21 July 2014

IREC participates in the project PREEMTIVE

Nowadays utility companies need to reduce the cost of running their core operations. This objective is achieved primarily by increasing industrial process automation, thus minimizing the human impact on those costs. The wide-spread use of automation systems, and the establishment of new interconnections that were simply not there in the past, have exposed implications concerning the availability of the assets. This in turn impacts the security and safety of the processes. Software and component vendors have introduced an additional worsening factor for security. They have begun to include in their products COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) in order to improve interoperability among utility networks and lower their development costs. As a result, critical systems now run on common software platforms (such as Windows) for which vulnerabilities are regularly discovered. Attackers can leverage those vulnerabilities to gain access to critical systems and alter critical operation.

15 July 2014

L’IREC participa a Barcelona a la 20 th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies

L’Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya (IREC) participa a la vintena edició de la Conferència de la Federació Internacional de Societats d’Investigació Operativa (IFORS) (International Federation of Operational Reserach Societes), que es celebra del 13 al 18 de juliol al Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB). La federació organitzadora del congrés aglutina les societats nacionals de recerca de 45 països d'Àsia Pacífic, Amèrica del Nord, Sud-amèrica i Europa.

14 July 2014

IREC participates in the Green@hospitals Project to achieve energy savings in the hospitals

The Green@hospital project main purpose is the integration of ICT solutions in order to obtain important energy savings in the hospital sector. These savings will be achieved by the application of new systems/concepts of control. Those will enable to improve the energy management and to reduce the energy losses of the systems.

The project is working on 4 different hospitals all around Europe. A total of 9 systems have been analyzed and improved, including: lighting, Data centers cooling, heating and cooling of dependencies and surgery rooms ventilation.

10 July 2014

The ‘start-up’ Ledmotive provides intelligent lighting to the latest exhibition at the National Gallery in London

Ledmotive has developed a new smart technology based on LEDs. Its light source is customized and can vary dynamically, either reproducing exactly the light of a natural emitter such as a candle or the Sun, or by making it possible to design or create light with computer software.

This technology has applications in many fields such as health, sensory marketing, agriculture, residential market, scientific research and art, where Ledmotive is displaying their technology at one of the most important museums in the word, the National Gallery.

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