- Critical Challenges and Opportunities in Smart Home Product Design
Published August 2017
TÜV Rheinland's Sarb Shelopal and Henk Veldhuis discuss what makes a smart home device smart—namely, its ability to effortlessly communicate with other devices in a home ecosystem, and to the internet, while securing a homeowner's privacy and personal data at all times. (14 pages)
- What Is the Real Value of the IoT?
Published September 2016
Qorvo's Cees Links explains how the Internet of Things is making people's lives better, thanks to wearable devices such as the Fitbit, as well as smart homes and other applications. This white paper considers where the value of the IoT lies, how this value is generated and how important it is to be "better and faster." (4 pages)
- Simplifying the IoT: Connecting, Commissioning and Controlling With Near Field Communication
Published June 2016
Eventually, most devices will be interconnected to collect sensor data or enable control of the smart-home environment. In the future, PCs and mobile phones could become outnumbered by small "headless" devices with limited or no user interface. The NFC Forum describes how Near Field Communication specifications will help developers and manufacturers to bring the Internet of Things' benefits to where people live, work and play. (14 pages)
- What Is SHaaS? And Why Should You Care?
Published June 2016
Qorvo Low Power Wireless' Cees Links discusses how U.S. consumers are interested in smart-home services, the features they want and how they plan to use such technologies. (6 pages)
- Family@Home Transforms Smart Houses into Smart Homes
Published December 2015
Although the technology industry has been telling consumers they need a smart home, all that has been available to date are connected devices. Consumers want smart applications that take care of their family and their home, not just connected devices. GreenPeak Technologies' Cees Links explains how his company is working with service providers to transform the connected house into a smart home. (6 pages)
- New Internet of Things Application Enables Elderly to Live Longer Independently at Home
Published November 2015
Senior citizens often prefer to live at home longer since that is the environment they are used to. But if something happens to them, will they be able to alert someone and seek assistance? GreenPeak Technologies' Cees Links explains his company's solution to the problem, the Sensara Senior Lifestyle System, an IoT service application that utilizes sensors, communication and smart cloud technologies. (3 pages)
- Consumers Want a Smart Home Butler That Provides Services—Not a Bunch of Connected Things
Published October 2015
Almost every technology media outlet—consumer, trade and engineering—has been writing about the ongoing avalanche of technology for the home. GreenPeak Technologies' Cees Links discusses a better way to market the smart home and the consumer Internet of Things.