Geek Week: M2M Enables Intel to be Inside a Smarter Home

The “Smart Home” is not a new concept. For years, the likes of Popular Mechanics & other similar media outlets would, ever so often, highlight the latest advancement to make your home smarter. Some of it was interesting, if somewhat proprietary, and others were just too darn expensive or complex for the bulk of normal people to really consider. Recently, Intel worked with Kontron to develop an incredibly small Digital Nexus (details are available here: http://j.mp/SmallestComputer) that can serve a multitude of functions, all while using very standard interfaces, like 3G, Wi-Fi, and ZigBee – and it you can see it works with a multitude of different M2M (Machine-to-Machine) devices in the home:

In this example, the Andre Duignan, a software engineer from Intel, shows how one could control the front door from a standard web browser so that say a neighbor could put a package inside your house without needing to give them a key in advance. Similar functions such as remotely controlling the thermostat if you are going to be working late or even just watching your pets through a web-cam, could be imagined with this system. For more information on what Intel is doing in the M2M space, please see: http://intel.ly/IntelM2M

But what do you think would be cool to do with a fully Connected & Intelligent Home, enabled by M2M devices? Let us know in the comments below!

Eric Mantion

About Eric Mantion

Eric is a Software Community Strategist for Intel's Software & Services Group. You can find him online at: - www.Twitter.com/CaptGeek - www.Linkedin.com/in/ericmantion | Eric graduated from the US Naval Academy, with a bachelor of science in Physics. He has served on Nuclear Powered Submarines and was attached to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE. He has worked in the Semiconductor Industry for over 10 years and has held positions as a Product Marketing Engineer, a Senior Industry Analyst, a Senior Competitive Intelligence Analyst, and a Technology Evangelist. In whatever spare time he has, Eric loves spending with his family, working out, tinkering with computers, dabbling with Linux, exploring Android, and playing video games (especially StarCraft II & DOTA 2)

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