Depending on the smart appliance you buy you are also making a decision on what communication protocol you want to use. With the growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) it is even more important because we want all of the devices in our homes to be able to communicate with each other securely. This is on the backdrop that there are many protocols for the home at the moment. To add to the complexity or to simplify things a new protocol 'Thread' has been introduced.
NETGEAR's AirCard 785 4G LTE mobile hotspot has been named a 2015 CES Innovation Honoree in the Smart Home category. The device is the world’s first “unlocked” 4G LTE mobile hotspot with simultaneous dual-band WiFi coverage. For homes that have no or limited fixed broadband connection, the AirCard 785 can be and ideal solution, offering 4G broadband connection. Its unlocked state mean it is not automatically tied to a service provider's service plan.
Femtocell is not a technology many of us talk about neither do we hear about it often; however, the solution is slowly gaining popularity among the masses as an alternative to other in-home wireless technologies. In 2013 the global femtocell market was worth approximately US $304.8 Million; by 2020, this amount is expected to reach US $ 3.7 Billion, according to Allied Market Research.
Control4 has made some enhancements to its 4Sight service to include added services for the connected home. The new Control4 Anywhere Access enables homeowners to securely access, manage and control their home remotely. The upgraded 4Sight Service now sends out configured alerts to inform you about your home, giving you the peace of that your home is being monitored.
Qualcomm, Oracle and Deutsche Telekom have joined their respective community of knowledge to develop a platform for the Internet of Everything (IoE). In a recent announcement Qualcomm said their Gobi QSC6370 chipset with support for Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 will be made available to Deutsche Telekom and application developers worldwide. Also the AllJoyn SDK (a Qualcomm development kit) will be extended to support the new Internet of Things pla
In partnership with AT&T, GM (General Motors) is on a mission to develop a new range of connected cars, that will feature 4G LTE technology, the first of which are schedule for 2014. The new range of connected cars and trucks will ship with the latest 4G LTE mobile broadband allowing access to the internet from vehicle at any time. The solution is to offer better connected services such as video streaming, faster application download, real-time updates, in-vehicle Wi-Fi hot spots and other infotainment options.
NetAmerica an Alliance of small telecom services providers has selected Ericsson’s 4G LTE (Long-term Evolution) Mobile Broadband Router as it choice device for providing 4G services. The solution was made possible through a technology partnership between both organization last year. The router will be marketed by NetAmerica as the Uniport Home Gateway. As a multi-access device Uniport facilitate Voice (VOIP), Data and multi-media services to households.
Just two weeks after Vodafone and Alcatel-Lucent said they are looking for more areas to test their Femtocell solutions, O2 today said today they are switching on their 4G (or LTE – Long Term Evolution) network in London. The Telefónica subsidiary is the first to offer 4G wireless to the capital and is expecting over 1000 individuals to take part in the trial. This includes businesses, social bodies plus demonstrations will be offered at O2 stores.
Britain has kicked off its 4G trial for mobile broadband. The county of Cornwall was selected by BT and Everything Everywhere two of the country’s leading telecom providers. The technology which promises to offer better wireless broadband speed for those in rural areas where wired is not feasible. The telegraph said Around 200 households in St. Newlyn East and South Newquay are selected to participate in the trial.
A Home Run - Berlin, Birmingham and Beijing are no different to Boston or Bangkok: citizens everywhere are spending more and more time connected and are excited about 4G networks, machine-to-machine technology and embedded mobile devices. Amdocs’ market research survey of some 4700 consumers in 14 countries shows that consumers want, and will pay extra for, a “connected home” - a home environment conveniently controlled from residents’ smartphones, tablets, PCs or even connected-TV interfaces.