‘Zigbee’ and ‘Z-Wave’, heard these terms very often? For those of you wondering what on earth those words mean, we have taken a stab at it here, to de-mystify these terms for you.
In this three-part series, this first blog will focus on what Zigbee and Z-Wave are. Why are they needed? The second and third episodes will explain the various aspects of Zigbee and Z-Wave in further detail, providing you an overview of how they work.
Simply put, Zigbee and Z-Wave are IoT short-range wireless communication protocols. Similar to Bluetooth and WiFi. What makes them significantly different from Bluetooth…
A seamless customer experience has now become a differentiator for energy providers. Additionally, customers demand convenience, savings, greater control, and simplicity; precisely the kind of experiences they enjoy in their retail dealings. In response to new customer demands, the road ahead will require utility companies to integrate devices and services onto a unified smart platform to deliver personalized and data-driven connected experiences.
Apart from developing products that are designed to offer customers an enhanced experience, utility companies are embracing Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automation, Analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to stay competitive in a disruptive landscape.
Here are some…
It’s all about faster, cheaper, and better. For businesses or end-consumers, the agenda of IoT was to make living smarter, achieving better connectivity.
Just connecting things to the internet cannot create a network of apps and devices that can communicate with the barriers of commercialisation. The real connectivity is to be able to share data, trigger actions, create routines, avoid mishaps, and predict, irrespective of the device or network protocols.
We don’t see why a consumer’s choice of device or app should restrict the possibilities of achieving a smarter life. …
How can telcos, cable companies, or satellite providers as ISPs differentiate themselves?
The Internet as a commodity is indispensable among consumers. But the internet service provider (ISP) can be replaced by a competitor for more than one reason.
There is very little to differentiate an internet service bundle with the rest. Without differentiation, survival in the market trickles down to mere creative service packages led by price wars. This has very little contribution to ARPU.
The fundamental utility that consumers are looking for is ‘Connectivity’. This brings the need for an infrastructure that keeps the entire digital ecosystem running.
We are in an age where we no longer need to rub flintstones to make fire. This applies to most evolved technologies and IoT too.
Speed and cost determine your stance in any competitive play.
Off-the-shelf platform solutions bring advantages of increased time value, reduced monetary and opportunity costs. But, most of these cloud-hosted solutions are a compromise for CSPs. Since, the CSPs and their consumers have to tackle the inevitable security threats.
You would invest the efforts of collating the right bundle of devices, building features for better communication and connectivity while you could own them at a fraction…
That’s how we begin work everyday. We are challenged by a day full of exciting problems to solve. We are a pack of bees who do good work and are rewarded by more great work.
A home remodelling project acted as a catalyst for innovating COCO.
Ashish Bajaj, Co-founder of COCO bought various smart home products from around the world and found that while the individual gadgets worked great, they lacked interoperability. So the more he installed, the worse his smart home experience got. …
Time vs Money.
You are always left to choose between time and money while making decisions about new market opportunities. What if you have both? Be the first to reach out to a market with little investment.
Here is how it looks like if you had to weigh between time and money to your IoT solution:
IoT in healthcare has been an interesting topic for pharma management, hospital owners, drug distributors, and surgeons. But, real healthcare seeker lives in individual homes. There are many solutions that COCO’s IoT platform delivers for home dwellers in their smart home.
Your IoT system should be able to deliver commands, provide processing and reporting engines with two-way real-time interactions, notification engine, rules engine, user interface simplification, cluster, and group creation. These together form the common building blocks of an IoT system. Majority of the connectivity is common in healthcare, but there is a reasonable portion that needs customization. …
The Internet of Things (IoT) is defined by the connectivity and networking possibilities. But, it is limited by the closed standards established by brands. Diverse standards and protocols, discouraging interoperability is the core problem of IoT.
A Smart Home works something like this. I wake up to the pre-set alarm that tells my smart curtains to flag up. My fitness wearable communicates with the sensors to pass on the message that I am awake. Sensors adjust the temperature and activate other smart devices to complete my “Good Morning” scene. My meditation app prompts my lesson, and the fitness app indicates the goals for the day! The smart routine configured switches on the smart water heater. After a hot bath, I tell my voice assistant to brew some coffee for me.
Wouldn’t it be great for a…