The smart cities of our not-too-distant future will be enabled by the
Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that are increasingly in our
midst today. These technologies consist of systems that can be scaled
to deliver the smart-city promise of new services, convenience and
public safety, and smart buildings will be among the key building
blocks for these cities of tomorrow. UL is pleased to be collaborating
with the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) to help
accelerate and support the development and implementation of these new
technologies in buildings and the benefits they will bring to us all.
To start, UL and TIA are collaborating on an online learning
management platform to support the smart building market. This
platform will educate and inform stakeholders on the many different
aspects of and solutions available for this emerging market.
Exchanging commercial, technical and standardization insights helps
TIA and UL develop a common vision for what is needed to accelerate
the deployment of smart building – and smart city – technologies.
This will also enrich the relevant standards and training needed for
effective and safe implementation.
“This collaboration with TIA presents an opportunity to help advance
societal well-being by helping to bring visibility to the value
inherent in smart buildings and, ultimately, smart cities,” said
Weifang Zhou, president of UL’s Connected Technologies business