August 08, 2018 06: 36 AM Published by Samantha Wheatley

My Weekend in Smarthome Hell

I’m not sure about you but I have very little free time. Between working full time, planning a wedding, renovating our house and trying to be a good..

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July 18, 2018 09: 26 AM Published by Jason Cannava

ZipKey Connected Products Connect Every Time (in Half the Time)

The customer experience with connected products is strongly impacted by ease of use and reliability.  We've found that ZipKey®-enabled products connect..

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June 26, 2018 08: 56 PM Published by Lalit Raju

Using Wi-Fi Easy Connect for Setting Up Connected Products

Intro to Wi-Fi Easy Connect

Configuring a Wi-Fi network involves recalling the Wi-Fi credentials - “network name” (SSID) and “password” (PSK) - and..

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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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February 28, 2018 10: 39 AM Published by Barbara Nelson

Using Bluetooth for Wi-Fi Onboarding

At Cirrent, we work with a ton of WiFi connected products. In this experience, we see how a lot of companies approach Wi-Fi Onboarding. We’ve discussed..

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August 08, 2017 09: 55 AM Published by Samantha Wheatley

Guide to Great Connected Product Reviews

For every product that I buy, I will spend between 15 minutes and an hour reading online reviews. Whether it’s for a bag, a TV, a pair of sunglasses, a..

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July 26, 2017 07: 34 AM Published by Samantha Wheatley

Out-of-Box Experience: No Second Chance to Make a First Impression

First impressions matter. There are thousands of articles that talk about how much they matter -  with clients, with new friends, at work, with your..

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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 20, 2017 03: 01 PM Published by Samantha Wheatley

How Does NPS Affect Market Penetration of Connected Products?

Making better products drives revenue.  It seems obvious, yet so many connected product companies make mistakes when it comes to launching a product...

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