iOS9 update offers greater control, customization of ecobee3 smart thermostat
Ownership Transition Meets Established Milestones
After a successful showing at CEDIA earlier this month, distributor members charge towards the end of 2015 with new product training series, expos and grand openings
I wrote this article 19 years ago but many of the principles of Home Automation Systems are still relevant today --- and X-10 products are still around too.
In this ongoing article we will take a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options that are available now. Updated 10/29/15
Parks Associates: 22% of smart watch owners or purchase intenders plan to use the watch for home control and automation
Industry report examines how apps and APIs create new business opportunities for connected home OEMs and service providers
Luma Surveillance delivers intuitive solutions and crystal-clear imagery that provide peace of mind - anytime, anywhere
The name for the 19,911-seat facility, formerly known as Energy Solutions Arena, will be the Vivint Smart Home Arena. The arena hosts about 1.8 million guests and more than 100 sports and entertainment events each year. The basketball court is named for Larry H. Miller, who spearheaded the construction of the building 25 years ago. “The Utah Jazz and the arena are proud to have Vivint as our new naming rights partner,” said LHMSE President Steve Starks. “Vivint is a long-time supporter of the Jazz, is a Utah-based company, and has a deep commitment to the community and our fans. These were all qualities we looked for when we began this process. ” Headquartered in Provo, Utah, Vivint creates innovative smart home products and services. With Vivint, homeowners can automate, control and monitor their homes from any smart device. The company’s smart home platform includes door locks, lights, a thermostat and an intelligent doorbell camera, among others. Vivint has more than one million customers and 8,000 employees throughout the United States and Canada. Forbes recently named the company to its list of “America’s Best Employers.” Full Press Release:
First cooktop that talks to its pot, achieving various precision cooking techniques with only one appliance, launching on Kickstarter fall 2015
Cloud integration lets security and service providers offer customers popular apps and devices including AccuWeather, Rachio, Nest; simplifies process for IoT developers
The new HS5000 space-saving retractable hose system is easier to install and operate, all hidden behind a smaller, low-profile valve door
New Parks Associates research finds nearly 10% of Western European broadband households own a home control system
Hybrid Device Combines In-Wall Touchscreen Controller With Control Processor for More Cost-Effective Setups
Microsoft's Bet on User Experience Begins to Pay Off in Wearables and Tablets, Threatening Apple's Position as Most Delightful Brand
Argus Insights Battle of the Brands report reveals that while Apple and Microsoft delight, consumers are more disappointed in Google and Amazon hardware overall.
Wireless multiroom-audio pioneer Sonos will open up its API to make it easier for home-automation suppliers to integrate with Sonos speakers and soundbars without having to reverse-engineer Sonos software. But Sonos isn’t saying when. The “next big thing for us” will be “opening aspects of our platform so other companies [home-automation suppliers] can work with it,” Michael Papish, platform strategies director, told TWICE during the CEDIA Expo. Sonos wants to provide home-automation users with “the right amount of control without compromising sound quality and ease of use,” he said, without saying when the API would be available. For years, home-automation suppliers have reverse-engineered Sonos technology to create applications enabling their home-automation systems to control Sonos systems, and Sonos “won’t cut them off,” Papish said. But when Sonos makes software updates, the reverse-engineered solutions “might not work,” he said. Creating a “standardized protocol” will prevent that problem, he said. Cont'd...
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Automation & Control - Featured Product
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!