Some exciting Internet of Things news out of Singapore this week! Congratulations to gridComm for winning this week’s Singapore pitch competition and moving along to the next virtual challenge stage of IBM SmartCamp 2015!
So what is GridComm all about? To put it simply, they are building energy-aware smart devices that react to conditions on the electricity grid and implementing an Internet of Things network based on the existing power grid. That’s why we say they are absolutely making waves in building Smarter Cities!
To put it more specifically, gridComm aims to transform cities into smart cities by providing the power line communications semiconductors, devices and systems that enable the transformation of the electricity grid into a smart grid. By connecting utilities to their customers, gridComm’s semiconductors, modules and DIN Rail PLC modems help transform meters, streetlights, homes and industrial buildings, and other appliances into energy-aware, “smart devices,” which react to conditions on the grid.
The Singapore team was very excited to award gridComm the winner after hearing an excellent pitch, watching the team remote control a street light, and for their commitment to a smart nation initiative!
gridComm plans to host their startup on IBM Softlayer and use analytics from Watson and Bluemix.
Again, a warm congratulations and thank you to gridComm and to all startups who participated in this year’s IBM SmartCamp Singapore!
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