29. March 2016 · Comments Off on Cisco Boosts IoT Presence with Jasper Technologies Buyout · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO – Analyst Report) recently completed the buyout of Jasper Technologies Inc. for $1.4 billion in cash to expand further into the Internet of Things (IoT) space.Jasper is currently the leading player in the IoT space on the basis of the number of enterprises and service providers it serves globally.The Santa Clara-based start-up has an automated system for managing and monitoring IoT devices (connected cars, homes and medical devices, among others) through the cloud. As a result, enterprises and cloud-based service providers can use the system to launch services and track customers’ usage through IoT devices.

Source: Cisco Boosts IoT Presence with Jasper Technologies Buyout – March 24, 2016 – Zacks.com

30. October 2015 · Comments Off on Utilities: Think like a retail company when it comes to demand response · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Energy consumption management programs are in high demand, according to a study by Cogent Reports, a division of Market Strategies International; however, capturing this demand is proving to be a challenge for most of the nation’s utilities. The few utilities that have achieved high levels of awareness and usage are not only meeting customer needs, they are benefitting from associated lifts in customer satisfaction and trust, the study notes.

Source: Utilities: Think like a retail company when it comes to demand response – SmartGridNews

15. October 2015 · Comments Off on Green Charge Networks to bring aggregated energy storage into CAISO market · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Customer-sited energy storage is evolving into a market reality in California. The core Green Charge business is providing smart energy storage for the CAISO market, which allows commercial-industrial utility customers to lower peak demand usage and peak demand charges that drive up electricity bills. Storing electricity during its least expensive periods and releasing it during higher priced peak periods allows Green Charge to both reduce customer volumetric charges and reduce their highest 15-minute period usage. That in turn lowers their peak demand charge.

Source: Green Charge Networks to bring aggregated energy storage into CAISO market | Utility Dive

06. October 2015 · Comments Off on Semtech Partners to Launch IoT Network for Smart Commercial Solutions Using LoRa RF Sensors · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Semtech, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced its LoRa® RF technology will be integrated in a large low-power, wide-area network deployed by French mobile network operator Bouygues Telecom, in partnership with leading communications company Sagemcom. The network, based on Semtech’s open LoRaWAN™ standard, will enable commercial service providers to take full advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) movement to offer smarter, more efficient solutions for urban planning, infrastructure management, utility usage and more.

Source: Semtech Partners to Launch IoT Network for Smart Commercial Solutions Using LoRa® RF Sensors – MarketWatch

03. September 2015 · Comments Off on Two-fer: Silver Spring nabs award…again · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

For the second year in a row, Silver Spring Networks has been named as the Frost & Sullivan New Zealand Smart Grid Solutions Company of the Year. Silver Spring’s IPv6 critical infrastructure networking platform was recognized for helping energy retailers, distribution companies and Metering Services Providers (MSP) in New Zealand’s disaggregated market to provide more reliable coverage in varying topographies, give urban and rural customers up-to-date, two-way information on their usage for better energy management and cost efficiencies, and offer program flexibility to expand to additional smart grid, smart city, and other critical infrastructure applications in the future.

Source: Two-fer: Silver Spring nabs award…again – SmartGridNews