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HomeToys Newsletter - Aug 5/15

The Importance of Smart Home Technology

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HomeToys Newsletter - Aug 5/15
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The Importance of Smart Home Technology

Music streaming and reproduction in multiple areas of the home is now very easily possible without the need for wall mounted complex and costly control panels.

Remote Garage Door Control and Monitoring

With MyQ technology, homeowners are able to securely and conveniently monitor, open and close their garage door from any connected phone, tablet or computer, anywhere in the world -- whether you're at work, running errands or on vacation.

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Geothermal heat pumps are ideal for use in buildings looking to reduce consumption to net zero.

Smart Lighting for a Smart Budget: Wirelessly controlling your home's lighting, for less

The options for wirelessly controlled smart lighting are many and are growing constantly.

The Power of ZigBee 3.0 - All about the new and improved ZigBee 3.0

ZigBee 3.0 is open, universal, and complete. It is fully interoperable with existing internet applications. It is supported by volume shipments today, with estimates ranging from 1M units per week to 1M units per day.

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>>> Stories of the Day

Quirky's Ben Kaufman steps down as CEO

Sarah Tew for CNET:  Ben Kaufman is stepping down as CEO of Quirky, the New York-based developer of crowd-sourced inventions Kaufman founded in 2009. The company announced the move via blog post on Friday, citing an "ongoing strategy to focus efforts and resources on Wink," its smart home-centric subsidiary.

Ecovent Closes $6.9 Million in Funding to Bring Room-by-Room Temperature Control and Comfort to Homeowners

Ecovent, the maker of the only intelligent home zoning system that delivers complete room-by-room climate control, today announced that it has closed a $6.9 million Series A funding round led by Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson (NYSE:EMR). The round includes participation from Tamarisc and Blue Fog Capital. 

Silicon Valley will soon become a massive player in home security

Bob Bryan for BusinessInsider:  Currently, there are three types of home security on the market. The industry giants run traditional professionally installed and monitored systems, like what ADT offers and telecoms such as Comcast and AT&T have begun to roll out. These represent 93% of the home-security market, says Citi.

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>>> Featured Product

Platinum Tools EZ-RJPRO Termination Pod

Our new EZ-RJPRO Termination Pod is designed for the professional installer providing everything he needs for consistent, repeatable terminations and overall quicker and easier installations," explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools, Inc. product manager. "This heavy duty kit is the perfect solution when working with both delicate as well as high performance, larger OD cables that are tougher to terminate due to larger wire gauges, thicker, harder insulation on the conductors and pair separating splines. Not only will you overcome these connectivity obstacles but you can be assured that every termination will meet FCC specifications.

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News
Mouser Asks Engineers to Prove Their Genius on What Makes the Perfect Smart Home with New Home Automation Challenge
Alarm Grid Partners with Alarm.com and 2GIG
PlumChoice and Zonoff to Present "The New Cardinal Rules of IoT Adoption"
CommandFusion Announce new Hardware Product to Ship by Mid-September
HARMAN Unveils New Logo, Signals Brand Evolution
Parks Associates: Smart home devices and systems will prompt over 7 million support requests in 2015
Events
CONNECTED +
Sep 28 - 29 2015, Toronto,ON
CEDIA EXPO 2015
Oct 14 - 17 2015, Dallas, TX
CONNECTIONS™ EUROPE
Nov 10 - 11 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ISC EAST
Nov 18 - 19 2015, New York, NY
2016 INTERNATIONAL CES
Jan 06 - 09 2016, Las Vegas, NV
CONNECTIONS SUMMIT AT CES
Jan 07 - 06 2016, Las Vegas, NV
 
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