The mobile phone business can save “by a factor of 10,000.”Companies are finding large energy savings by adopting smart-building technologies that also provide other benefits, executives said on Tuesday at Fortune’s Brainstorm E conference in Austin, Texas.
White Rabbit Electronics, which recently filed a patent application for its Smart Hub security and home automation system, may sound new to home systems integrators, but it comes from a well-known player in the home security business – Bold Technologies, provider of the popular Manitou software platform for alarm central stations.Exhibiting for the first time at CEDIA Expo 2015, White Rabbit is the first consumer-facing brand from Bold founders Rod Coles (CEO) and Chuck Speck (president).
Google Inc.’s Nest Labs is opening up a key technology to other manufacturers of home-automation gadgets, seeking to keep its digital thermostats and other products at the center of the connected home.Nest is expanding Weave, its software for devices to communicate with one another, to developers — instead of limiting the technology to its own products. By doing so, more products can work together to control lights, heating, cooling, security and other things in homes. General Electric Co. and Procter & Gamble Co. will be partners in the effort, Nest said in a blog post Thursday. Nest Weave and its related services will be available in 2016.
Earth Networks’ WeatherBug Home, a unique service that leverages the Internet of Things (IoT) to integrate its big weather data with connected home devices, today announced a joint initiative with Honeywell to show smart thermostat customers how weather affects their energy use in real-time. These unique energy insights offer consumers improved energy efficiency, comfort and potential cost savings.
Almost every home in the United States now has a Smart Home Technology. It can be in their appliances, security devices, or thermostats. The nation’s foremost trusted thermostat brand has taken a new look on Smart Homes, and they’re promising to make your Smart Homes “less dumb.”
To Mike Simon, if a product has an on/off switch, it should be connected to the Internet.Simon, the outgoing CEO of remote access technology maker LogMeIn and co-founder of the company’s Xively Internet of things (IoT) business, said during the opening keynote of LogMeIn’s inaugural Xperience user conference here Oct. 1 that businesses no longer need to spend a lot of money to enter the burgeoning IoT arena, and the tools they need to do so are easily attainable.
As of September 24, 2015, North Carolina has surpassed 1 gigawatt (GW) of solar capacity — specifically with 1.04 GW installed, according to the nonprofit NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) — becoming the fourth in the nation to attain the goal, and first in the Southeast.
The Internet of Things is up and running for the ExxonMobil liquefied natural gas plant near Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The $19 billion project, with its myriad pipelines, valves, compressors, chillers, and equipment gauges that deal with extreme temperatures and pressures, presents an extreme challenge in operating reliably and efficiently.
As Hurricane Joaquin is upgraded from Category 1 storm to a Category 3 with 120 mile per hour winds and expected to reach Category 4 by Friday, utilities along the East Coast sound confident when they profess that they are ready to respond should the storm hit.