Qualcomm Brings New Wi-Fi Solution and Software Ecosystem Support to Enhance Development for the Internet of Things

-- Introduces New Solutions that Enable Smart Home Applications --

TAYLOR MORRISON SCALES A SMART HOME SOLUTION TO PRODUCTION BUILDING

Kayla Devon for BuilderOnline:  The Interactive Home is Taylor Morrison’s trademarked term for its smart home offering, which its Houston division first launched with Legrand, an electrical and home automation product manufacturer, in 2012. Last year the company started to look for a better solution that could work across all its product lines. Legrand ultimately won the contract once again because of its newly updated Intuity Home Intelligence platform and the vendor’s experience with Taylor Morrison. Jim Ellison, VP of sales and marketing for Taylor Morrison’s Houston division, says the company wanted the ability to scale the smart home solution to its various price points from $190,000 to over $1 million. According to Legrand, the Intuity Home Intelligence system is meant to bring home automation to the masses, by being scalable to both a consumers’ and a home builders’ needs and price points.   Cont'd...

INTRODUCING AQUANTA: A "LEARNING" WATER HEATER CONTROLLER THAT ENABLES REMOTE & CONVENIENT CONTROL

Retrofittable Device Converts The Water Heater Into A Smart, Networked And Energy-Efficient Appliance

ProTee Golf Simulator Offers An Exciting and State-Of-The-Art Indoor Golf Experience

Golf simulators are designed to help serious golfers improve their stance, swing, and the other mechanics of their game.

Netatmo Connect launches to make its smart home tech smarter

Michael Sawh for Wareable:  Good news Netatmo fans, the smart home company has announced a new Connect platform that will allow developers to tap into its connected kit, including the Welcome indoor camera, thermostat and weather station. Hot on the heels of Nest's decision to expand its Works with Nest program, the French company also wants to bring smart home tech closer together and this is definitely a step in the right direction. The platform is broken down into three programmes all of which will enable connected objects, services and apps to hook up with Netatmo products. First up is Netatmo Weather, where developers can take advantage of weather data measured by global Netatmo weather stations to provide users with a accurate local forecasts. Next is Smart Home, where interactions can be created between Netatmo products and other connected tech. Lastly, there's the opportunity to develop for Enterprise with the hope of helping customers to analyse energy consumption.   Cont'd...

InfoComm - PowerHouse Alliance Members Announce June Schedule of Events

With InfoComm 2016 on the horizon plus over 20 trainings and events in June, distributor members expect a busy close to the second quarter.

Product Innovation: It's Not a Man's World Anymore

The primary reason more women are needed in product innovation and the technology sector is because of the dire skills shortage in this area.

InfoComm - Join the HDBaseT Zone at InfoComm 2016

The HDBaseT Zone at InfoComm 2016 welcomes ten Alliance members, who will be presenting their latest HDBaseT offerings, and providing a one-stop shop for installers and integrators to learn more about the ultimate standard for digital connectivity.

Panasonic Launches an Inrush Low-Profile Relay Suited for Remote Control of Smart Switches and Power Outlets

The product conforms to overseas safety standards and responds to the growing demand for smart homes in overseas markets.

Signature Control Systems Brings Professional-grade Irrigation Technology to Residential Market

Signature Control Systems, the leader in advanced Web-based irrigation control, announced today the launch of two new controllers - the 8240 and 8340 - that will bring professional-grade water management technology into the homes and yards of families across the globe.

Survey: 48 percent of utility executives believe the smart home will revolutionize the industry

Antenna, a public relations agency focused on energy and smart technology companies, today announced new survey results that found nearly half of surveyed utility executives believe the smart home will revolutionize the utility industry. This surging optimism for the smart home represents a departure from the industry's traditional skepticism of new technologies, while also putting the utility industry at odds with a more cautious view of the smart home currently held by consumers. "Antenna's research confirms that many in the utility industry now believe in the transformative power of the smart home to remake the grid for the better," said Antenna Vice President Matt Stewart. "However, there's a clear disconnect between utility visions of roses and rainbows and their customers' more frustrating early-adopter experiences. Antenna is honored to work with dozens of innovative companies across energy and smart technology to help bridge this critical gap and move the energy market forward."   Full Press Release:

Survey: 48 percent of utility executives believe the smart home will revolutionize the industry

Disconnect found between utility optimism and customer concerns

Kickstarter - Knocki Reaches Crowdfunding Landmark Of $500K In Just One Week

Kickstarter Campaign Catapults Houston-Based Smart Home Device to Success

Yesterday, Tomorrow: New Technology Isn't Always Better, Just More

Recent Edmunds and Nielsen reports found the connected generations were less interested in having a car than their parents. They'd rather focus on minor things like home loan payments/rent, healthcare, food, utilities, taxes, family vacations and dinner out now and then.

Z-Wave Labs IoT Startup Accelerator Call for 2016 Applications: Submit + have a chance to be featured at CES 2017

Fremont, CA - May 24, 2016 at 9:00am EST- The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, today announces the opening of applications for the 2016 Z-Wave Labs competition. Launched in 2015, the Z-Wave IoT accelerator-style program gives winners with an innovative idea in IoT product or service design access to the large Z-Wave Alliance ecosystem, partners and resources as well as the Z-Wave IoT ready 500 series development kits.

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GreenPeak’s GP565 – ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

GreenPeak's GP565 - ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

The GP565 Smart Home RF chip for remote controls supports voice control, motion sensing and the new ZRC 2.0 protocol. The GP565 is optimized for advanced & low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote controls. • 120k or 248k Flash (8k or 16k RAM) memory • 40-pin footprint to support a keyboard scanner interface or other IO interfaces required for remote controls. • Reduced current consumption and improved receiver sensitivity and output power • Patented Antenna Diversity technology enables superior range and WiFi/Bluetooth interference rejection