World’s 1st IoT complex to be constructed in Korea

2015_01_IoT complexThe audience can see action replay of specific scenes at a ball park on the weekend using a WiFi-enabled smartphone. They also can order chicken and beer from a snack bar to the very seat they are sitting. Such ‘Smart Service’ is expected to be realized in some cities of Korea from the second half this year. According to the Ministry of Science, ICT and future planning and the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) on Sunday, two complexes of Internet of Things (IoT) would be constructed in Korea for the first time in the world. In these complexes, even business processes are connected to the internet, beyond connections between equipment and person and between equipment and equipment.

Candidate locations narrowed down to the four – Bukchon (traditional culture) in Seoul, Centum City in Haeundae Busan, Songdo in Incheon and Health Care Complex in Daegu. The government is expected to select two among the four places by March, introducing service in the second half through preparations including platform construction. It has already allotted budget worth 12.5 billion won ($11.5 million) for the materialization of the complexes.

For full article, see Maeil Business.



Seoul City plans solar panels

Seoul Metropolitan Government  unveiled a plan to install solar panels on around 10,000 buildings, schools and houses by 2014. The city aims to increase the use of photovoltaic energy to 320 megawatts of electricity by that year.

Half of the energy will be generated from rooftops or idle facilities of public offices and schools, while the other half from private buildings and houses. The city will also make an online solar map that shows the expected generating capacity of the solar power and whether buildings and houses can be equipped with photovoltaic facilities.

For full article see Korea Herald.