UK company wins major IoT award

Technology firm Connexin has won the IoT Breakthrough award for smart city deployment of the year, for its work with the Newcastle Smart Road pilot.

According to the company, this year’s awards attracted more than 3,500 nominations from across the globe covering a range of categories, including industrial and enterprise IoT, smart city, connected home, home automation and connected car. Other winners included Samsung, Toshiba, Vodafone, Philips, Sony and Fitbit.

The Newcastle Smart Road project consists of a number of IoT applications, including the use of data to predict parking spaces, pollution analysis, as well as street light power consumption management.

Speaking of the recent recognition, Furqan Alamgir, CEO and founder at Connexin said: “This award demonstrates our leadership in this space, and shows we can compete and win on a global level. I’d like to acknowledge and thank the partners we collaborated with on this project, without whom it would not have been possible.

“Smart technologies have now come of age, but the truth is no single organisation can make smart cities happen on their own. Governments, businesses, the education sector and citizens need to work together to grasp the opportunity. The sum is way greater than the individual parts, and this project is a perfect demonstrator of all the parts working together.”

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