LG Smart Sensor Can Turn Your Low-Tech Appliances To Smart Home Appliances

By Alexandra Burlacu, Tech Times:  The Smart ThinQ Sensor is designed to work with traditional, low-tech home appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines and others, turning them into smart appliances or, as LG puts it, making them "smart-aware."

Once attached to home appliances, this circular Smart ThinQ Sensor gets feedback such as temperature or vibration and transmits its readings to the Smart ThinQ app on the user's smartphone.

LG offers examples to illustrate how this will work out when paired with existing home appliances. Attached to a traditional washing machine, for instance, the Smart ThinQ device can sense when the machine completes a laundry cycle, sending a notification to the user's smartphone. Attached to a refrigerator, it can send the user a notification when a food item is approaching its expiration date. Connected to an air conditioner or some other such appliance, the Smart ThinQ allows users to remotely control the appliances via the smartphone app.  Cont'd...

VITEC Introduces First Portable HEVC Encode/Decode Solution to European Market at IBC2015

MGW Ace and MGW D265 Appliances Deliver Broadcast-Grade, Bandwidth-Efficient Encoding, Streaming, and Decoding From the Field

Riedel Solutions Support Communications for 50th National Day Parade

As Singapore celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first National Day, Riedel Communications equipment supported all communications for technical and production-oriented coordination of the National Day Parade (NDP). Supplied and deployed as a complete solution, the Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system, Performer digital partyline intercom system, RockNet real-time audio network, and a variety of keypanels, beltpacks, and radios supported cueing of the cast members, as well as the light, sound, pyrotechnics, and other departments contributing to the Aug. 9 celebration.

LineQ Supports Complex Corporate AV Integration Project with Networked End Point Audio Systems

Systems integration firm Corona Integrated Systems leaps architectural hurdle with Ecler digital mixing amplifiers

Home Control Software Interview - ComfortClick

ComfortClick works with KNX, Modbus, Z-Wave, S-Bus, DSC alarm, Global Cach©, IRTrans, XBMC, Philips Hue, SMA Solar Technologies, IP cameras and IP intercom.

Home Control Software Interview - Indigo

Indigo supports three home automation technologies out-of-the-box: Z-Wave, Insteon, and X10. To use one of those technologies, a USB-based interface is required.

Home Control Software Interview - ECS

Protocols: X10, Insteon, UDP, ModBus, Z-Wave, ZigBee, HTTP, FTP, SNMP, TCP/IP, RS232, RS485, and more. Brands: > 50

Home Control Software Interview - Throne

THRONE controls equipment of KNX Association protocol (more than 400 manufacturers worldwide), HDL (China) and Teletask (Belgium).

IIC Opens in Shenzhen Today with New Technologies from Top Semiconductor Companies

Targeting electronics engineers

Amazon Announces the Next Alexa Fund Recipients: Musaic and Rachio

Musaic, maker of a high-resolution wireless HiFi system, will work with the Alexa Skills Kit and Alexa Voice Service to allow customers to control their Musaic devices using their voice --- Rachio, creator of an intelligent sprinkler controller, will work with the Alexa Skills Kit to allow customers to control their watering system using their voice --- The Alexa Fund will provide up to $100 million in investments dedicated to empowering developers, manufacturers, and start-ups of all sizes who have ideas for how voice technology can improve everyday life

LynTec Expands RPC Panel Lineup to Support More Circuit Breakers Per Panel

Higher-Density 48-, 66-, and 84-Slot Panels Accommodate Additional Circuits, Saving Valuable Wall Space

Revolabs Awarded a 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

Revolabs(R) announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has awarded its FLX(TM) UC 1500 IP & USB Conference Phone with Extension Microphones a 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. All three conference phones in the FLX UC product line have won this prestigious award.

Philips Just Made It Stupid Simple To Install Smarthome Lighting

Mark Wilson for FastCompany:  A lot of intelligent people believe that a platform like Apple’s HomeKitwill be the way we control the smart home of the future. But I'd bet on it looking a lot more like the new wireless dimming kit from the Philips Hue line—subtle technology that eliminates the need for electricians and apps at the same time.

Each kit runs $40, and it includes a white Hue bulb and a dimming remote. All you have to do is screw in the bulb to install it—and up to ten others can piggyback on this same network. The remote uses theZigBee radio protocol to control them in tandem, and it promises to last a minimum of three years, or 50,000 uses, before it needs its battery replaced.

Better still? This remote fits into a sticky base plate that adheres to your wall and looks like any standard light switch. In other words, rather than hiring an electrician to wire up the connection, or googling how to install dimmers without electrocuting yourself, Hue’s new kit allows you to install home lighting as easily as duct taping a switch to a wall.  Cont'd...

CEDIA - Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI) at CEDIA EXPO 2015

CEDIA EXPO 2015 Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI) Booth 5742

ON World: 500 Million Smart Home Wireless Sensor Network Chipset Shipments in 2020

ON World's recently completed survey with 1000 consumers found that 1 in 3 are likely to use a smart home sensing system within the next three years. Of those interested in smart home products, nearly all would like to integrate two or more smart home applications.

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Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!