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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_Things

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure.

    The term “Internet of Things” was first documented by a British visionary, Kevin Ashton, in 1999. Typically, IoT is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and covers a variety of protocols, domains, and applications. The interconnection of these embedded devices (including smart objects), is expected to usher in automation in nearly all fields, while also enabling advanced applications like a Smart Grid.

    Things, in the IoT, can refer to a wide variety of devices such as heart monitoring implants, biochip transponders on farm animals, electric clams in coastal waters, automobiles with built-in sensors, or field operation devices that assist fire-fighters in search and rescue. These devices collect useful data with the help of various existing technologies and then autonomously flow the data between other devices. Current market examples include smart thermostat systems and washer/dryers that utilize Wi-Fi for remote monitoring.

    Besides the plethora of new application areas for Internet connected automation to expand into, IoT is also expected to generate large amounts of data from diverse locations that is aggregated very quickly, thereby increasing the need to better index, store and process such data.....
     
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    http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/...-home-with-google-brillo-20150529-ghcanq.html

    Android comes to the smart home with Google Brillo
    Date May 29, 2015 ,

    The next format war could be between your fridge and your dishwasher as Google unveils yet another player in the Internet of Things.

    Launched overnight at the Google I/O developer conference, Brillo is a stripped-down version of Android designed to run on household devices – from fridges and airconditioners to light switches and door locks. Brillo is yet another part of the "Internet of Things", a broad term which refers to the idea of connecting practically every device to the internet and letting them talk to each other.

    The "talking to each other" bit is where things are going to get messy, especially in the smart home with all your gadgets shouting at each other in different languages and via different wireless protocols. The next format war looks destined to be fought throughout our homes, forcing tech-savvy shoppers to choose sides before taking the leap into smart appliances.

    No one want to replace an expensive smart fridge simply because it won't play nicely with their smart dishwasher, or replace all their locks because they won't talk to their smart alarm system.

    Along with Brillo, Google also unveiled the Weave protocol which lets all the Brillo smart devices talk to each other. The idea is to create a standard way for each device in the home to explain to the other devices what it's capable of and what it's doing right now, so they can all work as a team.

    Of course the great thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from. In the last few years we've seen the rise of Apple HomeKit and Microsoft HomeOS, each with plans to be the lingua franca of our homes. Meanwhile Samsung acquired SmartThings and Google bought the Nest smart thermostat. Then there's the open source AllSeen Alliance, hoping its AllJoyn protocol will unite the smart home (AllJoyn is baked into Windows 10).

    There's no shortage of hardware makers lining up to sell you smart devices. You've got the growing Belkin WeMo ecosystem, expanding to include kitchen appliances, along with the LG HomeChat app for controlling your white goods from afar.

    The smart home isn't just about home automation, it's also about energy efficiency and the electricity companies have big plans. In the end it might be your power company which introduces you to the smart home – perhaps selling you remotely-managed, energy-efficient smart appliances which you can bundle onto your power bill.

    Most format wars are between two parties vying for dominance, but the smart home is shaping up as a four-way battle royale between Apple, Microsoft, Google and Samsung. What are you looking for in a smart home and what will it take to win your loyalty?
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    Adam Turner is an award-winning Australian freelance technology journalist with a passion for gadgets and the "digital lounge room".
     
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    http://newsroom.cisco.com/release/1...nternet-of-Things-Innovation-Hub-in-Bangalore

    Cisco partners with ELCIA to develop Asia's first end-to-end ‘Internet of Things Innovation Hub' in Bangalore

    A "Living Lab" for ESDM Ecosystem in Bangalore

    Bangalore, India, July 2, 2014 – Cisco today announced a strategic engagement with Electronics City Industries Association (ELCIA) to develop Asia’s first end-to-end ‘Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Hub’ in Bangalore. Riding on India’s fast growing Internet penetration, this collaboration will help establish the foundation for a new ecosystem to help Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) companies and other companies of electronic city engaged in IoT product development. ELCIA has been chosen for this ambitious project as it is the only brown field ESDM cluster in the country, which has received an in principal approval for a financial grant from the Government of India to spur innovation in product design and manufacturing......
     
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    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/international/french-president-hollande/1912336.html

    French president Hollande opens industry centre for 'Internet of things'

    Also known as the City of Connected Objects it will help start-ups design and manufacture devices estimated to represent a global market worth 300 billion euros by 2020.
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    ANGERS, France: Can the Loire Valley become the new Silicon Valley? French President Francois Hollande seemed to think so when he opened a new design and manufacturing centre in the western city of Angers on Friday for devices known as the "Internet of Things".

    "When I hear that five of the 12 most-sold connected objects in the United States are French, I have no doubts! I know France will be one of the word's top digital economies," Hollande said.

    The 8,300-square metre facility is located in what was once the heart of France's electronics industry before companies such as Packard Bell and Thomson moved production to cheaper Asian factories.

    Called the City of Connected Objects - or COC in French - it will help start-ups design and manufacture devices such as smartwatches and personal fitness trackers, which it is estimated could represent a global market worth 300 billion euros by 2020.

    Despite France's reputation as a high-tax, low-growth, bureaucratic country, the claim to be a centre for dynamic young companies has some foundation - it has a tax stucture that encourages research and development spending was also the most represented nation for a fourth successive year in the Deloitte 2014 Top 500 index of Europe's fastest growing tech firms, counting 86 companies in total.

    Firms such as watch maker Withings and mini-drone company Parrot have also received praise at tech fairs such as the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where the country boasted an unusually strong presence this year.

    The new hub in Angers is funded by larger French companies including Orange and Bouygues and is part of the government's 200 million-euro "La French Tech" initiative launched in 2013.

    (Reporting by Guillaume Frouin; Writing by Michel Rose in Paris; Editing by Greg Mahlich)

    - Reuters
     

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