NEWS: Home Energy Management Market is Expected to Reach $1.9 Billion in 2019

According to a new report, “Home Energy Management Systems Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019,” published by Transparency Market Research, the home energy management systems (HEMS) market was valued at $393.8 million in 2012, and it is expected to reach USD $1.9 billion by 2019, growing at […]

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NEWS: Team launches world’s first ZigBee-based inter-satellite communication system

Engineers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have successfully piloted the world’s first ZigBee-based inter-satellite communication system. The team at the Satellite Research Centre launched the VELOX-I, which consists of a nanosatellite weighing 3.5 kg and a piggyback picosatellite weighing 1.5 kg, from the two highest points on campus. Both miniature satellites were configured […]

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NEWS: Neighborhood Area Networks

All over the world, there is increasing demand for standardizing communication in the Smart Grid.  Electric utilities and their regulators are increasingly concerned with upgrading all aspects of the Smart Grid.  Utilities are taking actions to improve reliability and efficiency by upgrading infrastructure and adding communication throughout the entire grid.  One particular area of focus […]

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NEWS: ZigBee and others explained

You’ve likely heard of the phrase “home automation” and a related specification called ZigBee and simply assumed they are nerdy things within a niche industry. Well, that’s not true. For instance: Google has Nest, Apple has HomeKit, and Samsung is thinking about buying SmartThings. These acquisitions and frameworks prove that even the biggest companies in […]

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NEWS: Global ZigBee Enabled Devices Market 2014-2018

TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Global ZigBee Enabled Devices market to grow at a CAGR of 67.64 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is extended battery life and power saving. The Global ZigBee Enabled Devices market has also been witnessing the increasing deployment of consumer-facing application devices […]

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NEWS: NXP joins ZigBee board of directors

NXP Semiconductors has become the newest member of the ZigBee Alliance board of directors. This move increases NXP’s existing membership to “promoter” level. The company has long supplied microcontrollers and transceivers for smart homes, connected lighting and energy efficiency applications based on ZigBee standards. “NXP is an established member of the Alliance,” said Pieter Hooijmans, […]

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NEWS: Rethinking Retail with ZigBee

Between marketing automation platforms, Google Analytics, email click-through tracking, and social media monitoring, there is a lot of data about the behavior and interests of shoppers.  Whether understanding how prospects grow into buyers, or learning which content is compelling and which is not, measuring visitor behavior opens the door to managing digital resources more effectively. […]

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NEWS: Philips Demonstrates Connected Lighting Systems for Today and Tomorrow at LIGHTFAIR International 2014

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, today announced that at LIGHTFAIR International 2014 it will highlight state-of-the art Connected Lighting systems available for the home and outdoor applications, as well as preview the company’s breakthrough Connected Lighting systems for offices and retail. In a Connected Lighting system, light points merge with a building’s or […]

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NEWS: Smart Standards for a Smarter Grid

What is ZigBee Smart Energy 1.x? ZigBee Smart Energy is the world’s leading standard for interoperable products that monitor, control, inform, and automate the delivery and use of energy and water.  It helps create greener homes by giving consumers the information and automation needed to easily reduce their energy consumption and save money.  ZigBee standards […]

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NEWS: ZigBee Alliance – The greatest thing you have probably never heard of

This week I had the opportunity to speak about ZigBee with John Osborne II, Chairman of the Board of ZigBee Alliance and Ryan Maley, ZigBee Alliance’s Director of Strategic Marketing. For anyone not already a dialed into ZigBee Alliance, we’re talking about a technology standards organization that offers green and global wireless standards connecting the […]

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NEWS: Global Home Energy Management Systems Market – Forecast to 2019

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Home Energy Management Systems Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019” report to their offering. Home energy management systems (HEMS) are intermediary devices that enable home-owners to monitor and manage their electricity consumption wisely. In its nascent stage of […]

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NEWS: Silver Spring Networks Enhances Smart Grid Demand Response Solution with Mobile Thermostat App and Updated Demand Optimizer Demand Response Management System Application

Today at the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) announced enhancements to its Demand Response (DR) portfolio including an open, smart grid-enabled mobile thermostat app, as well as an expanded version of Silver Spring Demand Optimizer Application. Silver Spring customers such as Baltimore Gas and Electric […]

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