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People Power awarded US$4.5mn grant from USA’s National Institute on Aging for caregiver study with UC Berkeley

Artificial Intelligence, Asset Tracking & Remote Monitoring, Business & Markets, Companies, Connected Devices, Health & Safety, Internet of Things/Cloud Services, IoT News, People and Places, Press Releases, Security, Smart Home by: Zenobia Hegde

People Power, Internet of Things (IoT) software company providing white-label IoT solutions for energy, security and care services, has received first year funding of a research grant expected to total US$4.5 million (€3.86 million) over three years. (more…)

Voice assistants used in smart homes to grow 1,000%, reaching 275mn by 2023, says Juniper Research

Artificial Intelligence, Companies, Connected Devices, Devices and Modules, IoT News, Press Releases, Products & Services, Smart Home by: Zenobia Hegde

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the adoption of voice assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant will be a key factor behind smart home growth, with 275 million voice assistant devices used to control smart homes by 2023. This is up from an estimated 25 million in 2018, a growth of 1,000%. (more…)

Amazon solidifies its smart speaker portfolio with Alexa for Hospitality

Blogs, Business & Markets, Companies, Data Analytics & Business Intelligence, Platforms & Applications, Smart Home, Smart Utilities by: Zenobia Hegde

While Alexa for Hospitality offers numerous features that will appeal to hoteliers and their guests, privacy concerns will likely limit growth and prevent broader implementation of the technology in a majority of the world’s hotels. (more…)

Roki sensor node integrates multiple sensors with Bluetooth 5 / Bluetooth Low Energy SoC

Companies, Devices and Modules, Internet of Things/Cloud Services, IoT News, Platforms & Applications, Press Releases, Sensors, Smart Cities, Smart Home, Wireless by: Zenobia Hegde

ROHM and Kionix, Inc. have introduced the RoKi Sensor Node, a key component in the new RoKi IoT Platform. The sensor node utilizes Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52840 Bluetooth 5/Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) advanced multiprotocol System-on-Chip (SoC), (more…)

IoT software provider People Power names John Teeter as new data protection officer

Data Analytics & Business Intelligence, Internet of Things/Cloud Services, IoT News, Press Releases, Security, Smart Home by: Zenobia Hegde

To help oversee European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance and the company’s data protection strategy, People Power has named its chief scientist, John Teeter, as the company’s data protection officer (DPO). (more…)

New Ovum study reveals how Amazon can monetise its smart home supremacy

Artificial Intelligence, Business & Markets, Companies, Devices and Modules, IoT News, Press Releases, Smart Home by: Zenobia Hegde

Over the past year, Amazon has consolidated its position as leader in the smart home and is now gearing up to monetise this position – something so far all other players have failed to do. (more…)

Home beats phone: Smart home device sales to exceed smartphones by 2023, says Strategy Analytics

Business & Markets, Companies, Connected Devices, Devices and Modules, IoT News, Knowledge centre, Press Releases, Smart Home, Smart Utilities by: Zenobia Hegde

The increasing popularity of the smart home is confirmed by new research from Strategy Analytics showing that global demand for smart home devices will exceed sales of smartphones by 2023. Consumers worldwide bought 663 million smart home devices in 2017, and this will increase to 1.94 billion in 2023, when sales of smartphones will be 1.86 billion. (more…)

Danalock expands in the US to serve growing home automation market in Americas

Business & Markets, Companies, Internet of Things/Cloud Services, IoT News, Press Releases, Products & Services, Security, Smart Home, Smart Utilities, Telco by: Zenobia Hegde

Danalock, a provider of smart lock solutions for smart homes and businesses, announced that it has opened an office in Miami, Florida and named Bent Sorensen to lead the company’s expansion in the Americas. Establishing a local presence in the U.S. enables Danalock to better serve existing and potential customers in the security and telco markets (more…)

Smartphone shoppers are altering retail reality, reports Ericsson

Artificial Intelligence, Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality, Connectivity, Digital transformation, IoT News, Press Releases, Sensors, Smart Home, Smart Utilities by: Zenobia Hegde

Taking a look at the fast-changing reality of retail, Ericsson Consumer & IndustryLab presents: Beyond smartphone shopping – the rise of smart assistants. This report describes how connectivity is driving two major shifts in how people shop. (more…)

devolo Home Control now works with Google Home: Voice control for the smart home

Companies, Devices and Modules, Featured News, IoT News, Press Releases, Products & Services, Smart Home, Smart Utilities by: Zenobia Hegde

“Ok Google: Turn on the light!” Commands like this now work for devolo Home Control. After a quick set-up, Google Home users have a wide selection of smart home voice commands available, from controlling the lighting to arming an alarm system to adjusting radiator thermostats. (more…)

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