Prodea Blog

February 6, 2013

Welcome to the Thingternet

The Economist predicts explosive growth in the Internet of Things thanks to “storage-on-demand services via the cloud” that significantly reduce the cost of storing the data that objects generate.
January 23, 2013

CES 2013: The Second Wave of Connected Products

The next killer connected product is coming. Are you ready?
January 3, 2013

When Good Products Go Bad

Successful products are often victories of verification.
December 19, 2012

We are definitely starting to see product “appification”

From the Internet of Things: “We are seeing a growing number of consumer product companies and retailers that want to gain competitive advantage by acquiring “connected customers”.  These market leaders see the opportunity to sell more product directly to customer, app-enable products for incremental revenue, cross promote with partners, leverage their service channels to provide better support service, and feedback consumer use into R&D to design better new products.  This trend represents a big shift in thinking that we see is going on with a number of leading consumer brands.” – Bob Dahlberg, Arrayent  
December 19, 2012

Arrayent’s New Friends

Whirlpool Corporation, Pentair, SALUS Controls, and First Alert choose Arrayent to power their connected product initiatives.
December 10, 2012

The Secret to a Killer Connected Product

Building a “connected product” superhighway is only half the battle. To have a winning product, you also need a great onramp.
December 5, 2012

Gaining App Users and creating habits

Creating a new habit may be difficult, but this can be easily overcome if the new habit is stimulated by a tool (such as a mobile app) that makes our lives easier. Forbes provides the example of the Instagram app, which makes it fun and easy (motivation) for people to share photos (habit) with their friends.
November 27, 2012

What We Learned from Cyber Monday

The key for getting connected product purchases is to provide a point solution to a point problem.
November 13, 2012

How to Make Your Product a Money Magnet

Get it connected. A connected product is your gateway to new and increased revenue. Here’s a short story about how connectivity transformed the Blu-Ray player industry.
October 31, 2012

Home Thermostat Management from the Cloud

“Readers of my Dr. Dobb’s posts may recall my coverage of “Internet of Things” company Arrayent and its Internet-Connect development platform. Its technology was recently embedded in an Internet-enabled thermostat from Hunter Fan, creators of the original ceiling fan. This update takes a look at how successfully Hunter Fan embedded Arrayent’s technology, and how Hunter’s Universal Internet Thermostat performs.”