Mobile Network Operators Are Eyeing Building Automation as their next M2M Vertical

Mobile Network Operators (MNO)  see building automation as a growth area for their businesses. Building operators are being pitched a multitude of cloud apps accessed by mobile devices for energy management, lighting control, physical security, etc. MNO’s are going to play a role in delivering these applications, but how central are MNO product and service … Continue reading Mobile Network Operators Are Eyeing Building Automation as their next M2M Vertical

Apple Puts Weight Behind Bluetooth for Thing Interconnectivity; iBeacon debuts this Christmas Shopping Season with Shopkick

Matt Rogers, Nest Labs Founder and VP of Engineering, sent an emphatic “All I Want for Christmas” message in October at the VERGE conference when he said:  “We’ve built a connected smoke alarm and we’ve built a connected thermostat. So how do those products communicate interactively with other connected products in the home? Today there … Continue reading Apple Puts Weight Behind Bluetooth for Thing Interconnectivity; iBeacon debuts this Christmas Shopping Season with Shopkick

What’s in a Name? Soon, a Location

We are fast approaching the day when all of the sensors, actuators and other assets attached to an Internet-connected building automation network have a common way of communicating their name and location. The global telecommunications  industry is throwing its weight behind the effort under the umbrella trade organization TM Forum, with leadership from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) … Continue reading What’s in a Name? Soon, a Location