Another successful ANGA COM for Cisco.
The event itself attracted 17,000 visitors and 1,700 participated in the Congress, listening to over 100 speakers – both areas attracting more people than last year – this is indeed a growing show!
Cisco was well represented in panels and speaking sessions throughout the event, with Alon Bernstein´s talk on virtual CMTS’, Yves Padrines’ panel on Connected & Smart Homes - which was very well attended in spite of taking place on the last afternoon – we counted over 300 people! And of course my own involvement on a panel to discuss how Cloud is key to keeping service provider’s competitive against new players such as the Over-The-Top (OTT) providers.
Above: Check out my presentation from ANGA -- ‘Cloud or not to Cloud, that is the question!’
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Tags: ANGA 2014, cable, ccap, cloud, Connected Home, docsis, rdk, Service Provider, stb, video, videoscape
There is a plethora of connected devices out there and even more that will bombard us in the coming months and years. I thought I’d put together a sample of the ones I’m interested in and give my two cents on each.
The Nest Protect was released late last year and is a perfect companion for those who already have the NEST thermostat. Before I get into it though, I’m still not 100% keen on the whole Google acquisition, but it’s not something I can do anything about so I’ll just leave it at that. I like the direction NEST is taking which is replacing common household devices, ones that basically anyone can replace, and adding smarts to them. The ability to just have battery information displayed right on your smartphone or emailed to you is brilliant and prevents those midnight chirps when it’s time to replace the battery. Adding smarts to the device is genius. If you burn something in the kitchen (which happens in our household more than I’d like to admit) you can just wave it off. No more waving your hands around like a crazy person for 5 minutes while you go deaf trying to silence the darn smoke detector. As much as I’d like one though, I’ll probably not get one until NEST develops a Windows Phone App. There have been many third party solutions, however NEST keeps taking them down for some unknown reason. My take on it is if you don’t have an official solution, you should allow third party apps. Read More »
Tags: #ciscochampion, Connected Home, Internet of Everything, Smart Devices
To me, the Internet of Everything should provide real-time data converted and translated into actionable information, and this data should be available in the things I use every day. My car, my fridge, my…thermostat?
Read my full article for a closer look!
Tags: #ciscochampion, #IoE, connected car, Connected Energy, Connected Home, smart cars
As Cisco is sharing its Internet of Everything ( IoE ) vision today at CES 2014, it makes me reflect on what the future of this technology will look like. We’re in such a connected society now, with more information available to us than ever before. I ask myself, “Will being more connected, with even more information at our disposal be something our society could benefit from?” After evaluating this concept, my opinion is a resounding yes.
Imagine a world where you can have everyday items “speak” to you without having to initiate the action. Our lives are so busy now that having important information alerted to us without needing to query it ourselves is a huge idea. Here are some immediate thoughts on how the Internet of Everything could help solve everyday problems.
How many of us have gotten into our car late for some sort of appointment, and while driving, realized we didn’t have enough gas to get where we needed to go? Having a sensor in the car alert you that you’re low on gas would be a time/stress saver. In my house creating weekly grocery lists can be cumbersome. Going through cabinets one by one seeing what’s needed, and putting them down on the list. Of course, this always happens right when you’re ready to leave for the grocery store. Imagine going up to your refrigerator and having it email you a list of items needed. That’s huge, and can save you from having to run back to the store more than once because you forgot that important dinner item! Read More »
Tags: #IoE, cisco champion, connected car, Connected Home
By Ross Fujii, CTO of Cisco Network Management Technology Group (NMTG)
Up to this point, I’ve made a strong case for how important visibility into the connected home network is to service providers. I’ve shown how the culture of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is already taking root, and why it is essential for service providers to meet the needs of consumers and businesses if they want to stay competitive. The question remains, how will service providers achieve this?
On March 28, 2012, Cisco announced its intent to acquire privately-held ClearAccess, a provider of TR-069-based software to service providers for the provisioning and management of residential and mobile devices. ClearAccess management and software capabilities will augment Cisco Prime – Cisco’s network management software portfolio – by offering a set of powerful and sophisticated tools for provisioning, monitoring and managing bandwidth usage, parental controls, and diagnostics to connected devices in the home.
TR-069 technology provides a standardized means for describing remote home gateways. TR-069 can be likened to the DOCSIS standard used by cable companies, and there are many flavors to Read More »
Tags: byod, Cisco Prime Home, clearaccess, Connected Home, device management, early adopters, next-generation, Service Provider, service providers, smarthome, tablet computers, TR-069, wifi, wireless