Arrayent Blog

January 6, 2016

Wired: The Internet of Things is Everywhere, But it Doesn’t Rule Yet

Wired has provided a well-informed synopsis of the state of the Internet of Things. As they mention, it seems that every year for the past five years has been tagged as “the year of IoT”. The reality is that we haven’t seen real adoption in the market until 2015. Over the past year, manufacturers and product developers started to get serious about making IoT a critical component of their channel strategy. To do this they have started to enlist the help of IoT platform providers like Arrayent to help move them into entirely new business lines. The piece suggests the […]
January 6, 2016

Thread-Enabled Smart Home, Powered by Arrayent

The Thread Group has been an important force in IoT innovation. Their efforts to create standards and a framework for IoT interconnectivity has helped drive development efforts for device companies, consumer goods providers and all sorts of technology enablers. Arrayent is proud to be a contributing member of the Thread Group. But the greater value for us, and ultimately our customers, is that our close alignment with Thread members who are also Arrayent customers enables us to bring to market actual Thread-enabled solutions. We are working in parallel with these customers and with Thread to ensure that the Thread goals are […]
January 6, 2016

Arrayent and Febreze: Thread-Enabled Solutions at CES

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is getting under way in Las Vegas, and already the attention around smart homes, connected devices and Arrayent has been incredible. We are especially proud that in our booth (#71137), we will be previewing the new Febreze Connect, along with the opportunity to pre-order this intriguing new product. This line of Internet-connected and Thread-compatible home lights and odor freshness products work with Nest and help homeowners maintain a a safer, more customized version of their home environment. Learn more about Febreze Connect and their growing line of innovative home products and solutions.
January 4, 2016

Arrayent Selected by Elexa Consumer Products

As announced today by our newest partner, Elexa, both Arrayent and Axalent have been chosen as IoT solution partners for their Dome Smart Home line of products: “We are honored and delighted to be the solution partner to Elexa’s Dome Smart Home initiative,” said John Yu, CEO of Axalent. “Developing connected home systems has been Axalent’s passion since our founding in 2013. We’ve developed the industry’s most comprehensive, integrated, and flexible connected smart home solution based on the Arrayent Connect Cloud, enabling companies such as Elexa to bring smart home systems to market quickly and efficiently,” added Mr. Yu. Read […]
December 4, 2015

The Case for Connected-Point Solutions

Electronic Design magazine provides an extensive overview of the IoT market and the role that Arrayent is playing as a leader in driving connected products.
November 5, 2015

Building-Blocks for IoT Security

Arrayent is building the most secure, scalable, reliable, and flexible IoT Platform for trusted consumer product brands, and we are often asked to weigh in on topics like this IoT Security article from Enterprise Tech. In the article, Arrayent founder, Shane Dyer, talks about securing the hardware largely by keeping the device clean and simple.
November 5, 2015

Brands must demonstrate everyday value with connected products

Manufacturers are scrambling to understand “where to draw the line” when it comes to what kinds of new functionality to enable with IoT. In this article from 1to1 Media, Arrayent CEO Cyril Brignone explains the approaches that brands must take to navigate the decisions around IoT use cases. Products will resonate with consumers if they demonstrate everyday value, whereas customers may pull away if the new products add more complexity or annoying steps to their life.  Peace of mind (is my house safe?  Is my garage door closed?) and the automation of routine tasks (turn off lights and furnace/AC when I leave the house) will […]
November 5, 2015

IoT Success Requires New Design Thinking

This week one of our most experienced Solutions Architects, Albert Au, was invited to share some of his “IoT Lessons Learned” with an EE Times Blog. Albert first notes the shift in focus to “system design” since connected products are much larger systems than there non-connected predecessors.  This requires bigger problems to be solved around verification and security. Another critical thing to understand is “that companies that create connected products are undergoing a transformational shift in their business model that will affect product design. The IoT connection opens up an ongoing relationship with the customer — it’s no longer about driving a one-off […]
November 5, 2015

The Myth of Home Automation

Arrayent CEO Cyril Brignone and Electronic Design interviewer William Wong pack a lot of home automation and IoT wisdom into this Q&A session. Cyril’s 15 years of experience in IoT has shown him what has changed and what has stayed the same in the industry. Homeowners are slow to adopt complete home automation or security systems. The homeowner is more likely to slowly add connected point solution products one at a time, purchasing products that are able to play with other leading connected products.  Connected products from multiple vendors can easily play together when connected to the right IoT Platforms. […]
September 24, 2015

IoT Success Requires New Design Thinking

This week one of our most experienced Solutions Architects, Albert Au, was invited to share some of his “IoT Lessons Learned” with an EE Times Blog. Albert first notes the shift in focus to “system design” since connected products are much larger systems than there non-connected predecessors.  This requires bigger problems to be solved around verification and security. Another critical thing to understand is “that companies that create connected products are undergoing a transformational shift in their business model that will affect product design. The IoT connection opens up an ongoing relationship with the customer — it’s no longer about driving a one-off […]