27. October 2016 · Comments Off on Report: Smart Grid Market Worth USD 83.81 Billion by 2022 on Environmental XPRT · Categories: Blog · Tags: , ,

Report: Smart Grid Market Worth USD 83.81 Billion by 20220Share1 day agoSource: Smart Grid ObserverOctober 26, 2016 — According to a new market research report published by Scalar Market Research, the global smart grid market is expected to grow from USD 39.84 billion in 2016 and reach USD 83.81 billion in 2022, growing at an estimated CAGR of 13.20% during the forecast period.The report notes that the Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the smart grid market during the forecast

Source: Report: Smart Grid Market Worth USD 83.81 Billion by 2022 on Environmental XPRT

28. August 2016 · Comments Off on LandisGyr Announces Wi-SUN Certification For Smart Grid Network Radio Technology · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Landis+Gyr, a global leader in energy management solutions, has successfully completed Wi-SUN US Profile physical layer certification of the radio technology used in Gridstream® solutions and deployed globally in over 7 million smart grid IoT devices.Industry alliance certifications ensure future interoperability of RF-enabled hardware deployed in smart grid networks. This standards-based certification demonstrates that utilities will be able to realize a future smart grid vision that securely connects devices critical to efficiently and reliably serve the needs of energy consumers. With a wide variety of Wi-SUN compliant devices already operating today on Landis+Gyr networks, utilities are better positioned to bring new devices onto the network for a variety of energy efficiency, grid management and smart city applications.

Source: LandisGyr Announces Wi-SUN Certification For Smart Grid Network Radio Technology

20. August 2016 · Comments Off on Smart revolution hits the home front  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

First smartphones took on desktop phones, and won.Now it’s the turn of smart washing machines and televisions to challenge traditional home appliances, with analysts predicting their future growth in China could be huge.Fridges syncing up to your smartphone might sound like something from a sci-fi movie but they could soon be a fixture of Chinese households, if companies can make smart technology more useful, according to UBS research.

Source: Smart revolution hits the home front | South China Morning Post

15. July 2016 · Comments Off on Sustainable Smart Grids Could Revolutionise Europe · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Over 200 professionals from across Europe were in attendance at the Repower Europe Conference in Brussels earlier this month. Repowering Europe was one of the largest joint European events this year among the smart grids and solar photovoltaic sectors. The objective of the two-day event was to review past successes of the smart grids in Europe and discuss future challenges.

Source: Sustainable Smart Grids Could Revolutionise Europe – Blue and Green Tomorrow

13. July 2016 · Comments Off on Upgrading the US power grid for the 21st century · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The US Department of Energy has announced $220m in funding for projects from a host of national laboratories to help upgrade the country’s power grid over the next three years. What work needs to be done to make the grid ’cleaner, more productive and more secure’, and what are the implications for the integration of more grid-connected renewable energy projects in the future?

Source: Upgrading the US power grid for the 21st century – Power Technology

10. July 2016 · Comments Off on Apple Inc Serious About Home Automation, Time for Amazon to Worry · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A new report from VentureBeat reveals Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) plans for its fifth-generation set-top box. Recall that the company has been working on an Amazon Echo/Alexa competitor, along with opening up a Siri SDK for integration of third-party applications.VentureBeat spoke to sources privy to the matter and learnt that instead of working on a new hardware device, Apple intends to place the smarter artifical intelligence (AI) assistant in the next-generation Apple TV. The source adds that the new box will solve existing problems, as the iPhone maker pursues its goal to make Apple TV, the hub of everything in the future smart home.

Source: Apple Inc Serious About Home Automation, Time for Amazon to Worry

27. June 2016 · Comments Off on Smart Homes of the Future: What Will they Look Like? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

“So far we are still in very much the early-adopter phase” of the smart home, says Michael Philpott, principal analyst at Ovum, an independent analyst and consultancy firm which specialises in smart cities and home automation.Philpott tells IFSEC Global how the industry can give home automation mass market appeal and imagines what the smart home of the future might look like – a subject he is also exploring at IFSEC International 2016, which runs between 21-23 June at ExCeL London.

Source: Smart Homes of the Future: What Will they Look Like?

20. June 2016 · Comments Off on Controlling A Smart Home Can Be As Easy As Tossing Keys In A Bowl  · Categories: News · Tags: ,

The smart home of the future will likely be controlled with your voice, which is why companies like Google and Amazon are putting so much effort into getting their ears into your living room. But voice control feels impersonal. It’s disconnected from the physicality of the objects with which we have intimate connections in our day-to-day lives.Memodo is a new take on how the smart home of the future could be controlled. Instead of using your voice to dim the lights and Netflix-and-chill, you place physical totems representing those actions down in a specific place. So, for example, throwing your keys into the key bowl when you get home could kick up the jams, or turn on the A/C.

Source: Controlling A Smart Home Can Be As Easy As Tossing Keys In A Bowl | Co.Design | business + design

10. June 2016 · Comments Off on Scientists create world’s fastest wearable circuits to revolutionise Internet of Things  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A team of US engineers has created the world’s fastest stretchable, wearable integrated circuits — a technological feat that can revolutionise the Internet of Things (IoT) and high-speed wireless world in the future.Led by Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma from University of Wisconsin-Madison, the team developed the new stretchable integrated circuits taking inspiration from twisted-pair telephone cables. They contain, essentially, two ultra-tiny intertwining power transmission lines in repeating S-curves.This serpentine shape — formed in two layers with segmented metal blocks, like a 3-D puzzle — gives the transmission lines the ability to stretch without affecting their performance, said the study, published recently in the journal Advanced Functional Materials.

Source: Scientists create world’s fastest wearable circuits to revolutionise Internet of Things | The Indian Express

24. April 2016 · Comments Off on Samsung Advances Home Automation by Stepping into the Kitchen with a Smart Refrigerator Called ‘Family Hub’ · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Home Automation is a future market that Apple will definitely be participating in over time. We’ve written a number of reports showing Apple’s interest in this area of technology (one, two, three four and five) with one particular Apple patent figure illustrating a fridge with a large display on its freezer door, as noted below.

Today, the Korean press covered Samsung’s entry into next generation Kitchen appliances starting with a smart fridge.

Family Hub: Top-of-the-Line Smart Refrigerator

“Fridges are not just for storing food anymore. They now have features that allow consumers to order groceries online, watch TV shows and listen to music.

Source: Samsung Advances Home Automation by Stepping into the Kitchen with a Smart Refrigerator Called ‘Family Hub’ – Patently Apple