Media Relations for a Connected World
CES: A Doorway to the Future of the Smarthome and IoT
This year’s CES will be marked by a big change — this is the year that it seems everyone is excited by potential of the Internet of Things. CES has recognized this movement by essentially concentrating all the activities in this space and dedicating the Sands Expo facility as Tech West — spotlighting a diverse spectrum of IoT and Smart Home related technologies. From health oriented monitoring to wearables to Smart Home lighting, security, energy management and environmental controls, hundreds of vendors will be showing their new cool solutions, systems and components.
In the heart of all that, the ZigBee Alliance and GreenPeak will be showing a range of IoT and Smart Home products that have one thing in common, they all use the open worldwide ZigBee standard as a connectivity medium. The recent announcement of ZigBee 3.0 has created a lot of interest as ZigBee moves even closer to WiFi in terms of consumer recognition and ease of use.
All these technologies and market developments herald the evolution of the Internet of People to truly an Internet of Things. The big difference is that today most web connected devices still need to be managed by humans. If you want your home to be secure, you can use your smart phone to access a virtual dashboard in the cloud to check to see, if your home’s doors and windows are locked and secure. If they are not, you can remotely lock them.