Smart Home Pioneer digitalSTROM Makes IoTA Final

Innovation and Impact Recognized as It Joins Industry Giants on a Coveted Shortlist

Palo Alto, CA


04 November, 2015


TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, analytics, and event processing, and smart home provider digitalSTROM today announced that digitalSTROM is one of three finalists in the Internet of Things Awards (IoTA) Smart Home category, organized by the publisher of Total Telecom.



Swiss-German company digitalSTROM, which is pioneering a new era in intelligent living, joins industry giants Orange and Nest on the shortlist for Smart Home Initiative, which recognizes the solutions that are driving innovation and sustainability in this space and making a significant impact. The winner will be announced at a ceremony on December 1 at Wembley Stadium as part of the World Communication Awards, the global telecoms industry flagship awards event.



Open to the full spectrum of companies involved in the IoT space, the awards are the first major program to recognize innovation and excellence in the IoT ecosystem, and build on the success of last year's inaugural event, where winners included Blue Yonder and Jasper.

Being shortlisted is a major endorsement of digitalSTROM's progress to date, which includes a 100% growth rate and significant expansion in Europe. The business is moving ever closer to realizing its vision of becoming the standard smart living solution across 280 million homes in Europe, and now has its sights set on Asia and the megacities of Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.

Defined by the depth of its connectivity, which results in an entirely integrated smart home ecosystem, digitalSTROM is both cost effective and accessible. At the heart of the proposition is a smart terminal block containing an integrated patented chip that enables all electrical devices to be connected in one flexible network in real time and transforms every appliance into an IoT device. In addition, the smart home system uses TIBCO’s cloud-based Fast Data platform, which essentially connects the home to the cloud and works in the background to ensure fast and reliable execution, and prioritization of the rules and processes connected with the various services’ data for seamless home management.

"As a still-young brand, making this shortlist is hugely gratifying," commented digitalSTROM CEO Martin Vesper. "Fittingly, these awards are about recognizing IoT innovation that is making a tangible impact, something that defines our whole approach as we strive to put the IoT into everyone's hands and create smart home for the masses."

His sentiments were echoed by TIBCO's CTO EMEA, Maurizio Canton. "TIBCO enables digitalSTROM to ensure both scalability within the rapidly growing smart home market, as well as fast and easy integration of upcoming cloud-based value-add services—to quite simply transform how people live their lives. Seeing this recognized on such a high-profile platform is a rewarding validation."

Comprising nine categories, the IoTA awards are celebrating innovation across a range of spheres including data, smart cities, and connectivity.

About digitalSTROM

digitalSTROM is a multiple-award-winning smart home solution that is both intuitive to use and easy to install − with no impact on home design. The smart home system represents a digital lifestyle and an integrated connectivity concept. Intelligent terminal blocks featuring integrated high-voltage chips turn all electric home appliances into smart devices and connect them with each other and the internet. In the process, the stable and reliable connectivity solution uses the available wiring, which makes it suited to existing homes and new buildings alike. In addition to electric appliances, digitalSTROM is also able to integrate the growing number of broadband devices. Behind the scenes, the smart home solution ensures the intelligent interplay of all connected devices and appliances. The result is a wide range of smart applications for greater comfort, energy efficiency and security, which continues to develop further. Customers are able to flexibly adapt the smart home at any time to their individual needs or changes to their living situations. digitalSTROM AG, which is headquartered in Zurich-Schlieren (CH), markets digitalSTROM in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and other European countries. The company is managed by CEO Martin Vesper.

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