IoT Design Considerations: Network

Manufacturers have many hardware and software options when it comes to network technology for their IoT-enabled products. Some devices can be directly connected to the Internet using networking such as Ethernet and Wi-Fi, which are based on the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP), a set of communications protocols providing end-to-end connectivity. Other products may use wireless technologies; some of which include...

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IoT Design Considerations: Cost

Connecting products to the Internet of Things (IoT) is essential to manufacturers looking to stay competitive within their industry. Adding IoT capabilities allows the manufacturer to stay connected with their customer, while discovering new product uses and applications that open them up to new revenue streams. However, these added benefits come with a cost. Connected devices come with a higher...

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Why the ConnectSense Smart Outlet Isn’t Just Like Every Other Smart Outlet

CES 2015 put into perspective for us at Grid Connect and ConnectSense just how many companies are fighting to get into the smart home space. Even more specifically, CES put into perspective just how many companies were creating smart outlets/plugs/sockets/etc. to introduce to the marketplace alongside our own ConnectSense Smart Outlet. The question we got over-and-over again at the Grid Connect booth was, “well, how...

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Throwback Thursday: 5 IoT Lessons from SXSW Interactive 2014

Originally posted on 3/27/2014: I had the opportunity last week to attend my first South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive. SXSW began in 1987 as a music festival designed to bring together creative people from all around the world.  Today, SXSW also includes an interactive portion of the festival focusing on discussions and new ideas surrounding emerging technology.  With 10-15...

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The Grid Connect Outlet announced at CES will give Siri command of your walls

After months of speculation, we're finally getting some dirt on which products will work with Apple's HomeKit once it launches. The ConnectSense Smart Outlet from Grid Connect will take advantage of Siri to let you command by voice whatever device you plug into this Wi-Fi-enabled outlet. On display at here at the 2015 International CES this week, the Grid Connect ConnectSense Smart Outlet...

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Grid Connect's ConnectSense Smart Outlets Enable Remote Control of Unconnected Appliances

Grid Connect, in conjunction with the ongoing CES at Las Vegas announced that it will be showcasing its smart outlet, the ConnectSense. In November last year, Grid Connect unveiled its ConnectSense Smart Outlet which enables smart device users to control a wide range of home appliances by turning on and off the power remotely via their mobile apps. Read more at Policy Charging...

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