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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Vivint, a leading provider of smart home technology, today announced that the Vivint Doorbell Camera is a gold winner for Most Innovative Consumer Product of the Year in the 2015 Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. Vivint is the only smart home provider to offer a doorbell camera integrated with a smart home platform.
AirFuel™ Alliance, the industry leader in wireless charging technologies born from the merger of Alliance for Wireless Power and Power Matters Alliance, today announced the official launch of the first global certification program that spans the full range of consumer electronics devices from wearables to smartphones, and now includes tablets, notebooks, laptops, and other electronic devices in daily use by consumers. This capability is exclusive to the AirFuel Alliance. More than 60 resonant technology components and devices have been certified to date. Manufacturers can now bring to market devices certified for 1-50 watts for the device and 1-70 watts for the charging station.
The real magic of robots and the Internet of Things is happening right now at Amazon’s vast fulfillment warehouses in the US. See what it’s all about, and learn how simple robotics can transform your organization’s logistical needs. While there is no shortage of stories about the future potential of Amazon’s drone delivery program, the real magic of the Internet of Things (IoT) is already happening at Amazon’s vast fulfillment warehouses in the US. Thousands of robots in these locations gather merchandise for individual orders.
The city of Vancouver wants to help residents reduce their heating bills by adopting a new generation of thermostats known as smart thermostats.The devices track residents’ behaviours and automatically adjust heating and cooling systems. For instance, a smart thermostat can dial down the heat when it detects that residents are out of the house, at work for example, then increase it just before the typical time for them to come home.
Silver Spring Networks (NYSE:SSNI) and CPFL Energia, Brazil’s largest private electricity group, today announced an extension of their smart grid program, with the addition of a grid reliability and Distribution Automation program for cities in the interior of the state of São Paulo. The expansion of CPFL’s smart grid program leverages the existing investment in Silver Spring’s mesh networking platform and is built upon the successful Phase 1 Advanced Metering Infrastructure deployed for ‘Grupo A’ customers, the large-scale commercial and industrial (C&I) customers across CPFL Group’s eight distribution companies.