15. July 2017 · Comments Off on Survey finds growing awareness of smart grid programs but still low participation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

U.S. energy consumers are increasingly aware and broadly supportive of the smart grid, but relatively few of them participate in most smart-grid related programs and products, according to a study released last week. Nearly three-fourths of U.S. consumers have at least heard of smart meters and the smart grid, according to a longitudinal study published by the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC), an Atlanta-based nonprofit that does market research for industry stakeholders on energy consumers.

Source: Survey finds growing awareness of smart grid programs but still low participation | Midwest Energy News

22. August 2016 · Comments Off on IHS: Smart home growth hindered by lack of awareness, fragmentation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

While the advent of smart home solutions has created new revenue streams for residential security companies and subsequently increased the value that an alarm system provides to consumers, the technology still faces several challenges that could hinder its growth moving forward.   In fact, according to Tim Hewitt, analyst for security and building technologies at IHS Markit, while the initial uptake of smart home systems by early adopters was in line with expectations, existing market barriers have become more significant as companies have tried to expand their offerings to the broader market. As a result, Hewitt said the market research firm has revised its forecasts to account for the lack of broader consumer interest in connected home products.

Source: IHS: Smart home growth hindered by lack of awareness, fragmentation

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

17. November 2015 · Comments Off on 6.4 Billion Active IoT Things in 2016: Gartner  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Internet of Things is about to get a whole lot bigger, according to the latest forecast from technology market research firm Gartner.In 2016, the IoT will grow at a rate of 5.5 million ‘things’ each day, encompassing a total of nearly 6.4 billion connected devices, a 30 percent gain over this year’s expected total of 4.9 billion devices. By 2020, that figure will shoot up to 20.7 billion units.IoT services spending will jump 22 percent next year, reaching $235 billion. “IoT services are the real driver of value in IoT, and increasing attention is being focused on new services by end-user organizations and vendors,” said Gartner vice president Jim Tully in a statement.

Source: 6.4 Billion Active IoT Things in 2016: Gartner – Datamation

05. October 2015 · Comments Off on China Smart Water, Gas, and Heat Meters Market Will Reach 16.5 Million Units, 24.3 Million Units and 17 Million Units Resp. by 2016 – Press Release · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Market Research Store releases a new market research report “Smart Meter Market 2013 in China: Industry Analysis, Trends, Size, Demand, Growth, and Forecast 2016 to add to its collection of research report Meters.China Smart Meter Market Report 2013-2016 released by SinoMarketInsight predicts that the market scale of Chinese smart water meters, smart gas meters and smart heat meters will reach 16.5 million units, 24.3 million units and 17 million units separately in 2016, with the respective CAGR of 19.21%, 26.51% and 29.32% in 2013-2016.

Source: China Smart Water, Gas, and Heat Meters Market Will Reach 16.5 Million Units, 24.3 Million Units and 17 Million Units Resp. by 2016 – Press Release – Digital Journal