26. June 2016 · Comments Off on Marvell Launches Advanced Suite of IoT Application Processors for Home Automation, Industrial, and · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), a world leader in storage, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and multimedia semiconductor solutions, today launched a highly optimized suite of IoT application processors for home automation, industrial, and wearable applications. Purpose-built as part of Marvell’s IoT Application Processor (IAP) family of products, the IAP220 System-on-Chip (SoC) enables the low-power and high-performance computing necessary for many IoT products, and features an ARM® Cortex®-A7 dual core processor.

Source: Marvell Launches Advanced Suite of IoT Application Processors for Home Automation, Industrial, and

25. June 2016 · Comments Off on Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s: The IoT and Smart Grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Electricity is the lifeblood of our digital world. Access to reliable, safe and renewable energy can impact entire economies and there is extensive research showing the substantial economic losses caused by power outages. This is one of the key reasons why smart grid technology is being deployed by power utilities around the world—improve energy security and grid reliability and keep our digital world running.    Smart Grids are also giving us a glimpse into the much talked about Internet of Things (IoT). Power utilities are demonstrating the critical role of resilient communication networks that enable millions of devices to talk with one another. IoT is often defined as connecting any object with an IP address and some intelligence to any other object over the communications network.

Source: Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s: The IoT and Smart Grid – Electric Light & Power

25. June 2016 · Comments Off on Smart Homes Hit 13 Million, Up 56%; On Way To 46 Million  · Categories: News · Tags: ,

A lot of the creating of a smart home for a consumer is hardly a do-it-yourself proposition.It looks like the most consumer satisfaction in smart home device setup comes from others who provide for the installation of devices rather than from consumers doing the tasks themselves.

Source: Smart Homes Hit 13 Million, Up 56%; On Way To 46 Million 05/31/2016

24. June 2016 · Comments Off on Verizon’s ICSA Labs unveils IoT security testing program · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

To help companies mitigate risks associated with an increasingly connected world, ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, is rolling out a new security testing program to provide assurance testing for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors. The program is believed to be among the first-of-its-kind.ICSA Labs will test six components as part of the new IoT Security Testing and Certification Program including:  alert/logging, cryptography, authentication, communications, physical security, and platform security.  The ICSA Labs Product Assurance Report found the majority of security devices fail to perform as intended.

Source: Verizon’s ICSA Labs unveils IoT security testing program

24. June 2016 · Comments Off on 4 Rules to Succeed in IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

IoT, and the promise it offers, are edge devices that communicate with the cloud and gather big data. It isn’t a concept, rather it is a state of connectedness and system intelligence. The culmination of multiple emerging and mature technologies, IoT provides actionable intelligence to both systems and people.We typically think of the device as the embodiment of IoT, because it is most visible. But the infrastructure, the system behind the device, is where the real value lies. Without the system, the edge device is pretty much useless. Without the entire system, you cannot effectively solve a problem or affect an outcome efficiently. Without every piece, the outcome can’t be achieved.

Source: 4 Rules to Succeed in IoT

24. June 2016 · Comments Off on How to use a smartphone to protect your home · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Summer vacation is near as Arizona families journey to places such as Disneyland, San Diego or relatives’ homes.Emerging technological advances have created an affordable arsenal to ensure the home vacationers left is the home they return to.Do-it-yourself smart-device security increasingly is used to monitor homes when owners are away or even to view its occupants — from children arriving from school to the dog that’s prone to tearing up furniture. Phoenix is the No. 1 real-estate market for smart-home features such as automated lighting, electronic locks and smart thermostats, according to an analysis released this year by realtor.com.

Source: How to use a smartphone to protect your home

23. June 2016 · Comments Off on Is This Really the Internet of Things? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

For several months, I have been writing about smart manufacturing and the Internet of Things (IoT). I promised to myself to change topic, but my recent participation in the annual CSIA Executive Conference pushed me back on topic. The Executive Conference is the annual occasion when the Control System Integrators Association members get together to discuss best practices to manage and grow their businesses, market developments, and trends that will impact their businesses over the coming months and years.As happens these days at every conference, IoT issues were prevalent—enough to give them their own “unconference” session, crowded with system integrators and technology providers, reflecting the attention to the issues and the need for discussion and clarity.

Source: Is This Really the Internet of Things? | Automation World

23. June 2016 · Comments Off on LTE gets ready to fight against proprietary tech for the IoT  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

While cellular-based Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are still being finalized in the standards process, non-cellular solutions like those promoted by Ingenu, Sigfox and members of the LoRa Alliance are catching a bit of a break.These companies and others are expanding their low power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies, and they’ve had time on their side. France’s Sigfox aims to install networks in 100 U.S. cities by the end of this year. Ingenu is expected to cover at least 30 metro areas with its Random Phase Multiple Access (RPMA) by the end of 2016. They can enjoy their time in the sun while wireless operators and their partners ramp up LTE-based systems that will compete with them. That’s in part because unlike proprietary technologies, standards require a lot of time to build consensus and develop an ecosystem.

Source: LTE gets ready to fight against proprietary tech for the IoT – FierceWirelessTech

22. June 2016 · Comments Off on Energy Providers of Southern California Launch Conservation Initiative · Categories: Blog, News · Tags: , ,

Unveiled last week by the joint coalition of Southern California utilities and CA Public Utilities Commission, the Conserve Energy SoCal initiative seeks to help southern California residents conserve energy, save money, and reduce the risk of shortages of natural gas and electricity.

In addition to educating consumers on energy conservation, participants will also receive alerts on social media and through a mobile application during peak periods. The post below went out on Monday as temperatures in the region soared.

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22. June 2016 · Comments Off on Proposal would phase out nuclear power in California to support state energy policies · Categories: News · Tags: ,

PG&E today announced a joint proposal with labor and environmental organizations that would end all PG&E production of nuclear power in California by 2025.

Source: Proposal would phase out nuclear power in California to support state energy policies