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The Smart Home Library - Who, What, Where and How!
03/02/15, Compiled by , HomeToys / AVSystemsMag
A compilation of some of the companies, systems and products vying for dominance in your smart home.

Wireless Communication Standards for the Internet of Things
03/02/15, Cees Links, GreenPeak Technologies
What does the future hold? Is this going to be a real industry battle or is there going to be reconciliation?

NEXCOM Fuses Digital & Physical Retail with Responsive Store Solutions
03/02/15, Khang Pham, NEXCOM
Responsive stores cover all aspects of shopping experience from entrance to exit. They can be divided into digital shopping carts, digital shelf management system, in-store intelligent video system, virtual fitting room, and experience centers.

Siri, Meet Hue: How to Use Apple's Siri to Activate Your Philips Hue Lights
03/02/15, Jennifer Tuohy for, The Home Depot
While there are automated solutions available that will turn your Wi-Fi enabled lights on and off at pre-set times or based on other actions occurring, sometimes you just want to say, "Lights, turn off " and have it happen.

Smart Home Interview - D-Link Systems
03/02/15, Gil Ines, D-Link Systems
A majority of our Connected Home products are Wi-Fi based so they work with any Wi-Fi home network.

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AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day

How to Ride the Smart Home Wave

Submitted on: 03/05/15, 02:31 PM

From Adam Gettings for Techonomy: There's a sizeable "smart home" wave building. The smart home and building technology market was $4.8 billion in 2012 and a report by Allied Market Research predicts it will grow to $35.3 billion by 2020.
 
Not surprisingly, many startups, retailers, and established tech companies hope to ride the wave. Surfing is hard to do. Not everyone will get the timing right. But some strategies will make it a lot less likely that companies will wipe out.
 
Open Up Your Platform:  Everyone's racing to make their own smart home platform, but few of them are open. Now I don't mean open source, like the Android Open Source Project or Apache Hadoop-those projects are incredible for the technology industry, but open source isn't right or always possible for every company. Rather, I mean these smart home platforms need to be open by offering APIs and other developer toolkits to allow easy interoperability with other products within the ecosystem (or even allowing other brands to license their technology to create totally new products). Developers understandably want to maintain control over their products, but too tight of control can also limit a product's potential.  Cont'd...

Listnr is a Home Automation Device With Ears
Submitted on: 03/04/15, 05:32 AM
Jennifer Allen for Paste Magazine:  Automating your home is already possible through a variety of different remotes and devices, but how

Xiaomi Launches New Series of Smart Home Products
Submitted on: 03/02/15, 10:05 AM
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) - a worldwide leader in providing complete silicon solutions from mobile communications to storage, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery and Kinoma software enabling the "Smart Li

Neurio Launches to Make the Whole Home "Smart" With Only One Sensor
Submitted on: 02/27/15, 05:16 AM
Neurio is an intelligent, open platform that with only one sensor brings smart home capabilities to the entire home, with future versions providing intelligence for all existing appliances. As the "brain of the home," Neurio connects both older appliances a

LINQ Home Launches Energy-saving Smart Vent Crowdfunding Campaign
Submitted on: 02/25/15, 10:33 AM
LINQ Home, a maker of energy-saving home automation products, today announced the launch of a Kickstarter Campaign to improve Heating and Cooling through smart vents. LINQ is providing households with unprecedented control over HVAC systems. By sen

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Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines

Panasonic, Tonino Lamborgini Mobile and More To Make Debuts at New York Luxury Technology Show on March 12, 2015
Submitted on: 03/05/15, 02:45 PM
The Luxury Technology Show to present best-in-class showcases from elite brands for industry leaders, tastemakers, and press. ---Exhibiting sponsors now include Audi, Technics, McIntosh Labs, IO Hawk, Crestron, BMW and Savant.

OmniVision's OV9712 Selected By Dahua to Enable Next-Generation Smart Home HD Video System
Submitted on: 03/05/15, 02:43 PM
Utilizing OmniVision's high quality OV9712 image sensor, the LeChange home camera is capable of recording and streaming 720p high definition (HD) video at 30 frames per second (FPS) to a number of devices including notebooks, smartphones and tablets, simplifying home monitoring and video conferencing.

iSmart Alarm, Inc. Announces Distributor Agreement with Petra Industries, LLC For Distribution of Smart Home and Wireless DIY Security Products
Submitted on: 03/05/15, 02:41 PM
iSmart Alarm, Inc., a US-based company focusing on smart home and wireless DIY home security products, today announced a new ongoing distributor agreement with Petra Industries, LLC, the nation's leading distributor of consumer electronics, custom installation, mobile audio/video, and appliance connection equipment.

FIBARO INTRODUCES NEW PANIC BUTTON
Submitted on: 03/05/15, 02:25 PM
Compact Security Device Lets Users Run Emergency Scenes Defined in FIBARO System

uniDock - Available Now!!!
Submitted on: 03/05/15, 02:14 PM
We are extremely happy to announce that uniDock is available and ready to ship! uniDock was a huge hit at ISE Amsterdam. What is uniDock?

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Z-Wave Alliance - FIBARO MOTION SENSOR WINS 2015 CES INNOVATION AWARD

Z-Wave Alliance - FIBARO MOTION SENSOR WINS 2015 CES INNOVATION AWARD

Fibar Group, a leading European manufacturer of wireless, intelligent home automation systems, announces that its FIBARO Motion Sensor was selected as a 2015 CES Innovation Award Honoree in the Smart Home Product category.

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