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Patent Trolls anticipate Smart Metering Bonanza

If countries make the wrong choice of wireless standard, it could signal pay day for the patent trolls…


Ten Wireless Standards, Sitting on the Wall…

And if one wireless standard should accidentally fall… (Although in the Smart Energy world they’re at greater risk of being pushed.)


RF4CE – The wireless remote control that keeps coming back

The Japanese retailers counted them all out. And now they’re counting them all coming back again…


What’s the value of ZigBee?

Consolidation is continuing within the ZigBee industry, but at ever lower values. The remaining investors must be getting worried…


ANT runs scared as Bluetooth low energy appears

Watch out – the big blue ANT eater is coming to some sports equipment near you …


Smart Metering – the next Y2K bonanza?

Everyone seems to agree that we need smart meters, but who will be the main beneficiary from their deployment? Could it be consultants and their retirement plans…?


Who owns Smart Energy?

If you can’t win, take their name away instead. ZigBee patents Smart Energy…



British Gas – Smart Meters get real

At last, a smart energy roll-out that looks as if it’s more than a PR exercise…


Smart Energy & Strange Alliances

When deadly rivals get into bed with each other, there’s generally a rat around…


About Creative Connectivity

Creative Connectivity is Nick Hunn's blog on aspects and applications of wireless connectivity. Having worked with wireless for over twenty years I've seen the best and worst of it and despair at how little of its potential is exploited.

I hope that's about to change, as the demands of healthcare, energy and transport apply pressure to use wireless more intelligently for consumer health devices, smart metering and telematics. These are my views on the subject - please let me know yours.

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