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HomeToys Newsletter - Feb 16/16

Special Tradeshow Coverage of Integrated Systems Europe 2016

HomeToys Newsletter
HomeToys Newsletter - Feb 16/16
>>> Articles - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Integrated Systems Europe 2016.

ISE 2016 will be held from February 9th - 12th in Amsterdam. This Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Creating The Perfect Home Theater System

Some questions that you should ask yourself should be: What is the main purpose of the system? How will I budget this investment? How large will I expand my system? What speakers fit my needs? What is my setup plan of attack for my floor plan?

What Is IPv6 And Why Is It Considered A Key Enabler Of The Internet Of Things

IPv6 will enable users to connect more devices on the home network that can now communicate end-to-end. Cloud services in the home, such as security or home automation system, depend on the ability to easily connect to cloud store data and IPv6 will enable this communication to happen.

What Do Iot And Smart Home Device Makers Need To Know In Order To Connect Their Devices To The Web

The end game is connected solutions that make our lives easier, safer and more efficient. Device makers and service providers need to look at the BIG picture, not just the components and the individual machines and devices.

CES: Noise, Hype, Hustle And Business As Usual

Everyone wants to learn about products and thematic or even paradigm changes that will affect their lives in the near future, and over 6,000 members of the media from all over the world were there to gather that information.

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Smart Love: The Future Smart Home Promises to Help Us Unplug

Julia Allison for Huffington Post:  Could a smart thermostat reduce the divorce rate? Could a connected fridge be the key to unlocking relationship woes? According to the findings of a new survey commissioned by Intel, a quarter of Americans believe it can.

U.S. Intelligence Head Suggests Agents Might Use Smart Home Tech for Spying

Patrick Sisson for Curbed:  The Internet of Things and smart home technology promise a more wired, intelligent, and—as product designers suggest—responsive environment. But, according to a Guardian story, those internet-connected appliances may also provide information to law enforcement and intelligence agencies. In testimony to the Senate yesterday on threats facing the nation, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told lawmakers that agents might take advantage of this new generation of home technology.

1.4 Million App Developers Are Building For The Smart Home

David Bolton for ConnectedWorld:  App developers who are already invested in the Internet of Things are more likely to build apps for the smart home over other usages.

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Leviton - Bitwise Controls Nest Thermostat GUI Model

Our new Nest Thermostat GUI Module is packed with features. Now you can add a virtual Nest thermostat- or multiple Nest thermostats- to projects in seconds. The user interface is created automatically, and closely replicates the look of the Nest thermostat on the wall. Customers securely log in with Nest account credentials via the BitWise Controls platform, and Integrators can program the HVAC mode and set points, such as 'Cool', 'Heat', or 'Off', as well as turn the 'Away' mode on or off. Humidifier control and Advanced Fan mode (including 'Timer' and 'Every Day' modes) are also supported, and, an easy-to-access 10-day usage graph is available for more thorough energy-usage monitoring from the GUI.

Learn More About Leviton Security & Automation

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Luxul offers a complete line of easy-to-deploy solutions for residential and commercial network deployments. The Luxul Xen™ family includes the industry's most powerful Wireless Access Points as well as Routers, Gigabit Ethernet and PoE Switches

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