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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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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 about something that relies upon sound? That’s the thinking behind Listnr, the latest device that aims to make life seem a little more futuristic, as well as convenient.
 
At its simplest, it allows you to connect a smart light-bulb to it, thereby allowing you to turn the lights on or off by snapping your fingers. You can program Listnr to react to any kind of sound, such as a clap, snap, or a stomp of your feet—the latter being useful when your hands are full. Besides simply turning on or off, you can set up the gadget to change to specific colors if you so wish, setting the mood perfectly. It goes one step further, too.
 
It’ll also understand emotion from sounds, such as when your baby is communicating. Via a notification system, Listnr can tell if your baby is crying, laughing, screaming, or simply gurgling, soon sending you a heads up to your smart phone.

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

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

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ASSA ABLOY Reveals Strategic Initiative to License Seos, an Identity and Access Management Platform for Mobile Credentials
Submitted on: 03/04/15, 04:34 PM
Seos is a powerful and proven platform for managing secure identities on mobile devices. The platform is already used across hotels, enterprises, universities and residential properties. ----ASSA ABLOY intends to license the Seos technology to solution developers everywhere. ----Seos enables the development of interoperable, secure and privacy-protecting mobile access solutions. ----Mobile access solutions built on the Seos platform simplify life by eliminating the need for multiple physical credentials.

Velodyne Goes Deep in the Heart of Texas for SXSW and Nationwide PrimeTime
Submitted on: 03/04/15, 04:32 PM
Spotlight is on Subwoofer Line at Major Dealer Gathering in Dallas; Prototype of vActive Fitness Headphones to Debut at Austin's Tech Bash

Kickstarter - Candy House Launches the World's First Instant Smart Lock
Submitted on: 03/04/15, 04:28 PM
Sesame allows users to lock and unlock their doors using an app on their smartphones. It is the only smart lock that syncs the movement of the lock with the phone.

Myfox Named an iF DESIGN AWARD 2015 Winner
Submitted on: 03/04/15, 04:21 PM
The New Standard In Home Security Was Honored At iF DESIGN AWARD 2015 Award Ceremony Friday, February 27, 2015 In Munich http://exhibition.ifdesign.de/entrydetails_en.html?beitrag_id=146930

Summit Tech Showcases RCS-Based Home Automation to Help Operators Bridge $16.4 Billion Market
Submitted on: 03/04/15, 03:45 PM
In collaboration with CentraLite Systems, a global leader in designing, engineering and developing connected products, Summit Tech demonstrates how consumers can effortlessly control out-of-the-box connected home devices with RCS/IMS smartphones.

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