Accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things
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Powering Smart Home Automation solutions with IoT for Energy conservation
Many industry leaders that offer Smart Energy Management products & solutions face challenges including:How to build a scalable platform that can automatically scale-up to on-board ‘n’ number of Smart home devicesData security, solution availability, and reliability are the other critical factors to deal withHow to create a robust common IoT platform that handles any kind of smart devicesHow to enable data management capabilities that would help in intelligent decision-making
Centrica Connected Homes
Centrica Connected Homes
With the acquisition of hardware and platform partner, AlertMe, in 2015, Centrica Connected Home was faced with the prospect of a significant shift in focus. Previously the relationship had been one of vendor-customer with AlertMe also pursuing it's own goals for expansion and licensing of its software. After the acquisition, Centrica Connected Home moved to quickly integrate the technical talent from the two companies and then to realign the development efforts of the teams.The new common goals of product evolution, feature enhancement and international launch, presented a number of challenges in the form of a rapid scaling requirement for their live platform, whilst maintaining stability and availability. Added to these demands on the company were an expansion into new markets, and brand new product launches, including smart boiler service and a growing ecosystem of new Hive smart home devices. They even found the time to develop deeply functional Alexa skills for their products and hence be a Smart Home Launch Partner for the Amazon Echo in the UK in 2016.
Helping Enexis Power Ahead with Smart Meter Rollout
Helping Enexis Power Ahead with Smart Meter Rollout
Enexis is an independent grid operator and one of the largest energy distributors in the Netherlands. Working with energy suppliers, it manages 2 million gas and 2.6 million electricity connections to customers in seven provinces, representing approximately one third of the Dutch market. In 2008, a European Union (EU) directive stipulated that 80% of energy customers must be able to monitor energy consumption by 2020. The Dutch government responded by making a legal requirement for energy operators to install smart metering technology in homes. To meet these targets, Enexis will need to deploy approximately 5 million smart meters, each transmitting energy consumption data once a day, every day. Since 2011, Enexis no longer installs conventional meters, every new meter installed in the grid is a smart meter. This means that during the first few years of rollout, smart meters are installed across the grid. To achieve this, Enexis had several options. Routing data via Power Line Connections (PLC) was impractical because, to work effectively, entire districts would have to install smart meters simultaneously. With the initial rollout limited to replacing faulty meters and new installations, this was not viable. Transmitting data via WiFi, another option, would mean home owners needing a guaranteed connection. “Because we install smart meters that are scattered across our distribution network, the most effective solution was GPRS over M2M SIMs,” says Lonneke Driessen-Mutters, Smart Metering Operations Manager at Enexis. M2M SIMs installed in smart meters would be able to transmit data via Vodafone’s comprehensive mobile coverage in the Netherlands, with no homeowner involvement and minimum installation effort. Enexis invited a number of mobile communications suppliers in the Netherlands to tender. After careful consideration, Vodafone was selected based on cost and service commitments. In addition, Enexis already had a relationship with Vodafone, as they provide approximately 3,000 of the company’s voice and data connections, so they knew the service they could expect. “We’re owned by local government, so our money is public money. The solution had to be cost effective as we have to be careful what we spend,” says Driessen-Mutters.
Number of Software3
Ecorithm
Ecorithm
Ecorithm is a leader in the application of advanced analytics to building operations. Ecorithm’s True AnalyticsTM platform helps clients all over the world to bring unprecedented visibility and understanding to complex, dynamic systems.
Physical Web
Physical Web
The Physical Web is an open approach to enable quick and seamless interactions with physical objects and locations.
Thingsquare Platform
Thingsquare Platform
Thingsquare connects people with the world, with the Thingsquare platform. Product developers connect to their customers and their customers connect to the physical world.
Number of Suppliers65
Variantz
Variantz
Variantz is a managed IoT Cloud Platform that makes use of Contextual Intelligence and Hyper Reality for Residential Homes & Estates to securely interact with cloud applications, smart appliances, and autonomous devices.
Japan smart home market is an opportunity of USD 10.8 Billion in 2025
Renub Research is a Market Research and Consulting Company. We have more than 10 years of experience especially in international Business-to-Business Researches, Surveys and Consulting. We provide wide range of business research solutions that helps companies in making better business decisions. We partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their businesses. Our wide clientele comprises of major players in Life Sciences, Information Technology, Telecom, Financial Services (Banking, Insurance), Energy, Retail, Manufacturing, Automotive, and Social sector. Our clients rely on our market analysis and data to make informed knowledgeable decisions. We are regarded as one of the best providers of knowledge. Our pertinent analysis helps consultants, bankers and executives to make informed and correct decisions.
Unified Inbox
Unified Inbox
Unified Inbox is a global intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) messaging company focused on smart homes, smart cities, and smart industries (Industry 4.0). With headquarters in Singapore and operations in New Zealand, India, UAE, Europe, and the US, Unified Inbox’s UnificationEngine™ platform brings together Artificial Intelligence (AI) with IoT and unified messaging to enable products and software to communicate with people and things.
Number of Organizations4
Home Gateway Initiative (HGI)
Home Gateway Initiative (HGI)
The Home Gateway Initiative (HGI) is nonprofit trade organization to discuss the key specifications and standards of residential gateways, also known as home gateways.Te HGI, founded by leading broadband service providers in Europe and Asia, with the participation of leading vendors of digital home equipment, silicon, software, and services, has been the key industry alliance setting requirements for Home Gateways and the Smart Home. Starting from use cases and services, HGI set requirements for Home Gateways, Home Networks, and the Smart Home, developed test specifications, test programs, test tools, and open source software, and assisted its members in addressing the broadband home market. HGI worked from April 2005 to June 30, 2016. The HGI’s work took place in quarterly face-face meetings, and teleconferences, starting in Paris in 2005 until the final meeting in Venice in March, 2016.
Wi-SUN Alliance
Wi-SUN Alliance
Wi-SUN Alliance Field Area Networks deliver multi-vendor interoperable solutions to a broad variety of applications including street lighting, parking systems and traffic management. Municipalities can install products from different suppliers confident that they will seamlessly interoperate.The Wi-SUN Alliance promotes the adoption of open industry standards for:- Wireless Smart Utility Networks and related applications as defined by international and regional standards development organizations.- It seeks to advance wireless Smart Utility Networks worldwide and related interoperability and compliance certification programs.- Other activities include user education, industry outreach and other support programs as well as lobbying regional regulatory bodies for spectrum allocation for smart grid services.
oneM2M
oneM2M
oneM2M's architecture and standards for M2M communications are designed to be applied in many different industries, and take account of input and requirements from any sector.The purpose and goal of oneM2M is to develop technical specifications which address the need for a common M2M Service Layer that can be readily embedded within various hardware and software, and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide. A critical objective of oneM2M is to attract and actively involve organizations from M2M-related business domains such as: telematics and intelligent transportation, healthcare, utilities, industrial automation, smart homes, etc. Initially, oneM2M shall prepare, approve and maintain the necessary set of Technical Specifications and Technical Reports for:- Use cases and requirements for a common set of Service Layer capabilities;- Service Layer aspects with high level and detailed service architecture, in light of an access independent view of end-to-end services;- Protocols/APIs/standard objects based on this architecture (open interfaces & protocols);- Security and privacy aspects (authentication, encryption, integrity verification);- Reachability and discovery of applications;- Interoperability, including test and conformance specifications;- Collection of data for charging records (to be used for billing and statistical purposes);- Identification and naming of devices and applications;- Information models and data management (including store and subscribe/notify functionality);- Management aspects (including remote management of entities); and- Common use cases, terminal/module aspects, including Service Layer interfaces/APIs
Number of Use Cases3
Autonomous Robots
Autonomous Robots
Autonomous robots are intelligent machines capable of performing tasks in the world independently of either direct human control or fixed programming. Examples range from autonomous drones, to industrial production robots, to your robotic vacuum cleaner. They combine expertise from the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, and information science.The autonomous robot must have the ability to perceive its environment, analyze situational data in order to make decisions based on what it perceives, and then modify its actions based on these decisions. For example, the scope of autonomy could include starting, stopping, maneuvering around obstacles, communicating to obstacles, and using appendages to manipulate obstacles. There are few autonomous robots in operation today. Even most sophisticated, dynamic robots such as those used in an automotive factory perform according to static programming. And most "autonomous robots" are only semi-autonomous and will likely remain so even as more fundamental autonomy becomes technically feasible. For example, the Roomba vacuum cleaner does not move according to a pre-programmed route and can modify its route dynamically as its environment changes. However, it has a very limited degree of freedom that is determined by its programming. 
Building Automation and Controls (BAC)
Building Automation and Controls (BAC)
Building Automation and Controls (BAC) are a combination of hardware and software that control a building’s power systems; lighting and illumination; electric power and control; security, observation and magnetic card access; heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC); outdoor controls; lift, elevator and escalator controls; entertainment and BMS (Building Management Systems).BAC systems provide efficient control of internal comfort conditions, individual room control, increased staff productivity, effective use of energy, improved building reliability and life, quick and effective responses to HVAC problems, and save time and money. The systems also provide information on problems in the building, allow for computerized maintenance scheduling, are easy and effective for employees to use, and easily detect problems.Building management systems are most commonly implemented in large projects with extensive mechanical, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems. Systems linked to a BMS typically represent 40% of a building's energy usage; if lighting is included, this number approaches to 70%. BMS systems are a critical component of managing energy demand. Improperly configured BMS systems are believed to account for 20% of building energy usage, or approximately 8% of total energy usage in the United States.In addition to controlling the building's internal environment, BMS systems are sometimes linked to access control (turnstiles and access doors controlling who is allowed access and egress to the building) or other security systems such as closed-circuit television (CCTV) and motion detectors. Fire alarm systems and elevators are also sometimes linked to a BMS, for monitoring. In case a fire is detected then only the fire alarm panel could shut off dampers in the ventilation system to stop smoke spreading and send all the elevators to the ground floor and park them to prevent people from using them. 
Building Energy Management System (BEMS)
Building Energy Management System (BEMS)
Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) are computer-based systems that help to manage, control and monitor building technical services (HVAC, lighting etc.) and the energy consumption of devices used by the building. They provide the information and the tools that building managers need both to understand the energy usage of their buildings and to control and improve their buildings’ energy performance.HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) is the technology of indoor environmental control. Its goal is to manage air temperature, humidity, and quality to meet the needs of both people and industrial processes. With low-cost sensors, wireless connectivity and more powerful data processors, HVAC companies are now able to collect real-time performance data and monitor the condition of their equipment. Remote monitoring solutions can monitor hard to reach areas and sites in order to alert staff to breakage and heat or water damage in a cable. IoT can help the HVAC industry improve overall equipment effectiveness and save money by minimizing equipment failure and optimizing energy usage and performance levels.  
Number of Terms7
Thread
Thread
An IoT home automation platform developed by ThreadGroup.
Domotics
Domotics
A combination of domestic and robotics - also a composite of the Latin domus and informatics, domotics includes home automation systems, home robots, whole house audio/visual systems, and security systems.
Beyond Mobility
Beyond Mobility
The connected world including cars, homes, and wearables are creating a rapidly expanding world of access to the customer.
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