07. June 2016 · Comments Off on Harnessing solar and wind energy in one device could power the ‘Internet of Things’ · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The “Internet of Things” could make cities “smarter” by connecting an extensive network of tiny communications devices to make life more efficient. But all these machines will require a lot of energy. Rather than adding to the global reliance on fossil fuels to power the network, researchers say they have a new solution. Their report on a single device that harvests wind and solar energy appears in the journal ACS Nano. Computer industry experts predict that tens of billions of gadgets will make up the Int

Source: Harnessing solar and wind energy in one device could power the ‘Internet of Things’ — ScienceDaily

28. January 2016 · Comments Off on Technavio Announces Top Nine Vendors in the Global ZigBee Enabled Devices Market for 2016-2020  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Technavio has announced the top nine leading vendors in their recent global ZigBee enabled devices market 2016-2020 report. This research report also lists 18 other prominent vendors who are expected to gain market share over the forecast period. To identify the top vendors, Technavio’s market research analysts have considered the top revenue contributors for the ZigBee enabled devices market. The report includes market forecast of the global ZigBee market based on product segments that implement ZigBee wireless technology (connected light bulbs, remote controls, smart meters, smart thermostats, and set-top-box).The analysis in this report is based on vendor briefings, interviews with industry experts, and telephone and online surveys. Technavio analysts have also presented a breakdown of market shares by the leading regions, including APAC, Americas, and EMEA.

Source: Technavio Announces Top Nine Vendors in the Global ZigBee Enabled Devices Market for 2016-2020 | Business Wire

28. December 2015 · Comments Off on IoT medical device security calls for broader measures · Categories: News · Tags: ,

It’s a daunting task trying to ensure complete IoT medical device security, and it may even seem impossible. Two industry experts discuss this issue and offer their advice.

Source: IoT medical device security calls for broader measures

23. November 2015 · Comments Off on Smart meters ‘key to engaging energy customers’ · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart meters are a “key” incentive for customers to switch their energy suppliers.That was the message from industry experts at an event which talked about consumer engagement in the UK energy market.According to Gillian Cooper, Head of Retail Energy Markets at Citizens Advice, smart meters are providing customers with accurate bills as well as changing their behaviour around switching suppliers.

Source: Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy – Smart meters ‘key to engaging energy customers’

20. November 2015 · Comments Off on Thread – An Open Standard Protocol for Home Automation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

IoT or “Internet of Things” (also called Internet of Everything by some vendors) is poised for huge growth in recent future. Along with SMAC (Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud), it’s one of the key building blocks of Digital technologies and superior Digital Customer Experience. Industry experts have predicted that by 2020 there will be greater than a one trillion dollar market for IoT and IoT enabled services. According to Gartner there will be nearly 26 billion devices on the Internet of Things by 2020.Gartner had positioned IoT in the peak in the Gartner Hype Cycle (2014). One of the areas under the bigger IoT umbrella that is relatively more mature is Home Automation. There is a myriad of home automation products in the market including some major players like Nest, Belkin’s WeMo home automation and Schneider’s Wiser home control solutions.

Source: Thread – An Open Standard Protocol for Home Automation