27. June 2016 · Comments Off on Z-Wave Labs IoT Startup Accelerator Call for 2016 Applications: Submit Plus Have a Chance to Be Featured at CES 2017 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, today announces the opening of applications for the 2016 Z-Wave Labs competition. Launched in 2015, the Z-Wave IoT accelerator-style program gives winners with an innovative idea in IoT product or service design access to the large Z-Wave Alliance ecosystem, partners and resources as well as the Z-Wave IoT ready 500 series development kits.

Source: Z-Wave Labs IoT Startup Accelerator Call for 2016 Applications: Submit Plus Have a Chance to Be Featured at CES 2017 | Sigma Designs

17. June 2016 · Comments Off on AutoGrid raises over $20m to develop Internet of Things energy software · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

AutoGrid Systems has raised more than $20m financing from a group of global investors to help further develop and market its Internet of Things (IoT) smart energy software applications, the company announced this week.The funding was secured from a consortium led by Energy Impact Partners, which represents four major utilities in the US and the UK – Southern Company, National Grid, Xcel Energy and Oncor. In addition, the consortium includes renewable energy technology developer Envision Energy.

Source: AutoGrid raises over $20m to develop Internet of Things energy software

18. November 2015 · Comments Off on Wi-SUN Alliance Adds Long-Range Mesh to Wireless IoT Fray  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Touting low power, long range, security, and Internet compatibility, combined with a strong global customer base in high-reliability power utility networks, the Wi-SUN Alliance is jumping into the hotly contested wireless Internet of Things (IoT) fray. Already in the fray are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart, ZigBee, and LoRa, as well as the Thread Group, a consortium backing a home-automation networking protocol that can run atop Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee radios.The Wi-SUN Alliance was formed in April of 2012 to accelerate the development of interoperable products and specifications around the IEEE 802.15.4g-based wireless networking standard that had been approved only weeks earlier, in March of 2012. The standard was formed as an outdoor long-range communications technology using low-power, mesh networks and to date has found a home in power utilities in the U.S. and Japan. Europe has recently opened up spectrum suitable for Wi-SUN in the 870- to 876-MHz range.

Source: Wi-SUN Alliance Adds Long-Range Mesh to Wireless IoT Fray | IHS Electronics360

04. September 2015 · Comments Off on Z-Wave Alliance Welcomes New Member Lowe’s as It Expands Its Smart Home Retail Presence · Categories: News · Tags:

The Z-Wave Alliance, a global consortium of over 325 member companies supporting the Z-Wave wireless IoT standard, is excited to announce that home improvement company Lowe’s has joined its membership with the Iris by Lowe’s smart home solution. A retail destination for a variety Z-Wave smart home devices, Lowe’s joins a diverse and growing membership of companies committed to the Z-Wave brand.

Source: Z-Wave Alliance Welcomes New Member Lowe’s as It Expands Its Smart Home Retail Presence – MarketWatch

28. August 2015 · Comments Off on Z-Wave Alliance Awards Summer Z-Wave Labs Prize to Smart Energy Start-Up Embue  · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, is announcing the summer winner of its IoT developer competition. Embue, a Boston-based start-up focused on empowering multifamily property managers to tackle energy and operational waste is the next winner of the Alliance’s Z-Wave Labs program. The team at Embue will receive Z-Wave Alliance membership and access to the new Z-Wave IoT ready 500 series development kits. Z-Wave Labs is a brand new competition to support and incentivize IoT innovation on the Z-Wave(R) platform.

Source: Z-Wave Alliance Awards Summer Z-Wave Labs Prize to Smart Energy Start-Up Embue – MarketWatch