Firmware: To upgrade or not to upgrade?

    I recently installed a new smart home hub. After an undisclosed number of hours well spent, I got it integrated nicely with appliances throughout the house. By the time I emerged from under my duvet, roused by the daylight which flooded in when my shutters automatically opened, my coffee machine was happily bubbling away, and […]

      Global Lighting and Electronics Specialist Using AI to boost lean manufacturing at assembly lines

        This post is written by Huri Mendoza, Global Director of Operational Excellence at Hella KGaA. Read more about Huri at the end. The competition is razor-sharp in the automotive industry, which is true throughout the value chain. Hella is a major supplier to this industry, so these conditions define the company’s daily operation. No […]

        The 6 technology trends affecting the security sector in 2022

        It only feels like five minutes since we published our 2021 technology trends post. The past year has flown by. I hope it’s been a positive one for all of you, and though we’re still experiencing an uncertain environment, you’ve remained healthy and safe. As ever, I tend to start thinking about next year’s technology […]

          How surveillance cameras add value to digital twin cities

          Virtual worlds have been receiving a lot of attention recently, not least due to the focus on the potential new ‘metaverse’ we’ll all no doubt be encouraged to join. From a smart city perspective, creating models of the processes and journeys occurring across the urban environment can bring many benefits, helping city authorities more quickly […]

            How retailers can use network audio to level up in-store operations

            We are all used to hearing promotions, call-outs and notifications about closing time when shopping. Speakers in stores have been helpful for decades. But what about network audio, how can retailers benefit from using those instead of traditional speaker systems? And what happens when connecting audio with video? There are a number of ways that […]