Networking solution will address uses beyond the connected home
November 16, 2016
The Thread Group has announced its intention to expand the Thread networking protocol beyond the connected home and into the commercial building and professional sectors. It will continue to drive adoption for the connected home, and leverage the technology for commercial buildings.
Provides next-generation Intelligent Demand Side Management capabilities
November 9, 2016
Earth Networks has announced the launch of its Connected SavingsSM platform to provide consumers with energy savings and comfort by delivering energy intelligence through the integration of Internet of Things (IoT)-connected smart home devices, weather data, and algorithms.
For good reason, HVAC contractors train their salespeople to be very observant when entering a potential customer’s home. They are instructed to look for signs of kids, pets, etc. This can lead to a conversation about IAQ or zoning as the salesperson attempts to solve problems for all residents.
Lower cost device said to deliver value in the smart thermostat market
October 19, 2016
ecobee Inc. has announced the launch of its ecobee3 lite smart thermostat. The company said the new device is designed to deliver superior comfort, control, and energy savings at a lower cost. The thermostat will be available for purchase across North America on Oct. 31, 2016.
Will collaborate to streamline product development and reduce fragmentation of IoT market
October 13, 2016
The Thread Group and EEBus Initiative e.V announced that the two alliances will collaborate in their efforts to build interoperable solutions for the smart home. As a result of this alliance, the organizations expect their members will benefit from access to key shared resources.
Smartphone GPS tells Nexia when user is home or away to trigger automatic operations
October 13, 2016
Smart home firm, Nexia™, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced it has enhanced the convenience of its smart home system by adding geo-fencing. The feature gives subscribers easier, more seamless control, such as automatically adjusting the thermostat when they leave for work and when they head home.
Smart home device market rising at a CAGR of 60 percent to 2020
September 14, 2016
The smart home market continues to expand, with 47 million connected smart home devices shipped globally in 2015. The market is projected to broaden substantially at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 60 percent, reaching 477 million devices in 2020, according to IHS Markit.
Midea will use Ayla’s IoT technology to develop connected HVAC products
August 17, 2016
Midea Group, a Chinese manufacturer of consumer appliances and HVAC systems, announced it has selected the Ayla Networks Internet of Things (IoT) platform as its preferred overseas IoT cloud partner for all its connected HVAC products.
There is a lot of buzz these days about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will continue to influence — some say take over — our lives in the near future. But what does the IoT mean for HVAC contractors, and, more importantly, how can they profit from its proliferation?