Delivering Smarter Buildings in China

Following Unifi.id’s Hangzhou win this week the Gongshu government have not only matched the prize amount given to Unifi.id from the Hangzhou government, but they've also included numerous other incentives in order to fast-track Unifi.id’s establishment in China. The Gongshu government clearly recognises the positive impact that Unifi.id’s technology will have on the high-rise building sector and are handing over two buildings to Unifi.id to deploy our cutting-edge technology immediately. Furthermore, it is both the Gongshu Government’s and our intention, to engage with the district fire services to illustrate to them the beneficial impact that Unifi.id will have on optimising the evacuation of high-rise buildings. The Gongshu and Hangzhou governments are aligned to ensure that the current limitations faced by their fire chiefs when they attempt to evacuate in high-rise buildings are eliminated. We will work together to make Hangzhou the world's first city where fire services know, in real-time as soon as a fire alarm is triggered, exactly how many people are in a building, where people with mobility constraints are located and where their firefighters are, as they work their way through the building. Through our Artificial Intelligence technology, we will be able to inform how long, based on all variables, how...

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China Embraces Unifi.id Solutions

The Hangzhou and Gongshu Government in China has exclusively chosen Unifi.id as the first company to award major grants to in Hangzhou. With these grants, they have honoured the idea of opening up a China HQ for Unifi.id. The new exclusive agreement, which promises rent-free offices along with sustainable grants, provides Unifi.id the ability to rapidly grow in China. Unifi.id has been pursuing the prospect of opening a China HQ for a while, as China’s long-term visions align with that of Unifi.id’s, one especially orientated around safety and security. China seems to be taking extremely seriously the inherent safety issues that are present in all high-rise buildings globally. They are constantly showing a firm interest in matters of security for their high-rise buildings that Unifi.id is able to supply. The government also sees the urgent need to lower carbon footprint sustainability. This has again resulted in them working with Unifi.id to assess all...

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Move on from the 2% digitally engaged.

Last week in Rome at World Retail Congress, Reward Technology was joined by 5 other companies that were chosen by WRC 2015 and Springwise, as the companies delivering the most innovative and disruptive solutions in the retail sector.Joining us on stage were companies like Viewsy, Xhockware and yReceipts. The group presented their solutions outlining the key innovations they are delivering to enhance greater efficiency in the checkout process, more insightful analytics, actionable reporting, new solutions around customer detection and barrier free communication methods in store.READ MORE – https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/move-from-2-digitally-engaged-paul-sheedy/...

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GDPR and Loyalty: Time to reset engagement

GDPR and Loyalty: Time to reset engagement The deadline for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation is fast approaching, 25 May 2018 to be exact. Our deadlines to adjust and adapt to the new rules introduced still has many retailers and businesses scratching their heads, wondering what exactly GDPR wants us to do and how we can do it. In this article, I discuss the issues retailers are facing and the advantages that the new regulation will bring. For retailers globally, GDPR is a daunting prospect that needs addressing. Retailers are required to adapt and modify their current set ups to accommodate the new regulations and failure to adhere to the GDPR regulations may well result in financial and reputational consequences. Data collected is no longer aligned with the spirit of the new rulesThe biggest issues that retailers face surround the vast swathes of data collected from loyalty cards and the reality...

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Marriott unveils shortlist for Testbed programme

Marriott Hotels has unveiled the eight shortlisted start-ups for this year’s Testbed European accelerator programme.The firms have been whittled down from around 150 submissions from 24 countries, and will now pitch their ideas to a panel of judges later this month.Among the companies are Reward Technology – a UK start-up offering guests personalized communication and services based on the detection of their loyalty / room cardREAD MORE - https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2017/08/12/marriott-unveils-shortlist-testbed-programme/...

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Marriott Hotels Announces The Shortlist For Its 2017 Testbed Programme

Marriott Hotels has announced the eight start-ups shortlisted for the 2017 edition of its European accelerator programme, TestBED. This year saw almost 150 start-ups from 24 different countries submitting their innovative solutions and technologies for consideration.Reward Technology – a UK start-up that has developed a digital engagement platform using smart card detection. Reward Technology offers guests personalised communication and services based on the detection of their loyalty and/or room key card.READ MORE - https://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4084069.html...

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Access control in the connected workplace 2017

IFSEC Global has surveyed hundreds of security professionals, facility managers and building owners/managers across 54 countries to ascertain just how integrated with one another smart building technologies are in a range of building types, from offices to industrial premises.READ MORE - https://www.ifsecglobal.com/access-control-connected-workplace-2017/...

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Titanic Building, “Met all the required building standards”

We know it wasn't the iceberg, it was the lack of lifeboats that was the flaw. Now Tuesday night’s tragic fire in Kensington is just the latest reminder of the issues cities like London still face in 21st century. Fire prevention and evacuation technologies are improving all the time and can be employed to reduce the risk to property and life, but many are forsaken, as the Grenfell fire sadly reminds us - 24 floors, one stairway. Why, given the heart-breaking outcomes, is everything possible not done to reduce the risks?One answer comes from the telling story of an amendment to the 2016 housing and planning bill that would have tried to ensure that all accommodation was safe for people to live in, but which was defeated by 312 votes to 219 because it would add “unnecessary regulation and cost to landlords.” Other anecdotes from the commercial space support the idea...

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Future Cities: Interviews with Startups, Investors, Influencers

Tech and investment trends in smart cities, drones, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, driverless cars, Internet of Things and other innovations that used to be sci-fi just a few years ago.By 2030 nearly 70% of the world’s population will be residents of a city. That means 3 billion more people will be living in cities in the next 30 years. Our generation is destined to witness an incredible number of new cities and new buildings built to host our new neighbours. Once these cities are built, they won’t be built again. And they won’t be changed easily either.READ MORE - http://www.dabcc.com/future-cities-interviews-with-startups-investors-influencers/? ...

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Internet of Things

Retail Technology wrote about how Software AG brings new capabilities by partnering with our loyalty card company Reward Technology.Reward Technology can deploy its innovative RFID property technology together with Software AG's powerful location analytics. This resolution permits retailers to achieve valuable info regarding their customers like wherever they pay the foremost time in-store and how regularly they visit, similarly as key knowledge regarding their buying and web-browsing history.Read the full article here:...

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