03. June 2016 · Comments Off on Hologram’s new IoT platform now very real · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Chicago-based startup Hologram has announced its cellular platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), which provides businesses with a cost effective way to design, create, and deploy IoT devices.Hologram claims to provide an end-to-end solution for businesses, with everything from connected hardware to cloud messaging services bundled into its cellular platform.

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10. June 2014 · Comments Off on Comverge DirectLink Solutions Receive 2014 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Comverge, Inc., the leading provider of Intelligent Energy Management solutions, announced today that its DirectLink product suite has received a 2014 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award from SmartGrid.TMCnet.com , a TMC and Crossfire Media sponsored technology media website. Designed to make implementing demand response programs with two-way communications significantly more cost effective, the Comverge IntelliTEMP DirectLink smart thermostats and IntelliPEAK DirectLink control switches use IP-based communications to enable a two-way information exchange without the need of a gateway. When used in conjunction with Comverge IntelliSOURCE software, the DirectLink devices enable simultaneous, “always-on” connections with hundreds of thousands of endpoints, thereby increasing the reliability, predictability and availability of demand response resources.

via Comverge DirectLink Solutions Receive 2014 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award – MarketWatch.

19. May 2014 · Comments Off on Landis+Gyr Acquires Global Player in Smart Grid Technologies, PowerSense · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Landis+Gyr, the global leader in energy management solutions, today announced that it has acquired PowerSense, a global player in smart grid technologies, and will integrate it into its portfolio. With this development, utilities the world over will benefit from a cost effective, scalable and modular solution which has already proven itself in a large roll out.

via Landis+Gyr Acquires Global Player in Smart Grid Technologies, PowerSense.

06. September 2013 · Comments Off on Renewables could be cost competitive by 2025 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

By 2025, wind and solar electricity generation could become cost competitive without federal subsidies, according to a new Department of Energy study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). That is, if new renewable energy development occurs in the most productive locations.

“The electric generation portfolio of the future could be both cost effective and diverse. If renewables and natural gas cost about the same per kilowatt-hour delivered, then value to customers becomes a matter of finding the right mix,” said NREL senior analyst David Hurlbut, the report’s lead author. “Renewable energy development, to date, has mostly been in response to state mandates. What this study does is look at where the most cost-effective yet untapped resources are likely to be when the last of these mandates culminates in 2025, and what it might cost to connect them to the best-matched population centers.”

via Renewables could be cost competitive by 2025 – FierceEnergy.

19. March 2013 · Comments Off on OSF Will Speed Up ZigBee’s Adoption In The Smart Home · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Open Smart Home Framework (OSF) comprises the components of the ZigBee (IEEE 802.15.4) standard family that are relevant for the home and the consumer. It combines these components into an architecture that allows for an easy to install, maintenance-free, reliable, secure, and cost-effective sense and control network implementation, while making the different ZigBee network layers or other underlying technologies invisible to the user.

via OSF Will Speed Up ZigBee’s Adoption In The Smart Home | Communications content from Electronic Design.