Novatel Wireless recently announced that AT&T has issued network approval of Novatel’s MiFi Secure SA 1100, which will be the first offering in a coming platform designed specifically for the control and automation market.The SA 1100 series will present customers with opportunities to create differentiated services that drive business growth, and the company has opened the floodgates with the home security solutions market, a segment within the control and automation market.
Novatel Wireless, Inc., MIFI, -3.76% a leading provider of wireless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced AT&T T, -0.17% network approval of the MiFi® Secure SA 1100, the first offering in a new platform designed specifically for the control and automation market. The SA 1100 series presents customers with opportunities to create differentiated services that drive business growth. Out of the gate, the portfolio has made its introduction into the home security solutions market, a segment within the control and automation market.
The recent approval by New Jersey of a law on the ownership of data generated by connected cars might have an impact on the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) providing an interesting approach also for European privacy regulators.
The Connected Car Law
The NJ law provides that no person other than the owner a vehicle containing a recording device may retrieve, obtain or use data recorded, stored or transmitted from a recording device (i.e. an electronic system recording data collected by sensors installed in the vehicle) unless, among others…
EcoNet Controls of Clearwater Florida, a manufacturer of Home Automation Devices, has received the “Works with SmartThings” stamp of approval for its EV100 series of Z-Wave HVAC vents. A basic configuration of EcoNet’s wireless vents and a SmartThings controller adds convenience and improved HVAC comfort and efficiency to the standard home. The EV100 joins a growing list of IOT devices that are compatible with SmartThings.
GainSpan® Corporation, a leader in low-power Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things (IOT), announced that its ultra-low power GS2000 family of Wi-Fi modules comply with all applicable requirements of the major regulatory agencies. This includes FCC Part 15 type approval (USA), IC certification (Canada), MIC type approval, formerly TELEC (Japan), and ETSI R &TTE, including the new ETSI EN 300 328 v1.8.1 which will take effect on January 1, 2015 (Europe).
Pre-certification of these modules to applicable wireless operating standards around the world reduces development time and simplifies entrance into a given market. This means that customers needing either FCC (USA) or IC (Canada) approval can use the modular certification without having to test for intentional radiation, as long as they use the same configuration that GainSpan has certified.
NextEra’s acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) is expected to be completed within a year, subject to approval from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission and HEI’s board of directors. As readers know, Hawaii has been involved in an often complicated energy transition which was hastened earlier this year when regulators told HEI that it must “Aggressively pursue energy cost reductions, proactively respond to emerging renewable energy integration challenges, improve the interconnection process for customer-sited solar photovoltaic systems, and embrace customer demand response programs.”
The team behind Apple’s exclusivity in all things has done an amazing job of making it feel like whatever they OK is golden. Take August Smart Lock for example – a keyless entry system for your home that opens your door with your smartphone. Without Apple being involved, this is just another “startup.” Now that they’ve got approval to enter the Apple Store physically, they’ll be trusted implicitly. Once you’re in the store, people trust that Apple will back up any claim you make. It’s time for some Apple-backed home automation.
Georgia Power customers now have access to affordable wind power, as the Public Service Commission (PSC) has unanimously approved two contracts that will import 250 MW of wind from Oklahoma beginning in 2016.
Environmental groups intervened in the proceeding to advocate for approval of the contracts, which will import power from the nation’s largest wind farm, Blue Canyon Wind Farm, near Lawton, Oklahoma. The project has been producing wind energy since December 2003 and has been expanded multiple times.
FirstEnergy has selected Accenture to manage the roll-out of smart meters to its customers across its four Pennsylvania-based utilities, including Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power and West Penn Power.
Signed after approval from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), the contract represents one of the largest new advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) deployments in North America.
Utilities have signed power purchase agreements (PPA) totaling more than 5,670 MW and have received approval to build about 1,870 MW of utility-owned wind generation, according to an October report from the American Wind Energy Association.
The upsurge is driven as much by low prices as by renewable portfolio standards. “Many utilities found the price for wind so attractive that they signed up for more wind generation than originally planned.”