TAIPEI, Taiwan – Delta Electronics showcased its advanced solutions for building automation, smart energy management and interactive projection at the influential tradeshow COMPUTEX Taipei 2016. Mr. Ping Cheng, Delta’s CEO, highlighted: “Building accounts for roughly 1/3 of global energy consumption
Two stories in the news at the same time about Sony that draws a picture of the company’s plans. The first is that Sony is forming Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) from all the units contributing to Playstation, hardware, software, and network, effective April 1. Sony has set the new company up with a US headquarters — San Mateo, CA — with a single CEO, Andrew House. Notably, console sales are way down in Japan, to the lowest level in 24 years, and the future looks to be mobile and handheld gaming ther
Source: Gigaom Sony making a bet on IoT
Ayla Networks, a global Things (IoT) platform for manufacturers, announced today that it is working in partnership with Fujitsu General to incorporate Ayla IoT technology into the RLS3Y series of ductless mini-split air-conditioning products for both residential and light commercial markets. Fujitsu General is launching its first RLS3Y product during the AHR Expo show (booth 2229), being held January 25 to 27. “Ayla is providing Fujitsu General with IoT technology to create and launch a line of connected mini-split systems that will be connected through the Ayla Networks cloud service,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks. “By using the Ayla software agent, Fujitsu General mini-split systems will automatically and securely connect to the Ayla cloud service. As a result, Fujitsu General will be able to collect data from their systems that will enable them to provide enhanced remote management of their customers’ heating and cooling systems’ operation.”
After years of promoting the benefits of wind, the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition is changing its focus — just a bit. Now pairing its seven years of advocacy for wind with advocacy work for solar energy, the coalition hopes its new focus will be reflected in its new name — the Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition (GWSC).”This bipartisan governors’ coalition has been highly effective at getting policy results and have helped grow wind energy for nearly a decade,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). “The governors’ decision to combine forces with solar energy reflects the economic and environmental value of diversifying our nation’s grid with clean, reliable renewable energy.”
The IoT explosion is upon us. As developers look to further integrate connectivity and communication protocols into everyday devices, the need for purpose-built IoT development tools has become apparent. I caught up with Venkat Mattela, CEO of Redpine Signals, to discuss the latest in IoT development as well as the company’s new WyzBee platform
We are living a very exciting time where new technologies enable us to completely rethink the way we deal with energy in a far more sustainable and efficient manner,” stated Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chairman and CEO at Schneider Electric France, before the opening of COP21.Reducing global warming means transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energies, while fully harnessing the potential of renewable energies calls for new ways of storing energy. Up to now, electricity grids have not enabled new energy sources to be integrated since the available wind or solar power has not necessarily matched consumption at any given time. The only solution for mitigating the risk of power cuts was to use expensive and inefficient back-up systems, such as fossil-fuel (especially oil) generators, as has been the case at server farms.
In my wanderings for Forbes.com in the energy start-up world over the past three years, I have had the privilege of conversing with some highly intelligent and out-of-the box thinkers. Ryan Wartena, CEO and Co-Founder of Geli (Growing Energy Labs Inc), a software company in the emerging smart grid space, climbs right up to the top of the list. With a degree in chemical engineering and a post-doctorate at MIT, he may not be your typical CEO. He’s certainly one of only a few who would characterize the emerging internet of energy as “the world’s largest art installation project” or who purposely looks for “elegance” in the design and deployment of renewable and sustainable energy systems.
The EU has been urged to abandon the privacy rules ‘it is so hung up about’ because they are hampering technological innovation. A Brussels conference on the future of the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Europe on Thursday heard from key industry figures on the emergence of an IoT ecosystem. Wim de Waele, the CEO of Belgium’s Eggsplore who has been in the ICT business for almost 30 years, stressed the need to work on large-scale pilots to experiment with technology. “I would encourage the Europ
Dojo-Labs today introduced Dojo, the first technology to monitor the behavior of each device on the network to protect and ensure the privacy of your home.
“Dojo knows when the TV is still recording your voice even if it’s off and when that data is being uploaded to the cloud,” said Yossi Atias, co-founder and CEO of Dojo-Labs. “We all lock our front doors and yet our devices are wide open. Our homes contain our most intimate data but the security of these things is an afterthought. We created Dojo as the first technology to help us safeguard our homes.”
The “Internet of Things” has gone from a Back To The Future-type concept to an actual movement influencing the way marketers sell everything from beer to connected devices for the home.To make sense of the way internet-accessible wristbands, mobile payments, and indoor proximity tools like beacons are changing the relationship between shops and consumers, Greg Kahn, CEO of GK Digital Media, an advisory firm focused largely on IoT, has released an extensive overview of the space, What’s Next In The Connected Retail World. The report comes with clear message for physical businesses still wondering about the meaning of it all: the IoT era is here and it’s time to move past the experimental phase.