Thursday, January 16, 2014

Does anybody else remember when our lightbulbs weren't connected to the internet?

How to build a smart, connected home? Screw in a light bulb. The key technology enablers have been on the market for a few years now (like chipsets from NXP), just enough time for the end products to start pouring onto the market. This is going to be standard stuff quite soon. Challenges that remain: prices and usability.

There are 12 billion bulbs sold each year worldwide. The majority are still incandescent bulbs -- the kind guys like Edison invented. Nominally one of the biggest market shifts ever will take place during the coming decade.

The key technology enablers such as chipsets have been out on the market for a few years now. And now the products are following the components to market.

Research Capsule's five forecast coming out soon...

Key enabler from NXP for IP connectivity.

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