January 2015 Newsletter - Link Round Up

[fa icon='calendar'] Jan 20, 2015 2:52:56 PM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in Apple HomeKit, cellular carriers, CES, CES 2015, connectsense, General, home automation, Internet of Things, IoT, Las Vegas, M2M, machine to machine, newsletter, Newsletters, smart home, smart outlet, white paper, ZigBee

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10 Internet of Things Design Considerations [White Paper] - Connecting products to the Internet of Things (IoT) is essential to manufacturers looking to stay competitive within their industry. Adding IoT capabilities gives consumers more features. It also allows the manufacturer to stay connected with their customer while discovering new product use cases and applications that open them up to new revenue streams. > Download the White Paper

How the First Apple HomeKit Products Will Work - The first collection of Apple HomeKit-compatible products were quietly announced last week at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas, and we saw everything from smart plugs and sensors to garage door openers and locks. There’s nothing too sexy about those types of appliances, but we were able to learn more about how Apple HomeKit and its vision for the smart home will work. > Read more at Mashable

The ConnectSense Smart Outlet Will Give You Command of Your Walls - After months of speculation, we're finally getting some dirt on which products will work with Apple's HomeKit once it launches. The Grid Connect ConnectSense Smart Outlet replaces a standard wall outlet and includes a USB port. It's available for preorder now and should start shipping this quarter. > Read more at CNET

My 2015 Internet of Things Wishlist - The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most hyped technology of 2014 and 2015 promises even more innovative IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) technology will surface. Building on the growth of IoT in 2014, the IoT will see even more explosive growth and innovation in 2015. Although I have several predictions of what will happen in the IoT world this year, I have one big item on my wish list that involves cellular carriers. > Read more at Embedded Computing Design

Grid Connect's Biggest Takeaways About the Smart Home Space at CES 2015 - A few members of the Grid Connect and ConnectSense teams were excited to attend CES this year. While a lot of time was spent in the booth demoing the ConnectSense Smart Outlet, we were able to stretch our legs and explore many other CES exhibits as well. Home automation was a big aspect of the show this year and we were definitely proud to be contributing to it. > Read more at ConnectSense.com

 

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My Internet of Things 2015 Wish List

[fa icon='calendar'] Jan 7, 2015 10:52:52 AM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in cellular carriers, Embedded Computing Design, Featured In, General, Internet of Things, IoT, M2M, machine to machine

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most hyped technology of 2014 and 2015 promises even more innovative IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) technology will surface.

Building on the growth of IoT in 2014, the IoT will see even more explosive growth and innovation in 2015. Although I have several predictions of what will happen in the IoT world this year, I have one big item on my wish list: for cellular carriers to expand their machine-to-machine (M2M) initiatives making it easier and more affordable for manufacturers to get devices onto the cellular network.

Read more at Embedded Computing Design or download the PDF now.

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IoT/M2M Will Continue to be the Most Hyped Technology in 2015, Says Grid Connect

[fa icon='calendar'] Dec 10, 2014 9:11:19 AM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in 2015, Apple, connected car, Featured In, Gartner, General, Google, Internet of Things, interoperability, IoT, M2M, machine to machine, New Year, New Year's, Policy Charging Control, Thread

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It’s official: the Internet of Things (IoT) is the most hyped technology of 2014.

In August, analyst group Gartner released its 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report, and IoT replaced big data at the top. The ability to connect and control smart devices remotely via the Internet will reach its final stage of maturity in just five to 10 years, according to Gartner’s analysts, much quicker than they imagined just a few short years ago.

Building on the growth of IoT in 2014, the new year will see even more explosive growth and innovation. Here are a few of my predictions for 2015...

Read more at Policy Charging Control or download the PDF now.

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Cellular companies: Making M2M easier

[fa icon='calendar'] Aug 8, 2014 10:54:33 AM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in cellular, cellular networks, Europe, Featured In, General, IDATE, Internet of Things, IoT, M2M, machine to machine, United States, US, Wi-Fi, wifi

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By Mike Justice, President of Grid Connect and ConnectSense

It's a good time to be involved with connected devices. Research firm IDATE forecasts machine-to-machine (M2M) market revenue to reach $54.3 billion by 2017. While Asia is currently the biggest player in the arena, Europe is expected to become the largest market in terms of revenue over the next few years.

Why isn't the United States a more prominent player in this growing industry? The answer, in part, is the difficulty that device manufacturers have in getting M2M products certifies for use on American cellular networks.

Device manufacturers have two options: build in a pre-approved modem, which can be expensive and drives up device price, or design your own and devote substantial resources to have devices certified for each network. In the U.S., adding a cellular modem to a device can cost five times more than adding a Wi-Fi modem, in addition to the cost of certification, which runs upwards of $50,000 per device, per network.

This creates a huge barrier for small and mid-size companies. As a growing industry, M2M needs innovation, which often happens at these smaller competitors.

American cellular companies should look to Europe to see how a robust industry can grow. In Europe, M2M device manufacturers can buy inexpensive SIM cards to build into devices. These cards are loaded with data and can be refreshed as needed. A cellular contract is not needed and the certification process is minimal for manufacturers. This reduces development costs and speeds time-to-market for new products.

Connecting devices to the cloud via cellular networks opens up new markets to cellular companies, manufacturers, and consumer alike. Simplifying the process for getting devices onto cellular networks in the U.S. will spur innovation, benefiting all parties.

To read the original article, visit ECN Magazine.

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