17 Jan '12, 1pm

Home Energy Management Takes Center Stage at CES 2012

Home Energy Management Takes Center Stage at CES 2012

The Consumer Electronics Show is partly a playground for inventors and partly a glimpse into what technologies consumers will actually adopt in the next few years. Into the first category fall gyro-stabilized electric unicycles , a human-powered hydrofoil and 3-D pet portraits . It seems that home energy management, on the other hand, has finally landed in the second. The home energy management ecosystem is rife with competition across the entire value chain, creating a range of viable solutions for consumers. Zigbee and Sigma Designs have developed standards that enable stand-alone devices to become intelligent networked nodes that can be controlled and monitored wirelessly. This enables interoperability between home entertainment, security systems, lighting, HVAC systems and appliances. Savant , Tendril and ThinkEco have developed platforms that give users control over t...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/01/17/home-energy-manag...

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