Technology http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6631/more en Communications experts gather at IWCE 2017 http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/communications-experts-gather-iwce-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Over 7,000 communications technology professionals gathered in Las Vegas for the 40th annual International Wireless Communications Expo to network, learn more about the industry and check out innovative technologies from more than 400 exhibitors, 100 of which were new to the event.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/communications-experts-gather-iwce-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/communications-experts-gather-iwce-2017#comments Technology Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:08:00 +0000 77191 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>IWCE 2017 in Las Vegas. Photo by Derek Prall.</p> Medical center cuts energy and other costs with new mechanical systems http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/medical-center-cuts-energy-and-other-costs-new-mechanical-systems <div class="node-body article-body">ConEdison Solutions, a national energy services company, served as prime contractor on an energy upgrade project at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northport, N.Y.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/medical-center-cuts-energy-and-other-costs-new-mechanical-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/medical-center-cuts-energy-and-other-costs-new-mechanical-systems#comments Buildings & Facilities Facilities Products at Work Green Technology Sustainability Technology Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:58:00 +0000 77151 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Helicopters were used to hoist some of the mechanical systems and other equipment installed in the NVAMC infrastructure upgrade.</p> Hacker sounds Dallas weather sirens for 95 minutes http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/hacker-sounds-dallas-weather-sirens-95-minutes <div class="node-body article-body">A hacker created a cacophonous symphony using all 156 of Dallas’ weather sirens as his instruments. The tumult lasted over an hour and a half Friday night and went on until early Saturday morning.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/hacker-sounds-dallas-weather-sirens-95-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/hacker-sounds-dallas-weather-sirens-95-minutes#comments Broadband Government Security Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:26:00 +0000 77081 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A tornado siren. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Emergency_Tornado_Siren_-_Sauk_Rapids,_Minnesota_(25367993135).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Three traffic relief ideas from cities with the shortest commutes http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-traffic-relief-ideas-cities-shortest-commutes <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Publications Editor Kevin Ebi discusses lessons cities can learn from cities like San Diego, Cincinnati, Buffalo, N.Y. and Milwaukee, Wisc.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-traffic-relief-ideas-cities-shortest-commutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-traffic-relief-ideas-cities-shortest-commutes#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Council Viewpoints Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:00:00 +0000 74671 at http://americancityandcounty.com Why Kansas City, Mo., leaders want a smart city—and how they're doing it http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-kansas-city-mo-leaders-want-smart-city-and-how-theyre-doing-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Staff Writer Doug Peeples explains how Kansas City, Mo., leaders started small in their quest to make their city a smart city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-kansas-city-mo-leaders-want-smart-city-and-how-theyre-doing-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-kansas-city-mo-leaders-want-smart-city-and-how-theyre-doing-it#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Council Viewpoints Sun, 09 Apr 2017 19:07:00 +0000 75421 at http://americancityandcounty.com Albuquerque scammed out of at least $400,000 in electronic fraud scheme http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/albuquerque-scammed-out-least-400000-electronic-fraud-scheme <div class="node-body article-body">A fraudulent billing scheme has swindled Albuquerque, N.M. out of over $400,000.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/albuquerque-scammed-out-least-400000-electronic-fraud-scheme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/albuquerque-scammed-out-least-400000-electronic-fraud-scheme#comments Finance Records Management Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:37:00 +0000 77021 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e4/1%2C5_und_10_Dollarnoten.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Meet San Diego's new IoT platform — and build your own http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/meet-san-diegos-new-iot-platform-and-build-your-own <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst explains how San Diego's new streetlight system is making its data network more efficient.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/meet-san-diegos-new-iot-platform-and-build-your-own" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/meet-san-diegos-new-iot-platform-and-build-your-own#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Council Viewpoints Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:31:00 +0000 76991 at http://americancityandcounty.com Cloud financial platform helps promote local government budget transparency http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/cloud-financial-platform-helps-promote-local-government-budget-transparency <div class="node-body article-body">Cities and counties across the U.S. are using the OpenGov platform to make their budgets transparent for residents.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/cloud-financial-platform-helps-promote-local-government-budget-transparency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/cloud-financial-platform-helps-promote-local-government-budget-transparency#comments Cloud Computing Finance Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:12:00 +0000 76971 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Screenshot of Omaha&#39;s OpenGov&nbsp;budget platform.</p> Need smart cities funding? There’s a new source of help http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/need-smart-cities-funding-there-s-new-source-help <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst discusses the Smart City Corporate Partners Program, which gets cities federal funding to advance their projects.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/need-smart-cities-funding-there-s-new-source-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/need-smart-cities-funding-there-s-new-source-help#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Council Viewpoints Mon, 03 Apr 2017 18:17:00 +0000 76931 at http://americancityandcounty.com Stationary compactor is suited for government facilities http://americancityandcounty.com/material-handling/stationary-compactor-suited-government-facilities <div class="node-body article-body">The CP-2102 Compactor can be used to process waste in a variety of facilities. It helps reduce hauling costs and employee labor with fewer trips to the landfill. The manufacturer is SP Industries.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/material-handling/stationary-compactor-suited-government-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/material-handling/stationary-compactor-suited-government-facilities#comments Material Handling Waste Technology Technology Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:38:00 +0000 76891 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: the CP-2102 compactor from SP Industries.</p>