The Arrayent Blog

December 5, 2011

32 bit CPUs: Great for computers; Overkill in thermostats

Thanks to Moore’s Law, many modern 32-bit microprocessors are about the same price as relatively ancient 8-bit devices. But when you factor in design time and system complexity, the true cost of a 32-bit implementation becomes apparent.
January 16, 2012

Your two choices: Get online. Or get off the shelves

Everyone knows how the Web turned the music and movie industries upside-down. Now, the same thing is happening with household devices. If you’re a small appliance manufacturer without a connectivity strategy, beware: You’re already behind your competitor.
February 6, 2012

Calling Home: It’s not just for Mother’s Day anymore

Elite electronics companies have realized that one of the single most useful features they can design into their product is the ability for it to “Call Home” wirelessly.
February 27, 2012

Why Connectivity Shouldn’t Mean Complexity

Some of the world’s best-known electronics and appliance companies have stumbled in bringing out connected versions of their products. The reason? They were over-designing the communications.
March 26, 2012

Being Judged by the Company they Keep

Connected devices owe a lot of their popularity to exquisitely well-designed products like the iPhone. That means consumers will soon be holding all the devices in their home to the same high standards.  
April 6, 2012

2012 AlwaysOn OnDemand 100 Top Private Companies

“Digital information is continuing to expand at exponential levels. Legacy data systems are being brought into new environments, while consumers and businesses alike contribute to new data streams. This massive data pool requires robust, innovative apps that can manage the data and organize it in ways that business professionals can use to make smart, informed decisions on how best to sell their products and services.”
April 9, 2012

Why Arrayent?!

To get connected, you’ve got to make connections. With all the interest in connected devices, established manufacturers are looking for ways to make their products “Web-aware.” That usually partnering with startups who know this landscape. But that needn’t be a scary proposition.
April 30, 2012

You Don’t Need A Steve Jobs, But You DO Need Project Leadership

The Apple co-founder is often hailed as a computer visionary, which he certainly was. But he made his greatest contribution to his company by simply being in charge.
May 7, 2012

In A Connected World, You’re Never Alone

Many companies worry about entering the market for connected devices because they think they’ll have to do it all themselves. But in fact, plenty of help is available.  
May 21, 2012

Forget about interoperability. Leave that job to the cloud.

Hardware interoperability was once a bet-the-farm decision for device makers; if they got it wrong, they risked losing everything. But with the modern Web, interoperability has become a non-issue, and it’s now almost impossible to make the wrong choice.