Rob Conant

Rob has a relentless focus on making things easy. In his first job in college, he was hired to manually process satellite telemetry data—but by the end of the first week he had automated it, and spent the next year designing a telescope that would be launched into space. Since then, he has provided automation through connected products for manufacturing and industrial process control at Dust Networks, and electric utilities at Trilliant. Rob started Cirrent to make it easy for everyone to use the best new connected products.

Recent Posts

June 26, 2018 08: 56 PM Published by Rob Conant

Wi-Fi Easy Connect, WPA3, and ZipKey for Connected Products

Today the Wi-Fi Alliance announced the new Easy Connect technology, and last month they announced WPA3, both of which will start rolling out in the..

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June 12, 2018 09: 22 AM Published by Rob Conant

GDPR & Connected Products: An Opportunity for Growth

There has been a growing wave of concern from consumers about privacy with connected products. While the rise of Google, Facebook, and Twitter have..

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March 29, 2018 11: 56 AM Published by Rob Conant

Announcing Cirrent Support for BLE

Today we’re excited to announce support for Wi-Fi onboarding using BLE!  Wi-Fi onboarding with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) improves the out-of-box..

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January 29, 2018 08: 22 AM Published by Rob Conant

Cirrent Notes from CES

CES is now deep in the rear-view mirror, we’re caught up on sleep, well engaged in our new partnerships, and the learnings from CES are starting to..

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January 03, 2018 08: 42 AM Published by Rob Conant

Some Assembly Required

My son loves legos. The more pieces the better. His cheeks glow with 6-year-old pride when he put together a lego set labeled “Ages 8-14”.    

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November 15, 2017 01: 32 PM Published by Rob Conant

Introducing the ZipKey Reconnect Program

At Cirrent, we've talked with more than 300 companies that make Wi-Fi connected products, and across the board we hear that Wi-Fi is a big driver for..

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July 10, 2017 12: 18 PM Published by Rob Conant

Ten Years Later: How the iPhone Changed User Expectations

 Ten years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone and for those of you (like me) who had a Palm Treo, it was a breakthrough.  Jobs summed it up quite..

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June 01, 2017 01: 30 PM Published by Rob Conant

Is the Internet of Things really a Thing?

About 15 years ago, I and a group of smart and talented people started Dust Networks - one of the early Internet of Things companies.  And 10 years..

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May 26, 2017 04: 49 PM Published by Rob Conant

Wi-Fi, Connectivity, and High-Speed Data in the Connected Home

We at the Cirrent team spent much of this week at the Parks Connections Conference in San Francisco.  The conference pulled in an incredible group of..

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May 16, 2017 05: 30 AM Published by Rob Conant

Samsung and Cirrent Partner to Improve Wi-Fi for the IoT

We’re excited to announce Samsung and Cirrent have pre-integrated Cirrent’s technology with the Samsung ARTIK Platform to make it easy for companies to..

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