The blog post is based on the keynote presented by Tyson Tuttle, CEO of Silicon Labs, at 2014 IIC CEO Summit in Shanghai under the title of “How the IoT Will Change Our World.” At the summit, Tyson introduced Silicon Labs’ broad portfolio of low power solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and how IoT will impact embedded designers and consumer markets.
A prime example of how the IoT is transforming building automation is the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, as shown in this image.
By harnessing the Internet of Things, the Aria Hotel is setting a new standard for the guest experience. Using ZigBee mesh networking technology supplied by Silicon Labs, the Aria treats its guests to the utmost in convenience and personalized luxury.
The hotel’s 4,300 guest rooms contain 70,000 ZigBee-enabled devices that seamlessly and wirelessly give guests full control of all in-room systems.
When guests check into the Aria, they are greeted by an “automated welcome experience.”
Every room has a touch-screen building automation system that automatically adjusts curtains, turns off unused lights and electronics, and regulates the temperature when a guest enters or leaves the room. Besides giving guests unprecedented control and comfort, the IoT also helps the hotel achieve significant savings in terms of provisioning the rooms and minimizing energy consumption.
Watch ZigBee case study at the Aria hotel in Las Vegas:
Smart buildings like the Aria will bring about massive changes to the building automation and controls market, which is expected to be a nearly $50 billion (USD) market by 2018.
IoT-enabled building automation is here today and will rapidly expand in the future.
Continue to read the keynote: Internet of Things Keynote #9: The IoT Is Here Today – Smart Factories
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