Summer in the City at Harvey Mudd College

Create Smart Cities boosting community resources and talents: PilotCity is partnering with the City of San Leandro, California, and tech company OSIsoft to enroll college and university students in the development of highly innovative technologies for urban applications.

Leveraging PE Smart Urban Network - the smart platform which in San Leandro enables smart streetlights and other services - a group of Harvey Mudd College students worked on a Smart Waste project, dealing with all hardware and software components. The new smart trash cans are expected to debut in San Leandro in the next few months thanks to the engagement of the City's Public Works Department.

Read more on Harvey Mudd College Magazine


The world's smallest fidget spinner

A fidget spinner using a MinebeaMitsumi's ball bearing with 1.5mm outer diameter has been accredited by GUINESS WORLD RECORDS™ as the world's smallest fidget spinner.

Ball bearings are usually not around people's sight, but they have received lots of attention due to the recent popularity of fidget spinners. MinebeaMitsumi is the world's leading manufacturer of miniature and small-sized ball bearings, up to 22mm in external diameter, and has a global market share in excess of 60%. Bearings are mainly used in information and telecommunications equipment, household electrical appliances and motors for electric control systems of automobile.

The Japanese company took the challenge of integrating a ball bearing with a 1.5mm outer diameter (already recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS in 2015 as the smallest commercially available steel ball bearing) on a fidget spinner.

Read MinebeaMitsumi's press release


Smart meters in Gambarogno, Switzerland

Swiss utility Società Elettrica Sopracenerina joined the enCOMPASS project and is working in Gambarogno to implement a pilot project to save energy and favour sustainable behaviours.

In Contone district, two public buildings (a school and the City seat) and about 100 residential houses will be equipped with a Smart Metering infrastructure to remotely monitor energy use. Paradox Engineering will be fully supporting this step.

Energy data will be collected and analyzed in real time. Users will check them through a mobile app and receive suggestions to be more efficient without sacrificing individual comfort. School children will also be engaged in a training program.

Read more on Ticino News


Sustainable and livable Cities: two successful cases

City Managers are nowadays called to build inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable urban communities. Smart technologies can help improving quality of public services and citizen satisfaction, reducing energy consumption, optimizing costs and simplifying processes. Acquiring and correlating data from urban assets is the first step to provide actionable information to feed strategic decisions about services efficiency and improvements, and take evidence-based actions where and when needed.

Our CEO introduces Paradox Engineering's vision and two successful cases: the City of San Leandro and the University of California in San Diego.

Read more on the Italian magazine Fieldbus & Networks, we are on page 66.


Cities and factories become smart

Design and create revolutionary applications and systems is our goal. Since its foundation, Paradox Engineering has been pioneering outstanding technologies to enable what common sense holds to be paradoxical - as our company name suggests.

Read more about us on the Swiss magazine Ticino Management.


Smart Cities, is future knocking at the door?

City managers are challenged by shrinking resources and the need to provide efficient and quality services to growing urban communities. Technology can enable the implementation of future proof Smart City models, where urban development is clearly aimed at social inclusion, resiliency, and sustainability.

Paradox Engineering's vision and experience on the Italian magazine Efficiency & Environment (from page 34).


Smart Manufacturing: the great opportunity

Manufacturing companies collect and analyze less than 5% of their industrial data - think of temperature, pressure, emissions, vibration, etc. data generated by operating plants. But this information is critical to take evidence-based decisions and improve productivity and efficiency, also enhancing sustainability performance of key processes. Paradox Engineering's opinion in the dossier published by the Italian magazine Eureka!

Read the article (from page 110)


Live from #IAA2017: Smart urban networks for smarter Cities

Smart Cities need smart infrastructures to manage and control key urban services, including street lighting, solid waste collection, parking management, and more. Thanks to the Internet of Things, dumb objects such as street lamps become intelligent, switching off or dimming when full light intensity is not needed.

Watch Paradox Engineering's interview at TG5 - Mediaset (starting at about 00:30).

 

 

 


Industrial IoT: services coming from the cloud

Leveraging industrial data and Internet of Things technologies, manufacturing companies can implement advanced services to improve products, process and innovation flows, also evolving relationships with customers and stakeholders. Paradox Engineering's view about the Industrial IoT in the dossier published on the Italian magazine Fieldbus&Networks.

 

2017 09 01 Fieldbus & Networks_Industrial IoT


San Leandro

San Leandro: water pollution control plant to go solar

The Californian Energy Commission gave San Leandro $2 million in grant funding to build a solar power system at the water pollution control plant. The city has been focusing on going green for some time now, and the LED street light conversion is over 85 percent completed. The Smart Lighting solution is based on Paradox Engineering's technology.

2017 08 03 San Leandro Times_San Leandro