12. June 2016 · Comments Off on A “Certified” Stamp for the Smart Grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

When I go home after work, my wife and I are typically focused on the present moment, especially on our young son. As new parents, we benefit from many innovative products and services from improved car seats and creative toys to safer cribs and video baby monitors. One of the first products that we bought for our son’s nursery was a Wi-Fi-based baby monitor. When we brought it home and plugged it in, it connected effortlessly with our Wi-Fi router and smart phones. It helps provide safety and security, and, perhaps most importantly, sleep for the three of us.As consumers, we just assumed that these “Wi-Fi Certified” products would be “interoperable”—that the many different devices and components in the Wi-Fi universe would work together seamlessly. But as a NIST employee, I realize that this interoperability doesn’t happen by magic. Underlying the millions of products that today carry the “Wi-Fi Certified” label is a complex and robust ecosystem of manufacturers, standards organizations, testing laboratories, and certification authorities.

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28. March 2016 · Comments Off on Is Amazon Echo the next enterprise IoT platform?  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Amazon Echo has become of the most popular technologies in the consumer market and is starting to transform the enterprise as well. Its rich platform capabilities and ecosystem, makes Amazon Echo one of the most disruptive technologies in the next wave of enterprise IoT solutions.

Source: Is Amazon Echo the next enterprise IoT platform? | CIO

01. March 2016 · Comments Off on To Predict the Trajectory of the Internet of Things, Look to the Software Industry · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

With over 50 billion connected devices expected by 2020, the Internet of things (IoT) is poised to have a major impact. What’s not clear, however, is how the IoT’s complex ecosystem — a loose network of interacting products and services, pictured below will evolve and proliferate and which companies will emerge as leaders. The red nodes represent platform companies; the gray ones are companies that provide a product or service.

Source: To Predict the Trajectory of the Internet of Things, Look to the Software Industry

27. January 2016 · Comments Off on Study: Smart Home Apps Need To Be Better To Help Boost Adoption  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

People who want to embrace the joys of the smart home are being stymied by a widening gap in the ecosystem itself.A six-month study of over 50,000 smart home devices and associated app reviews by Argus Insights said that the usefulness of a connected device was often overshadowed by frustration with the associated app. Consumers who had bought into the promise of a utopian future said that while the device engendered delight, the synchronicity between the two was lacking.

Source: Study: Smart Home Apps Need To Be Better To Help Boost Adoption – ARC – ARC

06. December 2015 · Comments Off on Making mobile phones the authentication hubs for smart homes · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Each year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology funds pilot projects to advance the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. The pilots address barriers to the identity ecosystem and seed the marketplace with “NSTIC-aligned” solutions to enhance privacy, security and convenience in online transactions. This year, Galois, a computer science research and development company, received a $1.86 million grant to build a user-centric personal data storage system that enables next-gene

Source: Making mobile phones the authentication hubs for smart homes — GCN