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  • Austin Texas skyline

    Keep Austin wired: How the city powers its bandwidth blowout

    As a showcase for Austin’s innovation-based economy, the South by Southwest festival and its public and private technology partners support a vision of the future unhampered by bandwidth limits of the past.

  • Sensors, wireless tech protect police dogs from heat stroke

    Law enforcement units will begin to use wireless technology to monitor the internal body temperature of K9s to protect them from heat-related conditions.

  • RFID tag in the street

    RFID tags curb street repair time

    Dayton, Ohio, embedded radio frequency identification tags in street cuts, reducing time spent on street inspection and repair.

  • Esri flood maps

    Esri equips cities with climate change tools, analytics

    The geospatial mapping software supplier launches a multifaceted program to support the White House’s Climate Data Initiative.

  • colleagues discussing charts data on laptop

    States to pilot sharing corrections data

    The Cross Boundary Corrections Information Exchange Policy Academy will help states improve their ability to share data in support of corrections reform, offender reentry and public safety.

  • microwave tower

    Aviat Networks winds up public-safety interoperability tests

    Microwave networking provider Aviat Networks finishes testing the interoperability of its LTE networks in public-safety and first responder environments.

  • map from NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

    N.C. eyes cloud for linking statewide property data systems

    North Carolina is testing cloud-based tools to integrate its property data silos for a range of uses, including taxation, emergency management and environmental protection.

  • Police officer wearing a camera

    Wearable camera for police gets video up close and personal

    Lightweight wearable cameras gather high-quality video for police in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and a secure database on the back end provides evidence-grade management.

  • surveillance camera at train station

    Maryland Transit opts for video surveillance system

    The MTA plans to install an advanced video surveillance program that is expected to improve security and cut costs.

  • LED streetlight with sensors

    LEDs light the way… and collect city data

    Sensors in LED streetlights can track power consumption, temperature, movement of the fixture, vibrations and ambient light – a data bonanza for cities.

  • Cellphone tower in florida

    Cities to test IP-only telephony

    AT&T is a rolling out broadband fiber and wireless 4G networks in two cities following a decision by the FCC to run trials of IP-based phone networks.

  • Disorder in the court? Check your beacon

    Beacon technology has inspired ideas for the public sector applications including ones to help people find their way around a courthouse or to locate the nearest bailiff.

  • man optimizing data center performance

    How to wring more performance out of data centers

    Data center managers are coaxing more performance from their systems with workarounds that will eventually be defined in software that makes better uses of storage media.

  • library

    Forever accessible archives? Michigan moves its records to the cloud.

    Michigan archivists chose Preservica, a Web-based workflow-based application that ingests and curates content of all types and stores it in the Amazon cloud.

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