When: May 28-29, 2015
Where: Boston, MA
Booth #: TBA
The Internet of Things Summit brings together entrepreneurship, science and technology to re-work the future and tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. The event will showcase the opportunities of the internet of things and the potential for a positive impact on business and society.
Conference Website: https://www.re-work.co/events/iot-boston
When: May 12-13, 2015
Where: Moscone Center – San Francisco, CA
Booth #: 312
Internet of Things World 2015 is the world’s largest and most comprehensive IoT event – with over 4,000 attendees, 275+ industry thought leaders and 150+ exhibitors. With a focus on monetizing the IoT revolution through bringing together ecosystem wide attendees, stakeholders and investors, Internet of Things World is a unique opportunity to promote your IoT message right in the heartland of IoT development.
2014 was an important year for IoT with huge opportunities of this technology firmly being realized. Accenture’s late 2014 report predicts that 69% of consumers plan to buy an in-home device by 2019, reaffirming that consumer adoption of connected technology is on the rise.
In 2015, the tremendous excitement around IoT is now bearing fruit in terms of concrete products and services. Now is the time to bring together the entire ecosystem in order to assess the commercial opportunities, to highlight the key challenges hindering IoT and to assess the range of solutions available to create a sustainable future for IoT.
The 2nd annual Internet of Things World is the only independent business event dedicated to IoT. It assesses the key horizontal challenges affecting the range of vertical markets while also featuring dedicated tracks looking at industry-specific issues.
Internet of Things World is brought to you by Informa Telecoms & Media, the world’s leading provider of events in the communications market place.
Conference Website: http://iotworldevent.com
Panel Discussion: Bringing together the array of industry players in the Smart Home
When: May 13, 2015, 5pm-5:30pm
- Ensuring sustainable business models for interaction and interoperability
- How can/should appliance manufacturers, platform providers & other key players work together effectively?
- Who are the key players that will drive the future Connected Home?
- How to ensure usability and QoS?
- Who are setting the standards?
- How can carriers step into home automation markets?
- Highlighting the latest standardizations development
When: May 6-7, 2015
Where: Hyatt Regency – Santa Clara, CA
Table #: S6
Machine-to-machine methods, (or M2M), intelligent embedded and/or smart fusion have been around in some form for many years. The Internet of Things (IoT) goes way beyond this capability and interconnects virtually unlimited numbers of smart objects and changes the way we interact with our environment. To help rein in the vast world of IoT, the IoT DevCon will focus on technologies ranging from the ultra-low power microcontrollers to the multicore-enabled aggregation hubs to the software and security infrastructure required for monitoring and management of the enormous bundles of data.
Conference Website: http://www.iot-devcon.com
Session Title: IoT Standards: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen
When: May 6, 2:15pm-2:40pm
The Internet of Things (IoT) was named the most hyped technology of 2014 by Gartner, and designers are responding by feverishly working to add connectivity to products in all industries, especially in the connect home, medical devices, industrial automation and transportation. Connected products require a new approach to design. This session will dive into the 10 things designers need to consider when developing IoT devices.
Grid Connect was recently named as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Illinois. The awards program began in 2006 and is promoted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, the Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago, MRA-The Management Association, the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group.
This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. The 2015 Best Places to Work in Illinois list is made up of 31 companies in the small employer category (15-99 U.S. employees), 26 companies in the medium employer category (100-499 U.S. employees), and 17 companies in the large employer category (500 or more U.S. employees). Grid Connect has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois. In the small employer category.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Have at least 15 employees working in Illinois;
- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
- Be a publicly or privately held business;
- Have a facility in the state of Illinois; and
- Be in business a minimum of 1 year.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Illinois. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Illinois and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.
Grid Connect will be recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Illinois awards ceremony coordinated by The Daily Herald Business Ledger on May 6 and will be profiled in a special publication by The Daily Herald Business Ledger on June 22. The final rankings will be announced at the event.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in Illinois program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkinIL.com or contact Katie Smith at 877-455-2159.
Happy Global Internet of Things Day!
Last year on April 9th, Adam Justice, Vice President and General Manager of Grid Connect and ConnectSense, spoke on Internet of Things standards and protocols for a special IoT Day online event called IoTLive.
The time is now to start having the important conversations on the technologies, security, data privacy, and enormous potential that an “Internet of Things” is capable of!
Watch the video now.
When: April 22, 1:45PM – 3:45PM
Where: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 9291 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, IL
Session Title: Utilization of “BIG DATA” to Transform the Energy Industry
This session will explore how plant data analytics is being used for plant efficiency, asset optimization and dispatch of generation assets.
Presentations and Panelists:
“How the Internet of Things Will Transform the Energy Industry” – John Marchiando, VP of Business Development at Grid Connect
“Big Data Analysis: Mining and Analyzing Utility Data” – Michael Steifman, CEO and Founder of UtiliSave
“What is Energy Intelligence?” – Gregg Dixon, Senior VP of Marketing and Sales at EnerNOC
“Advanced Technology Update” – Matt Evans, Director of Smarter Service at Siemens Energy, Inc. and Bernie Cook, Director of Maintenance and Diagnostics at Duke Energy Corporation
Roosevelt Huggins, Associate Vice President at Black and Vetch Corporation
About the ELECTRIC POWER Conference + Exhibition:
As the official event of POWER magazine, the ELECTRIC POWER Conference + Exhibition is a platform for generating companies to come together in one place to address current industry trends and the challenges confronting power plant professionals today. It’s a chance to go beyond the pages of POWER and interact with the stakeholders and newsmakers you read about in each issue.
Conference Website: http://www.electricpowerexpo.com
Grid Connect has USB to Serial Adapter for you. We offer RS232 to USB, RS422 to USB, and RS485 to USB solutions. If you have tried a low cost USB to Serial Adapter and had issues in the past, check out our USB232. It features an advanced EXAR chipset which works in many scenarios where lower cost adapters fail.
Serial to Ethernet
Grid Connect has a huge selection of best in class Serial to Ethernet Adapters. Whether you have a serial port that is external or embedded, RS232, RS422, or RS485, 9 Pins, 25 Pins, or a Terminal Block, we have the way for you to get your Serial to Ethernet. Don’t see exactly what you need? Contact us about our Custom Serial to Ethernet Hardware Solutions.
RS485 & RS422
Need to convert RS232 to RS485 or RS422? We have the device for you! Grid Connect offers a wide selection of RS485 and RS422 converters and adapters.
Serial Communications are no longer limited to cable runs and distance issues with our Wireless Serial Adapters. Grid Connect offers Bluetooth, WiFi/802.11b/g, 900MHz, and other wireless serial connectivity options.
Our expert serial engineers know what it takes to work with serial devices. So we have put together a great selection of serial converters, adapters, null modems and other serial products.
For more information and to view all USB and Serial products designed to fit your needs, click here or call the Grid Connect office at +1 (630) 245-1445.
NAPERVILLE, IL–(Apr 1, 2015) – A new easy-to-use telephone with ten number memory dial is now available for pre-order from Grid Connect. The ConnectSense Telephone features nine speed dial memory buttons that enable users to call frequently used numbers and a redial function to quickly dial the last outgoing number.
This reliable and affordable telephone is designed for those who want to avoid hassles and frills of smartphone technology and cordless handsets.
The ConnectSense Telephone can be placed on any convenient surface or mounted on the wall to save table space. This surface or wall mounting option provides quick and powerful access to make or receive calls in one room of your home. With its simple, corded design, users will never have to worry about misplacing their handset anywhere throughout their house.
Other features that make the ConnectSense Telephone unique include:
- No need for Wi-Fi set up or programming of notification and call ringtones.
- Plugs directly into your wall so there is no need for users to charge their ConnectSense Telephone before use.
- Ten-number memory dial so users can quickly call frequently and recently used phone numbers.
- Illuminated keypad with push button technology for use in darkly lit rooms of the house.
- Ringer and handset volume control for personalized, user loudness customization.
- No Caller ID means no need to stress about who is calling.
- Mute button so users can silence their side of the conversation while in noisy rooms or while ridiculing the other party under their breath.
The ConnectSense Telephone is available now for pre-order at www.connectsense.com/telephone and will ship in the third quarter of 2015. Priced at $8.99, the ConnectSense Telephone offers tremendous value compared to smartphones and cordless home handsets, as it includes a cord.
About Grid Connect
Grid Connect (www.GridConnect.com), an ISO 9001:2008 company, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of products that enable the Internet of Things, including the ConnectSense line of wireless sensors. Grid Connect can be found on Twitter @GridConnect and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/grid-connect. ConnectSense can be found at www.ConnectSense.com and on Twitter @ConnectSense