Sleek, intuitive products will help smart home solutions gain mainstream acceptance by more consumers in more places.
Companies can manage remote tank assets efficiently and cost effectively with Digi Intl.’s, www.digi.com, Connect Tank.
Connected devices’ influence reaches far beyond the obvious. One example is a research app recently launched by Duke University.
Africa has been growing its hotel chain with the help of Quadriga’s, www.quadriga.com, communication and guest entertainment solutions. AccorHotels has chosen Quadriga for its Wi-Fi cloud-based solutions to help spur development.
For residents of “Gig City” U.S.A., high-speed community-wide broadband is no longer just a dream—it’s a reality. Chattanooga, Tenn., is now offering residents 10 GB Internet service across its expansive fiber optic network.
Smart thermostat customers can see how weather affects their energy use in realtime with Earth Network’s, www.earthnetworks.com, WeatherBug Home service. By integrating big weather data with connected-home devices, Earth Network is giving customers more efficiency with its smart energy initiative.
Healthcare is supporting highly secure, reliable, and manageable network connectivity with Cradlepoint, www.cradlepoint.com, networking solutions. Creative Solutions in Healthcare, www.creativesolutionsinhealthcare.com, has chosen Cradlepoint to aid with strict networking requirements and flexibility.
A leading textile rental service and supply company is using touchscreen tablets for realtime, remote access to customer information. AmeriPride Services, www.ameripride.com, launches the C3 (Complete Customer Care) Mobile platform to give customer service managers more opportunities for customer support.
A new Bluetooth smart-development kit enables some fast, responsive smart home accessories for the 190 million-unit home automation market. Dialog Semiconductor, www.dialog-semiconductor.com, creates the kit to fully support the Apple, www.apple.com, HomeKit.
Secure communication will decrease cyberattacks in a partnership between Panasonic, www.panasonic.com, and Symantec, www.symantec.com. Symantec’s threat protection services will work with Panasonic’s integrated security and video surveillance solutions to provide a series of secure platforms.
Aiming to reduce time to market and help customers go live with IoT (Internet of Things) solutions in a matter of months, Eurotech, www.eurotech.com, a supplier of embedded, M2M, and IoT technologies, offers Everyware Cloud, an M2M integration platform designed to simplify device and data management.
These days, children can use connected devices to learn and play. One example is Swingy, www.swingy.net, which is a wireless balance board for playing games on tablets and smartphones.
Smart cities are on the rise and intelligent street light infrastructure is directing the path. Acuity Brands, www.acuitybrands.com, and Silver Spring Networks, www.silverspringnet.com, are collaborating to help utilities, cities, and large campus operators upgrade aging street lighting with smart city services.
A low-power, WAN (wide-area network) will allow commercial service providers to take full advantage of the IoT (Internet of Things) by integrating with Semtech, www.semtech.com, technology.
Network connectivity that is fast and reliable is becoming more crucial to more enterprises that want to stay competitive in a connected world while best serving their customers. In healthcare, the ability to leverage cellular networks to complement, augment, and extend existing connections enables new and valuable services such as mobile clinics, in-vehicle emergency services, and traveling doctors.