29. December 2015 · Comments Off on Logitech Harmony Elite review: I’m finally living the automated smart home dream · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Logitech’s Harmony Elite is the closest I’ve got to achieving the smart home dream. You know, the one where you enter the house, all the lights flick on, and the entertainment system boots up to your favourite channel while the heating system asks if the temperature is cosy enough for you—that sort of thing. The problem has always been standards: the Internet of Things (IoT) has lots of them, but few of them play nicely together.The £279 ($350) Harmony Elite bridges the gap with a fancy touchscreen remote, charging dock, smartphone app, and a wireless hub, letting you control most infrared, Bluetooth, and IoT devices from either the included remote, or a smartphone app. The hub—which you can purchase separately for £99 ($99)—is the where the magic happens. Logitech sells the remote separately for £199 in the UK, as well as range of cheaper models, but none feature the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth IoT wizardry that makes the Elite bundle so appealing.

Source: Logitech Harmony Elite review: I’m finally living the automated smart home dream | Ars Technica UK

05. October 2015 · Comments Off on Freevolt uses ubiquitous radio signals to charge IoT devices · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A lot of attention these days is being lavished on batteries and charging, mostly because of how much we seem to be doing that every day. We’re always on the lookout for better ways to power our devices, from improvements in the batteries themselves to alternative ways of charging. While the magical “charging from thin air” is still a far ways off, the technology that can pull not a rabbit but electrical energy from thin air enough to power senors might just be around the corner if Drayson Technologies’ Freevolt is to be believed.

Source: Freevolt uses ubiquitous radio signals to charge IoT devices – SlashGear

22. July 2015 · Comments Off on FreeWire Partners with Siemens to Make EV Charging for Businesses Easier and Faster to Deploy  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

FreeWire Technologies, Inc. and Siemens are partnering to pilot and commercialize the Mobi Charger(TM), employing the Siemens eCar Operation Center (OC) and the Siemens VersiCharge electric vehicle-charging technology. Mobi Charger turns traditional charging on its head and rolls the charger to the vehicles, regardless of where they are parked in the lot. The integrated system enables businesses to easily offer mobile EV-charging, cost-efficiently powered by second-life EV batteries, and intelligently interconnected to the Internet and electricity grid.

Source: FreeWire Partners with Siemens to Make EV Charging for Businesses Easier and Faster to Deploy | EnergyBiz

18. June 2015 · Comments Off on eMotorWerks and Slingshot Power announce bundled solar power and EV charging solution for industry-leading efficiency · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

eMotorWerks, a leading manufacturer of intelligent and connected Smart[Grid] charging solutions for electric vehicles, announced a partnership with Slingshot Power, a provider of highly efficient solar solutions, to offer a unique solar package that delivers the most advanced residential charging solution at an attractive bundled price to enable a cleaner, more resilient and more affordable way of charging electric vehicles.

Source: eMotorWerks and Slingshot Power announce bundled solar power and EV charging solution for industry-leading efficiency | AltEnergyMag

21. April 2015 · Comments Off on ChargePoint Launches an EV Charger Made for Apartments and Condos · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

It’s difficult to own an electric vehicle if you don’t own a house and thus lack consistent overnight access to an EV charger. Even with the availability of public and workplace charging, most drivers will want to plug in at home to ensure they have a full charge for the next day.

via ChargePoint Launches an EV Charger Made for Apartments and Condos : Greentech Media.