Fri, 2015-07-31 12:02

Interface of Things - OSGi as the Incubator for the German "Energiewende"

There is already a broad spectrum of smart home products supporting their users in many ways in their everyday life. However there are also many products that can be categorized as "gadgets" that users quickly forget after the initial enthusiasm.

Security at home and reduction of energy consumption and costs are among the most requested features for smart home systems. Being honest, available products don't really fulfill this promise, since the acquisition cost can't be amortized for many years. Additionally users need to be technical experts in using and customizing the system.

Fri, 2015-07-17 18:18

Demystifying the Smartness

Nowadays everything has to be smart: We use smart phones, wear smart watches, live in smart homes, etc. Very often, the word "smart" is only used as a substitute for "connected" although it promises so much more: Just put enough connected sensors and actuators everywhere, add some self-learning logic and enjoy a smart world that fulfills you every wish even before you know it. So why is it such a challenge to go from "connected" to "smart"?

Sat, 2015-06-06 11:08

Smart edge ioT devices enable utility company to create new business segments in the era of energy revolution

Nowadays utility companies face the situation that more and more customers equip their houses with energy storage systems trying to become self-sustaining with on-site energy production. Supplying electricity as a business model in this scenario does not work - it is neither sustainable nor extendable any more.

EnBW - one of the biggest european energy supply companies - strikes a new path offering their energy knowhow as a service to owners of on-site energy production systems.

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