The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, today announces the opening of applications for the 2016 Z-Wave Labs competition. Launched in 2015, the Z-Wave IoT accelerator-style program gives winners with an innovative idea in IoT product or service design access to the large Z-Wave Alliance ecosystem, partners and resources as well as the Z-Wave IoT ready 500 series development kits.
A Duke Energy microgrid test bed is striving to crack one of the biggest challenges facing utilities today: the need to seamlessly integrate distributed resources and allow for real-time communication between the resources and utilities. In North Carolina’s Gaston County, at the Mount Holly test bed, Duke is experimenting with ‘Open Field Message Bus Technology,’ a standards-based system that could reduce the complexity and costs of integrating distributed resources. This could be a game changer for the ind
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 33 small businesses to work directly with DOE national labs to accelerate the transformation to a clean energy economy. The selected businesses will be given access to world-class laboratory resources to help move these innovative ideas and technologies closer to the marketplace.
Oh great. The world’s internet security professionals are increasingly worried about what they are calling the Internet of Evil Things.These concerns stem from the risks posed by connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices — a problem which is set to grow, even as resources and visibility into such connected devices have stagnated, according to a new survey.
Businesses expect The Internet of Things will improve customer experiences but that’s far from where their current IoT initiatives are today.And when it comes to how they plan to address IoT needs, most companies are looking to do it with internal resources, although fewer than four in 10 rate their level of preparedness in various phases as excellent or very good, based on a new study.The report regarding the state of Internet of Things initiatives is based on a survey of 200 business leaders conducted by TEKsystems.
With improvements in transmission infrastructure, weather-driven renewable resources could supply most of the nation’s electricity at costs similar to today’s, according to a new study by NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder, which used a sophisticated mathematical model to evaluate future cost, demand, generation and transmission scenarios.
Tiny homes are all the rage, at least in certain parts of the country, hailed as a way to minimize one’s impact on the planet, keep personal costs low, and utilize resources more efficiently. Tiny houses are also often viewed as a sacrifice, requiring one to give up many modern-day conveniences and necessities. Intel disagrees, and has built it own tiny house, packing it full of the latest and greatest smart technology to showcase what is possible.The tiny house is located in San Francisco, and is a joint effort between Intel, Kyle Schuneman and Minim Homes. It is a mere 210-square feet, less than half the size of what is commonly considered a small one-bedroom apartment, but it can do far more than the average American home. It is, in the best definition of the word, a ‘smart’ home.
The U.S. Department of Energy is matching a $2.25 million Clean Energy Fund grant from the Washington Department of Commerce to research, develop and demonstrate the technologies needed to create “smart” buildings, campuses and cities to better manage energy usage. Once buildings and devices are smarter — managing energy resources optimally on their own — they can also be more responsive to the needs of the power grid.
Axiros, a leader in device management and IoT solutions for service providers, enterprises, and OEMs, and Grupo Exito (Almacenes Exito S.A.), the largest retail company in Colombia, today announced that Axiros will provide 600 of Exito’s department stores with a sophisticated management and monitoring platform to handle all of its multi-vendor equipment for its retail store chain.Exito will use the Axiros AXPERIENCE® IoT Suite to control the switches, access points, kiosks, barcode readers, barcode printers, tablets, and other network devices inside the retailers creating a state-of-the-art IoT environment. By monitoring and managing all of these devices on the same platform, Exito is able to optimize their operations and maximize their efficiencies better than ever, saving resources and reducing costs.
This week, the White House announced a new “Smart Cities” Initiative that will invest over $160 million in federal research, and leverage more than 25 new technology collaborations to help local communities tackle key challenges, such as reducing traffic congestion, fighting crime, fostering economic growth, managing the effects of a changing climate, and improving the delivery of city services. The new initiative is part of the government’s overall commitment to target federal resources to meet local needs and support community-led solutions.