Salus implements Ayla Networks IoT platform for smart buildings
The IoT platform is set to allow the company to connect smart building products to the cloud.
Salus, a provider of energy control solutions for smart buildings, is using Ayla Networks’ internet of things platform to connect its Salus Wyse.ly suite of products to the cloud.
The Salus Wyse.ly suite includes thermostats, smart plugs, and window and door sensors, and is designed to connect with one another through the Salus Universal Gateway and be controlled using a free Apple iOS or Google Android mobile application.
Salus plans to use the IoT data analytics capabilities enabled by the Ayla IoT platform to design and deliver value-added services said to further enhance building safety.
“By offering a comprehensive and agile IoT platform, Ayla is making it easier for Salus to expand from its primarily professional wholesale channels to the retail market,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks. “The Ayla IoT platform also supports the company’s different business models and specific product needs in its various global markets in Europe, North America and Asia.”
O2 adds telematics solution to its car insurance offering
In related news, U.K. mobile operator O2 has expanded its car insurance offering for younger drivers with the addition of a telematics solution.
O2 Drive – Box on Board is said to measure the driver’s acceleration, speed and the time of the day they are driving. The scores can be accessed through the O2 Drive app. The app is also designed to provide information such as emergency breakdown services, policy details and advice on what to do after an accident.
O2 UK launched its O2 Drive car insurance offering in 2015 through a partnership with Junction, which is part of the BGL financial services group.
“Despite the rapid evolution of technology, the way we insure and service our cars has remained largely unchanged, with customers telling us that buying insurance is impersonal and confusing,” said David Plumb, digital director at O2. “We are on a mission to make customers’ lives easier through mobile, which is why we created O2 Drive. Based on the excellent feedback we’ve had so far for O2 Drive, the Box on Board proposition was created to further simplify the challenges of owning and driving a car safely.”