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AnandY
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Re: About time
AnandY   1/23/2014 6:11:10 AM
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The smartwatch technology world has a beautiful example of how the failure of an IoT device to communicate with other devices from different manufacturers could compromise everything. I am talking about the Samsung Gear. The smartwatch could only communicate with a couple of high end Samsung smartphones and the result was that, as things stand now, very few people bought it and even fewer use it at all as an IoT device.

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Re: Standard
AnandY   1/22/2014 9:34:44 AM
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The standards are there for each individual gadget. In fact they have always been there. But these are mere industry standards that only cover the minimum qualities that a device has to meet. When it comes to IoT devices though, setting the standards is a tricky affair since there is practically no limit to the number of gadgets in the house and outside that can be turned into IoT devices and no limit to the devices with which they can be made to communicate. How do you set the standards for that?

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Re: Smart furnace
Cabe Atwell   1/20/2014 5:54:59 PM
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The old adage applies here... "better have it and not need it, than need it and not have it."

Sensors on everything, communication with all, knowing what is happening everywhere at all times is important.

My basement flooded recently.. I would have liked to know as soon as it happened.



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Re: Smart furnace
Cadman-LT   1/13/2014 1:43:45 AM
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I just picture a tablet app for your furnace where it shows you a floor plan, you click on a room and set the temp. If it doesn't exist it should.

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Cadman-LT   1/13/2014 1:40:33 AM
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You could have temp sensors in each room and tell the system what temp you want each room to be. Kinda what I do now, but just turning the furnace on and letting it do it for me would very nice. 

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Smart furnace
Cadman-LT   1/13/2014 1:29:29 AM
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Does a smart furnace system exist? I think it is a really good idea. It's easy to do too. I rarely turn my furnace on. I have electric heaters in specific rooms. Too expensive to heat an entire house when you only use 2 rooms.

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Re: Standard
Cadman-LT   1/13/2014 1:15:17 AM
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Well, if you don't use the standards then they aren't worth anything. If you make such a device you should have to follow the standards...period. Or it doesn't work.

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Cadman-LT   1/13/2014 1:12:15 AM
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What if you had a smart furnace? So instead of heating the entire house you could select which rooms to heat. That would be cool and save a lot of money. Why heat a spare room? 

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a.saji   1/13/2014 1:09:03 AM
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@cadman: Yes indeed standards are needed for sure but it's a matter of following them properly. I feel that there are more than enough standards but none are being put into practice. 

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Cadman-LT   1/12/2014 11:27:13 PM
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Cabe, this is good news. There is no way for this tech to work without some sort of standard for everyone to follow. I really don't need to communicate with my dishwasher, etc. though...Not yet anyways.

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