Target Updates Smart Home Store

By: Christopher Caen, Theory Associates for Twice:  When Target opened its Open House in San Francisco earlier this year, it signaled that the world of smart homes and the Internet of Things (IoT) was finally exiting the hobbyist stage. As these products are entering the consumer mainstream, Target realized that it needed a different retail presence and a higher touch to explain the benefits of these innovative new products. The Open House was the result, a retail destination that was part consumer experiment and part mad laboratory for these new devices, with interactive tables, a mock home installed in the middle of the store with connected products in place, and a data-driven tracking system to watch where people went within the house and which items caught their attention. That data has led to the latest reset of the store, with Christmas right around the corner. As Target has figured out more of what is pulling in consumers, and what they are interested in, the store and the product selection has shifted. For instance, with the importance of common platforms that allow different devices to talk to one another, there is now a lab area where visitors can get a better understanding of the ecosystems that tie these products together.   Cont'd...

Another Year, Another Great CES Coming!

There are twenty Marketplaces at the show, covering all aspects of our lives. If a product or service makes our lives more fun, more comfortable or safer, it can be found at CES.

Parks Associates: 43% of U.S. broadband households intend to purchase a smart home device in the next year

Parks Associates and Cirrent to host special session on smart home device adoption at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

Aluminum Die-Casting Chassis Built Industrial Panel PC Features Bay Trail N2930 and 4th Generation Core i5 CPU

The 21.5 inch LCD panel PC presents 1920 x 1080 resolutions, resistive type or capacitive type touch screen, protected by IP65 flat front bezel, and equipped with two COM ports and two USB ports.

HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of CES 2016.

CES 2016 will be held from January 6th - 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada . This HomeToys.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Bosch launches smart home subsidiary

John Greenough for Business Insider:  German appliance maker Bosch announced it will launch Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH, a smart home subsidiary, in the first quarter of 2016, according to evertiq. The company will create a single mobile application that can connect to and control the smart home appliances and sensors Bosch offers. It will also be able to connect to compatible devices from other smart home device manufacturers. The move by Bosch highlights how many appliance makers and retailers are attempting to build the software applications necessary to connect to and control the smart home appliances they make.   Cont'd...

CEDIA PLACES INDUSTRY EDUCATION CENTRE STAGE WITH BIGGEST PROGRAMME EVER!

ISE 2016, 9-12 FEBRUARY, RAI AMSTERDAM, STANDS 1-F7, 1-F21

CEDIA ESTABLISHES EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP WITH CITY & GUILDS

CEDIA is delighted to announce its education programme has reached yet another milestone and has been recognised by City & Guilds. This new development means that those who successfully complete either a Smart Home Technician or a Smart Home Designer course will both receive a joint certification from CEDIA and City & Guilds*and become accredited within this area.

Indiegogo - Selfie Mirror - the world's first smart mirror. Smart Ltd Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Selfie Mirror

Smart Ltd offers the Selfie Mirror as the flagship product for its new crowdfunding campaign. The device performs a number of functions in addition to taking hands-free selfies.

Olea Announces OleaSenseTM IoT Technology for the Connected Care

The next generation in wireless vital sign monitoring

ISC East - ISC East Grows Attendance +8% Over 210 Exhibitors and Brands

The largest ever Featured Product Showcase boasted 40 products from cameras to biometric access control devices to Cloud-hosted security platforms.

Smart Home Automation Hardware Growth to Exceed 1000%, as Installed Units Surpass 300m by 2020

Open Platforms and Partnerships Drive Adoption

CEDIA ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

After counting the votes, CEDIA revealed the new EMEA Board of Directors at its recent AGM and Tech Forum that took place on Wednesday 25thNovember at The British Library in London.

Funlux Launches Easy to Use Wi-Fi Home Security System

Now homeowners can deter criminals with a tight security system offering weatherproof cameras for indoor or outdoor use and night vision.

TiO Welcomes Pinnacle Marketing as Manufacturer Representative

Pinnacle Marketing to direct security channel for select south central states

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