The “Internet of Things” (IoT) incorporates a dynamic array of technologies that mobilize sensors to monitor environmental conditions and radio-frequency identification RFID tags to facilitate objects interacting with users. California, with its high-tech industry, will lead the nation in IoT deployment.The total number of IoT connections is predicted to increase four-fold by 2020. As once-passive objects become capable of conducting remote updates and self-learning improvements, our systems will increasingly shift from delayed reaction to environmental and social problems, to a dynamic sense-and-respond capabilities.
Managing and controlling energy and operational data in commercial buildings and industrial sites with ‘Internet of Things’ devices just got easier as industrial PC company Logic Supply, Inc. launches their new model CC150 ‘Internet of Things Gateway with Candi IoT Server.’Previously, businesses who used the Candi Controls IoT Platform to monitor, control, and manage data from communicating devices paid extra and waited longer for industrial PCs to be custom-configured. With the launch of the CC150, Logic Supply is pre-configuring an application-specific Internet of Things Gateway with Candi’s embedded IoT Server® software stack at no additional cost, which interoperates with the Candi Network Operations Cloud™ right out of the box.
Formed by ex-Apple AAPL +3.36% engineers, Nest Labs develops products designed to bring Big Data and the Internet of Things into our homes via its smart thermostats, fire alarms and security cameras.The company was bought out by Google GOOGL -0.18% last year for $3.2 billion, which sees its products as central to the inevitable drive towards “smart” homes with connected data systems designed to make our lives more comfortable, while simultaneously cutting down on wasted energy.This is all possible because of Big Data and analytics – algorithms in the software used by the devices to monitor and record how they are used, building up a profile which allows them to intelligently “set” themselves.
An app that lets homeowners monitor energy usage and sends an alert when they have incurred, say, half of their utilities budget is one of the smart solutions for homes being tested by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).The devices and technologies, developed by 17 companies, were tested at the HDB’s Centre of Building Research in mock-up flats from January to June.
Another disruptive trend, another set of headaches for IT.The Internet of Things (IoT), spurred by the arrival of inexpensive storage and better chipsets for connectivity, promises a future where Internet smarts extend far beyond the familiar realm of smartphones and computers.Familiar devices and things never before associated with having Internet intelligence – items like homes, railways, buildings and bridges – are now able to monitor, communicate and respond when their environment changes. And with more machines talking to each other through IoT connections, companies have a trove of new information at their disposal to analyze.
The Internet of Things could offer dramatic improvements to the lifestyles of retirees, according to an article by Joseph Coughlin for The Wall Street Journal. Coughlin essentially argues that the growing array of connected devices will help to monitor and safeguard the elderly as they struggle with diminishing physical and mental capabilities.
Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced the ability to control and monitor Insteon devices from the Apple Watch. Insteon users are now able to control lights, appliances, thermostats and scenes from the Apple Watch. In addition, they can view Insteon cameras and monitor a variety of sensors—including motion, door/window, smoke/CO, and water leak—as well as receive instant alerts as soon as they are triggered.
Even though there are only 15 billion devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) today, a new report found that there will be 50 billion devices by 2020 — according to a new report by Cisco and DHL. According to Cisco, the increased deployment will affect utilities in many ways. The Internet of Everything (IoE) “is revolutionizing the way utility companies monitor, control, and distribute energy over electrical grids,” the company said. “It’s resulting in better, more reliable service, consumer empowerment and improved capacity and efficiency for grid operators.”
“Necessity is the mother of invention” could not be a more perfect idiom to describe the genesis of Bryan Jefferson’s two St. Louis-area technology companies: The SOHO Shop, a full-service residential and light commercial systems integration firm, and SmartCare, a new concept in health tech designed to help caregivers remotely monitor “at risk” seniors.