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Issue 10 • Oct. 1993

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  • Systems evolution in intelligent buildings

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):22 - 26
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    The functional evolution of intelligent building systems is reviewed. Office automation systems, communications systems, building automation systems, building engineering and environmental planning technologies are discussed. The diversification of intelligent buildings and intelligent building management are also discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Building the intelligent island

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):28 - 34
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The IT2000 project, Singapore's national information technology (IT) effort to create the intelligent island, is introduced. The motivation for Singapore's government and other parties in taking an active role in the development of the National Information Infrastructure (NII) is outlined, and a strategic framework for coordinating the development of different aspects of the NII is presented. The ... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual offices

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):36 - 38
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (3)
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    A concept for a new business communication environment consisting of a shared and interactive multiuser virtual space that consists of a computer-graphics-based virtual space and video-based objects is proposed. This combination results in an extremely flexible environment for remote human collaboration. The human interface, which entails walking and interacting within the virtual space and offers... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent materials for intelligent structures

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):40 - 45
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    A significant amount of development work has been performed on materials with embedded sensory capabilities for civil structures. An excellent candidate is reinforced concrete, a ubiquitous composite construction material. Results from laboratory and field studies concerning the use of fiber-optic sensors embedded in concrete are discussed. The embedded fiber optics can be used in information netw... View full abstract»

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  • A systematic approach to intelligent building design

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):46 - 48
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (1)
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    The Future Intelligent System and Engineering Service for Buildings (FINEBIL) concept, which integrates intelligent building marketing, engineering and construction is reviewed. The integration of facilities management, building automation, data communication, and office automation systems, called for in the FINEBIL-System Development Engineering Methodology (SDEM) is summarized. It consists of st... View full abstract»

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  • Internetworked PBX-computer systems for intelligent building applications

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):50 - 51
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    Intelligent building systems are concerned with information that pertains directly to individual workers: working hours, meeting schedules, and times for training lectures or seminars. The kinds of information used in Japanese office buildings and applications designed to manage that information are discussed. PBX-computer internetworking in a typical Japanese office is described.<> View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent home systems

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):52 - 61
    Cited by:  Papers (18)  |  Patents (21)
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    The home automation system module, communications standards developed in the US by the Electronic Industry Association (EIA) and known as the Consumer Electronic Bus (CEBus) is reviewed. The CEBus network node architecture application layer, network layer, data link layer, physical layer, and access protocol are discussed. The different media used for CEBus communication are described.<> View full abstract»

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  • War damage to the telecommunications infrastructure in Croatia

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):62 - 66
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    The war damage suffered by the telecommunications and communication infrastructure in Croatia is described. The history of telephone technology in Croatia is reviewed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Telecommunication tariffs in central Europe

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):68 - 73
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    Higher telephone penetration and the availability of other telecommunication services are prerequisites for the overall development of economics in central Europe. Therefore, many of the countries in that region have commenced ambitious programs for the modernization and expansion of their telecommunication networks. The outdated tariff structures, inherited from periods of massive excess demand, ... View full abstract»

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