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September 4, 2015

Whirlpool presents latest connected appliances at IFA Berlin 2015

Sept 4, 2015 — Arrayent Customer Whirlpool showcases their latest connected product innovations in Berlin at IFA, a global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. Whirlpool issued this press release ahead of the show. Live from the floor we spotted Whirlpool showing a connected refrigerator, washer/dryer and a dishwasher! This is Whirlpool’s first year showing at IFA, so this is kind of a big deal, as they are the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances.  Congratulations to Whirlpool for keeping their leadership edge alive.  
September 1, 2015

Shane talks to FierceWireless about High Volume IoT

In this Aug 30 article and interview from Fierce Wireless, Arrayent Founder Shane Dyer shares how Arrayent does not need to distinguish between industrial IoT and consumer, since “we work with products that are very high volume”. The article goes on to mention some of Arrayent’s largest customer success stories, such as Osram Sylvania, Whirlpool, and Maytag.
July 6, 2015

Meet us at IFA 2015. Berlin. Sept 4 – 9

Would you like to meet with Arrayent’s European accounts team during IFA 2015?  We would be happy to setup a meeting.  Please send your requests to Riffat.Amin at Arrayent dot com.  
June 29, 2015

IoT Platforms: DIY or buy the best?

Manufacturers, it may be tempting to do-it-yourself when it comes to building your own IoT infrastructure, but it may be wisest to look to IoT Platform providers like Arrayent since we will have the experience, security, scalability, data analytics, and more already figured out. Design News magazine has written up a nice piece with our founder Shane Dyer this week.  Since no company should “try to do everything”, the suggestion is that manufacturers should focus there energy around their core competencies rather than reinventing an IoT Cloud and all the other components of an IoT platform. This article echos a lot […]
June 17, 2015

Arrayent Appoints Cyril Brignone CEO

Arrayent Appoints Cyril Brignone CEO IoT seasoned technologist now leads the IoT platform provider chosen by trusted brands REDWOOD CITY, CA – June 17, 2015 – Arrayent (, the Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider chosen by trusted consumer brands such as Whirlpool and Chamberlain/LiftMaster, announced today that it has appointed Cyril Brignone as Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors.  Cyril has been at Arrayent for over three and half years, most recently as Vice President of Field Operations and GM Europe.  Mr. Brignone succeeds Shane Dyer, Arrayent’s founder. Cyril brings more than 15 years of […]
June 1, 2015

Forrester Research for CIOs “gets” IoT Platforms

We were pleased to see our name highlighted in a recent (May 14, 2015) IoT Research Report from Forrester Research titled  “Enterprise Software Giants Embrace The Internet Of Things, (But They Won’t Be Ready To Meet CIOs’ Needs In 2015, So CIOs Still Need Specialist IoT Software Platforms)” This report covers the current offerings and recent IoT announcements of the software giants like Oracle, SAP, IBM, and Microsoft and details how CIOs should think about and work with them over the next five years. Two quotes: “IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP’s recent moves into IoT software has CIOs salivating for an off-the-shelf Internet […]
May 22, 2015

Update on What’s Big Data Really Worth?

A few months ago we did a post on a couple of industry examples of the value of big customer data, which featured some estimates of the annual dollar value of customer data collected for Facebook and Kroger groceries.  In this blog we bring a couple of other interesting data points mentioned in this Wall Street Journal article on the selling of customer data assets from two recent bankruptcies, Radio Shack and Caesar’s Entertainment. We provide these as examples of the value of customer data since the value of IoT data is still emerging and growing. “Standard General LP, a hedge […]
April 29, 2015

Is the IoT market demanding Cloud-to-Cloud standards yet?

Our president, Shane Dyer, was recently interviewed in this IT Business Edge article on Cloud-to-Cloud IoT standardization, where he explained that consumer IoT might need to grow a bit before it eventually drives its own standardization.  Big Markets and big revenues drive standards.  Additionally: The market that does exist is dominated by point solutions—thermostats, garage door openers, scales, lights—rather than connected systems, like thermostats working with security sensors. So it is natural that standards are not viewed as necessary to grow the market at this time. IoT is complex and is not really “one market”, so it is difficult to […]
April 10, 2015

The Year of the Ecosystem

Looking back a year or two at the smart home market, in 2013 it was state-of-the-art to merely make connected products, especially if you could make this fairly simple and low cost for the consumer. In 2015, the landscape has changed. Now connected product leaders are building IoT ecosystems to maximize value to their customers and find new ways to expand market reach. The promise is in finding new monetization streams through these new cloud-to-cloud connections. This should not be too surprising as networks increase exponentially in value as the number of connections increases (Metcalfe’s Law), and ecosystem builders are […]
March 27, 2015

Shane Dyer helps Define the IoT Stack at IoT Stream Conference 4/23

Hear Arrayent President Shane Dyer during two exciting panels at The IoT Stream Conference (subtitled “Defining the Stack for IoT”) in San Francisco on April 23rd. Shane will be part of the “IoT Data Stream Network & Device Control” panel at 10:30 am where leaders in the space of data stream network and device control discuss building and maintaining data stream networks to connect the coming billions of IoT devices. Then Shane will also join the “IoT Analytics & Stream Processing” panel at 11:20 am to discuss the server side of IoT and the intersection of IoT and big data. Also, […]