"Internet of Things" articles

Before speaking at Parks Associates' annual Smart Energy Summit , Denver Hinds, R&D Project Manager at Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), provided his perspective on several key questions related to the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Interoperability needs to be addressed at the product and service level. Mainstream adoption of home...
Prior to his participation at the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit , Justin Segall, President & Founder of Simple Energy, recently provided insight on what he sees as the top barriers to smart energy and smart home adoption: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Given the fairly nascent state of smart home technologies, interoperability is a major barrier. We see challenges...
Before speaking at Parks Associates' Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer in Austin, Joel Miller, Principal Supervisor at DTE Energy, answered several key questions on current and future trends within the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? There are a wide variety of technology standards being offered in the consumer and commercial markets. The...
Prior to the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Parks Associates sat down with David Meisegeier, VP and Senior Technical Director at ICF International, to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Given the rapid pace of smart home technology development, barriers are both being removed and identified on a regular...
There was no shortage of key entertainment announcements and takeaways from CES 2018 last month in Las Vegas. Here are the top trends from the event impacting the connected entertainment landscape: Voice control continues to be the hot feature garnering consumer and industry attention. Pay-TV providers are considering their options (or, like Comcast, are already deploying voice controls), and manufacturers of set-top boxes, streaming devices, smart speakers, and remote controls...
The next major evolution in computing is here – voice technology dominates CES. Voice assistants are here to stay. At the beginning of 2017, half of U.S. broadband households were using a personal assistant through an application or dedicated device. Market leaders such as Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and more recently Samsung continue to announce new product enhancements and expanded roadmaps. The competition among these giants was evident at CES with a plethora of...
Guest post by   Thomas Rockmann, VP Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom   It is a fact that the global population is increasing, and the overall age weighting is changing. The world population is expected to hit 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100. In parallel, the global populace is gradually aging, and nowhere more than in Western Europe. One in three UK babies born in 2013 is expected to reach 100 in the UK alone , and the elderly...
The smart home today is not really all that smart. It is obedient and does what it is told to do, but has limited capability of making decisions on its own. Decision making requires first, an understanding of the situation, and then a method to make a decision based on the situation. The smart home industry must focus on understanding what is happening in and around the home, and the first step in understanding that context is gathering data. The sensors embedded in...

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