Connectibity vendor D-Link and chip and IoT firm Silicon Labs have partnered to ‘accelerate smart home technology development and deployment’.The collaboration brings D-Link’s strength in consumer networking devices with Silicon Labs’ expertise in developing semiconductors and the Internet of Things (IoT) wireless networking technologies, such as ZigBee, Thread, Bluetooth low energy and Wi-Fi.
VSP Global, the Rancho Cordova-based maker of eyewear and provider of vision care services, has begun an academic study with the Center for Body Computing at the University of Southern California on wearable technology built into eyeglass frames.VSP’s research and development center in midtown Sacramento, called The Shop, began working on the high-tech glasses in 2014. By the spring of last year, it had about 26 VSP employees testing prototypes.
The Siemens Building Technologies Division and Capgemini are set to put in place a cloud based services platform comprising asset management and analytics technology. The two entities are adding to the development of the web-based Energy & Sustainability Navigator platform that has saved 10.5 million tons of CO2 per year for customers. Both companies are looking to ensure corporate real estate owners see business results and meet energy efficiency goals, while making the best of the lifecycle potential of their customers’ real estate assets.
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.
Google, following its first deal earlier this month with a major automaker on self-driving cars, plans to open a development center for the technology in the home of the U.S. auto industry.The company said Wednesday it will open a self-driving technology development center in Novi, Michigan, a city about 30 miles from downtown Detroit. Google is expanding efforts to make autonomous cars at a time startups such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Comma.ai, as well as established companies like General Motors Co. are investing in the technology.
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Advantech has unveiled an open gateway and platform aimed at the development of new IoT applications.The IoT Gateway Starter Kit has been launched in collaboration with Intel, which will be providing a ready-to-run system Celeron J1900 SoC platform, and Microsoft’s Windows 7 Embedded OS.The starter kit includes the IoT software platform service WISE-PaaS, a software development kit and technical support service.The IoT Gateway Starter Kit hardware has also been verified to work with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The kit intends to allow developers to get their IoT products to market faster.
Do people want a smart box that can physically control everything in their homes? We posed this question to consumers for the first time, back in 2004.Being a home automation company in the Netherlands and coming from a background of technology development and IoT enthusiasm, we pioneered remote controlling devices, smart lighting and assisted living, even back then.Now remember, this was years before the iPhone was introduced. Touchscreens had only just started popping up.Even though all of these things were already possible, our ambitious plan to “conquer the world” didn’t quite take off in the way we had expected.
Do an image search on Bing or Google for “Internet of Things Building Blocks” or similar and you’ll find a plethora of visual depictions of tools and technologies that go into making the entirety of the IoT. A couple of examples can be found at Manuscrypts.com and Techcrunch.com. In short, you can find references to all manner of technology: hardware, wireless/wired infrastructure, cloud, app development frameworks, and more. No doubt, these are needed to manifest the many solutions that fall under the IoT umbrella.