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

December 06, 2018 05: 05 AM Published by Rob Conant

Cirrent joins Cypress

I am thrilled to announce that Cirrent has been acquired by Cypress Semiconductor!

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September 20, 2018 05: 04 PM Published by Rob Conant

Simple Wi-Fi: Great for Consumers

Today Amazon announced their "Wi-Fi Simple Setup" -- Amazon's approach to making their products easier to set up and connect to Alexa.  This new..

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September 11, 2018 09: 15 AM Published by Rob Conant

Cirrent IoT Network Intelligence

The music stutters, the video buffers, or the app says, “product is not connected.”  Your customer doesn't know who to turn to -- the ISP? the router..

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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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