Increasing demand in the residential and commercial building sectors
January 7, 2016
The global occupancy sensor market is forecast to grow from $1.14 billion in 2015 to $2.78 billion in 2020, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.5 percent to 2020, according to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets.
Carrier has announced the launch of its Cor™ smart home automation system — enabling homeowners to secure, control, and remotely manage their home’s most critical systems, including heating and cooling, from the convenience of a mobile app.
The Internet of Things is estimated to support total services spending of $235 billion in 2016
December 31, 2015
Gartner Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected devices will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2016, 5.5 million new devices will get connected every day.
Stand-along unit sales forecast to exceed 300 million units by 2020
December 28, 2015
Home automation hardware, sold as stand-alone units, is forecast to exceed 300 million units by 2020, according to Juniper Research. This represents growth of more than 1,000 percent from an estimated installed base of 28 million units in 2015.
They look to bring interoperable self-powered IoT solutions to more markets and applications
December 22, 2015
The ZigBee Alliance, an association creating open standards that define the Internet of Things (IoT), announced with the EnOcean Alliance, a consortium for battery-less, wireless smart buildings and homes, that the organizations will cooperate on combining the benefits of EnOcean energy harvesting wireless solutions with ZigBee 3.0.
App provides consumers with energy efficiency insights
December 21, 2015
Earth Networks announced that the WeatherBug Home portion of its WeatherBug® mobile app now includes an integration with the Honeywell Lyric smart thermostat — enabling Honeywell customers to see how the latest weather conditions impact their personal energy use, costs, and comfort.
Actuated zone damper assemblies provide comfort in every room
December 17, 2015
Belimo Americas, a manufacturer of damper actuators and control valves for commercial HVAC, announced the availability of products for residential applications with select actuators, round damper assemblies, and pressure bypass damper controls.