Every once in a blue moon you come across a device and you instantly know that the company just got it right. The hardware design is great, the software design is great, and the user experience is simple yet powerful and versatile. It’s rare to begin with, but it’s even more rare when you’re talking about smart home controllers and hubs, because the market is all over the place right now. It can all be quite confusing, but there’s nothing confusing about this statement: The NuBryte Touchpoint All-in-One Sma
The tech industry is in full swing to embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) and the ways in which it could revolutionise business and our daily lives, but new research has revealed that consumers do not share the same level of excitement for smart technology.PwC surveyed over 2,000 people and found that almost three quarters of consumers have no interest in putting smart technology into their homes in the coming years. This greatly contradicts the vision of the smart home that consumer electronics companies have been peddling over the past few years in which every house will have a fridge, a coffee maker, a thermostat and a host of other devices that communicate with one another and the cloud to offer a better experience to consumers.
With every market forecast predicting rapid growth of the overall Internet of Things, industry and investor focus shifts to specific market segments that will experience the quickest adoption. While most of the attention is on particular applications and technologies, I think managed IoT services will be one of the biggest market opportunities.One of the greatest challenges standing in the way of widespread IoT adoption is the lack of skills and experience to evaluate, acquire and integrate all the piece parts necessary to assemble an IoT deployment.
We are used to hearing about how the Internet of Things (IoT) will affect the future, promising to solve the biggest global crises, including food shortages, health epidemics and human safety. But what many people do not acknowledge is that, in a growing number of areas, IoT solutions are already in place and making a tangible difference. At this moment, an estimated 4.9 billion sensors are connected to the Internet, busy improving numerable areas of industry and human experience.
Telefónica and Huawei announced yesterday they are joining forces to develop the Smart Home category in Latin America.Using Huawei´s cloud based platform and a jointly designed exclusive user experience, Telefónica will provide their Latin American customers with an innovative Smart Home experience, becoming the first telco to offer these services in the region. This collaboration strengthens the operator commitment to bringing the latest technology to their customers, going along with them in its discovery and use.
The Securifi Almond+ is unlike most routers. For one, it comes with a handy touchscreen that lets you configure the router’s settings without a computer.My first experience with a touchscreen router was with last year’s TP-Link Touch P5. Securifi was the first to introduce a router with a touchscreen back in 2012, but that model did not make its way here.The Almond+ has a tile-based touch interface that reminds me of Windows 8. The tiles are easy to press with a finger, but you can also use the stylus hidden in a slot at the side if you find the tiles too finicky to press.
When Pendl wanted a second home for road trips, Airstream was the clear choice: it matched his own love for modern and industrial aesthetics. He picked the International Sterling model for its especially contemporary interior, what he calls “a sleek…interpretation of that classic Americana style.” But there was a hitch: this retro-futuristic dwelling couldn’t support present-day security systems.Due to due to liability concerns, security companies won’t typically install their products homes on wheels. Luckily Pendl already had some experience with smart technology systems
The U.S. Insurance industry is the world’s largest insurance market where 6,118 companies, employing 2.5 million people, have net annual premiums of $1.1 trillion. Yet, despite its size and overall financial health, the insurance industry is likely to experience profound change driven by a fast growing and ubiquitous force – The Internet of Things (IoT).
Over the past few decades we have seen enormous improvements in mobile data connectivity, and it’s about to get even faster. Verizon Wireless recently announced that it will begin field testing its new 5G network technology in 2016.This is great news for consumers and businesses alike. The phenomenal speed and enhanced bandwidth of 5G means that users will soon experience lightning-fast downloads, hold ultra-real HD video chats on the move and perform other amazing feats with their tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices.
2015 has been a year of change and consolidation, particularly for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) that have been challenged by new players in the ecosystem, including device manufacturers and Over-the-Top (OTT) players.As we near the end of 2015, now is the time to take stock and look ahead… What might 2016 hold for players in the telecoms industry?Drawing from over 13 years’ experience, and the various issues and innovations witnessed in 2015, new telecom-web convergence initiatives will likely continue coming to the fore as mobile operators try to achieve stability. 2016 will be a year where MNOs try to reassess what assets they need to protect and what they need to open up for revenue generation, alongside the rise of the monetisation of user profile data and A2P messaging.