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Tech use rising among older Americans

May 31, 2017Spencer Ives

I've been hearing a lot about PERS and mPERS lately. Specifically, I've been interested to hear views on how older PERS users feel about technology. When discussingEssence's [email protected] Active offering, which uses a Bluetooth connection to a smartphone, company head of marketing Rafi Zauer said, “The obvious question is: How many seniors have smartphones now-a-days? There's ample evidence [smartphone use] is going to become almost ubiquitous over the next few years with seniors for several...

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Essence to release mobile solution

May 17, 2017Spencer Ives

HERZLIYA, Israel—Essence announced a new PERS product for a more mobile demographic today, the [email protected] Active, which Essence's head of marketing Rafi Zauer called a “seamless extension of current PERS capabilities.”This is the company's first foray into mobile monitoring in PERS. [email protected] Active is not a traditional mPERS solution, Zauer explained, because the wearable device uses RF communication to a PERS unit while the user is home and uses Bluetooth connectivity with a smartphone...

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Affiliated and Essence USA launch new PERS program

May 10, 2017Spencer Ives

UNION, N.J.—On Monday, connected living solutions provider Essence USA announced a new program, created in partnership with Affiliated Monitoring, to benefit dealers of Essence's PERS products. “The fully customizable program gives dealers a range of options about how to best run their PERS offerings, including order fulfillment - direct to the consumer or distributed to the dealer, customer service, invoicing and collections, equipment retrieval and refurbishment, and branding options,”...

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Essence notes trends from 2016, makes predictions for 2017

January 24, 2017Spencer Ives

TEL AVIV, Israel—Smart home device provider Essence made some predictions about 2017's landscape for the Internet of Things.The company highlighted voice recognition, new business models, and enhanced user experience as positive trends in 2016. Essence also pointed out negative trends in the year, such as interconnectivity issues and cybersecurity problems.For 2017, Essence predicted that companies will begin to analyze data, such as energy consumption reports, into profitable information,...

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A voice on the PERS market

July 27, 2016Spencer Ives

HOBOKEN, N.J.—Voice activation has been an interesting topic that I've seen coming up more frequently when I hear about PERS—most recently when I spoke with Ritch Haselden, VP of sales at Essence Group, this week about Essence's upcoming products, and what it takes to include voice activation. One of the things he highlighted in the company's product roadmap is Essence's VPD, and Haselden told me a lot about what went in to setting up voice capabilities in the company's VPD—standing...

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ESX Panel: To PERS or Not to PERS

July 1, 2015Spencer Ives

BALTIMORE—Monitoring PERS and mPERS is different from monitoring traditional alarms, ESX 2015 panelists said in the “To PERS or Not to PERS” educational session, and those who can't handle all that monitoring PERS entails in-house might be better leaving that the market to central stations that can.Yaniv Amir, president of Essence, Justin Bailey, COO of AvantGuard, and Daniel Oppenheim, VP of Affiliated Monitoring, were the panelists. Joe Miskulin, central station manager for State...

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NationWide enters mobile PERS market

February 12, 2014Leif Kothe

FREEPORT, N.Y.—NationWide Digital Monitoring, which earlier this year expanded its footprint in the Southeast, is now stepping up its presence in the PERS space with launch of its first mobile PERS unit.Howard Avin, VP of sales and marketing at NationWide, believes the offering can extend the company's reach in the market. “Not only is this an upgrade, but we believe it's going to get us into a younger market,” he said. “This product is for active seniors, so this will broaden...

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