02. February 2016 · Comments Off on Only 23% of people aware of smart meters · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Only 23% of people are aware of smart meters and understand them.Claire Maugham, Director of Policy and Communications at Smart Energy GB, told ELN those householders are “loving” the technology.Smart Energy GB is the national campaign for the smart meter rollout.

Source: Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy – Only 23% of people aware of smart meters

11. November 2015 · Comments Off on Investors sought for KotahiNet’s IoT network build  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

One-time chief executive of Internet NZ, Mega and The Internet Party in New Zealand, Vikram Kumar is now planning a nationwide network to support the Internet of Things (IoT). Kumar said his company, KotahiNet, has completed one network gateway trial and is now conducting another with an alternative provider.”This week we complete the testing and then we will know which gateway we want to rollout across Wellington,” Kumar said.Kumar told ZDNet partnerships and external investment will drive a national rollout after the Wellington launch.

Source: Investors sought for KotahiNet’s IoT network build | ZDNet

30. March 2015 · Comments Off on Bouygues Telecom to Commercially Launch IoT Network based on LoRa Technology · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Bouygues Telecom announced the commercial rollout of France’s first Internet of Things (IoT) network based on the LoRa (Long Range) technology, which the Operator says will take place in June, as it concludes trials of the technology in the city of Grenoble, in close collaboration with its technology partner, Semtech. By the end of this year, around 500 towns and cities including Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Nice, Rennes, Nantes, Montpellier and Angers will be covered by this network. According to the Operator, Bouygues Telecom will be the first French operator to launch a complete commercial offer for IoT, responding to the increasing need for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connectivity in this segment.

via Bouygues Telecom to Commercially Launch IoT Network based on LoRa Technology.

13. February 2015 · Comments Off on EchoStar’s Hughes To Throw Sage Switch · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Hughes, an EchoStar company, plans a midyear rollout of its new do-it-yourself Sage home-automation system, which is targeted to the masses.

Sage is promoted as easy to install, set up, monitor and use, delivering a wide range of automated functions to keep the home safe, secure, and regulated to provide savings on heating and AC systems, lights, other applications and insurance premiums.

via EchoStar’s Hughes To Throw Sage Switch | http://www.twice.com.

18. October 2014 · Comments Off on EchoStar Gears Up For The Smart Home Market · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

SAGE, a do-it-yourself home automation platform from EchoStar  Corp., will launch sometime next year, a company official confirmed Friday.

EchoStar isn’t ready to reveal pricing and specific rollout details, but it’s expected that corporate cousin Dish Network will play a significant role in the distribution and marketing of the new product.

via EchoStar Gears Up For The Smart Home Market | Multichannel.