There is a lot of hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) yet many, if not most, are confused by what IoT really is and what it means for their IP and their business. In fact, some people claim that the IoT is simply a matter of applying existing technology to new applications. Many companies new to the IoT market may have strong and expansive portfolio positions for assertion. This makes it difficult at best to discern whether or not IoT inventions are really new or just recycled technology. If you are a new player in the IoT market, you most likely will be filing patent applications for new innovations; however, since IoT is being built on established technology, you need to be aware that there are hundreds of technology companies that may already own the seminal foundation patents.
AT&T has spent the past few years capitalizing on innovations that focus on the IoT or the Internet of Things. Now that it has succeeded, it prides itself of about 23 million various devices that are now connected to its network — from toothbrush to wheelchairs and automobiles. Famous research firm Gartner believes that the number will blow up to 25 billion in year 2020.On Wednesday, Sept. 9, AT&T and Permobil informed the public of a wirelessly connected wheelchair as another proof of the success. Thanks to the AT&T Foundry innovation centre as well as its designers and engineers. The wheelchair’s wireless location technology can monitor the location of the wheelchair. Its accelerometer can detect the position of the wheelchair, or when it has been turned on the side, according to AT&T executives.
It’s no secret that, although the innovations are constantly rolling in the energy industry, utilities can be slow to change. Digital businesses are rapidly emerging across industries and, in terms of utilities, can be extremely important in terms of how they relate to security, smart devices and the Internet of Things, among others.
Although utilities may not yet be on road to taking their own businesses digital, it is important that they are at least aware of the changes.
A microwave that accepts voice-over-recipes, a washing machine that takes commands from a smartphone app and a Wi-Fi enabled air conditioner connected to a smartphone—Appliance makers in India plan to put these innovations together to create smart Indian homes for consumers.Internet of Things (IoT) that enables machines to interact with each other with minimal or no human intervention has spread across various consumer domains. Home appliance makers in India are keen on implementing IoT to everyday used home appliances.
There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) and other wearable innovations boast considerable long-term market valuations. A new report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers predicts that IoT will have a US$4.5 trillion impact on the global economy, adding four percent to global GDP by 2020.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most talked-about technological innovations of the moment.
With everyday items set to become increasingly connected, businesses will have access to greater levels of data than ever before. However, Gartner has warned that security will be key to making the most of the IoT.
In a new report, the research organisation said managing identities and access will be critical in this space.
This year’s International CES Conference boils down to two categories of gadgets: home automation and wearables, as exhibited by initiatives and innovations from Google, Apple, and Samsung.
The Internet of things, which is basically the next step in the computer revolution, is a bit of a mess and a muddle of products at the moment, many with dubious appeal.
But it is a creative mess, driven by intriguing new companies with plenty of imagination. Some will fail, others may contribute useful, lasting innovations. The mess and the inklings of promise were on full display last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, one of the biggest electronics trade shows in the world.
The 2015 International CES will have the largest-ever showcase of products, services and technologies that make up the internet of things, with more than 900 exhibitors planning to share innovations that harness the power of the network to connect everyday devices, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
CEA owns and produces the 2015 CES, which will run Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas.
The Sensors Marketplace will highlight one of the key technologies that is enabling the IoT. Exhibitors participating in the marketplace include eyeSight Mobile Technologies, Logbar and QuickLogic.
California’s sustainable water future would be achieved through a system management approach utilizing innovations in science, technology and management, according to a report from the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), conducted at the request of a bipartisan group of legislators. The approach would rely on both currently available and new science and technology, yielding greater efficiencies and opening new sources of supply for managing California water through future multi-year cycles of drought and flooding.