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After The Smart Phone: The Smart Home
10/31/14, Cees Link, GreenPeak Technologies
A new decade is starting, where Smart Home is becoming a reality and the smart phone will become the dashboard of our Smart Home, together functioning as the drivers of the next technology curve – as the first chapter of the real Internet of Things, the Internet of Everything.

Three Hometoys Related Kickstarters And One Funded Product Available Now
10/31/14, L Hetherington for, Hometoys
The Core wireless speaker system / Artison RCC Nano / IoTuino: Arduino-compatible WiFi module for IoT / PIXEL V2: LED ART

New from ELAN Home Systems and Core Brands
10/31/14, Joe Lautner, ELAN Home Systems
Companies like Apple and Google are going to help drive the consumer’s awareness of and demand for smart home control systems, and their entry into the market is going to produce a boon in business for those custom installation integrators that are prepared and trained to take advantage of the opportunities.

New at SpeakerCraft
10/31/14, Yann Connan, Core Brands / SpeakerCraft
For speakers, we’re in the largest design refresh in the brand’s history.

Ultimatte’s SightDeck Revolutionizes Presentations and Distance Learning Applications
10/31/14, Contributed by, Gefen, LLC
SightDeck uses Gefen Technology to Enable a Seamless Back-end Performance that Drives State-of-the-Art Corporate and Educational Presentation Environments

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US Consumers are eager for the 'Internet of things' in the home, Savant survey reveals

Submitted on: 10/31/14, 05:41 AM

Savant, the leading luxury smart home technology company, today released new survey results revealing that more than half of consumers in the United States believe that home automation will be an everyday feature in less than 10 years from now, and nearly one-fourth saying that the technology will be an everyday feature in less than five years.

The survey further reveals that control/ease of use (69 percent) and convenience (58 percent) are the most important features for consumers when purchasing a new technology. Cost savings (41 percent) and safety and security (35 percent) were cited as the two primary considerations among consumers for the adoption of smart home automation systems. 
 
"Consumers have spoken and want convenience and ease of use from their smart home technology said William J. Lynch, CEO, Savant. "For almost 10 years now, people with Savant Homes have seen how much easier automation makes their lives, and we are committed to bringing this experience to more and more homeowners." 

 

How the smart home will evolve
Submitted on: 10/29/14, 06:10 AM
Right now we have some very successful point applications in the home. The Nest thermostat and the cloud recording device Dropcam, which is now owned by Nest, are two examples. But smart lighting like Philips Hue or smart door locks from a companies like Kwikset and

Google Nest buys smart home automation startup Revolv
Submitted on: 10/27/14, 05:35 AM
Google's Nest continues digesting enzyme-rich startups from the smart home sector, acquiring Revolv this time in a move that brings with it the talent needed to push the Works with Nest platform.   A Google acquisition itself, N

Avi-On Teams With Jasco In Home Automation
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 10:50 AM
Home-automation startup Avi-on Labs launched a crowd-funding campaign to bring its Bluetooth mesh-network home-automation products to North America in the spring. The devices will include multiple GE-brand products from Jasco, which is making a GE Bluetooth

Home Automation Company Launches New Product with Crowdfunding Campaign
Submitted on: 10/21/14, 05:19 AM
Authometion, the startup engaged in IoT solutions for WiFi home automation applications, has just launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise €50,000 by November 17 to kick-off preorders of their first set of products that allows homeowners to transform their homes

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LockState Receives $2 Million in Financing
Submitted on: 10/31/14, 01:31 PM
LockState, a leader in web-connected home and business security automation technology, announced today that it received $2 million in funding from Cypress Growth Capital, which it will use to further innovate commercial and residential connected access control.

Christie Displays Cost-Effective and Versatile Control Room Technology at SecureTech 2014
Submitted on: 10/31/14, 08:28 AM
Christie is bringing its cost-effective surveillance and security solutions to SecureTech 2014 hosted by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI)

Christie and Wincomn Honor Mongolian Folk Hero With 360-Degree Projection Display
Submitted on: 10/31/14, 08:02 AM
Christie's projection mapping technology has breathed life into another incredible display - the recently opened Jangar Culture & Arts Palace in Beijing

Christie Supports Boston's Illuminus: Nuit Blanche Festival as Presenting Sponsor
Submitted on: 10/31/14, 07:11 AM
Strongly Committed to Investing in Artists, Organizations and Cities, Christie Raises the Standard for Digital Media Integrated Within Built Environments

Keen Home Announces $1.52M in Seed Funding; Launches Smart Vent
Submitted on: 10/30/14, 08:13 PM
Smart Vent's Market Entry is One Step Closer to a Self-Maintained Smart Home

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