Recent News.

  • Home Energy Management Systems Market to Surpass US$4 Billion in the US by 2017

    Posted: 1st October 2013

    Valued at $1.5 billion annually, yet with only 1.5 percent to 2.5 percent penetration in most states, the home energy management systems (HEMS) market is poised for significant growth. Industry observers have been making similar statements since 2008, but recent strategic partnerships in the utility solutions space and the connected-home market will increase both adoption rates and total market value. According to the latest report by GTM Research, Home Energy Management Systems: Vendors, Technologies, and Opportunities, 2013-2017, the U.S. HEMS market is forecasted to be worth over $4 billion by 2017. Read more...

  • M2M making the smart grid billions

    Posted: 14th August 2013

    M2M has the potential to fundamentally change the way we manage our home energy. With smart grid technology, we can reduce our carbon footprint, while also saving money on our energy bills. As time goes on, more and more people seem to be catching on to the benefits of the smart grid. Read more...

  • Home monitoring helps lower blood pressure

    Posted: 9th August 2013

    Tracking blood pressure at home helped patients with hypertension keep it under control, at least over the short term, a meta-analysis determined.

    Pooled study results pointed to 3.9/2.4 mm Hg lower blood pressure on average with self-monitoring at 6 months compared with usual care based on in-clinic monitoring alone, Katrin Uhlig, MD, of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, and colleagues found. Read more...

  • Connected accessory shipments to reach 170 million by 2018

    Posted: 5th August 2013

    Surge in mobile accessories market driven by demand for fitness, healthcare and smart wearable devices, research suggests shipments of smart wireless accessories could reach 170 million per annum by 2018, compared to around 15 million this year, according to a report by tech analysts Juniper research. Read more...

  • Delay smart meter rollout rather than dumb it down

    Posted: 29th July 2013

    Delay the smart meter rollout rather than turn off consumers by installing "dumb" meters, MPs have urged.

    The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee has thrown its support behind the rollout of smart meters in a report published on Saturday.

    However, it must be managed carefully to make sure consumers get the full benefits, MPs cautioned. 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...

  • Global Sales of Wireless Consumer Electronics To Hit 73 Million In 2013

    Posted: 3rd July 2013

    Global sales of wireless (3G or 4G) consumer electronics (CE) devices will increase by 54 percent in 2013 to reach 73 million units, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics' Connected Home Devices (CHD)service. Read more...

  • Technicolor reaches milestone of 100th million set top box

    Posted: 2nd July 2013

    Technicolor announced that it has delivered the 100th million set-top-box for DIRECTV, one of the world’s leading providers of digital television entertainment services. For the past 20+ years, Technicolor has worked in partnership with DIRECTV to provide a wide range of basic and advanced set-top-boxes for use in the U.S. and throughout Latin America. Read more...

  • Nearly 23% of UK homes with broadband have security system

    Posted: 2nd July 2013

    Nearly 23 percent of broadband households in the UK have an electronic home security system, according to a study by Parks Associates. Fewer than 20 percent have home security systems in France and Belgium, and only 6 percent of German households have a system. By 2020, the UK and Spain will have over 20 million smart meters, while France and Germany will exceed 30 million. Read more...

  • Internet of Everything To Generate $613B Profit

    Posted: 2nd July 2013

    According to a study done by Cisco, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is big business. The global sector is expected to generate in excess of $600 Billion in global profits for private-sector businesses this year alone. Cisco interviewed IT leaders in 12 countries across 7,500 global business. They found that the United States, China and Germany are expected to realize the greatest value from the technology. Read more...