Mozilla announced that anyone can now build their own Things Gateway to control their connected device directly from the web. Mozilla kicked off “Project Things”, with the goal of building a decentralized ‘Internet of Things’ that is focused on security, privacy, and interoperability. The launch makes it easy for anyone with a Raspberry Pi to build their own Things Gateway. Once it is set up, it will guide you through the process of connecting to your network and adding your devices. The setup process will provide you with a secure URL that can be used to access and control your connected devices from anywhere.
Following the success of last year, the Federation of Electricity and Electronics (FEE) organizes its third international “Smart Buildings – Smart Homes” congress on Thursday 31 May in Kinepolis Antwerp.
The congress will focus on the latest technical developments and innovations in the field of design, realisation management and architecture of buildings. The congress will also give an overview of the developments and applications for intelligent homes in which the rise of the Internet of Things is gaining in importance. You can consult the interesting program here: http://www.feesmartbuilding.be. For more information, please contact Jessica Nielsen of the FEE (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Unified Office, a managed services provider with virtualized private networking technologies, announced it has expanded its reach from monitoring and analysis of IoT data to actually triggering changes in infrastructure and environmental controls based on that data. Total Connect Now Operations Performance SuiteTM2.0, smartly layered on IoT infrastructure management (including monitoring, maintenance, optimization and additional value creation through data and analytics) gives customers a universal view of how their facilities and businesses are performing.
Sigma Designs, a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for smart home IoT, unveiled its new 700-Series Z-Wave platform, which include numerous performance and technological enhancements in energy-efficiency and RF performance, while being cost-effective, built to power the context-aware smart home. Z-Wave 700-Series is a long range, low power and future-proof hardware platform with integrated software tools and building blocks enabling a whole new generation of Z-Wave sensor devices. 700-Series will drive the battery-powered device trend, empowering Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning systems to utilize sensor data and make smart homes smarter, safer, and more connected.
Machfu, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology company, announced the release of its MACH-3 IIoT Gateway, a device allowing companies in energy, water, oil and gas as well as other industrial segments to seamlessly connect legacy infrastructure to cloud based IoT and existing SCADA systems. The product was designed to both simplify the connection and management of devices as well as provide a secure and easily customizable application framework to process and manage data at the network edge. Deployment of this platform enables enterprises to easily access and analyze data from diverse sources (i.e. sensors, controllers, smart grids, etc.) via secure wireless and wired connectivity as well as create and rapidly integrate “edge” and “emerging web-based” industrial IoT applications to existing infrastructure.