BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BOOMTOWN, a startup accelerator founded and operated by a group of media, marketing and technology veterans, today announced a partnership with Comcast Labs to build one of the world’s first Internet of Things (IoT) labs. Comcast Labs is the advanced technology arm of the company and is focused on developing, integrating and deploying products that change how people are entertained and informed.
“Comcast Labs, like many other companies, sees the tremendous potential of the IoT, and we’re very pleased to partner with BOOMTOWN to underwrite the development and launch of the lab”
The IoT is a network of physical objects — like household appliances or thermostats, for example — which communicate through network connectivity. This allows devices to be controlled remotely, communicate status or problems and even communicate with other devices on the network. For example, an Internet-enabled thermostat could be programmed to talk to a health monitoring device (like a Jawbone UP wristband) and turn up the heat automatically if it detects restless sleep from the UP wristband.
Comcast has the network and scale to bring the IoT to more people. Investments like this will help advance development of the next generation of innovations that will be seamlessly integrated into customers’ offices and homes to make their lives better with technology.