"Internet of Things" articles

Guest blog post by Greg Fisher, Founder at HardwareCon. Having spent that last 13 years helping over 900 hardware startups (they used to be called inventors) taking innovative, physical products to market, I’ve seen the industry go from one that was dominated by large established companies to the burgeoning hardware revolution that has already brought thousands of startup products to market with new tools and technologies and is just getting started. Despite the growth of...
According to Parks Associates research, 76% of North American broadband households use Wi-Fi as their primary connected technology , but in the past year, 37% of U.S. broadband households report that their Wi-Fi network seems slow. If operators want to compete effectively in the connected home, they will need to add value through premium CPE and a quality consumer experience. Parks Associates and Calix will discuss emerging trends for service providers in an upcoming webcast, The...
Before speaking at Parks Associates' annual Smart Energy Summit , Denver Hinds, R&D Project Manager at Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), provided his perspective on several key questions related to the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Interoperability needs to be addressed at the product and service level. Mainstream adoption of home...
Prior to the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit in Austin, Parks Associates sat down with Dave Kaintz, Senior Manager, Southern California Edison, to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? The age old problem of interoperability or lack of. What are the biggest opportunities for the smart home industry to work with the...
Prior to the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit in Austin, Parks Associates sat down with Kevin Klages, Senior Vice President, Mass Markets, Constellation to discuss the future path of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? The lack of centralized control across devices, for example: individual apps for each device don’t allow for optimization across...
Before speaking at Parks Associates' Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer in Austin, Joel Miller, Principal Supervisor at DTE Energy, answered several key questions on current and future trends within the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? There are a wide variety of technology standards being offered in the consumer and commercial markets. The...
Prior to his participation at the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit , Justin Segall, President & Founder of Simple Energy, recently provided insight on what he sees as the top barriers to smart energy and smart home adoption: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Given the fairly nascent state of smart home technologies, interoperability is a major barrier. We see challenges...
Prior to the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Parks Associates sat down with David Meisegeier, VP and Senior Technical Director at ICF, to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Given the rapid pace of smart home technology development, barriers are both being removed and identified on a regular basis. This...

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