Tuesday, January 20, 2015

CES 2015

From all accounts, the Internet of Things (IoT) was the darling of CES 2015, touted by numerous companies showing a wide range of IoT-based applications from security to healthcare solutions. At CES, Alticast set up at least 12 different demos in a double suite in the Venetian. Like other pioneers in this emerging technology area we presented demonstrations to gain insight from customers, to learn their thoughts on the future directions IoT might take.

We shared our ideas about IoT and explained how cable operators might consider their approach to integrating this burgeoning technology into their existing infrastructure in the home. It seems like a good match as they already have connected hardware that can collect sensor information, they work with a variety of display devices that can be used to view IoT information, they often provide the network within the home and they already have a relationship with the customer.

One of our key demos was with a household provider of aggregated IoT services, offering solutions from furnace control to security.  The integrated demo exemplified how the system would work and the key role operators could play in offering such ss, giving us greater insight as we consider the longer term roadmap for the connected house.ervices. The demo was well received and operators provided insightful feedback which gave us greater insight as we consider the longer term roadmap for the connected house.

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