MAGIC’s Smart Home Project Heads to 2017 Global City Team Challenge Expo

  • Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC)
  • Skayl
WESTMINISTER, MD — The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) heads to the 2017 Global City Team Challenge Expo in Washington DC on Monday, August 28, 2017 through Tuesday, August 29, 2017 to present the MAGIC Smart Home Project. MAGIC fosters economic development by leveraging the gigabit services enabled by the Westminster Fiber Network to create technology jobs, nurture technology start-ups, and demonstrate innovative technology solutions.

Best Practices for Smart Cities
Led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Global City Team Challenge (GCTC) Expo is a yearly event where more than 100 global cities and communities in partnership with more than 300 companies, universities, nonprofits, and government agencies gather to share real-world examples and best practices for smart cities. Smart cities use the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices and systems to enhance the quality of life for their citizens. GCTC’s long term goal is to create replicable smart city models with measurable benefits to cities and communities.

“MAGIC is excited to share what we are doing in Westminster with others at this event, as well as, learn from other innovative cities around the world,” said Rupp, executive director of MAGIC. “I expect we will return with more ways to make our community a leader in technology innovation.”

MAGIC, and partnering technology company, Skayl, will present the MAGIC Smart Home Project at the expo. The project is an innovative collaboration that demonstrates a variety of broadband enabled technologies in a residential setting. Through the collaboration of numerous technology companies, such as Skayl, Open Professional Group, Ting, and Entry Point, the MAGIC Smart Home project combines telemedicine and in-home monitoring and controls to improve the quality of life of medically fragile adults with intellectual disabilities living in two homes managed by Target Community and Educational Services.


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