Smart Appliances: IoT and the Laundry

Posted by Carmi Brandis on Aug 3, 2017 5:00:00 AM
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While there has been an ongoing ‘battle for the living room’ among media companies (essentially who will dominate consumer content), there is an even greater competition to outfit the smart home. Advances in IoT technology have created a lucrative scenario where any appliance, even electric toothbrushes, is fair game for smart enablement. And the low barriers to entry and massive, untapped home/apartment marketplace mean tremendous opportunities for providers, large and small.

In this blog we’ll look at the most mundane of chores, getting clothes clean, and how IoT is redefining how people do laundry.

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IoT and Food Prep Appliances

Posted by Carmi Brandis on Jun 29, 2017 5:00:00 AM
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IoT-enabled devices gradually are becoming an integral part of home life, and nowhere is that more evident than in the kitchen.  

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Yes, Chef! IoT and Restaurant Operations

Posted by David Weber on Jun 8, 2017 5:00:00 AM
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Operating a restaurant always has been a risky undertaking thanks to significant overhead costs, slim profit margins, unpredictable diner tastes, high staff turnover, and a variety of other factors. Sometimes entire sectors can enter an unforeseen downward spiral, such as the current decline of fast casual chains (Olive Garden, Chili’s, Applebee’s, etc.) that once were a safe revenue bet. Even trendy gourmet restaurants with glowing reviews and lines out the door are vulnerable. Research shows that once their ‘flavor of the month’ appeal wears off, diners look elsewhere to eat.     

 

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