Wouldn’t it be great if your vacuum cleaner knew when and where to hoover? Or your oven knew what time to switch on and at what temperature? Or your washing machine knew which cycle programme to wash clothes at? It may seem like a pipe dream to some, but intelligent household goods may not be that far away.
Microchip and software processing behemoth ARM has launched an innovative microchip system, dubbed Flycatcher, which can be installed in just about anything. It revolves around being able to control appliances by automatically ‘knowing’ when to switch an appliance on or off, when to reduce the power usage and which specific functions to use at any particular time.
The micro-processor, which measures just 1mm x 1mm, is connected via the internet and can be fitted into just about any item of any size (including, potentially, something as small as a credit card). It’s expected to save users time, power and, ultimately, money. Dubbed the “internet of things” by City AM, it holds great potential to bring about huge change in our everyday lives.
Your Hoover washing machine, dishwasher or any other gadget would be centrally controlled: sensors would tell vacuum cleaners when to hoover and where, washing machines would know which cycle to use at what temperature and other electrical devices would adjust their electricity levels during over usage to save energy.
Incredibly, this ingenious device could be on sale as early as 2015 and priced at as little as 13p: forecasts estimate that a staggering 25 billion devices could eventually be connected via the Flycatcher.
Talking recently to the BBC, technology firm Freescale’s representative Geoff Lees stated that the invention “opens up all devices to the potential of being connected all the time”. Truly a vision of the future, then, and one that will surely be highly prized by technology aficionados and home-makers alike.
With the price-point for the Flycatcher being pitched so low, intelligent white goods and other household appliances could be in our homes sooner than we think. Not only are they highly affordable but they will save time, money and energy.
A good commercial letting agent is able to bring you potential tenant for your property. They know exactly the characteristics of your property and target some prospective segment based on the unique promises of your property. For a simple instance, if your rental property is located by a college, your commercial letting agent is likely to advertise and market it to students. If it is by a business district, business people or trader is supposed to be their target market.
This article will briefly describe some parties of different types of tenant that your letting agency may cater to.
Students are a huge market. They are seeking for a place to live properly during their study. You and your letting agency should take students into serious consideration. Your letting agent may suggest you to start equipping your rental property with some educational facilities, libraries, computing facilities, sport and leisure facilities and shopping centers. A qualified commercial letting agent can guide students to your rental apartment that gives them easy access to all those things.
Your letting agent may also target business people. Of course, your property should be best in downtown considering the nature of businessmen. Your letting agent should advertise your property highlighting to professionals that it can accommodate their needs and living downtown is a reasonably priced option.
Traveler is also a potential market that your commercial letting agent should target.