EcoMachines Ventures in $5 million investment in PointGrab, industry leading IoT company serving the building automation market

London-based VC fund invests in PointGrab to help fuel its expansion into the rapidly growing $30 billion home and building automation market

Accelerated Presenting Next Generation Cellular Connectivity for IOT and M2M at IOT Evolution Expo

Presentations and live demonstrations for IOT connectivity will feature Tom Butts, CEO, in the "Battle of Platforms" and Jason Dorough in a pop-up store case study

PointGrab Raises $5 Million in Funding to Tackle Building-Automation IoT Device Market

PointGrab fuels its expansion into the rapidly growing $30 billion home and building-automation market.

Vivint Receives 2015 IoT Evolution Connected Home and Building Award

Vivint Doorbell Camera honored for Internet of Things innovation

Riedel Intercom System Used In Immersive Summer Experience

This summer, Riedel Communications' Artist digital matrix intercom system was employed in Secret Group's "Secret Cinema presents 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back'" to provide robust and flexible communications. The fiber-based Artist system allowed for a complex communications system that helped Secret Group transport guests at a former London industrial space into a live recreation of well-known environments and scenes from the "Star Wars" film franchise.

The Smart Home Library - Who, What, Where and How!
Part 2 - The Summary Table

Here is a summary of the info compiled for some of the companies, systems and products vying for dominance in your smart home. Latest update 12/15/15

The Smart Home Library - Who, What, Where and How!

A compilation of some of the companies, systems and products vying for dominance in your smart home. Latest update 12/15/15

Smart Home Interview - Qolsys

The IQ Panel security and smarthome solution includes support for more than 200 (and growing) life safety, security and home control devices.

Parks Associates: 10% of U.S. broadband households intend to purchase a smart watch in the next 12 months

Honeywell, Qualcomm, Lumo BodyTech, IFTTT, and Intel-GE Care Innovations discuss impact and use cases of wearables at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES® 2016

TiO Launches Phone Apps for TiO Home

Major software update enables users to control TiO components from all Android and Apple devices

CES 16 - GreenPeak Launches Next Generation Wireless Led Lighting Solution

GreenPeak's low-cost lighting solution is future-proof for multiple communication protocols

iSocket Wins The Thread Group's Competition And Aims To Create A New Market Of Cellular Connected Homes

iSocket Systems announces today that it has been named Q3 winner of the Thread Group's Innovation Enabler Program 2015 - a quarterly initiative that provides early-stage companies with creative potential the opportunity to play a role in defining the connected home. The new project of the company - CECO HOME - was presented to Thread Group as the new ecosystem for cellular connected homes.

Open source HomeBridge links 3rd-party smart home devices like Nest to Apple's HomeKit

By Blair MacGregor for AppleInsider:  Homebridge is currently available on GitHub,and works by emulating the iOS HomeKit API through user-contributed modules called Plugins. Each plugin corresponds with a different manufacturer, with the list including smart home titans Nest and Sonos, as well as lesser known manufacturers like Indigo Domotics, Netatmo and Wemo.

Both the Homebridge database as well as the Plugins can be installed through a command line prompt as global NPM modules and are compatible with Linux-based systems as well as the Raspberry Pi. 

The most obvious use case for using Homebridge to connect with HomeKit is integration with Siri, allowing a user to use voice commands (e.g. "Siri, unlock the front door") for a variety of tasks. 

While third-party apps like Home or MyTouchHome have been available for some time, Apple has yet to release an app that functions as a central hub to control multiple HomeKit-connected smart devices, which makes a project like this necessary for those who don't want to wait for Apple. However, some smart home manufacturers like Phillips have introduced devices like the Hue Bridge, which enables users of Phillips' own line of smart light bulbs and accessories to connect their system to HomeKit.   Cont'd...

Scout Alarm to Deliver Professional Home Monitoring on the SmartThings Open Platform as the First Premium Services Partner

Premium Service Now Available in Beta for SmartThings users

CytexOne Leverages Control4 Solutions to Bring the Benefits of IoT and Smart Home Technologies to Hotels and Smart Buildings

CytexOne orchestrates technology and solutions from smart home leader Control4 to provide personalized experiences and increase operational efficiency.

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