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May 13, 15

"Johnson Controls' Metasys Building Automation System has been integrated with Cisco's Energy Manager (CEM), enabling data centres to manage energy usage.

The solution was built on an interface for mobile devices and desktop workstations, enabling facilities managers to control performance across heating, lighting, fire safety, office vending machines and IT and Communications assets."

  • Johnson Controls' Metasys Building Automation System has been integrated with Cisco's Energy Manager (CEM), enabling data centres to manage energy usage.
  • The company said the solution could lead to efficiency gains of up to 16%,

  • Under Refresh, Cisco authorized resellers are now able to sell refurbished Cisco kit backed up by the same warranty and service support as if they were selling brand-new kit

  • Cisco’s new 6,000-square-foot centre on the mezzanine of the new RBC WaterPark Place III building on Toronto’s Queens Quay
  • “There is no better sales tool for us,” said Rick Huijbregts, Cisco’s vice-president of industry transformation. “We can bring our customers in and show how video enables us and changes the way we work, how mobility is changing how we work, how adding analytics to our Wi-Fi is giving us data about utilization of our space …

    “No PowerPoint or video will do that as much justice as our new office will do directly.”

  • Heating, cooling and lighting will be controlled through the Ethernet rather than traditional electrical cables; lights will provide advanced analytics such as temperature, illumination and motion to help the building determine when lights should be switched on or off.

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  • Torontonians should look for at least 40 new automated kiosks launching within a year.
May 10, 15

Long View: R&D Spending 1981-2013. Analysis: http://t.co/D51UCwxrEf & http://t.co/aJfPg99Sph #cdnpoli #cdnsci #cdnPSE http://t.co/d9TYp2kjNs
Many funding sources for Canadian research, discovery, innovation. #Innovation Report Fall '15 http://t.co/eZTtW8ELfX http://t.co/gkNlId21sQ

May 08, 15

"Cisco acquires Tropo cloud API platform, gets serious about attracting developers to build for its UC&C apps.

Cisco announced this morning its intent to acquire cloud API platform provider Tropo. Together, Cisco and Tropo will provide a collaboration platform-as-a-service (CPaaS) aimed at letting enterprise and partner developers communications-enable applications with ease."

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