It's a marriage between smart devices and home comfort, convenience, and security
January 6, 2017
Continuing its long-standing commitment to create the most versatile and interoperable smart thermostat available, Carrier® announced its Côr™ thermostat is now compatible with the Apple HomeKit. The collaboration between Carrier and Apple provides homeowners a seamless experience in managing their home's climate controls and comfort.
Demonstrations will be displayed publically at CES in Las Vegas
January 2, 2017
The ZigBee Alliance, an association of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), and the Thread Group, an organization focused on making Thread the foundation for the IoT in the home and beyond, announced that multiple members of both organizations have demonstrated prototypes that run the ZigBee Alliance’s universal language for smart devices on Thread networks.
BACnet is introducing new features that will help facility managers to implement an Internet of Things (IoT) strategy for their facilities. IoT is important to facility managers as devices such as chillers, boilers, lights, fire alarm, security, and elevators come with network smarts onboard to monitor the health, status, and energy consumption through their front end software applications.
The devices have gained high traction in North America and Europe
December 16, 2016
Smart thermostats form an integral part of smart homes and have gained high traction in developed regions such as North America and Europe. The industry is anticipated to witness a high adoption of these gadgets as they display the energy consumption level in real-time and are capable of adjusting to ambient conditions automatically.
All devices installed in a building, such as boilers, chillers, generator sets, electric sub-meters, pumps, variable air volume (VAV) controllers, fire panels, etc. should be smart and have their own individual cloud points-of-presence and applications, just as consumer devices do.