Electric Imp Can Make Your Dumb Device Smart

  • Posted on: 4 May 2015
  • By: chw staff

Being internet ready is a necessity if not a big selling point for hardware vendors.  Many manufacturers haven’t got the resources to redevelop their devices that need internet connectivity.  Therefore, they struggle to take advantage of the “Internet of Things” market.  Electric Imp has come up with a solution with their Imp card; looks like an SD Card, but is much more powerful.

Mexico's CFE Selected Silver Spring Networks For Smart Grid Project

  • Posted on: 23 April 2015
  • By: chw staff

meterIn 2013, approximately 15 per cent of Mexico's electricity production was lost due to theft or defaults, and in some areas of Mexico City, that increases to more than 35 per cent, that’s according to Mexico's Comisión Federal de Electricidad’s (CFE), the largest utility in the Americas. To reduce theft and stem its losses the CFE under the Megacable and Hola Innovacion consortium is working in partnership with Silver Spring Networks and Mexico's Tecnologías EOS to implement a number of smart grid solutions in Mexico City’s Central District.

Control Your Home With Insteon on Apple Watch

  • Posted on: 22 April 2015
  • By: chw staff

Insteon integration with Apple products has been extended to the new Apple Watch; the company announced that Insteon customers can use their Apple Watch to control Insteon connected home solutions.  Your home lighting, thermostat and other appliances con now be control from your wrist.  In addition, they can view Insteon cameras and monitor a variety of sensors—including motion, door/window, smoke/CO, and water leak—as well as receive instant alerts as soon as they are triggered.

5 Ways Governments Can Accelerate Smart City Development

  • Posted on: 21 March 2015
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

No Country’s government can hide or turn a blind eye to the development of smart technologies; especially if it relates to smart cities.  A smart infrastructure has the potential to save a country billions of dollars and enhance the lives of its citizens.  Before, these can be realised there a few key areas that if not supported will hinder smart city development and rob a country and its citizens of the benefits.

Why the Home Media Server Market Is Worth Billions?

  • Posted on: 21 March 2015
  • By: Anthony Matthews

You might never think of it but the global Home Media Server market will worth over US $200 billion, by 2020. This is due to the growth in digital media services, according to a report titled “Home Media Servers: A Global Strategic Business Report” by Global Industry Analysts.  The easy installation of networking devices, such as PCs, Laptops and Tablets and the power of mobile devices and their ability to provide wireless Internet access help by our willingness to share is fuelling the need for home media servers, said the report.

Lantiq Launces Home Gateway Processor with Enterprise Class Technology

  • Posted on: 16 March 2015
  • By: chw staff

Lantig's new GRX350 Processor comes pack full of features for today's digital home.  These include True Quality of Service (TrueQoS), Trusted Execution Processor (TrustWorld) and hardware-enforced virtualization.  With its carrier-class network processing power, the GRX350 has the capability to manage the millions of packets from both wired and wireless devices.

AT&T Drive Now Has Digital Life’s Home Monitoring and Control

  • Posted on: 9 March 2015
  • By: chw staff

Car manufacturers using the AT&T Drive, an infotainment platform have been given another feature to offer their customers; this is the option to control and monitor their home from the vehicle’s dashboard.  AT&T has recently announced the integration of AT&T Drive with AT&T Digital Life, its home automation and security platform.

The Connected Home Will Blur the Line Between Business and Domestic Services

  • Posted on: 8 March 2015
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

The introduction of IT into any process, system or environment invariably changes our expectations of the level of service, for both service provider and customer.  By introducing the telephone and email the telegraph and letter services feel too slow.  Why send a letter when an email will do?  I can see the same scenario playing out in the connected home market space, where the line blurs between Business and Domestic Service Levels.  The idea that everything will be connected means customers expectations will change and it does not matter if the service is domestic or business.