22. December 2015 · Comments Off on Thread’s Killer App? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

These Thread devices to be demonstrated at CES can’t actually send commands to each other, unless they speak the same language. So, which application layer will each of those Thread products be using? Every time the electronics industry rolls out new technologies, the inevitable question is: “What’s the killer app?” The killer app question is what many vendors, especially in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, have struggled to answer. This is largely because on the home front alone, IoT covers such a broad spectrum — ranging from door locks, thermostats, light bulbs and tablets to set-tops and smart TVs. In a recent interview with EE Times, Skip Ashton, vice president of software at Silicon Labs, said, “Yeah, I get that question a lot.”

Source: Thread’s Killer App? | EE Times

03. December 2015 · Comments Off on Google’s smart home vision · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In September 2014, some Google employees filed for patents they called “Security Scoring in a Smart-Sensored Home.” For the first time, those patent requests are publicly available, and give some understanding behind what Google is planning to do with their Nest and Dropcam acquisitions. According to the application, “This patent specification relates to apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for providing home security objectives. More particularly, this patent specification relates to a plurality of devices, including intelligent, multi-sensing, network-connected devices, that communicate with each other and/or with a central server or a cloud-computing system to provide any of a variety of useful home security objectives.”

Source: Google’s smart home vision – SmartGridNews

23. November 2015 · Comments Off on Microsoft helps accelerate IoT with new OpenFog Consortium  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Rich Internet of Things (IoT) applications distribute application logic between the cloud and remote devices. Some IoT application logic is best suited for remote devices at the edge of the network, such as first order filtering and batching of data, while other IoT application logic is best suited for cloud, such as rich analytics and insights over aggregate data – as well as controlling and updating remote devices.

Source: Microsoft helps accelerate IoT with new OpenFog Consortium | Internet of Things

22. October 2015 · Comments Off on Apple Files a Patent in Europe for a Futuristic Home Automation System that’s Really Cool · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Every once in a while a breakthrough invention surfaces in the patent system that provides us with a glimpse into Tomorrowland. While many are still buzzing that Project Titan may take Apple into completely new technological frontiers, it’s not the only possible area of technology that Apple is considering that’s far from traditional internet devices. Today, Patently Apple discovered an Apple patent application in Europe that introduces us to an invention that could one day be a common Home Automation System in our homes and businesses.

Source: Apple Files a Patent in Europe for a Futuristic Home Automation System that’s Really Cool – Patently Apple

13. October 2015 · Comments Off on Smart cities, eHealth and automotive are the focus for Comarch’s IoT platform and tools · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

One of the well-rehearsed challenges about smart cities is that this is not a single application. Where most IoT deployments draw on the skills of one industry, smart cities must connect and integrate diverse business groups. For that you need particular platform and integration skills.

Source: Smart cities, eHealth and automotive are the focus for Comarch’s IoT platform and tools – M2M Now – News and expert opinions on the M2M industry, machine to machine magazine