Smart home solutions take off but who will dominate as the market matures?

Smart homes and home automation are ambiguous terms used in reference to a wide range of solutions for controlling, monitoring and automating functions in the home, writes Martin Bäckman, an IoT analyst at Berg Insight.

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Berg Insight says 8.6mn Europeans used connected care solutions in 2021

Gothenburg, Sweden. 1 June 2022 – Berg Insight has found in its latest research that around 8.6 million people in Europe were using connected care solutions at the end of 2021. The figure refers to users of traditional telecare, next-generation telecare and telehealth solutions in the EU27+3 countries. Until 2027, Berg Insight forecasts that the

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Kerlink participates in pre-sale initial coin offering

Thorigne-Fouillard, France. 21 April 2022 – Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), announced its participation in a pre-sale of Kalima tokens, called KLX, issued through the Initial Coin Offering (pre-ICO) of Kalima, a French specialist in blockchain specifically designed for smart contracts to support industrial processes and operations, such

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Edge AI is changing the world of industrial computing

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become part of daily life in cloud services such as social media, call centres, and chatbots, and is accelerating applications like genome sequencing, retail data analytics, and financial trading.

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Wi-Fi 6 and cellular connectivity will work together to enable hyper-connected use cases

1 March 2022 – Quectel Wireless Solutions has published a new whitepaper explaining how Wi-Fi 6 is maturing into a new role that is complementary to LTE-M and 5G connectivity. With applications across indoor applications such as stadiums, large venues, offices, and hotels, Wi-Fi 6 is also being used outdoors in the automotive industry to

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Surrey’s new flexible and stretchy supercapacitors could boost “battery” life for IoT

Smartwatches, fitness trackers and other Internet of Things devices could get a significant boost to their “battery” life thanks to new, environmentally friendly energy research from the University of Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil.

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Infineon and SensiML enable sensor data capture and ML models for smart home, fitness and industry applications

Munich, Germany. 8 February, 2022 – Infineon Technologies AG is collaborating with SensiML, a developer of AI tools for building intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints. Together they offer developers an easy and seamless process to capture data from Infineon XENSIV sensors, train Machine Learning (ML) models, and deploy real-time inferencing models directly on ultra-low power PSoC 6

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Silicon Labs brings AI and ML to the edge with matter-ready platform

Austin, TX, USA. 24 January 2022 – Silicon Labs, a specialist in secure, intelligent wireless technology for a more connected world, announced the BG24 and MG24 families of 2.4 GHz wireless SoCs for Bluetooth and Multiple-protocol operations, respectively, and a new software toolkit. This new co-optimised hardware and software platform will help bring AI/ML applications

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Qualcomm with SB Technology and Cybertrust Japan to proliferate smart cities and 5G IoT solutions

18 Jan, 2022 – Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd., SB Technology Corp., and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., announced they intend to collaborate to support the deployment of smart solutions through the Qualcomm IoT Services Suite offering to help businesses and entities looking to adopt and integrate smart solutions initially in Japan, with intent to expand globally in

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Kerlink & CITiLIGHT collaborate to offer LoRaWAN smart street-lighting systems globally

Thorigne-Fouillard, France and Guragram, India. 20 Jan 2022 – On the heels of launching its newest Lora WAN gateway called iStation, Kerlink, a provider of solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), partnered with CITiLIGHT, the smart-lighting solution provider in India, to collaborate and deploy large smart street-lighting projects in India and internationally.

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Allterco introduces smart home solutions with the Shelly Plus Line

Las Vegas. 29 Dec 2021 – IoT provider Allterco maker of the Shelly home automation product line , introduced Shelly Plus Line, the new of Shelly devices.

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Professionally monitored alarm systems in Europe and North America reached over 49mn at the end of 2020

Gothenburg, Sweden. 21December 2021 – Berg Insight, the IoT market research provider, released new findings about the market for home and small business security systems. The number of professionally monitored alarm systems in Europe is forecasted to grow from 16.8 million in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.0% to reach 20.4

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Getting on top of the home worker IoT security challenge

As the lines between work and home environments continue to fade away, so does the separation between corporate and personal connected devices. This is exposing new cybersecurity challenges that will require a coordinated response from everyone including home workers says Greg Day, VP and CSO EMEA, Palo Alto Networks.

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GreenCityZen and Sigfox France connect Marseille’s storm drains

Paris, France. 23 November 2021 – Eco-startup GreenCityZen, a greentech provider of IoT for industry and smart city, has selected Sigfox to connect 5,000 downspouts (entry points into the river network) on the Marseille sewerage network.

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Bluetooth Range and Reliability: Myth vs Fact

As Bluetooth is becoming more and more ubiquitous in smart homes, buildings, and factories, there are many myths about what the wireless technology can and cannot do. In fact, its capabilities go far beyond its use in consumer electronics and enables a wide range of professional solutions in commercial and industrial environments. Here are some of the common myths around Bluetooth – and the lesser-known facts

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The doctor will see you now – by teleporting into your home!

The National Robotarium, hosted by Heriot-Watt University, is pioneering intelligent sensing and tele-presence robotic technology to allow health practitioners to remotely assess a person’s physical and cognitive health from anywhere in the world.

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