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March 20, 2015

TecHome Builder IoT Keynote this Tues Mar 24

If you are in Austin for the TecHome Builder Summit (Mar 23-25 2015), you will not want to miss Tuesday’s opening keynote featuring one of the Smart Home industries most experienced business leaders, Bob Dahlberg,  VP of business development at Arrayent.  Bob joined Arrayent in 2009 and secured Arrayent’s early major customers including Whirlpool, Pentair, First Alert, and Chamberlain. He is now responsible for expanding Arrayent’s brand worldwide. The keynote pane will be at 8am on Tuesday.  Find out more here;  
February 25, 2015

2015 looks to be the year for IoT. Shane explains it in this DCIA interview

Arrayent’s CEO Shane Dyer was interviewed at CES during DCIA’s “IoT Marathon”.  The Internet of Things continued to explode at CES this year with over 900 companies showing IoT related products. Shane discussed key drivers, opportunities, and impact of the IoT Revolution in this concise 8-minute interview.
January 30, 2015

Connected Products create Connected Customer Relationships

Why should you spend the time, effort, and money to make your appliances “smart”?  There are many reasons, but in this post we will focus on how you will benefit from the unprecedented “Connected Customer Relationship” you achieve with IoT.  This new relationship enables manufacturers to create new sales channels such as consumable purchases (such as refrigerator water filters, exactly when they are needed), or completely new business models like selling service subscriptions such as “refrigeration as a service” (you don’t “buy” the refrigerator, car, etc, you rent it) and even selling “guaranteed quality of service” sometimes now referred to selling “outcomes”. […]
January 20, 2015

IoT is about connections: Sonos to build 3rd party API for Apps

Internet of Things and home automation leaders are collaborating and cooperating with 3rd-party vendors to build more value and compelling use cases for their customers. A little clever detective work from Gigaom this week (looking at Sonos job postings on LinkedIn), showed that Sonos is building “elegant APIs to play and control your music on Sonos, allowing third party music services to easily integrate their apps with Sonos.”  This type of collaboration and interoperability is something we are seeing more and more in the industry and at Arrayent. IoT value comes with connections, especially if you are a brand leader and you […]
December 30, 2014

Point solutions dominate smart home purchases

A favorite quote of ours is that “you don’t wake up on a Saturday morning with a home automation problem, but instead you have a product that needs replacement and you grab the one with the picture of a smart phone on the box.”  Or, giving you more credit, you see the convenience, energy savings, peace of mind, etc, for that connected thermostat or garage door opener, and you make your first exciting steps towards a “smarter” home.  We would like to contrast this type of point solution (product) with the more complex “home automation solution” (multifunction) that is offered […]
December 16, 2014

Arrayent president Shane Dyer speaks at CES 2015

Arrayent founder and president Shane Dyer will speak on a panel entitled “Internet of Things: Expanding Smart Devices “at the CONNECTIONS Summit session at 9:15 – 10:30 Tuesday 6th at CES Tech West, Venetian Hotel. Shane will share with you the biggest challenge facing Arrayent in 2015 and his vision for smart home and entertainment markets in 2020. More information is here.
December 15, 2014

‘Tis the Season for meeting us as CES 2015 in Las Vegas

Come and meet us at CES 2015 in Las Vegas.  New this year is that “all connected things” is moving from Las Vegas Convention Center to the new Tech West in the Sands Convention center.  We will be in the Venetian Hotel Ball Room area connected to the Sands Convention Center, Murano 3301B, level 3 to be exact.  To schedule a meeting please email Bob.  European readers, please request a meeting with Michelle Fuachie in our London office.   We also have a pod in the ZigBee both so stop by and say hi to Franck and Joe.
November 19, 2014

Arrayent Opens European Headquarters in London, England

Arrayent has opened a new office in central London. This new office will serve as the European headquarters and support all business functions from sales, marketing , customer support and applications engineering.  Arrayent customers will receive more timely and localized pre and post-sales support; Arrayent’s product roadmaps will be strengthened by closer collaboration with its European customers. “We are delighted to announce the creation and staffing of Arrayent European office in London. This significant investment strongly signals our commitment to our existing European customers such as Chamberlain GmbH, SALUS  Controls plc, Swisscom and OSRAM GmbH.  All of whom we have […]
October 22, 2014

“Fair and Balanced” assessment of IoT build vs buy

Read our “guest editorial” on!  It’s a medium length article that can help manufacturers understand all the complexity of building a complete end-to-end Internet of Things Infrastructure.  
October 14, 2014

What’s Big Data Really Worth?

We believe that a lot of the value of the Internet of Things (IoT) will come from the value of the data, but with this nascent market we have not yet quantified that value.  But we do have examples from the likes of Facebook or from grocery store giant’s like Krogers.   Krogers has over 50 million loyalty card members and a Gartner analyst estimates that Kroger can generate $100 million a year on data sales to vendors that stock its shelves.   (Source: WSJ’s CFO Journal Blog at  )    My math wizardry tells me that’s about $2 per […]