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  • 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!