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CONNECTIONS Europe 2017: Voice and AI Are the Future of IoT

CONNECTIONS Europe 2017: Voice and AI Are the Future of IoT

Last week we were once again a proud sponsor of CONNECTIONS Europe, the annual conference hosted by Parks Associates for leading executives from the connected home industry. This year, the event’s main theme has been IoT and the Connected Consumer, a topic dear to our hearts. Rafi Zauer, Essence Head of Marketing, appeared on two ... Read More
 
Monetizing the Connected Home

Monetizing the Connected Home

Recent analyst reports continue to be bullish about the bright future of the smart home industry, expecting it to rise to a $121.73 billion value by 2022. That is a huge market potential, and a significant business opportunity for those companies that are ready to step in and claim their share. The big question here ... Read More
 
Connected Living Trends to Come

Connected Living Trends to Come

Like any young industry that is just beginning to take off, the Connected Living market is constantly evolving and changing at a very fast pace. We can see a clear example of its continuous adjustments and improvements at the events and exhibitions we attend throughout the year, for example at CES, an event that provides ... Read More
 
On the Road to Mass Market Adoption: Helping Consumers Understand the Value of Connected Living Technologies

On the Road to Mass Market Adoption: Helping Consumers Understand the Value of Connected Living Technologies

We are closer than ever to making the connected home a reality for millions of households around the world. We have the means and the technology to make that possible, there is just one thing missing, and that is mass market adoption. At present, connected living technologies, such as a smart thermostat, are seen by ... Read More
 
What Role Will Partnerships Play in Developing New Business Models for Mass Market Adoption in the IoT Era?

What Role Will Partnerships Play in Developing New Business Models for Mass Market Adoption in the IoT Era?

Partnerships can generally be divided into two categories: those that enrich the functionality and services of the smart home consumer experience and those that deal with go-to-market channels. Alliances between whole home platforms and point devices enhance the eco-system and create the necessary value to meet customers’ various but individually specific needs – be they ... Read More
 
Home Automation vs Smart Home – are they the same?

Home Automation vs Smart Home – are they the same?

The concept of a Smart Home began its journey with the idea of the personal computer for every household introduced by Apple in the late 70s, along with the advent of the X-10 home automation standard. The invention of the internet circa 1990 obviously pushed this along but the real driver began with the wireless ... Read More