Last Week in IoT [VII]
Last Week In IoT… a short review of some IoT news from the past week.
GreenCom Networks, a leading Munich-based Energy IoT company, expands its offering to include household energy management and integrates shine, a founding of the innogy Innovation Hub. GreenCom wants to further integrate shine’s end customer base and the services on GreenCom’s Energy IoT platform and can offer a complete package of services based on its own platform, according to a GreenCom announcement. […]
Although Amazon’s “Alexa” smart home products have recently been criticised for listening to customer conversations, the general willingness of private customers to release data about their habits and consumption values for appropriate use for the mutual benefit of supplier and customer is increasing. … Contrary to the prophecies of doom in some media, however, a recently published study by management consultants mm1 shows that a steadily increasing number of users/customers are very much prepared to pass on usage data from the smart home to telecommunications providers or Internet service providers, for example – if these contribute to improving a product or service. […]
Mozilla wants to enable a secure Web of Things with WebThings and offers a RasPi image as well as various components for download. As developer Ben Francis reports in a blog post on Mozilla Hacks, the Web of Things program “Project Things” has outgrown the experimental stage and will now be renamed Mozilla WebThings. It is an open platform for controlling and monitoring devices over the web. The declared goal is to advance IoT standards for security, data protection and interoperability. […]
Man has long since ceased to be the dominant species on the Internet (of things) – networked devices and machines occupy the top position with over eleven billion units. By 2020, it could be over 20 billion – two thirds of which will be operated in private households. … All parties involved – users, owners/operators – and the environment – will benefit from the increasing upgrading of real estate and its energy and heat supply to smart buildings – also taking into account the energy and resources used to manufacture the equipment. […]
In times of the Internet of Things, the industry needs more computer scientists who also understand the production processes. However, when it comes to reliability and data security, top specialists are needed. … At Inductoheat interdisciplinary teams work together to develop new digital systems. The colleagues are based in the USA, India and China. The experts discuss solutions together. The goal is a flexible and open system platform for process control that offers data and energy management and can be used universally. “Maintenance management and energy optimization have already been digitized,” explains the 43-year-old. […]