02. June 2016 · Comments Off on IoT: Security Guidelines Emerge · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

There are two sides to the coin: security and data privacy, both of which have the potential to undermine confidence in the entire IoT concept.With regards to security, there is a whole host of situations where an IoT device or system could be compromised. Think of last year’s hacks of a Jeep on a motorway or a power station in Ukraine. Thankfully, no lives were lost in either, but it is no stretch to imagine the havoc that could be unleashed.On the issue of data privacy, few connected devices will have a user interface through which an operator or vendor can inform the user about the terms and conditions of use, where their personal data may be stored and how it may be used, and thereby gain the user’s acceptance of those terms.

Source: IoT: Security Guidelines Emerge – Connected LivingConnected Living

13. May 2015 · Comments Off on Consumers may not be ready for the Internet of Things, but these major companies are  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Internet of Things has a lot of hype, but also plenty of hope that it will make a Jetsons-like future a reality. But the number of companies that have been able to penetrate the public consciousness and acceptance into U.S. homes is considerably small. Outside of Nest, SimpliSafe, and maybe iRobot, adoption of IoT devices by the general public has been relatively small.The Internet of Things, however, has made inroads outside of the home and in the industrial building space. And the reasons are two-fold.

Source: Consumers may not be ready for the Internet of Things, but these major companies are | PandoDaily

14. February 2015 · Comments Off on EnOcean Alliance to Highlight Integrated Building Automation at ISH 2015 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The leading theme of ISH 2015 (March 10–14, Frankfurt/Main) is “Comfort meets Technology”. At stand B69 in Hall 10.3, the EnOcean Alliance will demonstrate how this claim can be realised using solutions based on energy harvesting wireless technology from EnOcean. Batteryless wireless multifunctional sensors, self-learning systems and central controls, which dissolve the boundaries between standards and disciplines, provide significant building blocks. The user is no longer required to deal with the technology behind. This integrated approach optimises energy use and comfort in a building and increases user acceptance at the same time.

via EnOcean Alliance to Highlight Integrated Building Automation at ISH 2015 | HiddenWires.

24. March 2014 · Comments Off on Alstom Opens First Middle East Smart Grid Center · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Alstom has announced the opening of the Middle East’s first smart grid centre as part of its effort to providing sustainable electricity infrastructure to the United Arab Emirates. The facility will enable software integration factory acceptance tests to be performed on site. In addition, Alstom reports it will provide “customized training on all smart grid applications, using simulated protected customer network data for case studies, ensuring to the most efficient implementation of new technologies as customers use smart grid solutions to monitor and manage their own networks.”

via Alstom Opens First Middle East Smart Grid Center.

08. March 2014 · Comments Off on It’s time to rethink pre-pay (20% of your customers may soon ask for it) · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

DEFG, a management consulting firm specializing in energy (www.defgllc.com), released today EcoPinion No. 18, “Prepay Energy at an Inflection Point.”  DEFG worked with a broad array of market participants and public stakeholders through the Prepay Energy Working Group in late 2013 to survey 1,000 consumers. The national survey examined consumer perceptions and satisfaction levels with prepaid options in general, and took a more in depth look at consumer awareness and acceptance of prepaid electricity service.

via Smart Grid: It’s time to rethink pre-pay (20% of your customers may soon ask for it).