Michael Eisner, the former CEO of Disney, once made the case for interesting design by saying, “You have to build it anyway. Why not make it beautiful?” Something similar could be said about consumer devices, since they are being built, why not just make them connected? Of course that all sounds good, but building connected products is not always an either/or proposition. When the opportunity is right, however, there is no doubt that connectivity opens new channels and markets for existing product manufacturers. Connectivity sets the expectation that products actually improve after initial purchase. This product improvement-in-place feature is enabled […]
The opportunity to Internet-enable all types of devices is vast and the potential financial rewards are huge. It seems that almost every company, be it one focused on consumers, the enterprise, products or services, is executing or developing on an IoT strategy. Arrayent specializes in solutions that enable consumer IoT, so we are keen observers and participants in how that market is progressing. We think the consumer IoT market opportunity is real. One doesn’t need to travel to CES to witness the products that can be managed and used through the Internet. A quick look around your local Lowe’s, Home […]
SMAHome reviewed the Arrayent Connect Platform in their round-up of top Internet of Things (IoT) platform solutions. Check out their assessment and overview that includes insight into how the Connect Platform delivers an end-to-end solution that includes a mobile app framework, device virtualization, and connectors. Learn more from SMAHome about Arrayent and how the Connect Platform is creating new opportunities for manufacturers, connected devices, and connected clouds.
OSF Global Services is using the Arrayent Connect Platform as part of a unique, integrated CRM to IoT solution with Salesforce. In this video, OSF walks through a scenario where a customer of a web-enabled product is alerted to a potential issue, while the product’s customer service team is notified simultaneously. Arrayent provides the underlying platform that enables connectivity among the different players. Because Arrayent empowers smart products and systems connectivity, there is an easy connection that can be made with application vendors like Salesforce so they can deliver real-time support and even foresee possible problems before they arise. As […]
Tampa's "Daytime" television program took a trip to CES and in this segment, they highlight some of the more interesting products from the show. Included are two Arrayent customers: Febreze and Whirlpool. Frebreze Fresh was a huge hit at CES. The Internet-controlled scent delivery product not only provides a way to freshen up a home, but it works with other IoT products (through Thread Group-enabled connectivity) to create a home that is truly "guest-ready".
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]