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Tuya Smart | August 26, 2022
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.
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ClearObject | August 29, 2022
ClearObject has been selected as the GCP Approved Migration Service Integrator (SI) for North America. Working closely with Google's Product team, ClearObject has built Google approved upfront diagnostic discovery and templates for migration. With over a decade's worth of experience in the Internet of Things, ClearObject is the most well-established company in the business. But in ClearObject's case, well-established doesn't mean conventional. "The digital era moves at a lightning-fast pace, and ClearObject makes it their goal not just to move along with it, but to move ahead of it. This takes significant forward-thinking and a visionary mindset—both of which the ClearObject team possesses in spades" – Chuck Scullion, COO, ClearObject.
ClearObject delivers global embedded software development environments for its customers, and designs and delivers unique data analytics digital products that help them recognize the value of their data.
ClearObject IoT solutions include:
Extensive knowledge and understanding of IoT Core/alternative solutions
Google Approved upfront Diagnostic Discovery and Templates for Migration
IoT Experience in Manufacturing, Automotive, Energy, and Healthcare Clients
"We are pleased to be trusted by GCP and their customers with this critical initiative. As a leader in the design and engineering of today's cutting edge IoT Solutions, ClearObject is committed to partnering and providing the best solutions available in the industry. No change like this is ever "one click" but with our proven templated approaches, we will make the change as seamless as possible for customers with the right architecture for today, and future needs"
Derek Bleyle, Head of Product, ClearObject
Connect with your Google Cloud account manager to set up time with ClearObject for an introductory discussion or coordinate a meeting directly with ClearObject by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your current IoT environment and plan next steps.
ClearObject is a software and AI company based in Fishers, Indiana. Founded in 2010, ClearObject has become a leader in digital transformation of IoT partnering with state municipalities to Fortune 500 companies. The use of Google Cloud and Google AI has opened the doors for ClearObject to provide innovative and sustainable solutions for our partners.
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Flowfinity | August 04, 2022
Flowfinity, a leading platform for business process automation, today announced new capabilities to help utilities and enterprises with complex physical assets achieve situational awareness to avoid unexpected downtime or major service disruptions via new Internet of Things (IoT) sensor integrations.
Tech-savvy operators across a variety of industries, including major utilities, are recognizing that situational awareness is the key to understanding the context of operational events as they occur to ensure successful sustained service delivery.
Now, Flowfinity has invested in an array of necessary technologies that will help bring about digital transformation to the broader utilities sector so operators can take full advantage of situational awareness IoT capabilities to drive business intelligence.
You can leverage the Flowfinity platform to configure and install IoT devices that will gather all the operational information you need to make informed decisions. These devices can function on a continuous basis, generally compatible with Modbus protocols and GIS location data, to go well beyond what humans could perceive.
Sensors can pick up temperature, power consumption, water flow, liquid levels, vibration, and other relevant metrics, while GIS technologies track movement across the environment. All this data feeds into a central database for humans to view or workflow automations to react.
Since a few high-profile utility and service provider outages have recently affected ratepayers in North America Flowfinity believes the announcement of these new technological advances is well timed.
"With all the attention on service continuity we see right now many software vendors are promising situational awareness, but many simply collect and transmit data," says Alex Puttonen, Marketing Manager at Flowfinity.
"On the other hand, Flowfinity is a no-code platform that can be configured to integrate with your core systems to trigger corrective action through workflow automations. This ensures that events that meet designated criteria will immediately trigger a specific automated preventative response."
By combining the simplicity of no-code application development with IoT driven workflow automation and interactive data visualization dashboards Flowfinity has put the ability to achieve meaningful situational awareness within the grasp of most utilities large or small.
Flowfinity is a no-code platform used to create, automate, and integrate custom business process applications. For over 20 years, Flowfinity has empowered business leaders and IT professionals to build flexible, scalable data collection apps and automate workflows without committing the extensive resources required to write and maintain custom code.
Our intuitive platform combines a web-based app editor, SQL database, process automation robots, advanced data collection including IoT compatibility, edge computing, interactive reporting dashboards, and reliable system integrations.
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AIoT Services Inc | August 16, 2022
AIoT Services Inc. DBA Radair.io ("Radair.io" or the "Company"), a provider of high-grade, multi-protocol IoT (Internet-of-Things) devices, and IoT-based enterprise solutions to drive operational efficiencies across select industries, is pleased to announce the launch of its first consumer device, the Radair™ Mini Gateway.
The Radair Mini Gateway will support multiple ecosystems, including Helium (upon HIP19 approval) as well as The Radair Foundation's forthcoming ecosystem. The Mini Gateway will also be the industry's first light gateway with environmental monitoring that detects volatile organic compounds (VOCs), volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs), carbon monoxide, smoke, pollutants, and various gasses, with insights powered by an embedded 4-in-1 Bosch sensor. The Mini Gateway includes Wi-Fi 6E, GPS, and a barometric pressure (altitude) sensor to future-proof against changes in earning protocols, alongside the industry-leading LoRa concentrator, all elegantly built into a single device. With Bluetooth 5.2 for simple setup, rapid support from Radair.io's U.S.-based team, and an industry-leading warranty, the Radair Mini Gateway sets the new standard for IoT miners. Insider pricing of US$299 ($100 off MSRP) is limited to the first 1,000 pre-orders.
"At Radair.io, we are working hard to deliver high-grade data mining solutions where others have fallen short, Many products on the market today are based on severely constrained and generic components that will soon be obsolete, and come with inadequate customer support. With the Radair Mini Gateway, we've solved for these pain points. We actively design and prototype our products with the latest microprocessors, sensors, and components with frictionless future compatibility in mind. Our goal is to delight customers with state-of-the-art data mining technology that is easy to use, simply works, and is supported by our customer-obsessed team. The Radair Mini Gateway is our first step in realizing that goal, and we're just getting started."
Radair.io CEO, Nikhil Vasa
In the coming weeks, Radair.io also plans to launch the first ever Bluetooth enabled Radair™ Smart 4G/LTE Communication Module, a commercial grade, low-power wide area network (LPWAN), cellular communication module with integrated LTE-M and NB-IoT antenna that supports a wide range of operationally inexpensive bands for global enterprise customers.
Radair.io was formed to empower customers by providing actionable, data-driven insights, through rapidly deployable, open, and modular solutions, everywhere. The Company plans to provide this service by building devices that will leverage existing networks like Helium and future global networks within LTE-M1, CBRS, 5G and Wi-Fi 6/7. The Company and its affiliates are the exclusive licensees of the mark "Radair" by The Radair Foundation.
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