18. May 2016 · Comments Off on IoT Global Innovation Forum 2016 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Envisioning and Achieving the Internet of Things Potential By 2020, the amount of Internet-connected things will reach 50 billion, with $19 trillion in new profits and cost savings coming from IoT over the next decade, according to Cisco Systems.* These IoT devices will generate a staggering amount of data and stimulate tremendous business opportunities for companies across a range of market verticals. Now is the time for organizations to position themselves for success. The 2nd Annual IoT Global Innovation Forum, June 14-16, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, will bring together leading technology innovators, business strategists and senior executives from around the world for two days of focused networking and information sharing at the IoT cutting edge. Expert speakers will discuss the latest applications for traditional commercial processes as well as new business models and opportunities within the emerging Internet of Things ecosphere. An Executive-Focused, Cross-Stakeholder Event Through a series of in-depth presentations and interactive panel discussions, top industry executives will help attendees envision and implement the full potential of IoT in both consumer and industrial sectors, with an emphasis on the most intriguing case studies and technology innovations. If you are guiding a business in today’s technology climate, don’t miss this high-value opportunity to network with your senior peers and leverage the coming Internet of Things tidal wave.

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28. December 2015 · Comments Off on 2015: The year the Internet of Things jumped the shark · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The Internet of Things started off as a way to turn on a few lights and control the climate in your home. Then as manufacturers ran out of bulbs and thermostats to shove chips into they looked to connect the rest of the devices in the home, sometimes for better, but a lot of times for worse. The result is a dizzying array of smart devices that are answers to problems no one actually has.

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06. April 2015 · Comments Off on Savant Introduces All-New Smart Host · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Savant, a leader in premium smart home technology, today announced the all-new Smart Host, an update to their best-selling product that enables control over a home’s lighting, climate, entertainment, and security from a single app.

The new Smart Host combines the functionality of a host and controller in a single unit, and can help automate a wide range of devices in up to twelve rooms. With incredible performance and a beautifully compact form factor, installation is simple-and its US MSRP of just $999 is the most affordable entry point yet to a Savant system.

via Savant Introduces All-New Smart Host | HomeToys.

12. January 2015 · Comments Off on 2014: A Positive Sign of What’s to come for Clean Energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The New Year is a time for reflection, beginning with a look back on the previous 12 months and all that they brought. A quick scan of the U.S. climate and energy news in 2014 will tell you it was a very big year.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the U.S. and China struck a historic climate deal, and Tesla broke ground in Nevada on the largest advanced automotive-battery factory in the world – a  move that’s expected to slash the cost of lithium ion batteries by a third. At the same time that these important national and international advancements were grabbing headlines, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and our partners were working together to incrementally transform the U.S. electricity system by rewriting outdated regulations, spurring energy services markets, and modernizing our century-old electric grid.

via 2014: A Positive Sign of What’s to come for Clean Energy.

09. January 2015 · Comments Off on Americans Want America To Run On Solar and Wind · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Americans “overwhelmingly” prefer solar and wind energy to coal, oil, and nuclear energy, according to a Harvard political scientist who has conducted a comprehensive survey of attitudes toward energy and climate for the last 12 years.

Americans see natural gas as a bridge fuel that falls somewhere in between, offering some benefits over traditional fuels but more “harms” than solar and wind, said Harvard Government Professor Stephen Ansolabehere during a December appearance at the University of Chicago.

via Americans Want America To Run On Solar and Wind.