Sad news for the IoT this week : after Nest being shut down by Google, the giant Husqvarna will turn down Koubachi's servers in 2018 making the Koubachi plant sensor useless. The group Husqvarna has bought Koubachi last year, making it part…
There's no need to introduce Withings. The French company in consumer digital health electronics was founded in 2008 and is well known for its award-wining products. Nokia announced this week that they are acquiring the firm for $191 million.
As mentioned in the previous post, the protocols are the communication languages of your installation. So it is very important that your hub and your modules "speak" the same language. There are quite a lot of protocols, each with their strengths and weaknesses.
We have just heard the news last week : Google, who bought Nest in the beginning of 2014, is shutting down all the smart hubs.
The hub is the brain of your home automation system. You will use it to configure your equipment, connect them together and control the elements of your installation through an app or the hub interface.