Smart Home 2015 highlights

I don't know whether we can say that 2015 has been the year of the Smart Home. There is still a lot of work to do for mass adoption. But we can surely say that there has been a lot going on and that important steps have been taken towards a wide deployment of smart home technologies. At ModoSmart our main focus is on the design and development of smart heating and cooling solutions, and I'm mainly involved in smart home platforms and low power networking protocols. Therefore, these are the three main smart home building block which I have been closely following in 2015 and which I try to summarize in this post. Smart heating has officially taken off  Almost two years ago Google acquired Nest. The operation was declared insane and there were speculations on the fact that Google wasn't really interested in the smart home and smart heating market, but it would have rather been interested in the Nest's team skills in designing IoT products. That is partly true, but the exciting … [Read more...]