“Ok Google: Turn on the light!” Commands like this now work for devolo Home Control. After a quick set-up, Google Home users have a wide selection of smart home voice commands available, from controlling the lighting to arming an alarm system to adjusting radiator thermostats.
2017 is already proving to be the year the Internet of Things (IoT) demonstrates its worth. While consumers are continually impressed by virtual assistants that manage lighting, thermostats, ovens and regulate fridge temperatures and inventory, the use of IoT technology for businesses, both large and small, is turning heads.
OK, so that’s what the Internet of things (IoT) is NOT about. Here Jeremy Cowan, editorial director of IoT Now, asks Pilgrim Beart what is really being achieved with IoT. He should know. Not only is Pilgrim DevicePilot’s CEO he is described as the man behind the smart home technology Hive which was sold to British Gas in 2015 for $100 million.
Recent analyst and market reports make for unimpressive reading when it comes to consumer adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) smart home devices. Data released from the Deloitte Mobile Consumer Survey 2016 in September is just one example, which highlights how consumer ownership of connected devices has stagnated since 2015.
High price tags continue to put smart homes beyond the reach of most home owners and many who can afford to pay are not been sold on the benefits, according to a report from Beecham Research released today.
In part 1 of this article we looked at how new ultralow-power RF transceiver technologies are bringing class-leading range performance and high resilience to interference sources.
To illustrate the work already being done, Part 2 of this IoT standards article lists five groups that are working to make it easier for M2M applications and devices from different vendors to discover and communicate over diverse networks.
Silicon Labs has introduced a plug-and-play Wi-Fi module solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications where exceptional RF performance, small footprint, easy application development and fast time to market are key requirements.
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