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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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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 Life and Smart Lifestyle," - today announced that Xiaomi has launched a smart module built on the Marvell IoT chipset; the module also has been integrated into Xiaomi's smart air purifier and smart hub, part of its portfolio of smart home product offerings. The new design wins build on the previously announced Xiaomi's smart-plug and extends the partnership between two leading companies in the Smart Home industry. Powered by the Marvell IoT chipset, the Xiaomi smart module integrates Wi-Fi connection and complete communication protocol with Xiaomi Cloud, which enables third-party manufacturers to upgrade to smart devices from traditional devices. This module supports multiple functions, including power on device detect, firmware upgrades, network reliability and consistency maintenance of the connection status indication. 

"I am very pleased with our collaboration with Xiaomi in launching a new series of Smart Home devices for the vast consumer base in China. Smart Home is an integral part of the fast-growing Internet of Things market," said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell. "I am very proud that Marvell is leading the industry with the broadest technology portfolio and end-to-end silicon and software solutions. With our continued collaboration with top global ecosystem partners such as Xiaomi, we are committed to bringing the benefit of IoT technologies to billions of consumers around the world." 

 

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

CSR will give Bluetooth gear in the smart home super powers
Submitted on: 02/23/15, 10:34 AM
From Stacy Higgenbotham for GigaOM:  This year is going to be a big one for Bluetooth technologies in the smart home. Thanks to some updates in

Reliant Launches Integrated Home Security, Automation Solutions
Submitted on: 02/19/15, 02:29 PM
The smart home is more accessible than ever with the launch of Reliant’s new suite of home security packages and automation tools. These solutions help customers connect anywhere, anytime, to what is often their largest invest

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CGTrader.com Challenges 3D Designers to Create 50 Shades of Future Worlds
Submitted on: 03/02/15, 09:36 AM
3D model marketplace CGTrader.com has recently announced a hoped to be annual Sci-Fi Challenge constructed to ignite an untamed spark of imagination in professional 3D designers, who take interest in creating futuristic, sci-fi flavored 3D concepts.

SXSW Eco Launches 2015 Season
Submitted on: 03/02/15, 07:53 AM
SXSW Eco 2015 Conference Convenes Business Leaders, Innovators, Investors and Designers to Drive Economic, Environmental and Social Change

Xiaomi Launches New Series of Smart Home Products Powered by Marvell's Best-In-Class End-to-End Internet of Things Platforms
Submitted on: 03/02/15, 07:47 AM
Marvell and Xiaomi partner to deliver smart module which is integrated in a new generation of air purifier and smart-hub devices for China's fast-growing Smart Home market

Early-Stage Investors Will Resign from Control4 Board of Directors
Submitted on: 03/02/15, 07:44 AM
Resignations Effective as of the Company's 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders in April 2015

Home Energy Management Revenue Is Expected to Total More than $22 Billion from 2014 to 2023, According to Navigant Research
Submitted on: 03/02/15, 07:42 AM
The global market is expected to peak in 2020 following Great Britain's government-mandated smart meter rollout, report finds

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