The Connected Lifestyle has Global Market Potential of $731 Billion by 2020

  • Posted on: 17 May 2015
  • By: Anthony Matthews

The connected life style should have a market potential of US $731 billion by 2020, this is according to Frost and Sullivan.  This figure includes revenue from all sectors that touches the connected home.  Cloud computing, mobility, low cost sensors, big data are driving the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected industries.

Toshiba Released New Hardware and Software for IoT Solutions

  • Posted on: 12 May 2015
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Toshiba has made available new hardware and Software Development Kits (SDK) for developers and manufacturers of Internet of Things (IOT) solutions. Both are based on Toshiba's proprietary technology ApP Lite TZ1000 series of processors for wearable and Internet of things devices. Together, the kits allow evaluation of devices in an environment closer to that of their final application. With the hardware and software kits vendors will be able to quickly and easily design application processors into their application that will shorten the development cycles.

How the UK is Preparing for the Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Posted on: 4 May 2015
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

After one year of gathering feedback, Ofcom, the UK’s telecom regulatory body has published its findings.  They have recognise the impact IoT will have an the UK’s industries and have identified the priority areas that will facilitate IoT implementation and growth.  These areas include data privacy, Network Address, spectrum availability, network security and resilience.

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.

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.

New ULE standard challenges existing solutions

  • Posted on: 5 March 2015
  • By: Tillmann Braun

New Ultra Low Energy (ULE) wireless standard is set to challenge existing smart home solutions such as Z-Wave, ZigBee, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Within the last months, a range of ULE-based products has been launched, including control devices, fire alarms, blinds, as well as heating and cooling systems. A new certification programme is likely to increase this number in the close future.


NSH-Network Service Header

Network Service Header (NSH) is a protocol designed to create dynamic service graphs.  NSH lets you construct a service path without any network changes. It is a data plane protocol, that is, NSH included, on the wire, with network packets. NSH is an open protocol, and has been accepted by the IEFT as a draft standard. In addition to Cisco and Intel, other vendors and operators are co-authors of the protocol specification.

New D-Link AV2 2000 Gigabit Powerline Adapter, Due Next Month

  • Posted on: 7 January 2015
  • By: chw staff

D-Link announced at CES that they have developed a new HomePlug v2 Powerline adapter kit (model DHP-701AV) for home networking needs.  The Powerline adapter kit is an ideal solution for those with demanding home networking needs and haven't got an ethernet network already installed. With better than Wi-Fi speed and no problem with dead spot and just using your existing existing electrical wiring you can get up to THe 2,000Mbps data speed.

ARCHOS Offers New Smart Home Tablet Gateway

  • Posted on: 29 December 2014
  • By: chw staff

Open, Simple and Accessible this is how ARCHOS describes its latest smart home solution, the ARCHOS Smart Home Tablet Gateway.   The new solution is design to become the central control centre in the smart home of the future. It offers  long list of connectivity with other smart device not manufactured by ARCHOS, so users can mix and match the devices they use in their smart home.