Huawei sees an opportunity in the industrial internet of things, so its buying a U.K. company specializing in sensor and meter networking for a reported $25 million.
TV white spaces haven’t emerged as global networking band like Weightless had hoped. So now it’s planning to build its internet-of-things connectivity network on the same industrial bands used by ZigBee, Z-Wave and Sigfox.
The British telco is playing around with a pioneering platform that’s designed to be the connectivity glue for smart cities.
Analytics, sensors, networking — Utilidata is bringing the tools of IT to the last mile of the power grid and in the process could make it operate more efficiently.
By the end of the decade almost all of British homes are supposed to get smart, digital, connected utility meters installed. And the plan is seeing some large contracts handed out to vendors like Landis+Gyr and Telefonica.
Aquamatix, a Structure: Europe LaunchPad company based in London, is trying to improve the world’s water networks with lots and lots of sensors. Fixing outdated infrastructure is expensive, but real-time data from deep inside can help target specific problems.
Here’s a clever idea: Piggyback the installation of connected, smart utility meters with free Wi-Fi service for outdoor use. That’s exactly what the City of Santa Clara is doing.
Rent prices are higher than ever, but a growing number of startups are working to analyze our homes’ energy use so we can save money by using less power. Their approaches might differ, but data and analytics are the ties that binds them all.
By September the European Union may have a new energy efficiency strategy in place. On June 14 negotiators struck a provisional deal on the proposed new EU energy efficiency directive (the “Third Energy Efficiency Directive”). Final approval is likely.
The over a decade-old company that makes the building blocks — chips, gear and software — for ZigBee-based wireless networks is finally being acquired. Austin-based chip company Silicon Labs announced on Monday that it has acquired Boston-based Ember for $72 million.