Socrates said, “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Another great mind, Ed Morse (in his keynote address at this past year’s Coordinate Metrology Society Conference), said, “Data is only as good as what you can do with it.”
The Consumer Technology Association predicts significant growth in the sales of smart home technologies, forecasting 29 million units shipped into the channel in 2017, an impressive 63% increase over last year. Revenue forecasts are equally robust at $3.5B, a 57% increase over last year.
Electromechanical devices, including switches, keypads, keyboards, and other elements such as indicators and alarms, are critical aspects of the human machine interface (HMI) for controlling equipment and systems.
Until recently, the internet has primarily served to connect people through social media, our bank accounts or our favorite shopping site. In practice, we would call this the “Internet of People,” even though it is never referred to that way.
With 68,615 attending the 2017 Show, AHR Expo superseded its former all-time attendance record of 61,674 (set at the 2015 Show in Chicago) by 11.2 percent. This number was also 28.7 percent greater than the overall attendance (totaling 53,324) at the last AHR Expo held in Las Vegas in 2011.