically grow their business and increase business efficiency. The Internet of Things is predicted to be one of the most important factors impacting business fundamentals in the next few years.

    The Internet of Things and Digital Transformation

  • Do Cities need to offer free Public WiFI?

    So many cities across the globe are recognising the value of offering free Internet connection through free public WiFi in the city. This number of is only expected to grow as the demand for free WiFi access increases.

    Do Cities need to offer free Public WiFI?

  • IoT – Levelling the playing field

    We have all witnessed the phenomenal journey and growth that tech based companies such as Amazon, Google and Alibaba have undergone emerging as multi-billion dollar corporates and leaders in their own specific areas.

    IoT – Levelling the playing field

  • The role of LoRaWAN in the Internet of Things

    You may have heard the term LoRaWAN mentioned in our previous blogs, but what exactly is LoRaWAN? Well, LoRaWAN is a type of Low Powered Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology intended to act as an Internet of Things network for low power wireless sensors covering a large geographical area.

    The role of LoRaWAN in the Internet of Things

  • How Blockchain can enhance the IoT

    Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) are two of the most commonly used words in the technology industry today. In our previous blogs, we have talked about what the IoT is and how new key technologies can enhance IoT initiatives and deployments.

    How Blockchain can enhance the IoT

  • The role of cloud computing in the IoT revolution

    The internet of Things is starting to transform daily tasks are completed. The Internet of Things (IoT) consists of everyday objects – physical devices, vehicles, buildings etc. with embedded electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, allowing them to collect, send and receive data.

    The role of cloud computing in the IoT revolution

  • Are we ready for the Internet of Things?

    With all the hype around the Internet of Things, you would think that every technology provider is a contender looking to grab market share.

    Are we ready for the Internet of Things?

  • Why Local Authorities are a catalyst for Smart Cities to succeed

    Remember the days before the Internet? Scouring books and newspapers to gather information and navigating your journeys with a Road Atlas? As technology evolves, we are quick to forget how much has changed over the last 20 years.

    Why Local Authorities are a catalyst for Smart Cities to succeed

  • Three enablers for IoT

    ​A topic that came to light in one of our recent blogs was the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will impact our lives in 2017 and beyond. This blog delves deeper into what the Internet of Things is and looks at three key enablers for IoT solutions.

    Three enablers for IoT

  • IoT - It is BIG and it is Clever!

    There is a lot of talk in the press about The Internet of Things (IoT) and how it is going to radically change our lives. This short blog aims to remove some of the mystery surrounding IoT and also hopefully confirm that the claims are not exaggerated but the technology does have the potential for a paradigm shift to occur across within our everyday lives.

    IoT - It is BIG and it is Clever!