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ASU Collaboratory to Focus on Connected Environments

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Arizona State University has partnered with Cox Communications to launch the Connected Environments Collaboratory, an incubation center and convening space devoted to connected environments and the Internet of Things.

Part of the collaboratory's mission is to drive the development of Arizona's Smart Region infrastructure and engage "city leaders and citizens, nonprofits, faculty, student researchers, industry experts and visiting scholars to build the metropolis and regional infrastructure of the future," according to a news announcement. The focus will be on solving real challenges within the Greater Phoenix community with next-gen Internet of Things solutions: for example, applications for more sustainable buildings, learning experiences in augmented and virtual reality, technologies to overhaul transportation infrastructure, and more.

Cox will roll out a comprehensive wired and wireless network on the ASU campus, and work with the university to utilize Cox's gigabit network and extend its fiber infrastructure throughout the region.

"We are eager to see the Cox Connected Environments Collaboratory at ASU drive smart region applications that combine people, connected devices, data and processes to improve community operations and the citizen experience," said Lev Gonick, chief information officer for Arizona State University, in a statement.

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