TIBCO Partner & Smart Home Pioneer digitalSTROM Triumphs at IoT Awards

Young Brand Slays Industry Giants to Claim the Top Accolade

Palo Alto, CA


07 December, 2015


TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, analytics, and event processing, and smart home provider digitalSTROM are celebrating digitalSTROM’s triumph in the Internet of Things Awards (IoTA) Smart Home category.

The Swiss-German outfit, which is pioneering a new era in intelligent living, saw off tough competition in the form of industry giants, such as Nest, to take the accolade, which recognizes those at the pinnacle of innovation and sustainability in this space.

Organized by the publisher of Total Telecom, winners across nine categories were unveiled on Tuesday at a ceremony at Wembley Stadium, as part of the World Communication Awards, the global telecom's industry flagship awards event. Open to the full spectrum of companies involved in the IoT space, the event drew hundreds of industry representatives from BT Group, NTT Communications, Ooredoo, and Vodafone among others to celebrate innovation and excellence across the entire IoT ecosystem from data to smart cities to connectivity.

digitalSTROM successfully met the award's core criteria by demonstrating innovation and sustainable marketing performance which has made a distinct contribution to the development of the IoT, supported by TIBCO’s cloud-based Fast Data platform. The solution's ability to work with existing infrastructure in the home particularly stood out for the judges.

Defined by the depth of its connectivity, which results in an entirely integrated smart home ecosystem, digitalSTROM centers on a smart terminal block containing a patented integrated chip that enables all electrical devices to be connected into one flexible network in real time and transforms every appliance into an IoT device. The smart home system uses TIBCO’s cloud-based Fast Data platform, which 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.

The win cements an impressive run of success for digitalSTROM, which to date has seen a 100% growth rate and significant expansion in Europe. As a result, the business is moving ever closer to realizing its vision of becoming one of the leading smart living solutions across 280 million homes in Europe, and now has its sights set on Asia and megacities Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.

"We were already delighted to be shortlisted, but to actually win is something else as this is the most prestigious award that we have received at international level," commented digitalSTROM CEO Martin Vesper, who collected the award at the ceremony. "This feels like the ultimate validation, not only of the strength of our proposition, but the commitment of our entire team in our ultimate goal of creating a smart home for the masses. We would like to offer our customers exactly what the IoTA stands for and what new technologies make possible: creating greater comfort, benefits, and energy efficiency in smart homes, and many other areas of life through digitalization and connectivity."

His sentiments were echoed by TIBCO CEO, Murray Rode, who added, "This is an honor for both digitalSTROM and TIBCO. To be recognized on such a prominent industry stage, amid such strong competition, affirms digitalSTROM's status as a leading brand, as well as the value of TIBCO's technology in powering IoT solutions. digitalSTROM sets a new standard for the smart solution of choice and TIBCO is excited to help drive the transformation of how people live their lives."

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.

More information is available at www.digitalstrom.com, Twitter, and YouTube.


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