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. A recent report by VisionMobile [PDF] said that out of the 4.5 million people identified as IoT developers in 2015, 1.4 million were focused on smart home apps. According to VisionMobile’s IoT Megatrends 2016 report, there are seven distinct IoT areas that app developers work in—smart home, retail, industrial, wearables, smart city, medical and connected car—with the opportunities offered by connected homes a clear favorite. Retail IoT apps, wearables and industrial versions attract around one million app developers each, while the connected car is of interest to 700,000 people. People have become used to the concept of IoT and recent research by Gartner said that there could be as many as 700 million smart homes by 2020. Cont'd...
ISE 16 - Leviton Announces AV Integration Modules with Philips Hue and Z-Wave, Plus New KNX Connectivity Partner MindBox by Clever-Labs
Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) Tradeshow Attendees Can Learn More at Stand DL-280
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.
ISE 16 - Leviton Adds to English and Italian Language EN50131 and PD6662 Security & Automation System Offering at Integrated Systems Europe 2016
Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) Tradeshow Attendees Can Interact at Stand DL-280
Crestron Partners with Designer Christopher Kennedy to Restore the Glory of Modernism with a New Technology Edge
Today, Crestron Electronics revealed that its home automation technologies have helped transform the flagship Christopher Kennedy Compound Show House -a sought-after destination during Palm Springs' Modernism Week, celebrated this year from February 11-21.
ISE 16 - Control4 Expands Wireless Smart Lighting Product Line to Unlock Retrofit Business Growth in Europe and Asia
New line of dimmers, switches, and keypads feature square form factor applicable to over 20 countries worldwide.
Xfinity Home's EcoSaver to Leverage WeatherBug Home Offerings to Automate Home Energy Use and Reduce Consumer Costs
Klein® Tools and Super Rod donate Â£1 million of products to more than 10,000 apprentices in the United Kingdom
Klein Tools continues supporting tradesmen with quality tools and hands-on training in the U.S. and overseas
The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, is introducing its integrator membership and installer training at Integrated Systems Europe 2016.
Gordon-Carroll recognized for his achievements in cloud storage technology
In a depressed global economy, intelligentization is like a ray of sunlight in a chilly winter, driving market development.
Alex Heath for TechInsider: For about a year I've been using Canary's all-in-one home security system to monitor my apartment. I live in New York City, and it's already saved me from a possible rat infestation. Canary bills itself as an all-in-one home security system for $200 and no required monthly fees. The New York startup's sleek, cylindrical piece of hardware features a 1080p video camera with infrared night vision and a motion detector. It also has a (quite loud) siren and the ability to detect the room temperature and air humidity. Where Canary really shines is its mobile app, which lets you look through the device's camera from anywhere via your home internet connection. You can't pan or zoom as you watch, but the camera's wide-angle lens should capture most of any room you place it in. Cont'd...
Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home solutions, today announced the acquisition of Pakedge Device & Software, Inc., a leader in advanced networking products and cloud network-management services for both wireless and wired networking solutions for the connected home and business. "The connected consumer, connected home, and connected business opportunity is expanding along with the complexities of supporting thousands of different devices and services in homes and business around the world," said Martin Plaehn, Control4 Chairman and CEO. "By embracing networking as an expanded core-competency, integrating it tightly with our entertainment and automation capabilities, and delivering a single cloud-based reporting and management solution, Control4 will be able to harness the expanding opportunity, bring more simplicity to the complicated, and increase satisfaction for our end customers." Full Press Release...
Transaction brings to Control4 deep networking expertise, an industry-leading suite of networking, power management, and cloud-based remote management capabilities, as well as an expanded sales channel of over 1,100 additional independent dealers
TRU-Vu Monitors has just released a 17" touch screen in a waterproof panel-mount â€¨enclosure.
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