Apple, Google and Amazon have been investing in IoT to achieve first-mover advantage. In 2014 Apple announced the launch of HomeKit, marketed as home automation platform. The first shipment of devices, manufactured by Ecobee and Phillips Hue, are set to appear in retail later in 2015.
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Global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) applications Greenvity Communications has launched its hybrid mesh technology for smart energy solutions in commercial and industrial buildings.
Greenvity said in a company statement that hybrid mesh technology is the mixed-medium operation and algorithm between wireless and PLC that supports multiple hops for range extension, bridging and self-healing. It adds that up to now, standard methods of mesh networking have been restricted to wireless only or single medium. The hybrid mesh solution offered to commercial and industrial building owners relies on an algorithm to make decisions on whether wireless or powerline communication is the best medium in the current environment.
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