Three key IoT trends from CES 2017

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Now that CES 2017 has come to a close, I wanted to take some time and reflect on some of the key takeaways from the event.  First and foremost, it was a really good one for the Xively team.  Despite feeling like a single slot machine at the Venetian at times (you really don’t know...

By Ryan Lester, 17 January 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Homes.

Honeywell aims to use the IoT to put building controls in occupants’ hands

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American multinational conglomerate Honeywell has launched a mobile application, Honeywell Vector Occupant App, to address common frustrations of building occupants, including control over their comfort levels and ability to securely move about the workplace.

The app combines the convenience of mobile devices with connected building features and is an example of Honeywell’s efforts in the Internet of Things around connected buildings. It helps to enhance building...

By IoT News, 22 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Beecham: Smart homes remain “overpriced, undersold and misunderstood”

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While smart home gadgets have to provide a level of comfort living, they are usually overpriced and beyond the price reach of most homeowners, according to a report from Beecham Research.

The researchers argue a lack of awareness and a lack of knowledge of smart home products and their benefits, along with concerns of data privacy and lack of device interoperability are the problems hindering the growth of the smart home market. But on the other hand, the report predicts the...

By IoT News, 24 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.