Making Outdoor Lighting More Efficient, Safe, and Affordable With Open-Standard Control Networking Technology

By Echelon (Adesto) Modern commercial outdoor lighting systems are being asked to do more than ever before. In addition to fulfilling their primary purpose of casting light onto dark roadways, parking areas, and public spaces, outdoor lighting systems are increasingly evaluated for how well they reduce energy consumption, improve safety for both pedestrians and drivers, and serve as the founda... » read more

The Week in Review: IoT

Commentary Chris Voce of Forrester Research writes that the Internet of Things next year will move beyond experimentation in this piece. “At Forrester we believe IoT extends beyond devices and connectivity,” he writes. “But it's the business impact of IoT that truly defines what it is: the insights that you can derive with analytics and the business outcomes you can achieve.” M&A M... » read more

GridComm: Smarter Grids

Streetlights were considered a big improvement over gas lamps when they were first introduced in the late 19th century. And since then, not much has changed, other than the addition of more streetlights as cities and towns grew and different kinds of bulbs. But streetlights do account for about 40% of a city's electricity budget, which can amount to tens of millions of dollars a month for la... » read more

Smart Lighting Application Using ARM NanoService Solution

The NanoService solution leverages the power of the Web architecture for developing and deploying smart lighting systems efficiently and securely. The NanoService solution consists of software for devices (endpoints in an M2M or Internet of Things deployment), backend servers and Web applications that together form an end-to-end platform. The NanoService solution can be applied to virtually ... » read more

The Sensor Revolution

“Sensors will transform manufacturing from now on,” said Eric Janson, senior vice president of sales and marketing at AMS (Austria Micro Systeme), an analog mixed-signal semiconductor manufacturer based in Austria. There have been many such predictions in the past—lithography, processors, memory and various materials all have been predicted to change semiconductor manufacturing. But se... » read more

IoT Roadblocks: Speed Bumps Or Major Road Closure?

The Internet of Things promises to be a big volume market and continues to grab headlines as companies race forward to prepare for its highly anticipated exponential growth. Huge market size numbers are being tossed around in every article and presentation. But when will the IoT really make an impact and what will it look like? Are we setting ourselves up for a false start? The technology fo... » read more

Smarter Lights

New products targeting the emerging Smart Home Automation market are popping up every day. There are smart locks, smart thermostats, smart refrigerators, smart mirrors, and the list just goes on and on. Sooner or later, we, as consumers, will have to determine how all this smart technology will enter our homes. What will be the main gateway providing access to all this Smart Home Automation?... » read more