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Smart Buildings

Technology Alliances Tackle Thorny Issue of Interoperability in Smart Buildings

June 30th, 2020
Lighting

The IoT-Ready Alliance Enables Future-Proof Buildings with its First Interface Specification

May 11th, 2018
Smart Buildings

Thread Protocol Moves Onto Commercial Buildings, Leaving Nest At Home

Last week, the Thread Group has announced its intention to expand into the commercial building and professional sectors. The consortium, which has developed a wireless networking mesh for connected homes, wants to extend the reach of Thread into buildings, in order to unlock valuable new use cases for its members. “This is a natural step […]

Smart Cities

Confused World of IoT Alliances Showing Signs of Maturing

“The Industry Alliances and Consortia universe is still a bit of a mess,” states our new report The Internet of Things in Smart Commercial Buildings 2016 to 2021. The in-depth report explores the emerging sector for connected devices in a commercial real estate market that is quickly becoming a major driving force in the internet […]

Smart Cities

Nest Goes Open Source With Its Thread Networking Protocol

Nest is going open source. The Alphabet-Google smart home company has just confirmed that it is rolling out ‘OpenThread’, an open source reference code implementation of the Thread networking protocol created in 2014. Last Wednesday, Nest published the source code for its implementation of the new OpenThread protocol on Github under a three-clause BSD license, […]

Security

Still No Sign of Nest Security Products As Internal Unrest Goes Public

Amid growing reports of unrest at Nest, new information has leaked about the companies foray into the home security sector. It is not exactly a secret that Google’s $3.2 billion dollar acquisition intended to release security related products. On the contrary, the only surprise has been how long it has taken for the company to […]

Smart Cities

IoT Standards Continue on Different Roads to the Same Destination

Australia based digital solutions company Two Bulls has won a development contract with the Linux Foundation to develop Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity on a truly global scale. The company – whose innovative work in the IoT space has also led to a spinout of its smart home-centric Higgns platform – was awarded the 12-month […]

Smart Cities

Is the Nest Weave Protocol Google’s Answer to Apple HomeKit?

Google’s smart home acquisition Nest, has opened up its communication protocol Nest Weave to developers. Meaning third-party hardware makers will now access to many of the technologies previously reserved for Nest’s own products. Under plans announced last week, any developer can apply to have access to the protocol, for free. “We’re opening up to developer […]

Security

Why the Internet of Things Changes Physical Security

This article, written by Per Bjorkdahl, Chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee explains why the security industry needs to take special care in ensuring that the introduction of IoT into the physical security industry meets the highest security standards. To do this and ensure that the most appropriate communication standard is adopted requires ONVIF to […]

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