San Mateo County, CA opens smart region innovation center

  • San Mateo County, CA has opened SMC Labs, which it is touting as a “smart solutions” innovation center in Silicon Valley.
  • The first-of-its-kind center for the region will bring together cities, residents, universities and businesses to share resources and work together to solve problems.
  • Ulysses Vinson, San Mateo County’s chief smart communities officer, told Smart Cities Dive in an email the center will bring “new and innovative internet of things (IoT) technologies to 22 cities and large unincorporated areas of our county.”

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County Launches First-of-its-Kind “Smart Region” Innovation Center

Redwood City — In an effort to foster borderless technology innovation, the County of San Mateo
opened SMC Labs, a “smart solutions” innovation center, at its main campus in Redwood City as a
way to bring cities, agencies, residents, universities and businesses together with solutions providers,
domain experts and resources to co-create innovative solutions for complex regional problems.
The County announced the creation of SMC Labs today at IoT World 2018, the industry’s leading
IoT conference attended by over 12,000 Internet of Things (IoT) professionals in Santa Clara, CA.

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Helium

Helium is building a decentralized machine network and invites you to be a part of it. The Helium decentralized machine network simplifies connecting anything to the internet through a new combination of physical blockchain, wireless network, and open-source

software. A blockchain provides a unique way to build a decentralized network for machines to autonomously connect and rewards anyone for providing coverage. Wireless network infrastructure makes it easy to create highly reliable, secure connected machines with radio technology that supports long range (miles), extended battery life (years), and bidirectional capability. Open-source software is available to provision and manage machines, route traffic and ensure deployments are future proofed. The software works out of the box or can be customized for specific needs.

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