6. PROPRIETARY WIRELESS
Still used for many home alarm systems including wireless
• owned by one company (Sigma Designs)…a standard, but.
• Over 300 companies making products
• ADT Pulse, Alarm.com, Wink
• Hubs are required for interconnectivity
Over 1000 products, over 300 home automation products
• Low power consumption
• Low processing requirements
• Mesh architecture for better wireless stability
• Requires a hub to get join the IOT
• More expensive than WiFi
• Some proprietary versions of ZigBee
Over 30K members of Bluetooth Alliance (free to join)
Over 10K qualiﬁed end products
Billions of devices deployed
• Low power consumption
• Low Processing requirements
• Very low cost (mostly free with WiFi, or under $1 stand alone)
• Requires a hub to join the IOT
• Mesh protocol in development – projected 2017 release
Over 700 members ($5K-$15K to join)
Over 30K products
Over 12B units shipped
• Most ubiquitous RF interface for consumer devices
• Billions of devices shipped have driven solution price very low – under $2 in some cases
• No hub needed, direct cloud connection to devices possible (through home router)
• High power
• No mesh yet
• Proliferation of WiFi IoT hardware might require consumers to update their WiFi
20. THE ALL-IN-ONE CABLE MODEM
• Converts Cable to Ethernet
• Routes IP commands
• Wi-Fi access point
• Usually all on one processor
• Fine for a few devices, but not for IoT
21. IS YOUR WIFI NETWORK READY FOR THE IOT?
“my router can handle 256 IP addresses”
But have you tried hooking up 4
smartphones, 3 tablets, 4 computers, two
thermostats, three IP cameras, three smart
TVs, 2 door locks and 15 light switches
The Plum lightpad installs into your wall just like
any other dimmer. Just disconnect your old switch
or dimmer and wire in the Plum lightpad.
Once installed, the Plum lightpad easily connects
to your WiFi system. No Hubs, No complexity.
Setting up new devices is as easy as sending or
receiving a text message. The app automatically
discovers and sets up new devices. Just name
the room and the device.
Multi Touch allows you to control just one light, a
group of lights, or the entire house from any
Lightpad. Plum has ﬁled patents relating to
advanced gesturing including “learning custom
The Lightpad features an occupancy detector and
will gently illuminate as you approach it in the dark.
or use it as a nightlight.
You can set the glow to the color of your choice.
With advanced gestures, you can create a scene
of light for a party and start a playlist on your
Sonos music system. Plum has ﬁled patents
relating to the control of 3rd party devices like
Sonos and Nest.
The Plum app allows you to create schedules for
your lighting for regular activities. Plum can also
learn your behaviors and suggest schedules, or
randomly turn lights on while you are on vacation.
Plum can provide notiﬁcations based on events.
So if a family member sends you an important text,
all of your Lightpads ﬂash green. Severe weather
alerts can trigger a red ﬂashing glow.
Plum provides real time energy reporting and can
send you a message if you have a lightbulb out or
that your kitchen lights are costing you 10% more
this month over last.
26. SMART HOME IOT FIRST
Plums’ Novel In-Home Distributed Computing Cluster
The Lightpad’s software can be updated remotely with no
interruption of the device or light
28. • Fog Computing is about
computing on the edge
• In Fog Computing, devices
communicate peer-to-peer so as
to eﬃciently share/store data and
make local decisions
• Fog and Cloud computing are not
exclusive of each other, indeed
they are synergistic
• IoT systems, especially as they
scale, will require Fog Computing
FOG COMPUTING & SMART HOME IOT