Internet of things

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Behind the scenes of research: “digital twins” in industry

Research at Orange is organised around nine priority areas, one of which concentrates on the IoT. Each area is divided into different research programmes and each programme is subdivided into several projects. With the approaches and the overall visions driven by the managers of each area, it is up to the teams to explore all […]


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Drinking water network management grows in intelligence

In a context of diminishing resources and within an ever more stringent regulatory framework, both public and private drinking water suppliers are faced with complex and growing challenges: tracking water quality, improving network performance, reducing operating costs, and energy efficiency. Challenges that smart network management can help them to face up to. Smart network management […]


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Extend the life of IoT devices thanks to smartphones

It’s 6 pm and I’m leaving work on my bike. Using GPS coordinates, my connected watch lets my household know I’m on my way. Hang on, I’ve got a message from my fridge: “We need more butter and eggs”. Quick detour to the supermarket and I’m back home. Red alert from my son’s schoolbag: Oscar still […]


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Scanning and scalability are the two challenges facing a global directory of things

Thing in the future is an integrative research platform dedicated to the Internet of Things. Its purpose is to index connected and unconnected physical-world things and to create relationships between each of them. To simplify the jargon, in Thing in the future, these digital twins of physical things are called avatars. Thing in the future […]


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2009–2019: back to the future of cloud computing

The personal cloud, mobile cloud, vertical cloud, open source cloud, etc. – these major developments in cloud computing foreseen by Orange back in 2009 are now a reality.


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The future of smart buildings with Thing’in

The management of complex systems such as buildings requires going beyond connected object-centric approaches based on the Internet platforms of today's Objects.


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How to collect feedback about things and explore a graph-based quality management – aka “Let’s make the world great again”

The Feedchain not only processes the information contained in the feedback, but also supports purchasing decisions based on the feedback previously collected.


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Beyond IoT: Digital Twins and Cyber-Physical Systems

Digital twins originated from the special requirements of a few critical systems. They aim at providing a comprehensive and accurate numerical replica of some advanced.


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Device Management in the connected world of tomorrow

As the Internet of things is on the rise, innovative solutions are emerging to evolve and optimise Device Management.


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An example of semantics at work :
bridging two Internet of Things platforms

Here we illustrate the federating process through a small example from a (semi-)smart building, illustrated in the figure below. Our toy configuration consists of a room and a corridor in the same building. The room is equipped with a presence sensor and a door contact sensor, while the corridor is equipped with a movement sensor […]


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“Transition techs”, a new kind of commitment

“Transition techs” are startups that want to help individuals engage in sustainable behaviour using digital technologies.


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Taking control of our data

The work of researcher-designers Rose Dumesny and Catherine Ramus looks at ways of making our heterogeneous data set perceptible.