Smart Homes & Cleanpower 2013 Conference
5 November 2013
Cambridge
www.hvm-uk.com/smarthomes
www.enmodus.com
Connectivity in the Smart Home
Winner takes all or Horses for Courses?

www.enmodus.com
Introduction
enModus is a Smart Home technology company
Founded in Jan 2010, we have five employees, based in Chepstow, UK...
There are many technologies out there…..

and more…..
…all vying to be the communications technology of choice for the Sma...
There are many factors of choice……
Connectivity

Adoptability

Data rate
Power
Range
Robustness
Update freq
Security
Netwo...
….but which will prevail?
Connectivity

Adoptability

Data rate
Power
Range
Robustness
Update freq
Security
Network size
e...
..longer term thinking must trump short termism..
Connectivity

Adoptability

Data rate
Power
Range
Robustness
Update freq...
Consolidation
No single technology can dominate the Smarthome
We believe only three core technologies will eventually domi...
The hub/gateway/CAD/modem router will be the
battleground

…one box to rule them all...

Convergence of:

High bandwidth w...
Summary
Value added from smart homes must be driven application by application

We must not force-fit unsuitable technolog...
www.enmodus.com
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EnModus at Smart Homes 2013 Cambridge

  1. 1. Smart Homes & Cleanpower 2013 Conference 5 November 2013 Cambridge www.hvm-uk.com/smarthomes www.enmodus.com
  2. 2. Connectivity in the Smart Home Winner takes all or Horses for Courses? www.enmodus.com
  3. 3. Introduction enModus is a Smart Home technology company Founded in Jan 2010, we have five employees, based in Chepstow, UK Invented Wattwave™, a powerline communications technology Wattwave offers unbeatable range and radically lower cost Wattwave is firmware embeddable, or available in module format Wattwave can enable Smart Appliances for <£1.50 OEM cost Plan to use our own pilot product, , , to seed the market Raised £150k angel and £1m seed VC rounds in 2010 and 2011 Closing a £1.5m VC round in Q4 2013 with a new investor www.enmodus.com
  4. 4. There are many technologies out there….. and more….. …all vying to be the communications technology of choice for the Smart Home www.enmodus.com
  5. 5. There are many factors of choice…… Connectivity Adoptability Data rate Power Range Robustness Update freq Security Network size etc etc Co-existence Interoperability Medium limitations Product integration Hub integration Convergence Standards ..$application value add.. $cost…$risk www.enmodus.com Applications delivery Existing ecosystem Infrastructure Platform integration API availability
  6. 6. ….but which will prevail? Connectivity Adoptability Data rate Power Range Robustness Update freq Security Network size etc etc Co-existence Interoperability Medium limitations Product integration Hub integration Convergence Standards ..$application value add.. $cost…$risk www.enmodus.com Applications delivery Existing ecosystem Infrastructure Platform integration API availability
  7. 7. ..longer term thinking must trump short termism.. Connectivity Adoptability Data rate Power Range Robustness Update freq Security Network size etc etc Co-existence Interoperability Medium limitations Product integration Hub integration Convergence Standards ..$application value add.. $cost…$risk www.enmodus.com Applications delivery Existing ecosystem Infrastructure Platform integration API availability
  8. 8. Consolidation No single technology can dominate the Smarthome We believe only three core technologies will eventually dominate…… • High bandwidth wireless (mains or rechargeable battery infotainment) • Low power wireless (wireless sensors) • Long range, guaranteed coverage, wired (mains appliances and embedded infrastructure) …based on application value add, cost and risk Other technologies will remain niche www.enmodus.com
  9. 9. The hub/gateway/CAD/modem router will be the battleground …one box to rule them all... Convergence of: High bandwidth wireless Low power wireless Long range, guaranteed coverage, wired …driven by long term strategic thinking by telco’s, media and cable companies www.enmodus.com
  10. 10. Summary Value added from smart homes must be driven application by application We must not force-fit unsuitable technologies to applications Horses for courses, not winner takes all The industry will successfully integrate at the hardware level The real challenge is at a platform level ! www.enmodus.com
  11. 11. www.enmodus.com

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