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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 […]
April 29, 2016

Arrayent IoT Predictions for 2016, Trend 7: Insurance

Devices know a lot about their owners, and that information is quite valuable to insurance companies because it is accurate and personal. Progressive Insurance’s Snapshot® Program was one usage-based insurance products. Driving style is used to assess the risk of specific drivers, not based on their life style. This concept will evolve to “insurance on demand”, that is pay for insurance when the car is driven. Drivers that drive more, pay more. In the coming years, expect automobile insurance flat rate plans to go the way of hand crank starter and manual choke. On deck is home insurance. For years, […]
April 29, 2016

Things Go Better Cloud-to-Cloud: Arrayent Delivers EcoAdaptor™ for Nest

Arrayent April Newsletter: We all know that products become more valuable when they can interoperate with other products. Our longtime blog and newsletter readers know that Arrayent has been a big proponent of Cloud-to-Cloud as the immediate interoperability solution. It thus gives us great pleasure to announce delivery of Arrayent’s first commercially available EcoAdaptor™ that enables our customers to interoperate, Cloud-to-Cloud, with partner ecosystems “right out of the box.” Arrayent EcoAdaptor for Nest is already deployed and in production with a major brand’s iOS and Android apps (with more on the horizon). You can read press & analyst opinions at […]
April 26, 2016

Arrayent IoT Predictions for 2016, Trend 6: Utility Rebates

It’s cheaper for an electrical utility to offer rebates to save energy than it is to build a new power plant. It’s far more effective for a municipal water district to incent saving water than to find new water sources and transport water. There have been numerous efforts by utilities to encourage industrial, agriculture and consumer clients to save water and energy. For consumers, this usually takes the form of WaterSense or Energy Star product rebate at time of purchase, or enrollment in a demand response program. Utilities are beginning to ask why should the fund these programs, when there is […]
April 18, 2016

Arrayent IoT Predictions for 2016, Trend 5: Product Replenishment Creates New Market Opportunities

Reducing purchase friction is a big opportunity in IoT deployments. While automated product replenishment is as old as PC printer, purchase friction remains a big issue in getting consumers to buy replacement filters. Arrayent customers such as P&G Febreze Connect and Whirlpool Refrigerator apps already feature product consumable replenish reorder functionality in their mobile apps. Amazon Dash Replenishment Services, DRS offers to build reorder functionality right into product, such as Brita. More and more product companies think of connectivity, not a user feature, as the best advertising money can buy. Manufacturers will realize that there is no better situation in […]