"interoperability" articles

The smart home is a comprised of a collection of products and services that serve the needs of consumers using either a centralized or a distributed control architecture.  In a distributed control architecture individual products perform specific jobs for consumers, but those products also benefit from collaboration with other products.  A loose collaboration between autonomous products is sufficient for many jobs; however, some tasks may be better served by if they were...
Thomas Rockmann , VP of Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG, will be speaking at Parks Associates' upcoming CONNECTIONS Summit: Engaging Consumers: IoT and the Smart Home at CES, January 9, in Las Vegas.  He kindly provided insights, to Parks Associates' analyst team, regarding the rise in digital voice assistants in the home, and consumers' fears regarding privacy, secruity and adoption of smart devices in the home.  Thomas will be participating on the Smart Home...
Blog submitted by Thomas Rockmann, VP Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom The connected car market is arguably one of the most far reaching and dynamic markets of our times. While technology moves incredibly rapidly across all sectors, increasingly connected cars promise to change firstly the way we travel, and as a result the cities and homes we will live in. The drive towards fully automated cars has begun on several fronts, from increasingly sophisticated guidance and...
By Thomas Rockmann, VP Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom AI (or Artificial Intelligence) has arguably become the buzzword to end all buzzwords. So much so in fact that it is sometimes difficult to pick the facts from the hype, but in spite of the hyperbole, there is much to be excited about. Recent research shows that 25% of households will use digital assistants as the primary interface to connected home services by 2019, and this is certain to be just the beginning....
Content by Thomas Rockmann, VP Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom  The future looks bright for the connected home, with considerable innovation just around the corner. A new concept called Community IoT illustrates this potential market opportunity perfectly, especially as it is predicted that the expanding IoT ecosystem will have a $1.7 trillion annual economic impact in cities by 2025 . Currently, 50% of the world's population lives in cities, and by 2050 the figure...
Content created by FIBARO FIBARO The Heat Controller is an innovative product which facilitates the management of household heating, providing users with eco energy-saving capabilities. The device will prove its usefulness in the upcoming winter months. It is easy to install and allows users to customize their heating preferences to their individual needs. The thermostatic head not only allows users to control heating individually in each room, but also measures the...
Daniel Herscovici, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Xfinity Home , Comcast's total home security and home automation solution, recently provided key insights into the smart home and home security markets:  Comcast Xfinity has grown from 500K subscribers in 2015 to more than 1 million in Q2 2017 – what attributes to such significant growth? We attribute the growth of Xfinity Home to many factors including product innovation, bundle value and unique...
Imagine a hot summer night in Phoenix, one of the hottest major cities in the United States. I’m visiting my grandmother’s home while on a break from college and sleeping on the pullout couch in her guest room. It’s 2 a.m., and I have awoken feeling quite warm and am unable to return to a peaceful slumber. That’s because my grandma has turned up the thermostat to 82 degrees. Her formative years were during the height of the Great Depression, and throughout the course of her life,...

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