IPSO Sponsors Smart Energy Summit – Feb 25-27 Mike Coop to Speak

The IPSO Alliance will be one of the Break Sponsors at Smart Energy Summit 2013 in  San Antonio, TX – February 25th-27th. The Smart Energy Summit examines the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and its impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers. Parks Associates research shows the energy management market, especially through connected solutions, is drawing renewed interest from younger consumers, with 90% of U.S. consumers 18-34 willing to pay for a smart thermostat or smart water-tank controls to save 20% on their energy costs.

  • “Parks Associates research shows a growing number of U.S. households have energy management capabilities,” said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. “We look forward to addressing these opportunities at this year’s conference and analyzing new market developments, including new developments in standards and interoperability.”

Smart Energy Summit hosts more than 200 executives representing utilities, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs presenting on the state of the market and the emerging consumer and business opportunities.

Mike Coop, GreenWave Reality, will be participating in the session Device Interoperability: A Progress Report on Wednesday, February 27 at 2 pm at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel.

Device Interoperability: A Progress Report

Lack of standards has been cited as a significant barrier to broad deployment of energy-related products. Consumers need assurances their networked appliances will work no matter where they live, and vendors and OEMs have to be able to guarantee their systems’ benefits no matter the environment. However, adoption of common protocols could limit manufacturer’s opportunities for differentiation and added value. This session examines the status of standards for the home network, the potential pitfalls, and strategies to build interoperability in the home. Topics include:

• Evolution of the primary home networking standards

• Interoperability as a growth driver or inhibitor

• Creating differentiation in a standards-based environment


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