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People Power’s Chief Scientist Receives Silver Medal from U.S. Department of Commerce for Leadership in Developing Green Button

Former White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, John Teeter, earns second highest honor awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce

Palo Alto, Calif. – March 2, 2016 – People Power, an award-winning software company that is enabling leading service providers and manufacturer’s with cloud and mobile services for the Internet of Things (IoT), is proud to announce its Chief Scientist, John Teeter, was awarded the Silver Medal Award for Exceptional Service from the U.S. Department of Commerce for his work in developing Green Button. Green Button is an initiative that makes it possible for electricity customers to download their own household electricity usage from their utility website.

To date more than 60 million homes and businesses can access their own energy information thanks to the Green Button initiative. As part of the Green Button for America team, Mr. Teeter is recognized for his “exceptional performance characterized by noteworthy or superlative contributions that have a direct and lasting impact within the Department.” Mr. Teeter, while serving as a Whitehouse Presidential Innovation Fellow, worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems (IoT) team, in the creation of the Green Button standard.

“We are extremely proud of the work John is doing with Green Button that not only helps people reduce their energy costs, but also helps to create an economy of clean energy consumers,” said Gene Wang, CEO of People Power. “When businesses, like People Power, can take energy data and present it to consumers in a secure, easy-to-understand way from a smartphone or tablet, we can help make a tangible difference in the world by keeping users informed and encouraged to change their energy behaviors long term.”

Mr. Teeter is also People Power’s Chief Scientist and an active part of its Technical Advisory Board. In May 2014, Mr. Teeter helped People Power pioneer standards for the Green Button initiative. In partnership with London Hydro, a distribution company in Ontario, Canada, People Power delivered one of the industry’s first Green Button-certified, open-source solutions. Today, People Power’s IoT software suite, Ensemble, helps service providers connect its customers with Green Button data from smart meters, sensor networks, and other information sources from smart homes and smart buildings.

People Power’s Ensemble enables powerful community engagement programs that induce behavior changes in energy use across large groups of individuals. People Power has demonstrated this technology with its home energy management programs in Oahu and Cape Cod, where engaged households are currently saving between 7 percent and 15 percent on their monthly electric bills.

For more information on People Power, please visit http://www.presencepro.com/.

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power is an award-winning software company with a proud legacy in mobility and green technology. People Power Company offers the Internet of Things Ensemble software, which enables service providers and manufacturers to quickly launch products and services using ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks. People Power’s intuitive consumer app, Presence, not only transforms spare smart devices into wireless video cameras for added security, but also expands to control modern smart homes and connect smart communities. The app is also available as a white-labeled software app framework. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

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People Power Debuts Ensemble IoT Software Suite at CES

Includes Maestro, which enables service providers to support and engage users and Presto, software which connects manufacturers’ devices to the Internet of Things for free

LAS VEGAS, NV – At the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show, People Power, a services enablement company providing apps, cloud and mobile services for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced Ensemble, its complete software solution for the Internet of Things (IoT) made up of Maestro, Presto, Symphony and Virtuoso. The Ensemble suite empowers service providers to create IoT products with the benefits everyone cares about – convenience, security and care. Maestro and Presto are two new products featured in the Ensemble, which give service providers and manufacturers the opportunity to generate additional revenues through white-label branded home and building services. In addition, the Symphony cloud server features a new mobile rules engine that performs up to 10 times faster, and the Virtuoso white-label app framework now allows service providers to offer compelling apps and services under their own brand name.

Maestro is a completely revamped command center that goes far beyond simply managing connections and devices. The comprehensive service is a management essential that includes an Operations Support System (OSS) and a Business Support System (BSS), and can integrate with service providers’ existing OSS and BSS systems. Maestro serves as the central place for administrators to sign up users to new services, generate reports, capture alerts, manage Tier-1 technical support, communicate and engage with users, offer in-app store deals and more.

Presto, another critical component of People Power’s IoT software suite, is one of the fastest and easiest ways to connect to the Internet of Things today. Presto is free for any device manufacturer to add Internet connectivity to production-ready devices. The connectivity software can be used to enhance developers’ own platforms or can be integrated with devices connected through existing frameworks and protocols. Presto’s open APIs, open source SDKs and developer console removes all barriers for manufacturers to Internet-enable products, without paying per-device or data usage fees. Once connected, manufacturers can either create their own apps and websites using People Power’s open Application APIs, or they can brand People Power’s Virtuoso mobile app framework as their own for the fastest time-to-market.

“The free Presto product enables Changhong to offer breakthrough prices for innovative products like the BLUEGUARD-E smart lock solution,” said Jiantao Pan, CEO of Changhong Research Labs. “We applaud People Power’s bold move in lowering the cost of IoT solutions for the mainstream”.

“People Power pioneered the first consumer freemium model for the Internet of Things with our Presence app, which turns old smart phones in to free security cameras. With the launch of Presto, we are extending this freemium business model for IoT, to manufacturers and service providers everywhere,” said David Moss, President and CTO of People Power. “We also realized that our customers needed management tools to support large deployments, which led us to creating Maestro, the most powerful command center for IoT services.”

“In-O-Vate needed a powerful solution to connect and manage our Wi-Fi connected products,” said Rick Harpenau, CEO of In-O-Vate Technologies. “People Power’s Presto connectivity software was the most cost effective solution to cloud-enable our newest products, and the new Maestro command center is exactly what our distribution partners need to manage users and upsell services.”

For more information on People Power, please visit http://www.peoplepowerco.com.

Visit People Power for a demonstration at CES at Changhong’s booth #7243 in the Central Hall of the LVCC, and GreenPeak’s booth #70923 in Sands Expo.

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power is an award-winning software company with a proud legacy in mobility and green technology. People Power Company offers the Internet of Things Ensemble software suite, which enables manufacturers and service providers to quickly launch products and services using ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks. People Power’s intuitive app Presence, built on the Virtuoso mobile app framework, not only transforms spare smart devices into wireless video cameras for added security, but also expands to control modern smart homes and connect smart communities. The Virtuoso app framework is white-label ready for manufacturers and service providers to rapidly deploy branded smart home and building services. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

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People Power Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Pro Care Solution

Secure home care software offers monitoring capabilities for caregivers to take better care of the people they love even when they’re not present

PALO ALTO, Calif. – November 23, 2015 – People Power, a services enablement company providing apps, cloud and mobile services for the Internet of Things (IoT), today launches its crowdfunding campaign for the Presence Pro Care software solution. Designed to extend the award-winning aspects of the Presence app into a home care product, Presence Pro Care offers a comprehensive mobile service for in-home care to improve the quality of life for both patients and caregivers. Presence Pro Care is a customizable white-label solution that service providers can easily brand and offer to their customers to generate new ongoing revenues.

The senior population in the United States is experiencing unprecedented growth. According to Harvard University, between 2015 and 2035, the number of people over the age of 75 living alone will nearly double from 6.9 million to 13.4 million. Since nearly 90 percent of seniors want to age in place, or stay in their own homes as they age, there is a significant need for technology solutions that can help seniors age independently.

To meet this need, Presence Pro Care’s mobile software-as-a-service helps improve quality of life by providing both caregivers and patients with a simple way to communicate, generate emergency alerts and monitor medications, while easily sharing meaningful moments with each other.

“Presence has almost 1 million downloads, and has already delivered over 32 million Video Alerts to make homes more safe and secure. Now, we’re asking the user community to help us extend the functionality of our technology to support one of the greatest challenges facing humanity – how to care for the people who cared the most for us,” said Gene Wang, CEO and co-founder of People Power. “People Power’s expertise in creating advanced smart home, energy and security products enabled a seamless expansion into elderly care. Presence Pro Care employs community social networks and in-home activity monitoring to provide a comprehensive elderly care solution that is easy-to-use for both elders and their caregivers.”

Presence Pro Care helps address one of the biggest challenges in society today: a rapidly aging population with a healthcare system that cannot keep pace with their needs. And backed by People Power’s software foundation of Fabrux, Influx and Crux, Pro Care offers service providers and partners an unprecedented ability to provide comprehensive, integrated smart-home wellness solutions that integrate individual care with community care.

Presence Pro Care offers the following categories of services:

  • Connected devices that track medication and watch for emergencies
  • Organizing Trusted Circles of caregivers to help loved ones
  • Wellness Challenges to motivate both patients and caregivers to eat healthily, exercise regularly and follow the doctor’s orders regarding medication and treatment
  • Real-time data analytics that learn a person’s daily routines and warn the caregiver network if those routines unexpectedly break
  • Sharing in precious moments via live audio video calls, or by sharing photos and videos amongst patients and caregivers

Presence Pro Care will offer many advanced features, including:

  • An emergency button that triggers alerts to a Trusted Circle caregivers
  • A connected pill dispenser that alerts if the patient forgets to take medications
  • Fall detection motion sensing and analytics
  • Integration with the Amazon Echo, so someone can call for help verbally
  • Emergency response in the U.S. including dispatching an ambulance
  • Two way audio video calls initiated totally by the caregiver
  • Messaging, scheduling and note taking between caregivers through the app
  • Digital picture frame mode for Presence cameras
  • Medication and Wellness tracking to share with doctors during visits
  • Personal Emergency Response Button to trigger calls to caregivers and emergency services

Karen Johnson, a daily user of Presence with nine Presence cameras throughout her home said, “My elderly mother has moved in with me very recently. She had Life Alert at her old house which I’ve transferred to my house. She wears the Life Alert necklace/button. But if Presence were to roll out an ‘eldercare’ program, I would buy it immediately, especially motion sensors and monitoring. It’s an excellent idea!” 
To learn more about Presence Pro Care and contribute to the campaign, please visit http://igg.me/at/presenceprocare.

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power is an award-winning software company with a proud legacy in mobility and green technology. People Power Company offers the Internet of Things FabrUX software, which enables manufacturers and service providers to quickly launch products and services using ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks. People Power’s intuitive consumer app, Presence, not only transforms spare smart devices into wireless video cameras for added security, but also expands to control modern smart homes and connect smart communities. The app is also available as a white-labeled software app framework. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

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People Power Announces Global Reseller Program for its Presence Pro Security System

Program offers comprehensive distributor pack, significant discounts to resellers

PALO ALTO, Calif. – October 7, 2015 – People Power, a services enablement company providing apps, cloud and mobile services for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announces the launch of its Global Channel Program that provides distributors and resellers with an opportunity to sell People Power’s Presence Pro Security system in their selected markets. People Power is currently engaged with channel partners (resellers, distributors and front-line support) in ten countries, including Canada, China, Finland, Germany, India, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, and Taiwan, with more countries coming online soon.

“People Power’s products have been built from the ground-up to address global markets and the Global Channel Program provides channel partners with a unique, competitive advantage to not only facilitate the growth of their business, but to give them unprecedented access to new markets and clients,” said Gene Wang, CEO and co-founder of People Power. “We expect continued exponential growth as we add new partners to the program and remain focused on continuing to develop People Power’s innovative software and services that help them succeed.”

People Power’s software stacks, which include Fabrux, Crux, and Influx, enable our channel partners to create white-labeled or packaged solutions for IoT services. The Fabrux software weaves together devices, protocols, analytics, social networks and mobile UX; while Crux provides a unified administrative platform for managing IoT devices and services and the Influx mobile-first app framework enables valuable turn-key services to access new revenue streams on mobile devices leveraging the Internet of Things. The company’s open APIs, easily customizable and localizable mobile app, and integration with third-party hardware and software, allow distributors, agents and partners to identify specific new markets in their target geographies for which they can rapidly deploy revenue-generating solutions.

“Like its predecessor, the People Power Presence app, Presence Security allows consumers to enter the market using the freemium model,” said Tom Kerber, director of research at Parks Associates. “Safety and security are the leading value propositions for the smart home, yet 80% of U.S. households do not subscribe to professionally monitored security. Presence Security provides a solution for the large, unserved market.”

As part of its Global Channel Program, People Power offers significant discounts and an integrated support system, including a comprehensive and customizable distributor pack. The Presence Pro security distributor pack enables channel partners to sell a high-volume, low-cost, expandable security system and includes:

  • Pricing information, including discounts offered to distributors through bulk purchasing of People Power’s Presence Pro Security system for clients
  • Pricing for the Crux Command Center – web-based software enabling the management of IoT devices and services
  • Frequently asked questions with key points about Presence Pro Security
  • Logistics and billing documentation
  • Marketing materials including data sheets around Presence Pro Security, Fabrux, Crux and Influx
  • Technical specifications sheet for Presence Pro Security sensors, hub and software
  • A business plan and sales forecast template

For more information on People Power, please visit http://www.peoplepowerco.com/reseller/.

 

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power is an award-winning software company with a proud legacy in mobility and green technology. People Power Company offers the Internet of Things FabrUX software, which enables manufacturers and service providers to quickly launch products and services using ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks. People Power’s intuitive consumer app, Presence, not only transforms spare smart devices into wireless video cameras for added security, but also expands to control modern smart homes and connect smart communities. The app is also available as a white-labeled software app framework. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

 

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People Power Announces $4.4 Million in Series B Funding

The Funding Helps People Power Accelerate Market Adoption of the Internet of Things

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 30, 2015) – People Power, a user engagement company providing apps, cloud and mobile services for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announces $4.4 million in Series B funding led by MediaTek, a leader in power-efficient, highly integrated IoT chipsets and technologies. People Power will use the funding to further accelerate its penetration in the IoT market in both the U.S. and China, develop new IoT products based on its Fabrux and Influx software architecture, and make additional hires in sales, marketing and engineering.

People Power differentiates itself in the IoT market with its focus on the mobile user experience. Its award-winning app Presence reimagines spare smart devices into Internet security cameras and gives users the ability to secure and control their homes from their mobile device. The Presence app’s freemium model enables consumers to first become familiar with the many benefits of IoT technology before making a large investment, unlike other ‘smart home’ services that require a significant initial outlay and monthly recurring fees.

According to a recent BI Intelligence Report, the Internet of Things will add $1.7 trillion in value to the global economy. However, Acquity Group shows that there is still a great amount of adoption to be had for the technology. With this Series B funding, People Power is poised to become one of the major forces driving the IoT into mainstream consumer adoption.

“This additional funding is a huge vote of confidence in People Power’s vision of mass adoption of connected home products, as well as our long-term potential in the market,” said Gene Wang, CEO and co-founder of People Power. “By promoting a freemium model for IoT products and services, People Power offers consumers easy access to the technology. Instead of requiring enormous upfront costs and ongoing monthly fees for smart services and devices, we enable consumers to purchase inexpensive hardware, and provide the option to add monthly services when they are ready. Using a gradual approach to ease consumers into obtaining the benefits of the technology will help fuel the massive adoption of connected products.”

Developers can also take advantage of Presence’s simple and engaging design. Fabrux, People Power’s connected home operating system, which is controlled through the Presence app, enables developers to create and deploy engaging IoT services, enhance their own platforms or integrate Fabrux with devices connected through existing frameworks and protocols, such as HomeKit, AllJoyn, ZigBee, Bluetooth and others. Already supporting more than 1.3 million devices, Fabrux helps any company strengthen its own unique vision of IoT and create new revenue opportunities.
For more information on People Power, please visit http://www.peoplepowerco.com/.

 

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power is an award-winning software company with a proud legacy in mobility and green technology. People Power Company offers the Internet of Things FabrUX software, which enables manufacturers and service providers to quickly launch products and services using ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks. People Power’s intuitive consumer app, Presence, not only transforms spare smart devices into wireless video cameras for added security, but also expands to control modern smart homes and connect smart communities. The app is also available as a white-labeled software app framework. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

 

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People Power’s Presence Selected as Best Baby Monitor by Natural Child World Magazine

People Power’s Flagship App Voted as a Winner in the 2015 Eco-Excellence Awards™

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 11, 2015) – People Power, creators of Presence, the popular mobile app that transforms unused smartphones and tablets into free Internet security cameras, has won a 2015 Eco-Excellence Award in the Baby Monitor Category.

For use as a baby monitor, pet cam, nanny cam, surveillance cam or do-it-yourself security system, Presence lets users know what’s happening in their house while they’re away. The app streams video and audio in real-time, and alerts users based on personalized settings, such as when movement is detected. Presence also features two-way videos calls, so users can communicate with children in their home from anywhere in the world.

“Gone are the days we’d have to transport baby monitors all over the house,” said Stacy Hassan, mother of two and a Presence user. “Now we’re able to keep an eye on the kiddos using our mobile devices.”

In addition, with added smart products, Presence delivers whole-home security and energy monitoring, and enables automated and remote control of in-home electrical devices. Users can schedule or manually power home lighting or electric appliances on and off from a smart device. For example, users can design rules within the app to turn lights off in the nursery at 7 p.m. and on at 7 a.m., or turn on their smartphone’s flashlight remotely to activate a night-light.

“For parents, Presence can serve as an extra pair of eyes and ears to help monitor your baby (and the nanny) whether you are in the next room or on a different continent,” said Gene Wang, CEO and co-founder of People Power. “We are grateful to be recognized by Natural Child World Magazine for our unconventional baby monitor solution, which allows you to view, hear, talk with, and protect your child remotely using a recycled smartphone or tablet.”

The Eco-Excellence Awards are the only awards to recognize excellence in the world of sustainability and social responsibility. Products were rated on performance, style, design and footprint by a panelist of celebrity judges, Parents’ Lab and NCW editors, as well as voted on by thousands of fans worldwide.

For more information or to download People Power’s Presence app, please visit www.presencepro.com.

 

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power is an award-winning software company with a proud legacy in mobility and green technology. People Power Company offers the Internet of Things FabrUX software, which enables manufacturers and service providers to quickly launch products and services using ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks. People Power’s intuitive consumer app, Presence, not only transforms spare smart devices into wireless video cameras for added security, but also expands to control modern smart homes and connect smart communities. The app is also available as a white-labeled software app framework. For more information, visit www.presencepro.com.

About NCW Magazine
NCW Magazine is the leading lifestyle publication that addresses the needs of the modern family. Beautiful photography, thought-provoking editorial content, and a clear focus on ecologically and socially responsible consumer values makes NCW Magazine an unmatched destination for everything modern, sustainable and beautifully crafted. The #1 resource for parents who want to make better choices for themselves and the people they love the most, without sacrificing the things they like the most. From design in Copenhagen to fashion in New York, to lifestyle and well-being around the globe, NCW Magazine offers a global look at parenting in the modern world. www.ncwmagazine.com

 

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People Power Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Presence Security

People Power Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Presence Security, a Modern Mobile Security Solution to Safeguard Your Home and Lifestyle Combining Entry, Motion, Water, Temperature, Humidity and Touch Sensors With Customizable Alerts, Presence Security Delivers Complete Home Protection With No Monthly Fee Required.

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – May 27, 2015) – People Power, creators of Presence, the award-winning mobile app that transforms unused smartphones and tablets into free Internet security cameras, launches its Indiegogo fundraising campaign for Presence Security. Presence Security combines industry-leading security technology with Presence’s powerful software app to not only protect your home from intruders, but also monitor everyday situations, such as checking on kids, pets, appliances and more.

“We believe that everyone should be able to control their homes and check on their family’s safety from anywhere, so we optimized Presence Security for smartphone users,” said David Moss, President and CTO of People Power. “Through this crowdfunding campaign, we are finally able to realize the leap from smart homes to smart communities by allowing users to share alerts directly from their home to their trusted circle of friends, neighbors and family while they’re away. This truly is the future of home security.”

Using smart sensors and motion detectors, Presence Security monitors doors and windows, movements and vibrations, and provides temperature updates and water detection in the event of a leak or flood. Your old smartphone will also act as a siren when an intruder is detected. Through real-time alerts, you’re notified when something is happening in your house, no matter where you are.

A rules engine also allows users to customize and coordinate actions and share alerts with friends and family in their trusted circle. Presence Security supports unlimited sensors, cameras, alerts, rules, friends and sharing to deliver the best user experience available in modern mobile security solutions.

Funders to Presence Security’s Indiegogo campaign have various contribution levels and perks to choose from, including, but not limited to:

  • $29 contribution: Receive a Presence Security Yard Sign
  • $179 contribution: Early Bird Presence Security Entry Pack Special – Receive a Presence Security Entry Pack, including 2x Presence Entry Sensors, Presence PIR Motion Sensor, Presence Gateway and Large Presence Sticker
  • $249 contribution: Early Bird Presence Security Pack Special – Receive 3x Presence Entry Sensors, Presence PIR Motion Sensor, Presence Water Sensor, Presence Temperature Sensor, Presence Touch Sensor, Presence Gateway, 2x Small Presence Window Stickers and Large Presence Security Window Sticker
  • $399 contribution: Early Bird Premium Presence Security Pack Special – Receive 6x Presence Entry Sensors, 3x Presence PIR Motion Sensors, 2x Presence Water Sensors, Presence Temperature Sensor, Presence Humidity Sensor, Presence Gateway, 2x Small Presence Window Stickers and Large Presence Window Sticker

Presence Security is available on Android and iOS with no monthly subscription fee required. To contribute to the Indiegogo campaign and learn more about Presence Security, please visit http://igg.me/at/presencesecurity.

 

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power is an award-winning software company with a proud legacy in mobility and green technology. People Power Company offers the Internet of Things FabrUX software, which enables manufacturers and service providers to quickly launch products and services using ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks. People Power’s intuitive consumer app, Presence, not only transforms spare smartphones into wireless video cameras for added security, but also expands to control modern smart homes and connect smart communities. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

 

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People Power Selected as Winner of 2015 NextGen Mobile Award

People Power Selected as Winner of 2015 NextGen Mobile Award. SIIA Recognized People Power for Innovation and Disruption in Mobile Technology.

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 17, 2015) – People Power, a technology and user engagement company providing apps, cloud and mobile services for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced its selection as the Most Innovative & Overall NextGen winner in Mobile technology by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. The company was recognized with this award for Presence, its acclaimed free app that reimagines home and lifestyle security by transforming unused smartphones into webcams to monitor the things and people you care about most, as well as for its connected home operating system FabrUX.

“We are honored to be recognized by SIIA as a disruptive company leading the industry in mobile innovation,” said Gene Wang, CEO and co-founder of People Power. “Both our app and our platform are filling a market void, breathing new life into unused smart devices and providing easy-to-use home security and energy management at an affordable price to both developers and consumers.”

Used as a DIY home surveillance camera or for specific use-cases, such as a baby monitor, pet or nanny cam, People Power’s free app Presence lets you stay connected to your home when you’re away. The app streams 2-way video and audio, detects and records motion and alerts users to activity at home based on personalized settings. With add-on connected products, the app’s functionality expands to deliver real-time, whole-home energy monitoring and control over appliances so users can manage electric use remotely.

The Presence app also transforms into a tool for developers. Using FabrUX, People Power’s IoT software stack, Presence was designed to provide a white-label software app framework to give remote control over and promote simple out-of-box experiences for any FabrUX-connected product. FabrUX is a unique set of software modules which combines cloud and mobile software to connect, analyze, coordinate, manage and enhance any Internet-connected object or cloud. Unlike similar technologies, FabrUX enables powerful user engagement through an integrated community social networking layer. The company currently employs FabrUX to run home energy management programs in Oahu and Cape Cod, where residents are actively decreasing their energy consumption through the application of proven behavioral psychology mechanisms. Developers use FabrUX to create and deploy engaging IoT services, enhance their own platforms, or integrate FabrUX with devices connected through existing frameworks and protocols such as HomeKit, AllJoyn, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth and others, to deliver more comprehensive end-user experiences.

“There is tremendous innovation taking place in the software and services market as companies leverage mobile to gain a competitive advantage,” said Rhianna Collier, Vice President and Managing Director of the Software and Services division at SIIA. “NextGen companies — chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of M&A, VC and advisory executives — are offering game-changing products that add significant value to the market because they meet the needs of our evolving mobile society.”

SIIA’s NextGen program provides exposure to companies delivering breakthrough solutions. The program aims to bring awareness to five verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, Mobile, Relationship Intelligence and Security. Nominated companies were judged by a group of industry experts who determined the Most Innovative, Most Disruptive and overall NexGen winner of the Mobile category.

For more information about People Power, please visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

 

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power is an award-winning software company with a proud legacy in mobility and green technology. People Power Company offers the Internet of Things FabrUX software, which enables manufacturers and service providers to quickly launch products and services using ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks. People Power’s intuitive consumer app, Presence, not only transforms spare smart devices into wireless video cameras for added security, but also expands to control modern smart homes and connect smart communities. The app is also available as a white-labeled software app framework. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

About SSD
The Software & Services Division (SSD) of SIIA represents companies that develop the applications, services, infrastructure and tools driving the success of today’s high-tech industry. SSD programs and activities are designed to foster company growth and success by providing professional insights and strategy, executive networking, industry exposure and business development opportunities. SSD member executives actively collaborate to share business and operational expertise, best practices, and new innovations to help companies efficiently build growing and successful businesses. For more information, visit www.siia.net/SSD.

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit www.siia.net.

 

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People Power’s Flagship App Presence Now Available for Android Users and on the Web

People Power’s Flagship App Presence Now Available for Android Users and on the Web. Presence Now Delivers Integrated Smart Home Security Across Computers, Android and iOS Devices at No Cost.

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 31, 2015) – People Power, creator of Presence, the award-winning mobile app which transforms unused smartphones or tablets into free video monitoring systems, announces that Presence is now fully compatible with Android devices (versions 4.0 or later) and enables users to view and manage their smartphone security cameras from the convenience of a web browser. This release dramatically expands the number of people who can use the free Presence app to protect their homes, families and valuable belongings.

“The launch of the Android and Web applications builds on the success of our iOS-based Presence app, which was the #1 top trending app in the App Store earlier this year,” said Gene Wang, CEO and co-founder of People Power. “Every day, 1.5 million smartphones are abandoned for newer models, and now they can be repurposed to improve the safety and security of the ones we love, at a price everyone can afford.”

Used as a webcam, baby monitor, pet or nanny cam or DIY security system, Presence is a multi-functional tool that enables you to monitor your home remotely. Users receive motion detection Presence Video Alerts which can be easily shared through Twitter, and can view what’s happening in real-time through smart devices. There is also a talk feature that enables remote two-way communication with people and pets at home.

After thousands of users worldwide voted for a more comprehensive Web experience, users can now live-stream Presence cameras and manage them remotely from any browser, after logging in to the website at https://app.presencepro.com.

To download Presence for Android for free, visit www.presencepro.com/download/

Optional premium features are available for purchase within the Presence app for $1.99/week, $4.99/month and $49.99/year.

 

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power is an award-winning software company with a proud legacy in mobility and green technology. People Power Company offers the Internet of Things FabrUX software, which enables manufacturers and service providers to quickly launch products and services using ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks. People Power’s intuitive consumer app, Presence, not only transforms spare smart devices into wireless video cameras for added security, but also expands to control modern smart homes and connect smart communities. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

 

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People Power Enables Developers & Manufacturers to Control New Devices

People Power Enables Developers and Manufacturers to Quickly Control New Devices From a Smartphone With Launch of FabrUX. Partners Can Support Multiple Standards and Protocols From a Single App Using Ready-Made Cloud and Mobile Software Stacks.

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 2, 2015) – People Power, a technology and user engagement company providing apps, cloud and mobile services for the Internet of Things (IoT), announces the launch of the FabrUX Developer Console. People Power FabrUX is designed to enhance and accelerate third-party IoT platforms, services and products with industry-leading cloud and mobile software.

The FabrUX architecture features four powerful software tiers — unified connectivity with device-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud connectors, analytics, community social networking, and a customizable mobile and web UI presentation layer — that go beyond the basic connectivity of other cloud software. FabrUX can connect, analyze, manage and enhance any Internet-connected object or cloud platform, and enables powerful consumer engagement programs through an integrated community social networking layer. The open and flexible platform offers completely open source SDKs and APIs, enabling partners to easily connect devices or apps, and avoid vendor lock-in. FabrUX is designed as an all-in-one solution, but it can also be seamlessly integrated with existing frameworks like AllJoyn, HomeKit and other proprietary platforms to achieve higher levels of IoT cooperation.

People Power’s popular app, Presence, now offers FabrUX Developer Mode for both iOS and Android, giving immediate control from smartphones over FabrUX-connected products. Presence promotes extremely simple out-of-box experiences for connected products, and is designed to allow partner-specific branding of the app’s user interface. When combined with FTP access to People Power’s servers, even developers without mobile app experience are equipped to quickly customize the Presence mobile app and web consoles. In addition to enabling mobile demos and usability testing, these customizations rapidly accelerate partners toward commercial release.

“The People Power FabrUX Developer Console arms innovators with tools to create and deploy consumer products and services such as energy management, home security and elder care,” said David Moss, President and CTO of People Power. “The Internet of Things will witness explosive growth and change in the coming years, but one fact will remain constant: Gadgets are meaningless without well designed software that meet human needs. FabrUX represents the most advanced and comprehensive IoT software stack to date, and goes beyond simple smart homes into the formation of community social networks that drive user engagement programs, neighborhood watch scenarios and elderly care trust networks.”

As pioneers of the Department of Energy Green Button standard, a White House call-to-action to provide utility customers with easy and secure access to their energy usage information, People Power FabrUX connects Green Button data from smart meters, sensor networks, and other information sources from smart homes and smart buildings. In an industry first, FabrUX enables powerful community engagement programs that induce behavior changes in energy use across large groups of individuals. Using the People Power Command Center, program managers can easily control engagement programs with the ability to onboard users and energy hardware, look into real-time and historical energy usage data, deploy energy challenges designed to motivate behavioral change and report the results. People Power has demonstrated this technology with its home energy management programs in Oahu and Cape Cod, where participants are currently saving around 10 percent on their monthly electric bills.

For more information on People Power FabrUX, please visit www.peoplepowerco.com

 

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power is an award-winning software company with a proud legacy in mobility and green technology. People Power Company offers the Internet of Things FabrUX software, which enables partners to quickly launch products and services using ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks. People Power’s intuitive app, Presence, not only transforms spare smart devices into wireless video cameras for added security, but also expands to control modern smart homes and connect smart communities. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

 

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