Smart Home contends with smorgasbord of platforms and technologies

The connected home may seem like common currency now – in 2016 we’re looking at an unprecedented increase in both acceptance and actual hardware running ‘in the wild’ – but the road here has been a long one.

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The smart city has already begun

Half of all humanity now lives within an urban environment.

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Better than a crystal ball

Service providers can’t know the future so it must be made easy to add and integrate new features. David Friedman, co-founder and chief executive of Ayla Networks, tells M2M Now why it’s time to stop attempting to re-invent the wheel, endlessly writing specific software for specific applications and devices, and instead turn to easily-configurable, end-to-end platforms that can scale up massively as M2M

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Opower announces next generation of customer engagement platform, Opower 5.5 Flex

Opower, has announced major enhancements to its technology platform through the release of Opower 5.5 Flex. Built upon investments made earlier this year, Opower 5.5 Flex enables more than 95 utilities worldwide to meet rising customer expectations.

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ACAL BFI and Sangshin Elecom extend pan-European relationship to include humidity sensors

Acal BFi, have extended their pan-European relationship with Sangshin Elecom to include the company’s miniature range of resistive and capacitive humidity sensors.

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Machina Research's annual global M2M opportunity report says connections will hit 18bn in 2022

Machina Research has published its annual report, M2M Global Forecast & Analysis 2011-22. It provides a detailed analysis of the global opportunity for machine-to-machine communications, notably that M2M connections will hit 18 billion in 2022, generating US$1.2 trillion revenue.

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