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Libelium Adds Sensors to Telefonica's M2M Smart Cities Portfolio

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez November 20, 2012

Libelium, a company that provides wireless sensors that compose a part of Smart Cities solutions, just entered an agreement with Telefónica, a very large group of telecommunications properties based in Barcelona, Spain, in which Libelium will include its new "Waspmote" Plug & Sense wireless sensors within Telefónica's own Smart Cities solutions.

Telefónica’s Smart Cities portfolio intends to elicit the "Internet of machines" concept that drives the very core of M2M, with communication between city utilities such as traffic signals and garbage collection facilities. A report written by Telefónica regarding Smart Cities estimates that parks and other public recreational areas in cities will save 15 percent of their water, and traffic management systems will save 17 percent on CO2 emissions when adopting this new concept.

Customers of Telefónica will now have the ability to use Waspmote sensors when choosing the company's Smart Cities portfolio. The main focus points for Telefónica's solutions are agricultural monitoring, environmental monitoring, security, traffic management and water management.

Alicia Asin, CEO at Libelium, said, "Partnering with Telefónica reinforces our position as an enabler of Smart Cities solutions, and we add a sales channel with one of the world's main carriers. The integration was very easy due to Waspmote's modularity."

Libelium's addition to Telefónica's Smart Cities portfolio will add a highly energy-efficient and long-range sensor for development purposes. Waspmote will be able to measure environmental factors such as CO emissions, temperature, liquid level, weight, pressure, humidity, luminocity, acceleration of remote objects, soil moisture and solar radiation.

Its range of uses, along with its open-source API, will make it a very powerful component of any Smart City that needs to collect environmental data and transmit it across a distance of 7 kilometers at a 2.4 GHz band, with an enclosure that allows it to resist most unfriendly environments.




Edited by Braden Becker

IoTevolutionworld Contributor

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