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The RoseWater Energy Hub

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The RoseWater Energy Hub

The RoseWater Energy Hub is the first all-in-one residential and light commercial power solution integrating three capabilities into one platform to serve the complete electrical needs of an entire premises, in essence transforming the electrical system in place into a microgrid

Smart Home Interview - Ray Super Remote

Right now the Ray Super Remote uses BT (4.0/BLE) and 802.11 2.4GHz b/g/n WiFi in addition to several IR protocols. This means we can control hundreds of thousands of entertainment devices in addition to connected devices on a home network.

Child's Play: Smart Toys Will Ease Us into the Great Smart World

As more educational toys and tools go online, the hacks and breaches will affect kids in ways we can't even imagine now.

HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Integrated Systems Europe 2016.

ISE 2016 was eld from February 9th - 12th in Amsterdam. This HomeToys.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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CoeLux: Artificial Sunlight

What is CoeLux?  CoeLux is an optical system based on nano technology to artificially reproduce the natural light and visual appearance of the sun and sky. CoeLux offers a breakthrough opportunity for indoor architecture by creating the sensation of infinite space...

Competition for Alexa? LG Uplus announces new voice-controlled smart home gadgets

Ry Crist for CNET:  With the success of the Amazon Echo, the online mega-retailer's increasingly popular smart speaker, it was inevitable that we'd start seeing competitors begin to emerge, just as it's inevitable that tech journalists will begin making cheesy "is there an Echo in here?" jokes as it happens. So, let's just get this out of the way.  Is there an Echo in here?

Touchless gesture control upgrades at #MWC2016

By Mellisa Tolentino for SiliconAngle:  At Mobile World Congress, Elliptic Labs AS introduced a new way for consumers to interact with smart home devices. Forget about voice control, think Jedi powers. The company’s new EASY IoT (Internet of Things) software introduces touchless gesture control to your connected home devices such as smart thermostats, kitchen appliances, lighting controls, and security systems to name a few. It uses ultrasound technology to control gadgets with conductor-like ease.

Sigma Designs Announces Break-Through Z-Wave® UL Component Recognition

Sigma Designs, Inc.®, a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Smart TV and Internet of Things (IoT) for Smart Home, today announced their Z-Wave modules models ZM5101, ZM5202, and ZM5304 with protocol SDK version 6.60 have been evaluated to UL's standards for home security, enabling new applications for professional security sensors and other devices in the multi-billion dollar home security business in the US. 

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PureLink - HCE II Tx/Rx - 4K HDMI over HDBaseT Extension System

The HCE II 4K HDMI over HDBaseT Tx/Rx Kit provides an accessible, easy-to-install solution for extending HDMI video and embedded audio over long distances using a single CATx cable. The HCE II supports full 3D content and extends uncompressed HDCP- protected HDMI content and embedded lossless audio formats with bi-directional control signals (IR) up to 230 feet (70m) at 1080p and up to 130 feet (40 meters) at 4K/Ultra-HD resolutions.

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Christie Digital Systems

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan. Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world's most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images

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AudioControl Now Shipping Its New Concert AVR-7 & AVR-9 DOLBY ATMOS Receivers
Cloud-Connected Smart Homes to Create a $28 Billion Market, Says ON World
WigWag Secures $3.175 Million in Seed Funding to Bridge the Future of an Intelligent Connected World
Platinum Tools® Features Expanded Structured Wiring Solutions at 2016 ISC West
VMP Showcases New Wall Rack Enclosure at 2016 ISC West
Icontrol Networks Integrates WeatherBug Home to Save Customers Money and Maximize Comfort
 
Events
ISC WEST 2016
Apr 05 - 08 2016, Las Vegas, NV
2015 NAB SHOW
Apr 16 - 21 2016, Las Vegas, NV
SECUTECH
Apr 19 - 21 2016, Taipei, Taiwan
CABA’S INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS & DIGITAL HOME FORUM
Apr 26 - 28 2016, San Diego, CA
INTERNET OF THINGS APPLICATIONS EUROPE 2016
Apr 27 - 28 2016, Berlin, Germany
CONNECTIONS™: THE PREMIER CONNECTED HOME CONFERENCE
May 24 - 26 2016, San Francisco, CA
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