SOFTWARE AND TOOLS

Tuya's IoT Solutions Help Fight Global Warming

Tuya Smart | August 26, 2022 | Read time : 05:58 min

Tuya Smart
Tuya Smart a global IoT development platform service provider, has taken the sustainability initiative into its own hands.

Recently, Tuya released a mini program that is suitable for all households to help general users save energy in even smarter and easier ways. The mini program can monitor household electricity consumption in real-time and is embedded with energy-saving tactics. Through the mini program, users can accurately trace the electricity consumption of each appliance or area at home, and then be notified when electricity usage is unnecessary. For example, the mini program will push a lights-off notification to users when it's time to sleep and if the lights are not turned off.

As one of the critical challenges of sustainable development, climate change has become a global issue. Many countries are striving to achieve "carbon neutralization" in order to minimize the impact of greenhouse gases on both the climate and the environment.

At the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UN-GA), the U.N. presented the goal "to peak carbon emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060," entering a new stage of climate governance. Environment, climate risk, low-carbon, energy conservation, and carbon reduction are becoming the new global consensus and the universal ESG standards. Facing the increasing demand for energy efficiency and carbon reduction, traditional solutions are obviously not enough. A shift in supply and demand and technological innovations will inevitably bring new developments and opportunities.

Among them, IoT solutions have become a vanguard in the field of energy conservation and carbon reduction thanks to its technological advantages, including smart measurement of energy consumption, flexible data collection, visibility, controllability, and scientific decision-making. But enabling the synergy of IoT technologies and energy efficiency is no easy task. It requires long-term development in the industry and continuous exploration of different use cases to build an exclusive solution in line with the latest trends.

In early June this year, Tuya launched "Smart for Purpose," a social media campaign that continues to practice the company's responsibility for employees, the industry, and society in the fields of elderly care, energy conservation, and more. The campaign also encouraged Tuya's global business partners to participate in ESG practices and provide sustainable solutions and services to customers and society.

Tuya's sustainability initiative has brought a positive impact on the global market through various applications and has demonstrated the role of an IoT company in achieving carbon neutralization.

Achieving Energy Efficiency Through IoT Technology

Real environmental protection and carbon reduction does not mean radical changes in people's daily habits, but building a low-carbon and green lifestyle in feasible ways that are universal.

A good example would be the smart metering socket developed by Tuya Smart and its global partners. The product can be controlled through mobile phones and voice recognition. Users can set the timing, turn it on/off remotely, and even control electrical appliance switches through sensors to reduce energy consumption.

According to statistics, the smart metering socket powered by Tuya has saved almost US$200 million in electric bills for users around the world - a carbon reduction equivalent to planting 40 million trees per year.

For people who often forget to turn off the lights before leaving their home, Tuya Smart has launched the smart motion sensor light switch solution. The solution supports shifting between manual and automatic sensing modes, allowing Tuya's partners to build smart switches that are energy-efficient and user-friendly. Under automatic mode, the solution supports customized settings, such as sensitivity and delayed action. Under manual mode, it supports colorful lights, white light adjustments, and countdown functions.

Turning off the lights automatically to avoid leaving the lights on while nobody is at home would certainly help consumers effectively save energy and money.

Another example would be Tuya's collaboration with iHelios, a UK-based company specializing in heating and integrated property control systems.

By partnering with Tuya, iHelios launched an innovative and environmentally conscious household heating system, which has saved consumers over 30% on their electric bills. Reduced electric bills also means reduced energy consumption. The collaboration not only experienced success in energy conservation and carbon reduction, but it also brought a 40% increase in number of customers for iHelios.

The above examples are not individual cases. Tuya's IoT capability can now be applied to various aspects of users' daily lives.

As IoT permeates our daily lives, bringing people new smart home experiences, Tuya Smart's energy efficiency and carbon reduction initiatives do not stop here.

The world is now facing a significant bottleneck in the supply of energy resources, and the situation has only intensified this year due to geopolitical tensions. "The market won't balance itself out until 2024," said Gergely Molnar, an energy analyst at the International Energy Agency. "Until then, these financial tensions will be in place."

Countries and energy companies are committed to finding more effective solutions to save energy. So far, thermostats are considered the most popular and trending IoT product.

According to an Australian government report, the installation of smart thermostats can help residential customers save 10% of their air-conditioning power consumption. Based on the report published by Mordor Intelligence, the market size for smart thermostats is expected to reach US$3.3 billion by 2026 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 23.1% between 2021 and 2026.

The smart thermostat solution developed by Tuya can monitor temperature and humidity levels, and can switch between different modes automatically, keeping the household temperature in an appropriate range. This not only brings more comfort and convenience to users, but it also successfully achieves energy conservation and carbon reduction, making the product a best seller in the smart home market.

Sustainable Value Created by IoT Capability

As energy conservation and carbon reduction become the new global consensus, more and more innovative technologies are needed in order to inspire people to participate in a low-carbon and green lifestyle.

Tuya's IoT capabilities not only brings great sustainable value, but it also created solutions for energy conservation and carbon reduction.

One of the main reasons behind such impact is that the technology does not require users to change their previous behavior and habits. Rather, it allows people to achieve a green lifestyle more intuitively and easily. More importantly, through its IoT capabilities and rich ecosystem, Tuya was able to boost its product value for home appliance brands by accurately observing the demand for carbon reduction.

Though the above-mentioned cases and results do not demonstrate the entire value proposition of Tuya Smart, the company has undoubtedly built up an ESG reputation through its business model and credible IoT capabilities in line with the sustainable development demand.

Spotlight

These key technologies will merge in 2023, creating new digital environments that will power real-world processes for manufacturing, automotive, retail, smart architecture, and even climate action.

Spotlight

These key technologies will merge in 2023, creating new digital environments that will power real-world processes for manufacturing, automotive, retail, smart architecture, and even climate action.

Related News

ENTERPRISE IOT

KORE Collaborates with Google Cloud to Deliver IoT Solutions

KORE | December 08, 2022

KORE, a global leader in Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions and worldwide IoT Connectivity-as-a-Service (IoT CaaS), announced today that it has established a go to market alliance with Google Cloud to bring IoT capabilities to global businesses. This multi-year alliance will help enterprises create robust IoT solutions that leverage Google Cloud infrastructure and capabilities, as well as KORE's IoT Solutions. The alliance brings together KORE's expertise of simplifying the complexities of IoT deployment with a rich set of 'one stop shop' services and the ability to orchestrate the IoT ecosystem of devices, global connectivity and services, paired with Google Cloud's data and analytics excellence for optimal business outcomes. KORE will help customers migrate to a robust and reliable IoT service built on Google Cloud's trusted, global infrastructure. This new solution will bring numerous value-added features to customers in not only connectivity but also device management and streamlined processes. KORE and Google Cloud will work together to provide customers with industry-leading and long-term service levels, quality and excellence through the KORE IoT platform. "KORE is thrilled to collaborate with Google Cloud as an IoT partner, The collaboration with Google Cloud will help customers innovate with IoT and shows the strong foundation we provide for organizations to simplify the complexities of IoT through our solution set, which provides comprehensive value throughout the IoT life cycle." -Romil Bahl President and CEO, KORE. In addition, the alliance will also serve to transform the IoT industry by expanding new paths to market for industries such as Connected Health, Fleet/Logistics, Industrial IoT, retail/communications service providers and more. The alliance will: Establish KORE as a Google Cloud partner in IoT Bring KORE's innovative IoT platform and Solutions in Healthcare, Fleet and Industrial onto Google Cloud Support co-innovation between the two organizations in key industry verticals to achieve success in the rapidly evolving and growing IoT industry "By partnering with IoT innovators like KORE, we can help businesses securely provision, manage and scale their IoT devices. Through this new partnership, enterprises get more value from connected devices and equipment and gain real-time insights from their IoT data." -Pallab Deb, Managing Director, Application ISV Partnerships at Google Cloud. About KORE: KORE is a pioneer, leader, and trusted advisor delivering mission critical IoT solutions and services. We empower organizations of all sizes to improve operational and business results by simplifying the complexity of IoT. Our deep IoT knowledge and experience, global reach, purpose-built solutions, and deployment agility accelerate and materially impact our customers' business outcomes.

Read More

ENTERPRISE IOT

New Magnetics Line Enhances Taoglas’ Connectivity Portfolio

Taoglas | November 10, 2022

Taoglas, a leading provider of advanced components for a smarter world, introduces 40 new magnetics products that deliver improved EMI performance, PoE++ up to 100 W, and superior reliability and repeatability to network switches, routers, gateways, and other smart IoT products. Available in integrated and discrete configurations, the new Atmos RJ45s, Exos LAN transformers, and Stratos BMS transformers have industry-compatible footprints for fast and reliable time-to-market integration into WLAN, VoIP, and high speed ethernet designs up to 10 GbE. Taoglas’ magnetics series meet the requirements of all the major network IC PHY manufacturers and come in a variety of package types, form factors, and surface mount (SMT) and through-hold (THT) options. Designed for IoT and industrial applications, the Atmos RJ45 series and Exos LAN series support 10/100 Base-T to 10G Base-T speeds, industrial grade temperatures and PoE++ up to 100 W. The Stratos BMS series was designed for energy-efficient automotive applications and supports operating voltages from 1000 VDC to 1600 VDC. “We’re not simply adding magnetics products, we’re adding connectivity expertise that drives innovation,” said Taylor Kimmerle, Global VP of Sales. “We may be known as antenna and wireless experts, but wired connectivity is still used by many customers and an important investment area for Taoglas.” Real estate in today’s IoT products is scarce and antennas and connectors demand a significant portion of any PCB. With broad technical expertise and an extensive portfolio of antennas, RF components and magnetics, Taoglas can work with customers upfront to develop the best plan for device layouts to achieve maximum performance. Applying space saving techniques to high demand areas of real estate simplifies the design as well as manufacturing, test, and supply chain requirements. “We’re committed to operational excellence and providing best-in-class customer service across all our product lines which now includes magnetics, While many suppliers continue to face delivery challenges, we have reduced lead times, accelerated response times, and maintained the highest levels of quality to provide a seamless experience from start to finish.” Olivier Robin, COO at Taoglas Magnetics Solutions Taoglas’ 14 LAN transformers (Exos100, Exos1G, Exos10G) and 24 RJ45 ICMs (Atmos100, Atmos1G) support 10/100 Base-T, 1G Base-T and 10G Base-T speeds for standard and power over ethernet (PoE, PoE+, and PoE++) applications. The maximum reflow of 245 °C for LAN transformers and 250 °C at 5 sec peak wave for ICMs support consumer and industrial grade devices. The 2 BMS transformers (Stratos1000, Stratos1600) support operating voltages from 1000 VDC to 1600 VDC for use in battery point-to-point and daisy chained connections in automotive applications. About Taoglas Taoglas is a leading provider of advanced technology for a smarter world. Its solutions include advanced antennas, RF components and technologies that help OEMs, enterprises, and communities resolve the complexities of bringing digital transformation solutions to market quickly and cost effectively. With world-class design and engineering expertise, along with support and test centers globally, Taoglas has proven expertise in transportation, connected healthcare, smart cities and smart building industries.

Read More

ENTERPRISE IOT

Robustel 5G IoT EDGE Computing Gateway certified by Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Robustel | November 23, 2022

Robustel's latest IoT device the EG5120 5G Edge Computing Gateway is now listed in the Microsoft Azure certified device catalogue and also Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Greengrass. The EG5120 helps to seamlessly extend Azure & AWS based IoT cloud services and intelligence to the network edge, and allows customers using Azure and AWS to quickly & seamlessly deploy IoT applications in verticals including autonomous driving, smart cities, industrial IoT (IIoT), smart energy, robotics, and more. With Azure IoT and AWS IoT Greengrass, customers can securely connect, configure, manage, monitor and maintain edge devices and customize applications for field devices, including streaming analytics, machine learning, image recognition and other high-value AI applications that are deployed from the cloud to the edge for local execution, to dramatically reduce the time and cost of connecting various sensors and devices from the edge to the cloud. Features of the EG5120 Robustel 5G Edge Computing Gateway Cutting-edge (Release 16) 5G connectivity. Global cellular band coverage. High performance processor for running complex applications. 2 X RS232/RS485 serial ports for connecting to industrial devices. 2 X Digital Inputs (DI) and 2x Digital Outputs (DO) for simple monitoring and control. Dual SIM card slots for failover & redundancy. Wide operating temperature range, ideal for industrial applications. Linux Debian 11 (bullseye) based Operating System Support for Docker containers for rapid application deployment Access to more than 50,000 applications from the Debian repository. Access to Industrial VPN protocols like Wireguard, IPsec and OpenVPN. Full Modbus TCP and RTU support for industrial data collection. Robustel's management platform RCMS for effective management of large fleets of devices. About Robustel: Robustel are a Wireless IoT & WAN Edge solutions provider specialising in 5G, 4G/LTE & LPWAN devices, helping the enterprise in smart cities, transportation, smart water, energy and precision agriculture industry to deliver unbreakable connectivity by Robustel's hardware and cloud.

Read More