13. September 2016 · Comments Off on Fashion update: The retailers getting on board with wearable tech · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As technology advances inexorably, the domination of wearables seems increasingly inevitable. And it seems that the mainstream fashion industry is gradually waking up to the necessity to embrace the trend, teaming up with tech brands to ensuring that their trackers, smart devices and other connected items acquiesce with the rules of stylish design. With tech brands such as Fitbit and Jawbone straining to streamline and polish their products in order to reposition themselves as stylish accessories, several retail brands are also embracing the strategy of incorporating connected items into their collections.

Source: Fashion update: The retailers getting on board with wearable tech – Tech News | The Star Online

17. August 2016 · Comments Off on Insurance Industry Takes Cautious Approach to Home Smart Devices  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The property and casualty insurance industry is taking a closer look at the potential for smart home devices. Observers expect that smart homes will have a similar effect on home insurance that telematics and the connected car did for auto insurance. Soon, carriers aim to use connected-home technology for claims avoidance, underwriting and improved interactions with homeowners beyond just creating a policy.

Source: Insurance Industry Takes Cautious Approach to Home Smart Devices | Information Management Online

04. June 2016 · Comments Off on Smart home gadgets need to live together · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart home technology that has long been knocking at doors will settle into the mainstream after rival gadgets and services become hassle-free guests that get along with one another, industry insiders say. While smart home offerings have been around for years, attention has been heightened by Google, Amazon and Apple manoeuvring to be at the heart of managing devices capable of wirelessly taking commands or feeding information. “We need to look at problems in the home from a holistic perspective and reali

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21. May 2016 · Comments Off on Apple Planning to Bring Their Own HomeKit App · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Apple has their own plans to prove their eminence in home automation segment also as they have introduced some related products last year. We have seen many other manufacturers also who brought similar products during this time. However the growth of this segment is a little slower than others. There are a lot of alternatives available here and it has confused a lot of people to choose a particular brand. People close to the industry were hoping that Apple may take a step ahead and will try to bring some unique things for their customers. Now it seems that Apple has taken the step and some reports are claiming that Apple is planning to bring their own HomeKit app.

Source: Apple Planning to Bring Their Own HomeKit App | MCT

17. May 2016 · Comments Off on New report shares details about the Global DIY home automation industry forecast to 2021  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Global DIY Home Automation Industry 2016 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the DIY Home Automation industry. With around 150 tables and figures this report provides key statistics on the state of the industry and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the market. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and Bill of Materials cost structures are also analyzed. This

Source: New report shares details about the Global DIY home automation industry forecast to 2021 with key companies profile, supply, demand, cost structure, and SWOT analysis – WhaTech

29. April 2016 · Comments Off on Can Wi-Fi industry keep up with IoT? · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

A recent conference focused on the world of Wi-Fi highlighted the immense opportunity created by the blossoming of the Internet of Things (IoT) space, as long as the wireless industry can keep pace with IoT’s rapid growth.RCR Wireless News reported that IoT was the hot topic at the Wi-Fi Now 2016 conference held recently near Washington, D.C. And it’s no wonder, considering the 8 billion Wi-Fi-enabled devices currently in use and the additional 3 billion expected to ship in 2016.

Source: Can Wi-Fi industry keep up with IoT? – ReadWrite

18. April 2016 · Comments Off on Spirent Acquires Testing Technologies for Automotive and IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Spirent Communications Plc (LSE:SPT), an industry leader in test and measurement, today announced that it has acquired Testing Technologies. Founded in 2000, Testing Technologies is a leader in Automation Software Quality Tools. With its flagship platform TTworkbench, Testing Technologies is focused on test automation for the automotive and IoT industries. As the automotive industry moves to IP networks and automakers begin to realize their vision of the connected car, the acquisition of Testing Technologies will enable Spirent to offer the most effective solution available to ensure the functionality and performance of next-generation automobile components and technologies.

Source: Spirent Acquires Testing Technologies for Automotive and IoT – Spirent

16. April 2016 · Comments Off on The IoT Isn’t About the Future, It’s Already Here · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

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.

Source: The IoT Isn’t About the Future, It’s Already Here

11. April 2016 · Comments Off on Which Countries are Adopting the Internet of Things First?  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Ian Kar reports in Quartz, “The internet is infiltrating all of our devices, from thermostats to stoves. Yet, the technology seems to be more popular in other countries than in the US. The Koreans, Danish, and Swiss have more things tethered to the internet, according to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and search engine Shodan. The Internet of Things (IoT) as an industry is still nascent, but that hasn’t stopped many tech companies from developing IoT devices, software and systems.”

Source: Which Countries are Adopting the Internet of Things First? – DATAVERSITY

31. March 2016 · Comments Off on Security Pro Puts Wink Hub and SmartThings Hub to the Test  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Many of us got into this industry because we like playing with toys. Sure, we call it work, but at the end of the day, it’s kind of fun to face a challenge head on, figure out how something works and master a new technology or two. As a consultant, I’ve always tried to stay on top of technology, but nothing beats hands-on. That’s why we started testing and reviewing products for Security Sales & Integration (Bench Test returns in May), and that’s what got me headed down the rabbit hole.

Source: Security Pro Puts Wink Hub and SmartThings Hub to the Test – Security Sales and Integration