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What You Missed in The IoT: Week of 4/16

The Industries and Players Behind The Activity

Active Areas in Harbor’s Smart Systems Taxonomy:

Key Players Covered

  • Smart Sensor Technology Drives Efficiencies in HVAC Systems
  • JD.Com’s CEO Discusses Future of Robots in Retail
  • State of Florida Taps ARES Security For Connected Ports
  • Haliburton Automates O&G Circulation Systems

Harbor’s Featured Content for This Week:

Capturing The $47 Billion Connected Car Opportunity

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Smart Sensor Technology: Reducing HVAC Energy Use

Smart Systems Taxonomy: Buildings

What it is: With Internet of Things devices and smart sensor technology becoming more commonplace and available, now is the time to think about using IoT sensors for energy efficiency.

Why it matters: HVAC systems account for 39% of the energy used in commercial buildings in the U.S., but research has found that the average office can save 18% on its annual whole-building energy consumption by installing smart sensor technology.

JD.com’s CEO Says Robots Will Replace Retail Workers

Smart Systems Taxonomy: Retail & Commercial Services

What It Is: JD.com’s Chief Executive Richard Liu predicts that, “sooner or later, the entire (retail) industry will be operated by artificial intelligence and robots, not humans.”

Why It Matters: In the past few years, both American and Chinese retail giants have made tremendous investments in artificial intelligences in order to provide consumers with more convenient and personalized shopping experiences. With AI already being applied to supply chain, marketing, and operational processes, a fully autonomous retail environment within two decades may not be a pipe-dream.

State of Florida Launches Connected Seaports Program with ARES

Smart Systems Taxonomy: Transportation & Automotive

What It Is: The Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council (FSTED) has chosen ARES CommandBridge to unite the seaports in the state of Florida with state and local government agencies.

Why It Matters: While ports are mainly controlled by the municipalities in which they reside, the ability to connect multiple ports and share data across them marks an initial step into port-based connectivity solutions rather than just ship-based connectivity solutions.

Halliburton Launches Automated Continuous Circulation System

Smart Systems Taxonomy: Oil & Gas

What It Is: Halliburton released the e-cd Plus system a new technology that automates and enhances continuous circulation connections during drilling and tripping operations

Why It Matters: Continuous circulation provides the uninterrupted flow of drilling fluid into the well throughout the process of adding or removing drill-pipe joints to the drillstring. The “e-cd Plus System” is designed to meet the high demands for continuous circulation technology in highly regulated markets by improving safety and efficiency

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