A Night in the Reactor, with Museums

by Dana Farbo | February 19, 2019 | AR / VR IoT Speaking & Events

Augmate had the honor of co-hosting a great event at the Microsoft Reactor space in San Francisco recently. And yes, it came complete with a T-Rex and even a moon shot. The evening was filled with presentations about the latest in mixed reality work that is being done around the globe from some of the

Every day applications of artificial intelligence

by Pete Wassell | January 29, 2019 | IoT

No longer a thing of the future, artificial intelligence has interwoven itself in the fabric our lives. When we search Google and watch Netflix’s “suggestions,” AI-driven algorithms are humming along, digging through data for patterns, anticipating our desires and learning to understand our habits. The existence of AI in our natural discourse with machines has

Parking and traffic flow in the smart city

by Pete Wassell | January 15, 2019 | IoT

Parking and traffic flow are hot topics for cities looking to be smarter and more sustainable. If you consider that it is estimated that 1 million barrels of oil are used per day by frustrated people circling the block looking for parking, it is understandable why fixing congestion and parking problems are high up on

Operational Intelligence Systems: The Backbone of the Smart City

by Pete Wassell | January 8, 2019 | IoT

One city leading the way in Smart City innovation is in the center of the Buckeye State. When Columbus, Ohio won the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge in 2016, the city set out to build the Smart Columbus Operating System to provide near-real-time data on traffic conditions throughout the city. After the initial

Digital Twin City: Virtual Singapore

by Pete Wassell | January 4, 2019 | IoT

Virtual Singapore, the first ever digital twin city, is a $73 million, data-rich, live digital replica of an actual city created through a partnership between the Singapore government and a private sector enterprise. It is a dynamic three-dimensional (3D) city model and collaborative data platform, including 3D maps of Singapore allowing officials to take a

How Smart Cities Are Getting Smarter: Waste Management Operations

by Pete Wassell | January 3, 2019 | IoT

With the introduction of 5G, and the power of artificial intelligence to analyze data from sensors and devices, cities are getting smarter. Different systems and technology are applied by global cities to make themselves smarter and more efficient – even when it comes to managing the waste that they produce. According to the World Bank,

Twinning Part 2: Digital Twins in the Real World

by Pete Wassell | December 27, 2018 | IoT

In our previous blog, we established the essential elements of a digital twin: The digital twin is a functional, system model of the real-world object. The digital twin’s data elements relating to the real-world object include: identity, time series, current data, contextual data and events. You can use the twin to query the state of

The Five Layers of the IoT Cake

by Pete Wassell | December 12, 2018 | IoT

You might not be able to find an IoT cake in your local bakery, but the structure of Internet of Things closely resembles some of your favorite sweet treats. IoT is the icing on top of a five-layered cake – each layer with its own technology, market segmentation and business opportunities. Each also comes with

How to Unlock the Full Potential of IoT Devices

by Pete Wassell | December 4, 2018 | IoT

IoT continues to expand exponentially, begging the question: how can we manage a growing web of smart devices – ensuring their health, connectivity and security? In our view, only an openstandards-based IoT device management system is powerful enough to unlock IoT’s full potential. To explain why, let’s take a look at the benefits and limitations

Introducing Our New Digital Security: $MATE

by Pete Wassell | November 27, 2018 | IoT

November 7th marked a big milestone for Augmate, as we minted and distributed one of the world’s first digital securities, the $MATE. Our journey into the cryptoasset space has taken us on several business, regulatory and personal paths. We continue to believe in the future of an evolving technical landscape through IoT and the benefits it