“The analytics, just like the network and all the technology, should just fade away into the background,” says Tom Kerber, Director, Research Energy and Home Controls of Parks Associates. Kerber was speaking to the idea that customers want smart energy features to work in the background, providing comfort and efficiency without having to be in […]
Imagine a lightbulb that stays on when power is interrupted? Well, that’s what Charlotte entrepreneur of the year, Shaliendra Suman, not only imagined, but put into action with a Kick Starter campaign that funded the development and production of the SmartCharge LED lightbulb. A built-in battery, coupled with intelligence to detect the position of a […]
Vampire appliances are often the cause for excessive electricity usage that catapults a consumer’s bills to an expensive tier. In this video, we learn about how one man’s children were vampires of sorts, sneaking into his man cave and using his electronic gizmos while he was away. Jay Kenney, Vice President of Marketing for Alarm.com […]
Technicolor’s Bernard Kiriakos describes the open source platform, Qeo intended to bridge the various devices within the home, bringing together data that would otherwise be in separate silos and allowing developers to find new insights and take actions that make for a more intelligent domicile. The long-term objective for Qeo, which was announced at CES2013, is […]
Jarrett Simon of Centerpoint Energy talks about the challenge of driving efficiency when customers are somewhat price insensitive. He talks about the importance of being able to use the data from the Smart Meters and providing the consumer with specific actions that will help them with their energy consumption.
Wireless technologies as a facilitator of energy efficiency is the topic of the above interview with Sprint’s Brian Huey. With over 14 years of experience in this market, Sprint is more than the wireless connection to the meter, as it helps to provide utilities with an end-to-end solution for improved operations. Huey talks about some […]
We are online all the time and, yet, when we are away from home we don’t know what is going on with our largest investment is how David Bercovich of AlertMe characterizes the problem that his company is trying to solve. AlertMe is managing the metadata generated within the home from various services, such as […]
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Big Data was a recurring theme of the ViodiTV interviews at the 2013 Smart Energy Summit. It is becoming a given that there will be low-cost connectivity between devices both within the home between the home and the cloud(s). Big Data from smart energy results from the collection of information from sensors and exogenous sources […]
Could the days of the set-top be numbered? Stuart Sikes suggests that was one of the insights from the Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES. As he points out, smart TV’s may soon eliminate the need for the set-top. He suggests that home monitoring and control and energy management have moved beyond standards and are moving […]