Prodea Blog

July 27, 2016

Arrayent IoT Security Week: Jul 30 – Aug 4

In honor of the major cyber security conferences starting later this week in Las Vegas, this post will give you a sneak peek of ARRAYENT IOT SECURITY WEEK which will run in our social media feed starting Sunday, July 31st. We’ve scoured the Internet for recent stories about IoT security we think you’ll find important. The importance of IoT security is all the more reason why big consumer brands should partner with an IoT platform company that has 1) been delivering secure IoT solutions for enterprises for at least five years, 2) is focused on security and has gone through multiple security audits by 3rd-party cyber […]
July 23, 2016

iRobot CEO Colin Angle Says The “Consumer Internet of Things Is A Failed Promise.” Really?!

We recently ran across a video in which iRobot’s CEO and co-founder, Colin Angle, opines, “At this moment in time, the consumer Internet of Things—which is very different from the commercial Internet of Things—is somewhat of a failed promise.” Mr. Colin is not alone in his thinking. We’ve spoken to many consumer product company business leaders who believe the same thing. But the problem with these type of generalizations is that they overlook the companies that are doing it right and focus on the ones that are doing it wrong. The brands that are doing it right use connectivity to […]
July 21, 2016

SPIFFY is how we feel about Arrayent’s award nomination

Arrayent is deeply honored to be nominated by the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley for their prestigious Service Provider Forum Recognition Award, or ‘SPIFFY.’ They recognized Arrayent as one of five “best investment opportunit[ies] within the mobile telecom sector.” The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley connects companies and individuals involved in the region’s Communications Technology industry with one another for business development, collaboration, and education. Winners of the 2016 SPIFFY awards will be announced on Day One of the annual TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections Summit, September 28th during the SPIFFY Awards ceremony at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. For details […]
July 19, 2016

Anousheh Discusses Entrepreneurial Ventures On CNBC’s Squawk Box

Anousheh Ansari, CEO of Prodea Systems appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning as a guest with co-host Peter Diamandis for a discussion on exponential technology and using crowdfunding to launch entrepreneurial ventures such as space exploration. Ms. Ansari was in New York to receive the Novus Global Goal Award for her commitment towards UN Global Goals for Economic Growth, Education, and Empowering Women prior to her appearance on Squawk Box. Watch the Video
July 19, 2016

Arrayent IoT Video Week: July 18 – 24

Arrayent IoT Video Week is here! We’ve chosen this week to scour the Internet for recent videos we think those who follow the Internet of Things will find important or interesting, or both. We are posting these every day this week in our social media feeds, but you can get to them all right here: Monday July 18 – IDC’s Simon Ellis tells what consumer products companies are doing in IoT: [link] Tuesday July 19 – Nest’s Tony Fadell on IoT and the home user experience: [link] Wednesday July 20 – Cool visualizations by visual FX artist Sorin Voicu that help tell complex IoT tech stories: […]
July 10, 2016

Anousheh Ansari To Receive the Novus Global Goal Award

Anousheh Ansari CEO of Prodea Systems will be awarded for her contributions and commitment to the UN Global Goals on July 19th at the United Nations. Anousheh will join 17 other award recipients and will provide live streamed TED style talks during the afternoon. The Novus Summit is a special event in partnership with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, held during the UN High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF) week. The Summit will leverage Science, Innovation, and Technology to unite Humanity around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to transform our World
June 8, 2016

IoT at home : business models in the US and EU

Newly released research from Arthur Baanders of Digital Home Life reveals the latest IoT market research and provides a comprehensive review of the current US and EU business models. The world of interconnected smart devices has arrived and will see over 50 billion connected products by 2020. In this in depth report DHL delves into the IoT landscape in both the US and UE and breaks down the crowded market into bite size chunks while providing strategic guidance and raising relevant questions about the current IoT market. Learn how Prodea has taken a unique market approach to the IoT and […]
June 7, 2016

How I Got There: Anousheh Ansari

“I think it’s absolutely critical to increase the number of women in technology. Women are underrepresented in technology-related jobs, especially in technical positions and at leadership levels. I think a lot of people—not just young girls—don’t fully understand what it means to be a computer scientist or a technologist nowadays, what people in those roles do day to day, and the impact they can have on society.”  
May 23, 2016

What you learn in space

Globally, Prodea’s customers—the company counts South Africa, Europe, South America, and the U.S among its markets—use its platform to connect household digital appliances for a seamless experience. The devices could be smart-anything—TVs, laptops, mobiles, tablets, or wearables—and could be built on any operating system. Ansari says Prodea will plug into the demand for in-home services, like monitoring health, expected to boom in the Internet of Things (IoT) era. “Consumers want a connected digital life. The devices you use need to talk to each other constantly.” READ MORE
April 29, 2016

Arrayent IoT Predictions for 2016, Trend 8: Standards Evolve…But Not Much

We wish we could be optimistic about standards. Unfortunately connectivity standards in the home are diverging, not converging. In this case the abundance of standards is slowing down the market, not accelerating it. The noise generated of Thread, ZigBee, Z-Wave, ULE, BLE-mesh, is creating confusion among Arrayent customers. Holding many companies off. The new generation of “thing talking to thing” (e.g. Smart TV recognizing Wi-Fi speakers in the back of a living room) efforts – Open Connectivity Foundation (the unification of OIC, Allseen and UPnP), Apple HomeKit, Nest Weave, Google Weave are confusing suppliers about a problem we don’t even […]