The Arrayent Blog

August 12, 2016

Connected Products Costs Are Coming Down While The Need For Better Connected Products Is Only Going Up

GOOD NEWS: CONNECTED PRODUCTS JUST GOT CHEAPER We were pleased to announce a few days ago our support of low-cost, low-power Wi-Fi chips by Espressif Systems. The highly integrated low-power Espressif ESP8266EX Wi-Fi chip was specifically engineered to make connected products economically feasible in mobile devices, wearable electronics and other lower priced IoT applications. In collaboration with our systems integration partner in China, Axalent Solutions, we’re delighted to be rolling out the Arrayent/Espressif solution in our first customer implementations later this year in China. (see our news release). With this addition to our platform support, as our CEO Cyril Brignone pointed out […]
August 16, 2016

Consumer IoT Business Models: What We Can Learn From The Mobile Games Industry

A recent Wall Street Journal article “How Mobile Games Rake In Billions” offers consumer product brands much food for thought. The July 28 article by Sarah Needleman delved into the trend of ‘in-app’ purchases and how the mobile gaming industry is earning billions of dollars, 99¢ at a time. The revenue from mobile games, largely coming from purchases of virtual goods, is estimated to hit almost USD $37 billion this year. ‘CHEATS’ ARE THE NEW ‘WINS’ The term ‘in-app’ or ‘in-game’ refers to purchases that are made while a person is playing a game that they usually acquired for free. […]
August 20, 2016

Connected Product Awareness Gets a Boost at Retail

Among the trends for 2016 that we predicted earlier this year was that Connected Product Awareness Would Grow. Now just after the mid-point of the year, we are beginning to see evidence that suggests consumer IoT products indeed are finally getting a boost in at least one critical venue: at retail. One indication of this happening can be seen at your local Best Buy. A year ago there were relatively few small in-store displays of IoT products to be found. Fast forward to today, and displays of smart lights, thermostats, video monitors, doorbells, and various other smart products abound in the […]
August 23, 2016

The Inside Story of How Billionaires Are Racing to Take You to Outer Space

In 2004, Allen teamed up with legendary aerospace engineer Burt Rutan to develop SpaceShipOne, which won the Ansari X Prize, a $10 million contest, and became the first commercial vehicle to reach space. READ ARTICLE
August 24, 2016

Prodea to Provide Keynote at The European House Ambrosetti Forum

Ms. Ansari will address the Young Leaders Forum and participate in a panel discussion that explores disruptive innovations and new business models on Saturday September 3rd.   About The European House Ambrosetti: An annual event of international scope and prestige. Heads of state and government, top representatives of European institutions, ministers, Nobel prize winners, businessmen, managers and experts from around the world have been meeting every year since 1975 to discuss current issues of major impact for the world economy and society as a whole.
August 26, 2016

IoT Business Decision: Build vs Buy IoT Platform

One of the biggest decisions facing consumer products companies undertaking development of connected products is whether to build their own IoT cloud or to adopt a commercially available IoT platform. Here are some thoughts to consider. More building blocks are available than ever before—from Amazon Web Services, IBM Watson IoT, Microsoft Azure, and others—enabling companies who have the understanding and expertise to assemble their own cloud-based IoT infrastructure. And, the websites of some building block companies make it sound like they offer an end-to-end connected product solution, but that is only true if you engage their professional services to build your own IoT […]
August 30, 2016

Arrayent CEO Cyril Brignone to Discuss the Future of Smart Home Appliances at IFA+ Summit 2016

Redwood City, CA and Berlin, Germany– Aug. 30, 2016 – Cyril Brignone, CEO of Arrayent, Inc., developer of the Internet of Things (IoT) platform chosen by the world’s most trusted consumer product brands, will speak on smart home appliance developments at the upcoming IFA+ Summit. The IFA+ Summit will take place Sept. 5-6 at CityCube, Messe Berlin Fairgrounds in Berlin, Germany. IFA+ Summit is held in conjunction with IFA Berlin, the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. IFA will take place September 2-7, 2016 at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds (ExpoCenter City). Under the banner of “Exploring […]
September 1, 2016

Will HaaS Become The New SaaS?

WILL NEW BUSINESS MODELS DEFINE IOT’S FUTURE? Wall Street Journal reporter Christopher Mims did an insightful piece on IoT technology adoption a couple of weekends ago, entitled The Internet of Things Is Here, and It Isn’t a Thing. Mims astutely assessed: “The killer app of the Internet of Things isn’t a thing at all—it is services.” We couldn’t agree more. We actually think HaaS (Hardware as a Service) will become the new SaaS (Software as a Service) and is the future of connected consumer products. As the article vocalized, and what we have been preaching to consumer brands for a long time, […]
September 13, 2016

Embedded Computing Design Hosts Arrayent CEO’s 2016 IFA Report

On September 13, 2016 Embedded Computing Design—a leading site for professionals designing connected devices—hosted an article penned by Arrayent CEO, Cyril Brignone, entitled: “IoT and smart appliances hit mainstream at IFA” Here is an excerpt: “In their show wrap-up, IFA reported more than 150 companies showcased the latest in smart home solutions. These included intelligent home automation products ranging from lighting to room temperature and heating solutions, to energy management and security systems, and, of course, smart robots from vacuum cleaners to lawnmowers. Consumer brands understand the market is moving towards all products being connected and that they need to move forward […]
September 13, 2016

Peter Radsliff Joins Executive Team of Consumer IoT Platform Leader Arrayent as VP Marketing

REDWOOD CITY, CA – Sept. 13, 2016 – Veteran Silicon Valley connected products executive Peter Radsliff has joined Arrayent Inc. as VP Marketing. Arrayent is the developer of the Internet of Things (IoT) platform chosen by the world’s most trusted consumer product brands. Radsliff will assume responsibility for all aspects of the company’s worldwide marketing strategy. Radsliff previously held executive leadership, marketing, and product management positions at a number of consumer products companies at the vanguard of connected products, including: Presto Services, Candi Controls, Mirra, Monster Products, and Sage Systems. “Peter is a strategic addition to round out our Arrayent […]