22. August 2016 · Comments Off on Testing a home that gets to know your habits · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

When Benjamin Lee comes home to his apartment, the lights turn on as he moves from room to room. He could also program his entertainment system to spring to life when he’s ready to settle in for the night.   “I don’t even notice it anymore. It’s making things that more simple for me,” Lee said.When he’s away, he can turn control his thermostat from his smartphone, or be alerted of any suspicious activity at home. Lee’s apartment is one of 100 units in Portland’s Grant Park Village that is part of a pilot program in smart home automation from software company IOTAS.

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24. June 2016 · Comments Off on Verizon’s ICSA Labs unveils IoT security testing program · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

To help companies mitigate risks associated with an increasingly connected world, ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, is rolling out a new security testing program to provide assurance testing for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors. The program is believed to be among the first-of-its-kind.ICSA Labs will test six components as part of the new IoT Security Testing and Certification Program including:  alert/logging, cryptography, authentication, communications, physical security, and platform security.  The ICSA Labs Product Assurance Report found the majority of security devices fail to perform as intended.

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02. May 2016 · Comments Off on WattTime Launches New Smart Thermostat Solution To Fight Climate Change · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Environmental non-profit WattTime has launched a new smart thermostat solution that will allow consumers to selectively use clean energy. WattTime, “the nonprofit creating technology that makes using clean energy as simple as tapping your smartphone,” revealed today that it is starting a closed beta program in partnership with Energate, creator of the the H?lH?m smart thermostat. Specifically, a $600,000 grant from The Great Lakes Protection Fund will allow WattTime to integrate its software directly into

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24. March 2016 · Comments Off on Silver Spring Networks Welcomes News of Regulatory Approval for Con Edison Advanced Metering Program · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) today welcomes the news of the New York State Public Service Commission’s (NYPSC) approval of Con Edison’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) plan. When complete, the program will connect Con Edison electric and gas customers through the deployment of Silver Spring’s multi-application networking, data, and control platform. The rapid approval of the program demonstrates that the NYPSC recognizes the value of a proven, two-way smart grid program that will provide customers with a wide array of benefits and also support New York State’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Initiative.

Source: Silver Spring Networks Welcomes News of Regulatory Approval for Con Edison Advanced Metering Program | Business Wire

21. December 2015 · Comments Off on BGE Proposes Testing Microgrids at Two Maryland Locations · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company is proposing to develop two electric microgrids – one in Baltimore City and one in Howard County – as part of a pilot program to test the microgrid concept. Microgrids are self-contained , small-scale electric grids with their own power generation source that can power a commercial center independently of the regional power grid when necessary, such as in the aftermath of a severe impact storm.

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