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The Last Link Paradox

Charlie Peters from Emerson recently wrote an insightful piece regarding the partnering dilemma that Internet of Things (IoT) businesses face, something he calls the last link paradox. Essentially he says that providers of IoT sensors need to connect to a larger ecosystem, but in the short run that amounts to dancing with the devil: your partner could wipe you out in the long run after you did all of the heavy lifting...

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The 5 Factors That Will Drive Smart Home Adoption

At ONKÖL, we talk a lot about the "coming tsunami of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors" in both the Home and Health monitoring areas. The folks at StrategyEye Digital Media wrote a nice bit about what will drive Smart Home adoption. h/t to ...

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ONKÖL Frequently Asked Questions

Does it require professional installation? No. All you need to do is plug it into an electrical outlet. Some third-party sensors like smoke detectors might require non-professional assistance (family member or friend) to place on wall or ceiling. Does my loved one need to configure it in any way? The unit is configured remotely by either a family member or caregiver...

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ONKÖL: Family Communications Will Never Be The Same

Today, we're introducing ONKÖL: A revolutionary family communications solution that allows older folks and younger family members stay in touch. We've all heard about the Internet of Things: wireless sensors that can monitor and configure everything from thermostats to refrigerators to medical devices. Over the next 5 years we will see anywhere from 18 billion to 220 billion new sensors brought to market, and a lot of them could benefit the elderly...

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