I have focused a lot on the beauty and genius of cloud computing. For a good example, see “In The Clouds”. I have also covered the movement towards remote connectivity in the work place. This also requires the use of a cloud platform, as do so many other things, like connecting and managing a smart home.
The type of “connectivity” required for the smart home was the theme of the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. Exosite provides this connectivity in order to simplify life. According to its website, “Connecting devices is what Exosite does: enabling companies to connect their Internet of Things products to the cloud, to each other, and to their users. We want you to be able to understand your world better, making it more convenient to access information that would help you make decisions about your environment…either one that you are in day to day, or one that you need to monitor remotely.”
Exosite offers a range of different products which fit in quite nicely with the smart home. “Our off the shelf connectivity products allow you to quickly prototype and then deploy products with new modes of interaction and connectivity: Would you like to trigger an email every time your front door is opened between a certain time period? Want to easily [move] data from your factory floor into your customer’s hands? Want to be able to remotely switch your devices on and off from the Internet? Is the challenge of energy monitoring and load balancing a factor for your systems? Do you need easier ways to perform software updates?” Exosite’s off the shelf products can help you do all of this remotely via a Wifi network.
Exosite was founded in 2009 by Hans Rempel, Troy Kopischke, and Danny Cunagin. Rempel once said “What we’ve found is that companies and individuals are no longer in a spot where they need to figure out how to acquire their data. At this point it’s getting the information from the acquisition site back to a place where the stakeholders can see it alongside any number of other sources. That’s the challenge, in making it available to the people who can act on it” and that is what led to the founding of Exosite, which has offices in Taiwan and Minnesota.“Simply put, we help devices and people better communicate with one another.”
With its proficiency in setting up the smart home, it should come as no surprise that Exosite specializes in connecting the “internet of things”. By using Exosite to connect everything in your smart home, you can do virtually anything from another location, like checking to see that the coffee maker was turned off or feeding your pets.