CES 16 - Amped Wireless Debuts First Long Range, High Power Wi-Fi HD Cameras with up to 3X the Range
CES 16 - Domotz to Debut Affordable Home Monitoring and Tech Support System for the Connected Home at CES 2016
CES 16 - ZigBee Alliance Creating End-to-End IoT Product Development Solution that Brings Its Industry-Leading Applications Library to Thread Group's IP Network Protocol
CES 16 - BeON Home Announces Expanded Availability and Compatibility of Industry-First Smart Preventative Security System at CES 2016
CES 16 - Elexa Consumer Products selects Axalent and Arrayent as its IoT solution partners for Dome Smart Home line of products.
By ROB ENDERLE for TechSpective: LG and Samsung are planning to do battle for control of your home at CES. Samsung is bringing its acquired SmartThings technology to TVs to provide a central hub from which your home can be controlled. LG just announced it is going to showcase its Smarthome Hub at CES as well. Each idea has its merits and problems, but I think LG is closer to what we initially need than Samsung is. Let me explain.
Right now the concept of the Smart Home is a mess and it has been a mess ever since X10 went to that technology graveyard in the sky. We have a bunch of warring “standards” that don’t interoperate, mixed conformance with the standards that do exist, and the end result is that when you buy into a smart home solution, chances are you will be creating an insane stupid house that constantly doesn’t do what you paid a ton of money to get it to do.
Currently we have 4 major legacy smart home platforms: X-10 which started it all back in the 1970s but is mostly gone today, ZigBee and Z Wave which are alliances, and Insteon which is tied directly to one company. Recently a 5th joined this group called Alljoyn which was created by Qualcomm the most powerful player in the smartphone world. With smartphones becoming the most likely controller for the new smart home, there was a chance that this alliance could do what the others had not–create something that actually works. Cont'd...
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