People Power Releases IoT Suite for Energy Management
The suite is made up of four software tiers that integrate with existing frameworks, providing utilities with the ability to manage services created for smart homes.Internet of things specialist People Power announced the availability of its IoT Suite, a customizable software stack that provides utilities additional revenue streams by offering white-label security, energy and home-care services. Made up of four software tiers that integrate with existing frameworks, the IoT suite provides utilities with the ability to connect, engage, deliver and manage smart-home IoT services through an all-in-one solution. The first tier, Presto, features an open-source software development kit (SDK) and a list of open application programming interfaces (APIs) so manufacturers can internet-enable devices with low-cost hosting. Virtuoso, the second tier, is the mobile and web app framework for iOS, Android and web, featuring a user experience designed by behavioral psychologists and usability experts. Its unified device control lets users deliver IoT services.
"Using our IoT Suite to facilitate a number of energy conservation pilot programs across the nation—from Hawaii to Cape Cod—we've learned that people's priorities as participants in these programs are not focused on energy conservation and cost savings as their primary concern," Tim Nelson, chief marketing officer of People Power, told eWEEK. "It's not even in the top five. If a smartphone app and IoT-connected devices enable energy conservation while doing other important jobs for them, then that's great."