Energy Management

EDF Launched Connected Home Subsidiary, "Sowee"

  • Posted on: 15 October 2016
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Frances state owned energy supplier has setup a new team to take advantage of the growing need for connected home services among its customers.  EDF's CEO Jean-Berard Lévy made the announcement at the Parisian Cultural Center, Gaite Lyrique, dedicated to digital art.  EDF has joined a list of other energy supplier in Europe and around the globe that has gone down this route by offering their customer added services that will help then to better manage their energy use.

What is Your Business's Connected Home Goals for 2020?

  • Posted on: 8 November 2015
  • By: Emma Thompson

The year 2020 will mean different things to different businesses, however, I have noticed that many businesses, governments and world organisations have set themselves goals which they would like to achieve by 2020.  In terms of numbers it is five years from now and five years short of a quarter century.  For the connected home sector there are many predictions around its worth by the year 2020 and how many homes will have the technology.  The sector is not short of evangelists and analysts, predicting many changes and milestones for the sector.

Smart Homes Market - Trend and Forecast to 2020

  • Posted on: 10 May 2015
  • By: chw staff

Traditional home automation devices were designed to control systems within a house and within a limited range of connectivity; however, with recent developments across different areas of connectivity of appliances and devices, these systems enable users to monitor and control them even when they are on the move. This includes mobile connectivity features, an integral component of smart homes provided by device manufacturers; and compatible communication protocol and technology based products offered by Internet Service Providers.

Samsung Sees Future In The Connected Home

  • Posted on: 9 September 2014
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Samsung has connected all the dots and has laid a foundation for a future in the connected home.  Through its recent acquisition of SmartThings, they now have a platform to connect all their smart devices. They now have a connected home portfolio with touches every aspect of our daily lives. On the run up to IFA 2014 Samsung shared with us their plans for the future connected home and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Emerson Releases Wi-Fi Thermostat Sensi

  • Posted on: 12 May 2014
  • By: chw staff

The home automation market today receive a new entrant from Emerson, The Sensi is their first universal Wi-Fi Thermostat. The Sensi comes with its own App that allows you to control it from a smart phone, tablet or PC. Already a big name in the thermostat and HVAC controls industry Emerson said they want to tap into US $600M market. Emerson said the Sensi give you the added flexibility you cannot get from a standard programmable thermostat, in that it can adapt to your busy schedule.

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