You. Smart. Thing.

You. Smart. Thing.

A blog about technology and privacy

Department for Transport Backs Interactive Train Station Technology

Interactive Locations and Intelligent Digital Signage (iLIDS)

The Department for Transport has awarded UK technology company, Enable International, together with The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), Arriva UK Trains and research partners the University of Surrey, funding through its £9m Innovate UK ‘Accelerating Innovation in Rail’ programme. The money will be used to research, develop and test new technology to improve information, safety and accessibility on railway station platforms.

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‘Enabling’ Intelligent Trains

MyJrny ‘Smart-train’ Passenger Counting & Real-time Information System Successfully Piloted by Chiltern Railways

“It’s been fantastic to be able to engage train staff and passengers in testing a system that reconciles real-time information from individual carriages with timetabled train services.” 

Chris Thompson, Chief Strategy Officer, Enable iD

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Call For Suppliers

We don’t want satisfactory, we want wow!

If you can deliver ‘wow’ in the fast-paced technology market, if your team treats every problem as a new opportunity, and if you can clearly demonstrate market-leading expertise, we’d love to hear from you!

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TOC Ability

GB rail industry funds improved passenger accessibility

TOC Ability is a new digital platform concept being designed to connect train operator and service provider systems, bringing real improvements to train journeys for disabled customers.

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Big Data Corridor

Delivering tailored innovation support for regional SMEs

“For every organisation and citizen across the UK to realise the full potential, benefits and value of big data, it’s vital we raise understanding and awareness of what big data is and where the opportunities lie.” 
Sue Daley, Head of Programme for Big Data, Cloud & Mobile, TechUK

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Technology Project Manager

An outstanding opportunity to join Enable iD

Enable iD is a specialist product & service development company focused on the delivery of Internet of Things and personalised data solutions.

A subsidiary of established bespoke software company, Enable International, we set out in January 2015 to help organisations develop ‘smart’ products and services that deliver improved performance by giving individuals ownership and control of their data.

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Enable iD & Proxama Marketing Partnership

New partnership will deliver ‘advertising-as-a-service’ to rail commuters

Proxama PLC, the leading mobile proximity marketing experts, today announced that as part of a wider customer information trial, its beacons have been installed on a number of Chiltern Railways’ Birmingham to London mainline trains.

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Engineering Change

The Socioeconomics of the Internet of Things

Pictured: Adam Smith, 1723 – 1790. Argued for free trade, market competition and the morality of private enterprise.

Between studies, whilst temping at Enable Software (Enable iD’s parent company), I was tasked with writing this blog article. Whilst experienced enough in writing artciels, I was at first unaware of the finer details of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), even if I was still confident I had a relatively good grasp of the concept.

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UK Pilots ‘Personal Travel Assistant’ Ecosystem

A unique transport network big data collaboration is set to ease congestion and help put the UK economy on the right track.

Brits will be amongst the first in the world to get chance to try out the latest Internet and personal information management technology, tailored to their travel needs.

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Rolling Out A ‘Hub-of-All-Things’

Original article published on Hub of All Things.

Enable iD was established a year ago to exploit Hub-of-All-Things (HAT) research, a unique approach to personal data management developed by the UK’s leading Universities. HAT makes sense of our personal data, in order to save us time, money and improve our lives whilst preserving and even increasing the value of our privacy.

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The HAT, IoT & the Cloud

Original article published on Hub of All Things.

It’s commonly stated that individuals: a) don’t know what their personal data is worth, and b) give it up in exchange for “free” services, which then are powered economically by the value of the large amount of user data in terms of targeted advertising, marketing recommendations, analytics, and so forth. This is the famous two-sided market. In a similar way, the Internet of Things (IoT) has largely evolved a collection of services that often appear to be free, but in fact make this same trade-off. Hence, smart metering for utilities empowers the electricity-generating and grid companies to optimise their price/performance better, just as Tesco’s Clubcard allows the supermarket group to optimise its range and quality of goods.

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