Digi-Key launches smart cities video series

April 28, 2021 // By Rich Pell
Digi-Key launches smart cities video series
Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics has launched a new three-part video series focused on smart cities.

Sponsored by connectivity and sensor company TE Connectivity and microcontroller and mixed-signal semiconductor company Microchip Technology, the video series - " Smarter, Safer Cities " - focuses on some of the most advanced cities in the world, and how the latest technology and innovations in public safety combine to reshape the way people work, commute, and live in the smart cities of the modern era.

"We're excited to explore and share how smart city technologies are transforming and empowering everything from public safety to sustainability, energy management and electric/autonomous vehicles to safe and productive workspaces," says Robbie Paul, director of IoT business solutions for Digi-Key Electronics. "Smart cities are the future and many Digi-Key customers and suppliers are playing critical roles in delivering innovative technologies to bring smart cities to life."

The first of the three videos in the series, "Public Safety Through Enhanced Awareness," is now live on Digi-Key's website, and available in all local languages served. The second video titled "Harvesting and Storing Sustainable Energy" will be released in May and the third titled "Office Workers in The Next Normal" in June.

Microchip Senior Vice President, Analog Power and Interface Business Unit Rich Simoncic says, "As IoT and 5G continue to rapidly advance, Microchip is excited to harness the power of these innovative technologies and lay the groundwork for safer, smarter cities. Our partnership with Digi-Key helps to fuel their customers' innovations, from providing components to build out smart energy grids and charging applications for autonomous vehicles to automated technology that improves both the safety and productivity of office workers."

Rickard Barrefelt, senior manager field application engineering at TE says, "As a trusted distribution partner for more than 35 years, Digi-Key brings its customers the latest, cutting-edge critical components they need, including TE Connectivity's antennas, RF, harsh-environment cables, high-speed, low-speed connectors, power products and sensors solutions, to develop new technologies to advance smart cities. We're proud to sponsor

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