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People Power Named a Cool Vendor in Gartner 2017 Connected Home Report

The company is recognized for its innovation and impact in the smart home

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 27, 2017) – Internet of Things (IoT) software company providing bot-enabled artificial intelligence (AI) for home security, energy and care solutions, People Power has been named as a Cool Vendor in Gartner’s annual “Cool Vendors in Connected Home, 2017” report. People Power’s platform introduces machine learning and true intelligence into the connected home, enabling service providers to offer unique microservices to consumers while shifting revenue models from hardware device sales to recurring services revenues.

The connected home industry is struggling to deliver intelligence to IoT devices and ultimately live up to its global market potential. The white-label ready People Power Pro Security service includes a bot platform that enables service providers to deliver AI and machine learning bot technology for core IoT services. Bots listen to and make sense of real-time data streams flowing from a user’s life to generate targeted, intelligent and sometimes unscripted outcomes that matter. Beyond delivering core subscription services for end-users, bots also communicate proactively with customer support on behalf of the end user to identify hardware issues and flag customers who require attention.

The People Power Pro Security service includes a cloud computing environment called Bot Server that executes bots against real-time IoT data streams, and an environment for developers to construct bots and add new services to existing devices called Bot Lab. People Power’s Bot Lab technology is available for developers to explore on GitHub.

“The biggest opportunity for service providers in the connected home space today is to produce a meaningful set of core services that simplify user interfaces, minimize human interaction and increase the monetization of subscription services,” said David Moss, ‎President and CTO of People Power. “Similar to digital assistants that learn about users and their surroundings, bots enable services and experiences that were never possible in previous eras of computing. We are proud of being recognized as a Cool Vendor by Gartner for our cutting-edge bot platform, and realize these bots only represent the beginning of a shift from the clumsy smart homes of yesterday to the intelligent homes of tomorrow.”

Gartner’s Cool Vendor reports identify technology vendors that have strong market vision and offer unique and innovative products and services that have genuine market impact. Connected home vendors focus on design, intelligence and ease of use of devices — and must not sacrifice usability.

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power Company is an award-winning software company with unique expertise and success in creating mobile and cloud technology. The People Power IoT Suite enables rapid IoT device and program connection, engagement, delivery and management for digital service providers, telecoms and manufacturers. Bringing Artificial Intelligence to IoT for recurring revenues in security, energy and care services, its ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks connect consumers to valued lifestyle experiences. Services from concept through commercial release enabled by People Power are available as white-label solutions for customers around the world. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

Gartner, Cool Vendors in the Connected Home, 2017, 12 May 2017

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People Power Closes Series B-1 Funding from innogy and Origin to Support Rapid Deployments of Smart Home Solutions for Utility Companies and Service Providers

Additional $4 million round brings People Power’s investor funding to $14 million

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – May 15, 2017) – Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) software company, People Power, today announces its Series B-1 financing which includes $2 million from innogy SE (ETR: IGY), a subsidiary of RWE and Germany’s leading energy company with more than 23 million customers, and $1.2 million from Origin Energy (ASX: ORG), Australia’s largest energy retailer, in addition to other investments. This funding brings the company’s total investments to $14 million and fuels the expansion of People Power’s IoT deployments for service providers around the world.

Recognized as the only integrated solution of its kind, People Power’s IoT Suite enables intelligent device connectivity for powerful and easily managed consumer IoT programs for energy retailers and digital service providers. The suite integrates AI using bots in order to understand real-time data streams from a user’s life and learn patterns to provide more intelligent outcomes. These types of IoT services will revamp how the energy market interacts with consumers, while reimagining the kind of connected services consumers can engage with and how they are delivered.

“We’re enabling exciting new services for utility companies and service providers that deliver improved lifestyle experiences to their customers, and this additional funding will help us accelerate our efforts to keep up with global demand,” said Gene Wang, CEO and co-founder of People Power. “Energy providers can utilize our offerings to bring their customers solutions beyond typical energy services including home security and safety, improved energy management and more.”

innogy and Origin are partnering with People Power to curate pilot programs in Germany and Australia, leading to broader market trials of smart home services. By bringing AI to IoT, People Power’s ready-made white-label solutions deliver recurring revenues from smart home services for leading companies like innogy and Origin.

“Bot-enabled machine learning services are the next big step in the smart home market, and People Power is already there,” said Florian Kolb, Managing Director of innogy New Ventures, Palo Alto. “Combining People Power’s technology with innogy’s platform will allow us to accelerate user participation and evolve our energy services in Germany. Its IoT services enhance our own sustainable and innovative energy solutions by enabling us to better scale and manage programs. The intelligence provided by People Power’s technology opens new market and revenue possibilities.”

“The rise of renewables is transforming energy markets around the world, however the biggest disruption has proven to be new technologies,” said Cameron Briggs, Origin’s Head of Future Energy. “To stay ahead of our competitors in Australia and provide valuable connected home services to our customers, we turn to partners like People Power. Utilizing People Power’s solutions will help us to drive customer adoption and deliver key IoT services, establishing us as a market leader and helping us go beyond the basic utility model.”

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power Company is an award-winning software company with unique expertise and success in creating mobile and cloud technology. The People Power IoT Suite enables rapid IoT device and program connection, engagement, delivery and management for digital service providers, telecoms and manufacturers. Bringing artificial intelligence to IoT for recurring revenues in security, energy and care services, its ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks connect consumers to valued lifestyle experiences. Services from concept through commercial release enabled by People Power are available as white-label solutions for customers around the world. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

About innogy
innogy SE is Germany’s leading energy company. With its three business segments — Grid & Infrastructure, Retail and Renewables — innogy addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world. Activities are focus on its 23 million customers, offering innovative, sustainable products and services that enable customers to use energy more efficiently and improve quality of life. innogy New Ventures is the Palo Alto-based unit of innogy focused on securing future business through three core activities: market entry, venturing and innovation. This includes leading strategic investments in early- and later-stage companies, group-wide data-driven business model programs, and testing and launching new businesses for innogy. More information at www.innogy.com.

About Origin
Origin is an Australian integrated energy solutions provider with leading positions across energy retailing, power generation and natural gas production. Origin is scaling up its capabilities in digital metering, data and analytics to create innovative and differentiated energy solutions for its millions of customers. More information at www.originenergy.com.au.

People Power Announces a White-Label Home Security Solution with Bot-Enabled Artificial Intelligence and Hacker-Resistant Home Gateway

Built for digital service providers, telecoms and manufacturers, the solution enables rapid deployment of new services while strengthening IoT cybersecurity

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Feb 20, 2017) – Internet of Things (IoT) software company, People Power, today announces People Power Pro Security, a white-label home security solution designed to help digital service providers — such as utilities, telecoms, cable operators and manufacturers — bring valuable smart home services to their customers. People Power Pro Security allows them to employ new bot services, designed for faster construction and implementation of smart home intelligence, and the People Power IoT Gateway, which delivers unmatched levels of internet security for IoT deployments. Its new offerings cement People Power’s position as one of the first companies in the world to build and deploy bot-enabled smart home IoT systems.

Built for digital service providers, People Power Pro Security is a white-label solution that integrates Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies through the use of bots. Bots are micro-services that constantly listen to and understand real-time data streams from a user’s life to learn patterns and produce more intelligent outcomes. The solution includes an array of expandable hardware products and advanced sensors to accelerate time-to-market delivery of consumer IoT programs. Pro Security is easy for consumers to install with iOS or Android-based smartphone apps, and offers optional 24/7 professional monitoring. An industry-first, Pro Security incorporates a collection of bot solutions for today’s most intelligent smart home IoT deployments, including:

  • CP-01 False Alarm Reduction Bot – Implements CP-01 ANSI/SIA standards for false-alarm reduction of professionally monitored security systems
  • Entry Sensor Intelligence Bot – Adds intelligence to entry sensors to eliminate false alarms, fixing a $100M industry problem
  • Motion Sensor Intelligence Bot – Learns the characteristics of each individual motion sensor and provides feedback for reliable do-it-yourself installs
  • Preventative Maintenance Bot – Notifies administrators of hardware problems like battery, signal strength or defective devices to proactively enhance the customer experience
  • Thinking Out Loud Bot – Communicates why the bot made certain decisions, and delivers weekly health reports on the home
  • Intelligent Lighting Bot – Learns normal patterns of lighting to make it look like someone is home when they’re not
  • Intermittent Reinforcement Bot – Sends users intermittent compliments from keypads to reinforce habit formation of arming the security system
  • Leak Sensor Intelligence Bot – Provides professional monitoring of water leaks, without waking users in the middle of the night

Additionally, People Power is providing developer access to the new People Power Bot Lab and Bot Server to explore the creation of new services for smart homes and buildings. Bot Lab is an environment for adding new micro-services to existing devices or data sources. This enables outcomes that appeal to specific customer needs, allowing for valuable and timely service updates that address growing market opportunities. The service is complemented by People Power’s IoT Suite’s connectivity software, Presto. It provides free hosting to cloud-enable any IoT device from concept through commercial development. This allows businesses and manufacturers to integrate differentiating new features and services into legacy or in-market products. Bot Server lives in a cloud-computing environment to run bots that consumers select to operate 24/7 in the background of their lives.

“Our announcement today identifies the moment when artificial intelligence for IoT systems moves from the theoretical to the everyday practical,” said Gene Wang, CEO of People Power. “An industry first, our bots are on the job learning and producing highly-imaginative and valuable IoT outcomes. If a smart home isn’t learning constantly with bot-enabled AI, then consider it outdated.”

Included in the Pro Security solution is the new People Power IoT Gateway. The gateway incorporates NewSky Security’s most advanced hacker-resistant device security technology, and answers the need for a home internet gateway with extraordinary levels of internet security for IoT systems. The technology applies an AI-based solution that actively learns and enforces expected patterns of network traffic, identifying and remedying suspicious and potentially overwhelming network activities and anomalies. The People Power gateway is capable of protecting against the smallest and most lethal IoT security threats, and is today’s most secure gateway solution for IoT deployments.

People Power’s IoT Gateway is the first commercially available ZigBee 3.0 hyper-compatible gateway for intelligent homes. It provides simplified IoT deployments with a wide array of connected device possibilities. Integrating with Pro Security to drive recurring service revenues, the gateway incorporates multiple home networking technologies, including ZigBee 3.0, BLE 4.1, WLAN 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n, and optional Z-Wave and cellular. Designed to incorporate emerging technologies, the gateway features both local Micro SD storage and USB 2.0 for expansion. The IoT Gateway is currently deployed in select IoT programs and available for white-label deployments under partner brands.

“Smart homes are dumb compared to what they need to be — conscious homes,” said David Moss, President and CTO of People Power. “In the same way mobile app developers create new features for smartphones, now bot developers can create new features, services and experiences for every internet-connected device. Our IoT software suite and People Power IoT Gateway allows developers, manufacturers and digital service providers to deliver valuable new services and experiences for homes and buildings.”

People Power recently announced the launch of its IoT Suite, which enables rapid connection, engagement, delivery and management of IoT projects for businesses to deliver connected lifestyle improvements to their customers. The IoT Suite is used today by several of the world’s largest digital service providers in Asia, Europe and the U.S.

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power Company is an award-winning software company with unique expertise and success in creating mobile and cloud technology. The People Power IoT Suite enables rapid IoT device and program connection, engagement, delivery and management for digital service providers, telecoms and manufacturers. Bringing Artificial Intelligence to IoT for recurring revenues in security, energy and care services, its ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks connect consumers to valued lifestyle experiences. Services from concept through commercial release enabled by People Power are available as white-label solutions for customers around the world. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

People Power Selected to Join China Mobile’s Digital Home Cooperation Alliance to Strategically Advance Smart Home Efforts

People Power Selected to Join China Mobile’s Digital Home Cooperation Alliance to Strategically Advance Smart Home Efforts

Alliance enhances market solutions with new technologies that enable smart home offerings through unified protocols and improved, intelligent services

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Jan 10, 2017) – People Power, a services enablement company providing mobile apps, cloud and mobile solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announces it has been selected to join the China Mobile Digital Home Cooperation Alliance. As an alliance partner along with Jingdong, Huawei, Changhong, Qualcomm and TCL among others, People Power joins to help China Mobile strengthen IoT integration and solutions across the digital home industry.

China Mobile, the world’s largest telco by subscribers — nearing 850M, selected People Power to join the alliance to enhance its broadband market offering by leveraging partner technologies to unify protocols, improve services and achieve a secure and intelligent smart home ecosystem. The announcement of the alliance was made at China Mobile’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Guangzhou where People Power CEO, Gene Wang, presented a speech entitled, “A winning business model for the Internet of Things.” At the event, Wang also confirmed interoperability support for new protocols including China Mobile’s And-Link to address application areas like family safety, energy and senior care.

“We’re constantly striving to move the IoT industry forward and believe one of the core issues holding it back is interoperability, so we are perfectly aligned with China Mobile’s vision to unify IoT protocols and provide intelligent services that people love,” said Gene Wang, CEO and co-founder of People Power. “As a partner of China Mobile’s Digital Home Alliance, there is an opportunity for us unlock IoT’s true potential. Our services offer interoperability among a wide variety of smart devices that can be used for home automation and security, energy management and health care.”

People Power recently announced the launch of its IoT Suite, which enables rapid connection, engagement, delivery and management of IoT projects for businesses to deliver connected lifestyle improvements to their customers. The People Power IoT Suite is used today by several of the world’s largest service providers in Asia, Europe and the U.S. Additionally, People Power recently announced a joint venture partnership with the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service, which is also working to improve interoperability.

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

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power Company is an award-winning software company with a successful legacy in mobile and cloud technology. The People Power IoT Suite enables rapid consumer IoT device and program connection, engagement, delivery and management for services providers, telcos and manufacturers. Bringing Artificial Intelligence to IoT for recurring revenues in security, energy and care services, its ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks connect consumers to valued lifestyle experiences. Services from concept through commercial release enabled by People Power are available as white-labeled solutions for customers around the world. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

People Power Selected as NTIS Joint Venture Partner to Support Data Challenges for Federal Agencies

People Power Selected as NTIS Joint Venture Partner to Support Data Challenges for Federal Agencies

Partnership enhances the federal government’s ability to distribute open data in order to stimulate and expedite innovation and collaboration

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Nov 2, 2016) – People Power, a services enablement company providing mobile apps, cloud and mobile solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announces it has been selected as one of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS) joint venture partners (JVP). As one of 35 chosen partners, People Power is now eligible to work with NTIS to tackle groundbreaking data projects and analytic challenges for federal agencies.

The NTIS joint venture will help simplify the process for businesses, government, taxpayers and communities to access and analyze data. With more open data sharing, the initiative will ignite innovation in software development and data science. Ultimately, it will strengthen economic growth and create new jobs while connecting private sector experts with agencies striving to meet the transformational aspects of NTIS’ goals. Outcomes of these partnerships will advance the Data Economy, such as Big Data, Open Data, Open Access, Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT).

Before becoming a NTIS JVP, People Power’s smart city initiative in Oahu, Hawaii enabled residents to remotely monitor and significantly lower their energy use. Participants were able to view their energy use in real time and had access to historical energy data, which informed participants on how to make short-term and long-term changes in their energy spend. The program resulted in an impressive 7 to 15 percent energy savings for engaged households. People Power’s JVP with NTIS will allow the company to continue smart city projects that propel innovation forward within the IoT industry.

“True innovation in IoT stems not only from connecting things, but also connecting organizations through data sharing,” said Gene Wang, CEO and co-founder of People Power. “As a proud partner of NTIS’ Joint Venture initiative, there is an enormous opportunity before us to solve real challenges for real people. Our people-centric approach to humanizing technology services makes People Power an ideal partner to enable modern solutions for people living in military and federal campuses around the world.”

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

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power Company is an award-winning software company with a successful legacy in mobile and cloud technology. The People Power IoT Suite enables rapid connection, engagement, delivery and management of IoT products and services for services providers, manufacturers and consumers searching for connected lifestyle enhancements. Its ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks connect people with networked devices to humanize the Internet of Things. Services from concept through commercial release enabled by People Power are available as white-labeled solutions for customers around the world. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

People Power Announces World’s First iOS and Android Enabled Smartphone Security Camera Robot — Presence 360 — to Reveal Blind Spots for Home Security and Care

Breathe New Life Into an Unused Phone With the Intelligent Motion-Sensing Smartphone Robot That Can Automatically Keep an Eye on the Most Important Locations in Your Home

DALLAS, TX–(Marketwired – Sep 13, 2016) – People Power, a services enablement company providing apps, cloud and mobile services for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announces Presence 360, the world’s first 360-degree smartphone security camera robot that reveals existing blind spots in home security. Presence 360 integrates with People Power’s free Presence app, which reimagines spare smart devices into remotely monitored video cameras and has already sent more than 80 million Presence Video Alerts worldwide. By downloading the Presence app on an unused smartphone and cradling that device in Presence 360’s adjustable arms, users can monitor their homes and loved ones in 360-degrees, control viewing angles remotely and automatically receive motion detected video alerts when they’re away from home. People Power will be demoing Presence 360 at the CEDIA Expo 2016, September 15-17, 2016, at booth 4171.

Traditional security cameras are costly and only let you see a single static view, which leaves users blind to anything outside of the camera’s visual range. Presence 360’s full pan-and-tilt and 360-degree rotation allows users to look all around. Users can customize how long the camera remains at each vantage point too. Set Presence 360 to automatically pan to the front door for 15 seconds, the kitchen window or any other area of the home. Presence 360 cycles through those vantage points automatically to search for intruders or activity — recording video the instant motion is detected. When motion is detected, a Presence Video Alert of the activity is sent straight to the user’s smartphone as well as to their trusted circle of family and friends.

“In an era where technology is helping workers make impressive strides in productivity, we still find a big need for technology that lets consumers know what’s happening at home when they can’t be there,” said Gene Wang, CEO and co-founder of People Power. “Unless you’ve budgeted for a complicated and expensive home surveillance system, you may never know what’s happening until it’s too late. By revealing those nagging blind spots, Presence 360 brings people peace of mind, and is paving the way for a new era of lifestyle security.”

The Presence Security Pack extends the value of Presence 360. It works through the Presence app and combines entry, motion, water, humidity, temperature and touch sensors to create a whole home monitoring solution.

Also announced today is a significant performance increase to the Android version of Presence, which comes as a result of a conscientious refactoring of the popular mobile application. Android users will experience an increase in performance 3 times greater with the new version of Presence, available today in the Google Play Store.

Presence 360 is compatible with iOS and Android smartphones. To pre-order Presence 360, visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/presence-360-smartphone-security-camera-robot-99-app#/.

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power Company is an award-winning software company with a successful legacy in mobile and cloud technology. The People Power IoT Suite enables rapid connection, engagement, delivery and management of IoT products and services for services providers, manufacturers and consumers searching for connected lifestyle enhancements. Its ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks connect people with networked devices to humanize the Internet of Things. Services from concept through commercial release enabled by People Power are available as white-labeled solutions for customers around the world. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

New People Power IoT Suite Delivers a Comprehensive Service Which Enables Business Partners to Offer Connected Lifestyle Improvements

Award-Winning Software Company Announces IoT Suite to Enable New Security, Energy and Care Services at CEDIA 2016

DALLAS, TX – (Marketwired – Sep 12, 2016) – People Power, a services enablement company providing apps, cloud and mobile services for the Internet of Things (IoT), announces global availability of the People Power IoT Suite, a software system that enables device connectivity to-the-app for powerful, easily-managed consumer IoT programs and devices. The IoT Suite features a robust, customizable software stack that allows service providers and manufacturers to grow revenues by offering value-added and white-label security, energy and home care services. The IoT Suite helps reduce support costs while enabling companies to interact with customers to build meaningful and monetized connected relationships. People Power will be demoing the People Power IoT Suite at the CEDIA Expo 2016, September 12-17, 2016, at booth 4171.

Made up of four software tiers that seamlessly integrate with existing frameworks, the People Power IoT Suite provides business customers the ability to connect, engage, deliver and manage smart homes IoT services within an all-in-one solution.

  • Connect with Presto – Presto features an open source software development kit and a comprehensive list of open APIs so manufacturers can quickly Internet-enable IoT devices with low-cost hosting.
  • Engage with Virtuoso – Virtuoso is the mobile and web app framework for iOS, Android and Web with an unmatched user experience designed by behavioral psychologists and usability experts. Its unified device control lets users rapidly deliver IoT services.
  • Deliver with Symphony – Symphony is a personalized cloud IoT service that features powerful analytics and the ability to connect to a community of social networks to encourage sharing, cooperation and competition.
  • Manage with Maestro – Maestro is the suite’s command center, which enrolls and supports end users, issues challenges and offers rewards to keep them engaged, making broadly delivered consumer IoT programs easy to manage.

“The People Power IoT Suite is a marriage of a people-centric and a mobile-first mindset that works to solve real problems occurring in daily life. Whether that’s addressing the need for affordable home security, home care or energy management, our IoT suite allows service providers and manufacturers to quickly add value to their customers,” said Gene Wang, CEO of People Power. “The IoT Suite is designed to deliver program services that are loved by end users and business customers alike. We think of our solution as the ‘brains in the cloud’, by bringing thoughts-to-things.”

The People Power IoT Suite is currently in use by service providers to enable IoT initiatives around the globe. To learn more about the People Power IoT Suite, visit www.peoplepowerco.com/iotsuite

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power Company is an award-winning software company with a successful legacy in mobile and cloud technology. The People Power IoT Suite enables rapid connection, engagement, delivery and management of IoT products and services for services providers, manufacturers and consumers searching for connected lifestyle enhancements. Its ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks connect people with networked devices to humanize the Internet of Things. Services from concept through commercial release enabled by People Power are available as white-labeled solutions for customers around the world. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

Broadband Networks Teams With People Power to Provide Local Operators in Switzerland and Liechtenstein Valuable Internet of Things Services

Collaborative Relationship Delivers Smart Home Solutions for Security, Energy Management and Senior Care Available to Broadband Networks’ Business Partners

URDORF, SWITZERLAND–(Marketwired – Aug 23, 2016) – Broadband Networks AG, a pioneering company in the design and deployment of state-of-the-art broadband network infrastructure, announces its partnership with People Power, a services enablement company providing mobile apps, cloud and mobile solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Broadband Networks will be the local partner for the People Power IoT Suite for customers in Switzerland and Liechtenstein to enable simple, but sophisticated delivery of valued-added IoT home services.

People Power’s easy-to-deploy smart home solutions, including security, energy and home care service subscriptions, will be available to Broadband Networks’ customers. The security offering is an intelligent system designed to operate on an unused smartphone’s built-in camera or IP security camera for remote video monitoring, along with user-installed sensors to monitor entry, motion, water, temperature and humidity in the home. In combination with smartphone-controllable electric smart plugs, consumers can observe and manage their home energy use directly from a mobile device. Also controllable from a mobile device is People Power’s home care solution — available in 2017 — a service that pairs with a variety of smart sensors to help seniors age more confidently and independently.

“We recognize the value in People Power’s people-centric and top down approach to IoT,” said Ivo Scheiwiller, CEO of Broadband Networks. “By selling its highly attractive IoT services, which provide benefits that really matter most to people — home security, energy savings and home care — our customers can be at the forefront of the market opportunity delivered by today’s best IoT technology.”

Broadband Networks will also offer People Power’s highly scalable, carrier-grade mobile-to-cloud system that enables these services. The People Power IoT Suite is People Power’s complete software solution to connect, engage and manage any Internet-connected device or cloud platform, providing Broadband Networks’ customers an opportunity to deploy powerful consumer engagement programs and services. The software suite is designed to engage communities, enabling highly-targeted end user communications to encourage transformational consumer behavior change.

“As demands for IoT technology grows worldwide, broad adoption of smart home consumer offerings are dependent on more intuitive, affordable and platform-agnostic solutions,” said Gene Wang, CEO and co-founder of People Power. “Our comprehensive IoT ecosystem provides industry-leading scalability and functionality, and is the complete solution for expanding high-value technology services into the home. This partnership allows People Power to put our much loved, user-centric technology in the hands of Broadband Network’s customer base in Switzerland and Lichtenstein quickly and elegantly.”

For more information about Broadband Networks, visit http://www.broadbandnetworks.ch

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

About Broadband Networks
Founded in 2002, Broadband Networks is a pioneering company in the setting up and development of state-of-the-art broadband access network infrastructure. We develop strategies that are economically and technologically viable for our clients, as well as sustainable solutions. In doing so, we focus consistently on the clients’ needs and objectives. Reliability, consistency and independence are at the heart of everything we do — carrier class. Our clients include cable network operators, city power utilities, and power companies.

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power Company is an award-winning software company with a successful legacy in mobile and cloud technology. The People Power IoT Suite enables rapid connection, engagement, deployment and management of IoT products and services for services providers, manufacturers and consumers searching for connected lifestyle enhancements. Its ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks connect people with networked devices to humanize the Internet of Things. Services from concept through commercial release enabled by People Power are available as white-labeled solutions for customers around the world. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

People Power’s Presence Reaches Over 70 Million Video Alerts as It Becomes the Top Trending App in Apple’s App Store

Presence Brings Peace of Mind by Enabling People to Check on Their Homes and Families Remotely While Away

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 3, 2016) – People Power, a services enablement company providing apps, cloud and mobile services for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announces its Presence app has recorded and sent over 70 million video alerts and reached the number one trending app, out of 2 million available apps, in the Apple App Store on July 16-17, 2017. On this day, the news video on Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation was re-released:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXi6IPKtNXo

Launched in 2013, Presence is People Power’s acclaimed mobile app that reimagines spare iOS and Android devices into free, remotely monitored video cameras. By setting up Presence on an unused device as the home camera, users can sign into Presence on another mobile device or on the web to keep an eye on their home or office in real-time while away. Presence streams video and audio, detects motion and alerts users based on personalized settings.

“Whether you’re using Presence as a home surveillance camera or as a baby monitor, pet or nanny cam, this amazing free app gives you peace of mind when you can’t be at home,” said Gene Wang, CEO and co-founder of People Power. “And once you fall in love with Presence, you can easily expand the usability of the app with support from other devices like entry sensors, motion detectors, smart plugs, thermostats, light bulbs, meter readers and robots, to transform your house into a smart home.”

People Power’s affordable whole-home monitoring system, called the Presence Security Pack, uses the app and pairs it with smart sensors to detect entry, motion, water, temperature, humidity and touch changes in the home. The app also provides a software framework designed to be white-labeled so that service providers can use People Power’s solutions to quickly launch IoT services to their customers under their own brand.

To learn more about or to download the Presence app, visit PresencePro.com.

About People Power
Founded in 2009, People Power Company is an award-winning software company with a successful legacy in mobile and cloud technology. People Power offers an Internet of Things (IoT) software suite, which enables service providers and manufacturers to quickly launch IoT products and services with people-centric, ready-made cloud and mobile software stacks. People Power’s IoT Suite helps manufacturers to cloud-enable their own products affordably, from concept through commercial release. Services enabled by People Power are available as white-labeled solutions for service providers and manufacturers. For more information, visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

GemPower Launches to Help Service Providers Deliver Readymade Internet of Things Product Solutions in Singapore and Other ASEAN Countries

IoT Software Company and Green Tech Solution Provider Announce Joint Venture to Quickly Internet-Enable Products and Services Through a Single, Open Operating System to Support Smart City Growth and Industry 4.0 Within Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE – GemPower Cloud Pte. Ltd., a joint venture between People Power, an award-winning software company that provides cloud and mobile services for IoT to leading service providers and manufacturers, and Gem Weltronics Corporation(Gemwel), a green technology solution provider working to create a sustainable greener earth, launches today to provide the best in class Internet of Things (IoT) operating system for digital products and IoT services. Serving Singapore and the entire ASEAN region, GemPower accelerates time-to-market for IoT products and services by quickly enabling IoT capabilities through the use of its Ensemble software suite. By analyzing, managing and enhancing any Internet-connected object, service providers have the opportunity to offer additional revenue-generating services through white-label branded services that will provide the connectivity necessary to achieve sustainability goals and positively impact the manufacturing and process industries across Southeast Asia.

“The IoT industry faces major fragmentation, and with complicated user experiences and the lack of industry-wide standards to connect devices from different manufacturers, potential growth within the industry is stifled,” said Sid Sung, Board Director of People Power China. “GemPower’s integration and deployment of Ensemble provides seamless integration of a single operating system that works with one intelligence and can be deployed across many devices, services and protocols to bridge the gap within the IoT industry and provide the tools to enable more than smart homes, but smart factories and smart cities too.”

GemPower’s software suite for the IoT, Ensemble, is designed as an all-in-one solution that can also be seamlessly integrated with existing frameworks and proprietary platforms to achieve higher levels of IoT cooperation. It features four powerful software tiers, including:

  • Presto is a connectivity software with open source SDKs and APIs, which allow partners to get unified connectivity to the cloud for free. Without the need to pay per-device or for data usage fees, it removes all barriers for manufacturers to Internet-enable products.
  • Maestro is a command center that gives service providers the capability to manage a network of customers and devices as well as receive alerts.
  • Symphony is a deployable cloud server that includes Harmony to deliver an engaging customer experience and encourages sharing, competition, cooperation and social commerce, and Composer, which future-proofs organizations by enabling smart learning, data analytics and a new service creation environment.
  • Virtuoso is a mobile app framework that enables users to expand dynamically and add new services to their ecosystem, white label, and gives the fastest time-to-market.

Hosted in Singapore, Ensemble’s design creates valuable, sticky services quickly and allows partner-specific branding of the app’s user interface that is compatible with both iOS and Android, giving immediate control from smartphones over Ensemble-connected products.

By working with partners like Intel to build the company eco-system, GemPower will utilize academia to train on the platform and expand the reach of its IoT technology. As a part of the University Malaysia Perlis Program (UniMAP), GemPower will train Malaysian students on the capabilities, uses and deployment of GemPower’s technology and how to enable IoT applications of various types as well as Intel gateways. Through initiatives like this, GemPower is working to humanize IoT throughout the region and is helping to create the foundation for the next generation of human-centric IoT developers.

“Having started out as a customer of People Power’s, it soon became apparent that Gemwel shared our vision of human-centric IoT,” said Gene Wang, CEO and co-founder of People Power. “This joint venture provides Gemwel and People Power with the ability to push forward the next phase of the industrial revolution, known as Industry 4.0, with readymade IoT solutions. We see an enormous opportunity to help build and support smart communities to reduce energy consumption and unlock new sources of value for companies within Singapore and the Southeast Asian region.”

For more information on GemPower, please visit http://www.gempowercloud.com/.

About GemPower
Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Singapore, GemPower provides the best in class Internet of Things (IoT) operating system for IoT products and services to support the growth of smart factories and cities within Singapore and Southeast Asia. Created through a joint venture between People Power, an IoT software company, and Gem Weltronics Coproration, a green tech solution provider, GemPower utilizes itsEnsemble software suite to enable service providers to quickly internet-enable products and services through a single, open operating system. For more information, visit http://www.gempowercloud.com/.