4Home and Marvell have developed a new energy management solution on the Plug Computer to compete in the home energy management market. The solution is a combination of 4Home’s connected home services software and Marvell’s integrated silicon solution. It is based on the SheevaPlug, powered by Marvell’s Sheeva CPU Technology and 4Home’s ControlPoint software.
Ip.access has teamed up with Alertmd to demonstrate how Femtocell can be integrated in smart home energy management solutions. By integrating ip.access’ Femtocell technology with AlertMe Energy Service the system automatically detects when phones enter or leaves the house and can therefore turn off lights, radio, television and other home appliances automatically when the house is empty and switch then back on when you return.
Intamac a supplier of internet access monitoring and control solution has received £4 million invested funding from a group of London based investors. The group includes Chados Capital Ventures, Carbon Trust Investment and Seraphim Capital. Intamac recently announced a home monitoring solution with D-Link and has an ongoing relationship with British Telecom, Technicolor, Alcatel Lucent, and IAG.
Watteco, announced the world’s first water heater and HVAC system software monitoring solution. The company is a leading manufacturer of System on Chip (SoC) and other Ultra low Powerline Communucation (PLC) solutions that enables us to manage and monitor household appliances. The enPowerMe software monitor energy usage of any major appliances, using a non-intrusive energy-analysis algorithm said watteco.
Within the last three or more years the idea of living a digital life style or having a connected home has come closer to being a reality than it has for the last ten. With organizations such as DLNA and UPnP working to establish standards the industry has come leaps and bounds. As things are at the moment the solutions are there for us to access our home from anywhere and at anytime. There is a huge push in technology development that is accelerating the implementation of the digital home areas that I see are: media streaming, home automation, embedded technology (android, system-on-chip), connectivity and always on internet.
This announcement coincide with the release of the of the AR7400 Homeplug AV and IEEE 1901 compliant chipset. The new development kit is to accelerate the adoption and development of hardware and software among independent software vendor and smooth the intergration with other powerline Ethernet appliances and applications.
A new technology startup – FutureDash, based in California has launch a new product called GreenDash; a new home energy management software. The GreenDash software will allow consumer network and electronics manufactures to easily add energy monitoring to their products, which would make it easy for home owners to see their energy usage in real-time.
AlertMe, the award-winning home energy management service, announced the launch of AlertMe Energy, giving consumers the ability to monitor their home energy usage online and act on that information to reduce their bills and carbon footprint. AlertMe Energy includes easy-to-install hardware and an online service that can be accessed from any Web browser. It is also tightly integrated with Google PowerMeter, making it easy to track energy consumption live from an iGoogle home page.
Intamac Systems, a specialist in Connected Home services through the web and mobile devices, announced that they have secured a £1million funding to support the development of a range of Zigbee controlled consumer devices. The new Zigbee devices will be part of the companies Smart Grid power management services and will be managed through Intamac's award-winning web-based Home Manager™ service.
British Gas New Energy and AlertMe.com, the award- winning provider of smart energy saving systems for homes, have today announced an agreement that will see the two companies trial home energy management technologies, to help British Gas customers cut their energy consumption, save money and reduce their household carbon emissions.