News category: Industry Updates

  • Technicolor Brings Qeo Technology to AllSeen Alliance

    Posted: 10th February 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA and PARIS, FRANCE and SAN DIEGO, CA, Feb 06, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- The AllSeen Alliance, the broadest cross-industry consortium to date to advance adoption and innovation in the "Internet of Everything" (IoE) in homes and industry, today announces that Technicolor (euronext paris:TCH), a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is joining the organization as a Premier member and will contribute Qeo technology to the Alliance. The company will work with Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and the AllSeen Alliance, to accelerate the unification of ecosystems around the IoE. Read more...

  • Wi-Fi to play dominant role in US$25 billion smart appliance market

    Posted: 12th November 2013

    The smart home appliance market, defined by products with built-in connectivity, will witness substantial growth over the next five years, reaching nearly US$25 billion by 2018. Currently limited to the top-end luxury models, wireless connectivity will slowly permeate to lower tier vendors and models, according to ABI Research. Read more...

  • Reports of ZigBee on handsets would be a big deal for the connected home (and ZigBee)

    Posted: 12th July 2013

    Could ZigBee gain some real ground when it comes to the connected home? Pocket-lint is reporting that Samsung and HTC are both thinking about adding a ZigBee chip to their handsets. If true, that would give consumers more control over their existing home automation products such as certain motorized window shades and ZigBee switches, as well as provide a big boost to the ZigBee standard. Read more...

  • 'Every new car' connected to web by 2014

    Posted: 18th March 2013

    Five years ago mobile phones were at the forefront of technology, by 2010 the focus was on tablet computers and now billions of yen, dollars and pounds are being invested in what is seen as the next digital playground - the car. Read more...

  • Will Verizon pave the way for telco's in the Connected Home market?

    Posted: 24th January 2012

    Verizon, the American telecommunications giant, recently launched its range of Connected Home devices and services to give consumers a comprehensive Smart Home ecosystem. The new system offers a broad range of Connected Home devices from smart door locks to energy monitoring equipment, all manageable remotely from the web or a smartphone app. Read more...

  • Most consumers still don't understand the smart grid

    Posted: 4th April 2011

    In the UK the government is undertaking one of the largest rollouts of smart meters, installing over 50 million in UK homes and businesses by 2020.  This enormous undertaking is expected to cost in the region of £11 billion and as various trials have taken place across the country press coverage has snowballed, typically discussing the pros and cons of the project and whether there are savings to be made by the consumer... Read more...

  • Mobile operators need to differentiate

    Posted: 22nd March 2011

    The growth of the mobile market over the last few years has been nothing short of staggering.  Smartphones and tablets have revolutionised the way people browse the internet, purchase products, network and interact with brands.  In September 2009, just 0.02% of all UK web traffic originated from a mobile device, but compare this to January 2011 and the figure is up to 8.09% which represents a growth of over 4000%... Read more...

  • Operator Differentiation - exploring niche opportunities

    Posted: 23rd February 2011

    Read an article by Nabeel Mardi which discusses how Telco's can differentiate themselves from the competition by exploring niche opportunities. Read more...

  • The changing business model of the professional installer

    Posted: 26th November 2010

    In this article for info4security.com, Kevin Meagher, former CEO of Intamac Systems Ltd, discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the installers and explains how embracing new technologies early can open up substantial new growth potential… Read more...

  • Preventative solutions in social care

    Posted: 17th November 2010

    In a White Paper by the Department of Health entitled “A Vision for Adult Social Care: Capable Communities and Active Citizens” which was published on the 16th of November 2010, a key issue that was raised was the “vision for prevention”. This vision emphasises that there should be a shift towards less of a reliance on the state for support... Read more...