VR and the Return of Hardware

Here at bluesalve we’ve been closely watching the evolution of virtual reality for the consumer market. When you’re looking at a genuinely revolutionary technology, you can’t help but get excited about the business possibilities. We believe VR will create the next major product category in consumer electronics. Is your company ready? Where Are We Now?…

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Serving the Audio Prosumer

An old cliche tells us that a rising tide lifts all boats. The home audio industry could certainly use the lift. Over the past two decades, technological disruption has decimated multiple product categories. The tide may be rising again, thanks to shifting market trends and new opportunities for manufacturers. Are you thinking of products for…

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Will It Finally Matter?

It’s been nearly three years since the heavyweights of the connected world agreed to join forces on an interoperability standard for smart devices. What began as “Project Connected Home Over IP” is finally almost here as the Matter standard. We’re jazzed for the possibilities, cautious on the probabilities, and keeping close tabs on all the…

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How Smart Does Your Smart Product Need to Be?

As is true of people, some smart devices are smarter than others. And as is true with people, greater “smarts” in devices usually cost more time and money to produce. Call it the price of education. When building your own smart products and services, how can you best plan for this cost? And how much…

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Wearables vs. Med Devices: Visualizing a Third Way

Hardware and software makers are naturally bullish on the future of consumer-facing wearables for health and wellness. So far, physicians and providers have remained circumspect. It’s been a dozen years since the first Fitbits helped launch the quantified self movement. What have we learned so far and what are the opportunities going forward? Law of…

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Advanced Audio Will Revolutionize Digital Therapeutics

We’re all aware of the healing power of music, which is not only a sentiment but a scientific fact. Recent advances in audio technology, particularly spatial audio, are showing great promise in treating a variety of physical, cognitive and emotional health challenges. For audio hardware and software companies, these nascent fields represent welcome opportunities to…

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TV: The Obvious Smart Home Interface?

As smart homes become increasingly sophisticated, integration trends are moving toward the total convergence of home connectivity, with all IP devices addressable by the user. The potential complexities for the consumer will be daunting without a simple, yet powerful control medium. Fortunately, such a medium already exists; already resident in virtually every home and often…

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Video or Bust: The New Physical Security

Don’t look now, but traditional security integration as we know it today may be moving toward the exit. Business and technology trends are shifting the industry toward a software-and-services model that not all integrators are ready or willing to accept. High on the list of disruptors is the expanding importance of video and analytics. Companies…

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How AI Will Extend the Security Business

Some of the most interesting trends we’re following in the smart security sector involve the use cases for artificial intelligence and machine learning. Because we’re still in the early days of these technologies, there’s misunderstanding about what AI and ML will mean for these applications. We see four important opportunities taking shape. For manufacturers and…

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Anticipating the Next Smart Security

Written by: Avi Rosenthal, Partner, bluesalve partners As the IoT revolution continues to embed smart features into homes and buildings of every kind, the role that security plays in these deployments is shifting dramatically. Control and alert technologies are becoming increasingly sophisticated to meet new market demands. The opportunities for next-gen security providers are expanding…

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