The vision of a truly smart home is becoming increasingly viable as new products arrive on the market all the time. More recently we’ve also seen a move away from time-consuming, expensive installation, in favour of a more agile solution that can integrate with existing kit.
Nettalliansen, an alliance consisting of 26 Norwegian energy distribution companies, entered in July into contract for the delivery of a new automated electricity metering solution. The contract was signed between Nettalliansen and Embriq as the prime contractor. The selected solution is based on Aidon technology.
OriginGPS, a manufacturer of miniature Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) solutions, has closed US$1.75 million of funding from existing shareholders and the technology accelerator, Lab IX.
Two recent announcements have focused attention on the security of IoT and connected devices, running versions of Wind River’s VxWorks, the most popular embedded operating system used in the world.
Philips introduced the first universal remote in 1985 under the brand name Magnavox; and CL 9, a startup founded by Steve Wozniak, introduced the first programmable remote control in 1987. Wozniak’s programmable remote was flexible but not commercially successful, as mainstream consumers believed that the device was too complicated to configure and use.
Acal BFi, a European provider of advanced technology solutions, have introduced Honeywell’s new ABP series of basic amplified board mount pressure sensors to the European market.
Digital utility meters help to prevent meter-reading errors and are rapidly increasing in importance for use with billing and energy management systems. FAST Forward AG’s EnergyCam products present a simple way to integrate analog utility meters into smart digital networks.
Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have long been wanting to move past being a dumb pipe into a customer’s home. They’ve taken a hit from VoIP and mobile providers, who have cut into their voice revenues; over the top (OTT) players, who are trying to wrestle away their video and television revenue, and alternative internet providers, who have cut in on their broadband revenues.
According to new research from IDC, the worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow from US$655.8 billion in 2014 to US$1.7 trillion in 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.9%.
SIGFOX, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, has announced that mobile-telecom industry veteran Allen Proithis will head the company’s expansion in North America, including deployment of the SIGFOX network in 10 major U.S. metropolitan areas by Q1 2016.
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