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 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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May 05, 2017 10: 56 AM Published by Rob Conant

Comcast Launches xFi with ZipKey

Over the past 20 years internet service evolved from Coax to ethernet to Wi-Fi.  Today Comcast announced xFi with ZipKey®, extending internet service..

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March 17, 2017 12: 54 PM Published by Rob Conant

What's the Most Important Feature for a Connected Product?

 

Hint: It's not price, features, or design. 

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February 15, 2017 02: 21 PM Published by Rob Conant

The ZipKey Experience

If you’re a product manager, chances are you want your users to have the best possible experience with your products. Unfortunately, Wi-Fi connected..

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January 04, 2017 11: 02 PM Published by Rob Conant

ZipKey Now Available in 67 Million Homes

We’ve been working hard over the past two years here at Cirrent, and today we’re excited to share more about what we’ve been working on. We made three..

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April 20, 2015 03: 03 PM Published by Rob Conant

Security and the Internet of Things

I worked for years in industrial networking for places like power plants and electric utilities.  The risk of security breaches was not just around..

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August 03, 2014 02: 55 AM Published by Rob Conant

How Safe is Your Walled Garden?

While I do many non-geek things, I also have a PhD in electrical engineering and I've always worked in tech (albeit on the business side for the last..

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