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March 21, 2017

The Rise Of The CIO As Product Leader

The fifth in a series taking a closer look at Arrayent’s Top 10 Predictions for 2017. No. 5: IoT in 2017…will show brand manufacturers placing CIOs into prominent product oversight roles because of the focus on IoT data. Data is the key to deriving business intelligence value that will ultimately enhance product experiences and create new services to benefit consumers and expand business opportunities. Currently less than a third of companies are actually analyzing data gathered to create actionable insights, according to Forrester Research. But this is changing and most indicators point to the CIO as the business leader being tapped to lead the […]
March 17, 2017

Security: The IoT Industry Will Up Its Game in 2017

The fourth in a series taking a closer look at Arrayent’s Top 10 Predictions for 2017. No. 4: IoT in 2017…will demonstrate the IoT industry is upping their collective game with security becoming of paramount importance. Headline-making incidents like the botnet that took over unsecured webcams and DVRs to generate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks last fall tripped an industry-wide alarm about security. Quite simply: every device—no matter how banal—increases privacy and security concerns when connected through the Internet. And even though FDR counseled we have nothing to fear but fear itself, fear itself won’t secure these devices. IOT SECURITY IS A PHILOSOPHY Lack of […]
March 15, 2017

Arrayent Announces Support for TI’s New SimpleLink Wi-Fi Wireless Microcontroller

We are delighted today to announce support for the new low-power, low-cost Texas Instruments SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3220 wireless microcontroller (MCU). The new addition to TI’s CC3x20 family for customers developing Internet of Things (IoT) applications was announced today in conjunction with the Embedded World exhibition and conference in Nuremberg, Germany. The new microcontroller is built on a novel architecture that supports firmware and secure cloud communications on a single chip. It also includes embedded security features—such as secure storage, cloning protection, secure boot and networking security—to help protect IoT devices from intellectual property and data theft and other risks. Like the […]
March 14, 2017

‘Interoperability’ Is The New ‘Smart’

The third in a series taking a closer look at Arrayent’s Top 10 Predictions for 2017. No. 3: IoT in 2017…will show that consumers are looking for interoperability with other connected products before they purchase a new ‘smart’ home product—and not under the umbrella of any industry standard. Business Intelligence, the research arm of Business Insider, recently reported: “The largest barrier (to smart home product adoption) is technological fragmentation within the connected home ecosystem. Currently, there are many networks, standards, and devices being used to connect the smart home, creating interoperability problems and making it confusing for the consumer to set up and control […]
March 14, 2017

Cima Group Announces Joint Venture with Healthcare Solutions Provider, Eocene Health Systems

Partnership Will Create Innovative Patient-to-Provider Connection for Active In-Home Health Care and Monitoring March 14, 2017 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global telecom and digital solutions conglomerate Cima Group and a developer and manufacturer of healthcare solutions, Eocene Systems, announced today, that they completed the creation of a joint venture, Cima Care Solutions. The deal unites the two organizations’ unique set of capabilities to effectively deliver an active in-home patient care and monitoring solution for the next generation of telemedicine. The announcement comes on the heels of Cima Group’s recent acquisition of Orlando-based Knetik and its robust digital revenue […]
March 8, 2017

Febreze Home Hackathon Draws 100+ Bay Area Developers Who Created Multisensory Experiences

Developers were Challenged to #HacktheScent at the #FebrezeHome Hackathon. They Designed Innovative Experiences and Took Home over $10,000 in Prizes. FIRST-EVER HACKATHON FOR CONNECTED AIR FRESHENERS Twenty-four stellar teams, composed of over 100 developers, entrepreneurs, designers and students competed in this past weekend’s first ever Febreze Home Hackathon, sponsored by Procter & Gamble. The ‘hackers’ ranged in experience from Silicon Valley veteran developers to middle and high school students. Most of the participants had never met before and coalesced into teams after the hackathon began Saturday morning. P&G’s first-ever hackathon was co-sponsored by Arrayent, Google, Nest, Amazon Alexa, and Xerox […]
March 4, 2017

Arrayent EcoAdaptor service featured in IoT Evolution eBook

Ken Briodagh at IoT Evolution has included a prominent mention of Arrayent’s EcoAdaptor strategy in his eBook entitled: “IoT Time: Evolving Trends in the Internet of Things.” You can see his teaser for the eBook here — look for the fourth trend from the top for Arrayent. You can also download a copy for free after filling out the included form at the previous link.  
February 27, 2017

Arrayent Sponsors Febreze Home™ Hackathon, Challenging Developers to Create Personalized Connected Experiences for the Smart Home

Developers can leverage Arrayent’s IoT Cloud and EcoAdaptor framework to build multi-sensory solutions that include the world’s first connected air freshener: Febreze Home. Redwood City, CA—February 27, 2017—The personalized, connected home of the future just might get a boost at the Febreze Home Hackathon on March 4-5 in Silicon Valley as developers compete to design solutions that will enhance the digital home living experience. The two-day Febreze Home Hackathon event at RobotX Space is sponsored by Procter & Gamble and will feature technology and prizes from Arrayent Inc., Amazon Alexa, Google, Nest and Parc–a Xerox company, in partnership with AngelHack. Developers, who are […]
February 22, 2017

Open Mic in Smart Homes: A Privacy Wake-up Call

The second in a series taking a closer look at Arrayent’s Top 10 Predictions for 2017. No. 2: IoT in 2017…will foment a wake-up call for more privacy and security control as millions of homes now have an Internet connected, always-on ‘open mic’ with Amazon Echo, Google Home, Nest Cam, and other entrants yet to emerge. A SPY IN YOUR HOME When authorities went to investigate the murder of Arkansas man, who had been found dead in his hot tub at the end of November, they discovered that an unusual witness may have been present at the crime: an Amazon Echo. Prosecutors in […]
February 16, 2017

Voice Control Takes Charge of the Smart Home

The first in a series taking a closer look at Arrayent’s Top 10 Predictions for 2017. No. 1: IoT in 2017…will continue the trend of voice control ruling the smart home, but it will also start an epic battle between digital assistants. VOX POPULI, VOX POPULAR! There is widespread agreement in the industry that voice will become a leading user interface to control smart home products. Although Siri from Apple debuted in 2011, Google Now in 2012, and Microsoft Cortana in 2014, the Amazon Echo personal assistant with its Alexa voice interface has captured the hearts, minds, and arguably the leading position within the […]