Sony launches crowdfunding site, features e-paper home control

Tim Hornyak, IDG News Service:  Struggling electronics maker Sony has moved further into the crowdfunding scene by starting its own platform to raise funds for internally generated business ideas, including a new universal remote control with an electronic paper interface.

Launched Wednesday, First Flight is a crowdfunding and e-commerce platform designed to take product proposals from the ideas to sales. It’s only available in Japanese and is limited to Sony’s in-house projects.

First Flight has three stages, a teaser stage, in which new ideas can be previewed and discussed, followed by crowdfunding and e-commerce.

“One of the strengths and aims of First Flight is to facilitate ongoing dialogue with customers from initial development through to market introduction, by seamlessly connecting each phase from previewing and crowd funding to e-commerce,” a Sony spokeswoman said.  Cont'd...

Kickstarter - Introducing the Wallpad: The 7" Open Source Modular Touch Computer

A Kickstarter campaign for an ARM based platform for building IoT devices

Smart Home Leader Nexia Home Intelligence Launches Multi-Sensor Support for More Convenient Monitoring and Control

Single device can sense light, vibration, motion, temperature and humidity to easily make homes safer and more efficient

Legrand Debuts New Home Automation Platform Intuity

By Howard Whitman for Dealerscope:  Electrical and digital building infrastructure specialist Legrand has unveiled Intuity, its new home automation platform specifically developed for homebuilders.

According to the company’s announcement, Intuity was created to give “production homebuilders and installers serving the mainstream housing market a cost-effective, modular and repeatable solution for controlling entertainment, security and comfort within a home.”

“Homeowners today expect connectivity and control in new homes,” stated Legrand VP & General Manager for its On-Q and NuVo lines Fritz Werder. “Most new homebuyers are making home automation a priority. Intuity gives builders a unique, easy-to-install platform that meets buyer expectations without delaying the building process.”

Werder said Intuity was created to provide homebuilders with a modular, easy-to-sell home ecosystem that would support homeowners’ most-requested home technologies. Cont'd...

Control4 Corporation Named Custom Integration Vendor of the Year by ProSource Buying Group

Annual ProSource awards voted on by over 500 members, recognize Control4 as being top vendor in the CI Industry

New Switches from SnapAV's Araknis Networks®

Araknis Networks switches are now enabled for OvrC™, a cloud-based app that streamlines installation, organizes customer data, and helps integrators with remote troubleshooting.

Crestron Now Shipping 10-Button Wireless Keypad

Popular HTT-B10EX keypad now available with exclusive infiNET EX wireless communication

RTI Taps SpringDeck to Streamline Sales Experience

Sales Software App Will Enhance Sales Processes for the Company's Dealers and Distributors

Clare and Tempus Finding Success in Mainstream and Luxury Markets

ClareHome is winning 75 percent of the luxury condo market in Sarasota-Bradenton metro area, while continuing to expand - at home and around the nation - with mainstream single-family homebuilders and distributors.

Seed Labs Launches Silvair Control - the Most Advanced and Easy to Use Wireless Controller for Home Appliances and Devices

Company Also Announces New Partnership with Soraa, Providing Remote Management Capabilities for Their Full Visible Spectrum LED Lamps

Silvair Control wireless remote lends smart home control

Seed Labs, the IoT company empowering the world’s leading manufacturers of appliances, devices and electronics to create the truly smart home, has introduced Silvair Control. The world’s first fully configurable, gesture-driven, wireless controller that lets customers manage their everyday appliances whether that be lamps, shades, and garage doors or other household and commercial products.

Silvair Control is a Bluetooth® Smart-based device that can easily be configured with your smartphone or tablet to control. It doesn’t need any hard wiring or even a plug, its battery lasts up to 8 years and magnetic mounting allows customers to use it at any space.

The control is part of Silvair Mesh where software-defined sensors and controllers can be seamlessly connected to products appliances and adjusted to customers needs providing with an easy and unmatched management capabilities.

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