01. July 2017 · Comments Off on Cleantech Venture Capital: Home Sensors, Energy Islands, and Condo EV Charging · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Much of the technology pushing utilities to adopt two-way, interconnected management of their grids is coming from beyond the meter. While energy savings are the main driver for consumer adoption of distributed technologies, they’re not the only reason people make the choice.  Take the internet-of-things space, where companies are raising hundreds of millions of dollars to build out an infrastructure for managing a world populated by “smart” parking meters, dishwashers, televisions, webcams, doorknobs, and

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04. September 2016 · Comments Off on Centrica unit chief says adoption of its smart thermostats has doubled within a year · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The desire for more efficient energy usage and evolving consumer behaviour has seen demand for Centrica’s smart thermostats more than double in 12 months, according to Nina Bhatia, Managing Director of the FTSE 100 energy company’s Connected Home unit.At the heart of the British Gas owner’s suite of products and solutions targeting digital home management, a nascent industry premised on the Internet of Things (IoT), is Hive – a suite of wireless products that let you control your home from your mobile, tablet or laptop practically anytime, anywhere, from lighting to hot water, central heating to variable temperature management of individual rooms.

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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.

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01. June 2016 · Comments Off on How Does Voice Command Simplify Home Automation? · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Home automation has been improved by devices that support voice command. Controlling your home with your voice is a game-changer. Here are just a few ways voice control enhances home management.Truly hands-free tasksVoice control really changes the kitchen game when it comes to convenience and life enhancement. Imagine trying to get a big dinner ready for your kids or your house guests without any free hands. Need to know how many ounces are in a cup, or how many calories are in that cup of rice? Just ask your digital assistant, which knows the answer due to its swift access the Internet. Look up anything without being at a computer or typing on your phone. You can even use your voice to set timers for the food you’re cooking, and soon you’ll outsource even more tasks with your voice.

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02. February 2016 · Comments Off on ?Jeff Kagan: Is Chief IoT Officer Next? · Categories: News · Tags: ,

A Chief IoT Officer may be next executive placement for every company going forward. The Internet of Things or IoT is growing and spreading so rapidly it is difficult for companies to stay ahead of the demand curve. At this pace, going forward most every company will have a Chief IoT officer. The problem is that today, there are very few top level candidates. This is a position most companies and executives will have to grow into. This is a great opportunity for those in senior management. This is also an

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