|[June 11, 2014]
IEEE to Highlight Growing Smart Home and Building Architecture Convergence During "SmartAmerica Challenge"
PISCATAWAY, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
IEEE (News - Alert), the world's largest professional organization advancing technology
for humanity, announced today it will illustrate the expanding
intersection of smart homes and building architectures as part of the
Challenge. Team members from the IEEE
Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections (IC) Activity
on Convergence of Smart Home and Building Architectures (CSHBA) will be
presenting demos at the SmartAmerica
Expo on June 11, 2014. The demos aim to show how the cyber-physical
systems making up the Internet of Things (IoT) can help spur new
business opportunities in the U.S., opening the door to greater economic
"The Internet of Things represents a vast landscape of amazing
potential; we are just now beginning to grasp how truly far the growing
convergence of many traditionally standalone applications and
cyber-physical systems can take us," said Oleg Logvinov, chair,
Convergence of Smart Home and Building Architectures Activity, IEEE-SA
Industry Connections; and director, special assignments, Industrial and
Power Conversion Division, STMicroelectronics (News - Alert). "As the Internet of
Things advances, it will give rise to extraordinary opportunities to
improve the overall health, safety, and quality of life for millions
around the world while increasing the efficiency and saving energy. The
SmartAmerica Challenge is a great opportunity to demonstrate how new
technologies can positively impact our lives."
House Presidential Innovation Fellow project, the SmartAmerica
Challenge was launched in December 2013. Managed by the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NST (News - Alert)), the challenge brings
together more than 65 disparate companies, government agencies, and
academic institutions organized in 24 teams. Teams will show how the IoT
and the introduction of smart technologies will deliver tangible
benefits across a broad spectrum of areas, including cities, homes, and
emergency response systems; healthcare; power, energy, and water;
robotics; transportation; and more. The project culminates on June 11,
2014 with the SmartAmerica Expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention
Center in Washington, D.C.
In its "Secure SmartHome" demo, IEEE-SA IC-CSHBA will illustrate how to
leverage Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled smart phones to both
establish encrypted communications and pair various smarthome devices.
The presentation will highlight how end users can prevent attacks
against connected devices via a NFC-enabled smart phone, removing the
need to type in lengthy, complicated security keys or use potentially
unsafe default keys. Additionally, IEEE-SA IC-CSHBA will demonstrate how
the functionality of existing devices can be extended to support new
smart home applications.
Through its Industry
Connections program, IEEE-SA also helped unite the SmartAmerica
Challenge with some of the leading innovative, forward-looking
individuals and organizations in the U.S. Now celebrating its fifth
anniversary, the IEEE-SA IC program is dedicated to incubating new
technologies, standards, and related services through consensus-based
collaboration and the production of shared results. It is working to
advance the nascent IoT through a variety of activities, including the
upcoming IEEE-SA IoT Workshop. IEEE-SA IC-CSHBA Activity members taking
part in the SmartAmerica Challenge will also be featured speakers at the
For more information about the SmartAmerica Challenge, please visit http://smartamerica.org.
To learn more about IEEE-SA Industry Connections Convergence of Smart
Home and Building Architectures, please visit http://standards.ieee.org/develop/indconn/iccshba/index.html.
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