Having crafted Z-Wave devices since the wireless home automation technology was in its infancy, Californian company Aeotec returns to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today to highlight its interpretation of the future of the smart home and the Internet of Things. And it does so at a time when the Internet of Things’ technologies are experiencing their biggest growth surge to date.
The past year was the huge for the Internet of Things (IoT). More than a buzz-phrase and now an accepted market segment, the IoT was recently projected by BI Intelligence to encompass over 9 billion globally connected devices by 2018. That figure currently stands at 1.9 billion.
Using 2014’s CES as a platform, Aeotec will this week highlight the 3 technologies it has most recently developed for the the home control and energy saving segments of the IoT market. These include;
Smart Film, a revolutionary digital curtain that retrofits directly to a window pane and allows a home automation network to remotely control a window, changing its glass from transparent to opaque in mere moments. Find out more at http://aeot.ec/smartfilm, Gateway, Aeotec's white-label offering of a home automation hub created for the company's expanding global list of business-2-business partners, and a Z-Wave LED Bulb that crafts Z-Wave technology directly with high-quality LED lighting and pitches itself as an open competitor to the locked systems that power the existing offerings on the market
These 3 new technologies come on the back of a very successful 2013 for Aeotec. Over the past year the company near-on doubled the range of Z-Wave products available under its Aeotec brand. Aeotec products address the IoT’s demand for a market-ready, high-quality selection of Z-Wave devices and accessories that can be incorporated into an established brand’s IoT offering. Each of these products has been designed to cater to a different segment of the IoT market and, acknowledging the global expansion and niche applications of that same market, are made available by Aeotec in different configurations for different countries. Each can be purchased through the company’s white-labelling and OEM services.
Aeotec’s 33 products and OEM services are part of the company’s pitch to the home and construction segment of the broader IoT industry, an industry which was recently projected as being worth US$14 trillion to the global economy by 2020 (Cisco) and as adding as much as US$6.2 trillion alone to the US economy by 2025 (McKinsey Global Institute).