Fundamentals of creating efficient and cost-effective IoT based asset tracking solution

Asset tracking blog overview The purpose of the asset tracking system is to improve workflows, reduce inventory loss, and introduce process optimisation to improve overall operational efficiency and productivity.

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Network – not an obvious problem that hinders today’s smart home development

Spoiler: GSM networks will slowly replace Wi-Fi. I have personal experience of living in one of the most modern smart homes, says Ruslan Vinahradau, CEO of Zorachka Inc., or more accurately ‘smart apartment’, in which there are more than 60 devices for controlling lighting, heated floors, locks, air conditioning and more.

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Hubitat meets demand for reliable, non cloud-based iot home automation – review

Hubitat, Inc. has just unveiled the home automation platform designed to run 100% locally, greatly improving reliability compared to the cloud-dependent hubs currently on the market. The local approach to home automation also delivers faster device response and keeps personal data secure.

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Silicon Labs completes acquisition of Sigma Designs’ Z-Wave business

Silicon Labs and Sigma Designs, Inc. announced the completion of Silicon Labs’ acquisition of Sigma Designs’ Z-Wave business, including a team of approximately 100 employees, for $240 million (€194.47 million) in an all-cash transaction. Z-Wave is a leading mesh networking technology for the smart home.

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nCube modular smart home hub platform to be available in the market soon

From heating to lighting, music to sensors, nCube gives complete control over the right ambience, security, energy and safety in the home through the modular hub and app. The 4 layers of stylish blue boxes will make any home smarter than ever before by bringing home automation to everyone’s fingertips.

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France’s NodOn to show range of smart devices for homes at CES 2018 and introduce Bluetooth Mesh

With major partners from the building sector, NodOn® is growing fast with two complete range of smart devices using the well-known technologies Z-Wave® and EnOcean®. This year at CES the company will talk about its innovation spirit and will present the first complete range of Bluetooth® Mesh devices for smart home.

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devolo launches new Home Control app update

Home networking provider devolo is adding new updates to the iOS app used to control its smart home system, Home Control. devolo Home Control offers a DIY solution for those looking to take advantage of the comfort, ease, security and energy savings home automation offers.

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Is this the answer to the smart home configuration nightmare?

Many of us love the idea of smart home devices – simplifying tasks like turning on lights or locking doors – but even early adopters will admit, they can be a pain to configure. There are too many steps, too much guesswork and too many potential security holes.

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Sigma Designs opens up Z-Wave to become an integral part of the smart home ecosystem

IoT is taking hold in a broad range of industries from automotive to farming to manufacturing. One of the biggest growing markets is the smart home with many areas ripe for development including controllers, lighting, thermostats, security, and sensors.

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Essence offers new IFFT capabilities and Z-Wave+ connectivity to boost smart home adoption

Essence, a provider of IoT, cloud-based connected living solutions, has expanded its Smart Living platform, WeR@Home™ by adding IFTTT capabilities and Z-Wave+ certification to meet the significant increase in demand for smart home devices.

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Dumb thermometer shows why there’s a chill in the smart home market

There are significant challenges facing the smart home market, and perhaps the most visible is being caused and perpetuated by market fragmentation, says Thomas Rockmann, VP of Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG.

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‘No cost’ scripting software now included on all Systech SysLINK IoT gateways

Many IoT applications require local intelligence in the gateway. To meet this need, Systech Corporation is now including SysSCRIPT™ Lite at no cost to its entire line of SysLINK IoT hardware gateways.

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How the Cloud Makes the IoT Manageable

Security and Privacy Big cloud service providers are already thinking about how to bring the Internet of Things together on an enterprise scale. IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, and Samsung (they’re obsessed with the IoT) have all developed platforms to help businesses manage their Things.

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Kill your hub – time for IoT to decentralise

Lights, plugs, cameras, baby monitors and smart locks are all getting connected. In fact, some 20.8 billion devices will be online by 2020, according to Gartner.

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All-in-one smart home router and IoT hub from TP-LINK to control Wi-Fi, ZigBee and Z-Wave devices

TP-LINK, a provider of home, small, and medium business networking solutions, has released its new SR20 Smart Home Router with Touchscreen, an all-in-one router and Internet of Things (IoT) hub with ZigBee and Z-Wave.

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Keeping smart homes safe and secure – Part 2

Active Assisted Living Elderly people represent an ever-growing proportion of the population. By 2025, there will be 820 million people aged 65 and older globally. The shift in demographics towards an ageing population will make it impossible to keep everyone who needs care in hospital. Fortunately, advanced bio‑monitoring systems and remote monitoring technologies make it

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