The Smart Cities paradigm relies among other things on the gathering of specific information, which is used for managing one or more specific urban subsystems, such as Energy and Public Lighting Management. That information needs to be captured or sensed by dedicated devices, which take readings of specific metrics that are used in the reasoning processes for the control and management of such urban subsystems. The latter include therefore a network of sensing devices, usually fixed. As in any other data communication network, it is crucial to ensure security, in this case namely due to the particularly critical nature of the involved information required in the control and management of such vital urban subsystems.

The Global Electronic market for access control and security devices has once again recovered, and is growing.  Primary drivers are concerns over security and the safety of personnel, rising crime rates and the terrorist threat. Linked also to the access control market is the growth in building management systems.  This growth is driven by a desire for the financial benefits from active building management and associated deficiencies, by “Green” and environmental issues and by the requirements of enhanced security.

Today, several shopping channels coexist: legacy brick & mortar shops, e-commerce web sites, m-commerce, ... They are based on different technical and functional environments, different information systems. The fluidity of user experience is not guaranteed.

The H2O project could bring improvements in the way theme parks deal with preparation, orders, checkout, park access and purchases.

ASTUS provides doctors, nurses and their patients, with a simple yet effective solution for remote monitoring of patient health.