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Forestry Friday Spotlight: Corporate Responsibility for Restoring Ecosystems

The tragedy of Sierra Leone’s mudslides — which killed over 200 people earlier this week — is a severe reminder that we have a responsibility to sustainability. Heavy deforestation and poor urban planning combined with especially intense monsoons precipitated the disaster, creating rapid erosion and vulnerable communities. We mourn the loss of so many lives […]

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Made in America: Celebrating Conservation Entrepreneurs

As a company that values our “American Made” promise, we like to honor other innovators whose work bolsters America. Among our heroes is John Muir, credited as the “Father of the National Parks.” Though himself not made in America, he made a lasting mark on the United States by founding the American conservation effort. He […]

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Why the Cloud is Essential for IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing everything. For example, manufacturing is about to receive a huge boost in efficiency thanks to the rise of smart factories with millions of sensors and controllers that offer crucial real-time performance data. If you’re thinking that having millions of independent smart devices sounds like a major logistics challenge […]

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Engineer for a Day: Defining IoT Products

Engineer for a Day is a new feature for you to provide feedback and suggestions for products that are currently in development at Sealevel. Please provide input for our engineering team by commenting. We are actively preparing for the launch of our first true IoT hardware and software solutions. As we review current offerings in […]

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Goodbye Gridlock: How Technology is Making Traffic Signals Obsolete

Next time you’re stuck at a red light for what feels like an eternity, console yourself with this thought: the era of traffic signals is coming to an end. Smart cars and connected cities offer a whole new way of managing traffic, meaning that soon you’ll be able to sail through every intersection without worrying […]

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Saving Energy – Saving Money

We all want to be more energy efficient, whether it’s because we want to help fight climate change or mitigate dependency on foreign oil, or simply because we want to reduce our own energy bills. Becoming more efficient can be a challenge, however. There are competing standards and technologies, and it can be hard to […]

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Military Concerns Regarding the Internet of Things

The U.S. military has long been at the forefront of innovation, and their research efforts have led to many consumer goods that we now take for granted, such as microwave ovens, duct tape, GPS devices and even the internet itself. However, there is one area in which the U.S. military is conspicuously behind the civilian […]

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Sealevel National Convention 2016

Sealevel was proud to host our first Sealevel National Convention (SNC) in September. Our manufacturing representative partnerships are a relatively new sales component and this was a perfect opportunity to collaborate together and educate them on key differentiators. Reps came from across the United States and Canada to get to know Sealevel. Sealevel president Ben […]

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Will Technology Save America’s Railways?

Railway usage in the U.S. is very different from what it is in other developed nations. Here in America, the highest proportion of railroad usage is freight trains — around 43 percent of all rail traffic — and we also have one of the lowest rates of commuter travel. American railroads account for 10.5 billion […]

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IoT, IIoT, Industry 4.0: What’s the difference and does it matter?

Internet of Things. Industrial Internet of Things. Industry 4.0. While related, these terms are not interchangeable. Each entity has a different set of stakeholders, goals and implications. Let’s start with IoT. There is some speculation about the first use of Internet of Things (IoT) as the term to describe the interworking of devices but most […]

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