Icontrol Developer Program Opens Door to a New Level of Smart Home Customization

Cloud integration lets security and service providers offer customers popular apps and devices including AccuWeather, Rachio, Nest; simplifies process for IoT developers

H-P Products Announces Slew of User-Friendly Updates to Popular Hide-A-Hose System

The new HS5000 space-saving retractable hose system is easier to install and operate, all hidden behind a smaller, low-profile valve door

CONNECTIONS™ Europe to address smart home and IoT strategies, 10-11 November in Amsterdam

New Parks Associates research finds nearly 10% of Western European broadband households own a home control system

RTI's KX3 In-Wall Controller Now Shipping to Residential and Light Commercial Installations

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.

Sonos To Open Up API To Simplify Integration With Smart Home Systems

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...

Linux's domination of home automation gizmos continues

Eric Brown for Linux Gizmos:  The Linux-dominated home automation business is still a fragmented free-for-all, but it’s also beginning to consolidate, with far fewer startups in 2015 compared to recent years. This month we saw several major product announcements from established players related to Linux. First, Google’s Nest Labs announced the first device partners for its Weave home automation protocol using the Thread networking standard. Now Samsung, which began shipping its first Linux-based SmartThings hub last month, released a $249 sensor kit built around the hub. Meanwhile, in the larger Internet of Things world that includes industrial, as well as home automation, the Linux Foundation’s AllSeen Alliance announced a new certification program and security stack. In addition, Amazon unveiled an AWS IoT cloud platform available with starter kits based on Linux hacker boards .  Cont'd...

CEDIA _ Women in CE Annual CEDIA Breakfast Draws Record Crowd

The Impact of Women on the Culture of CE Conversation, Volunteer of the Year Announcements, and Networking Made CEDIA EXPO 2015 Event a Success

FIBARO INTRODUCES HOME AUTOMATION BUTTON AT CEDIA 2015

Compact Device Lets Users Create Customized Scenes Defined in the FIBARO System; Scenes Can Be Personalized for Each User

Whirlpool Brand Introduces Water Softener with Wi-Fi Technology

Smart Water Treatment Saves Money and Brings Peace of Mind

Time Warner Cable IntelligentHome Now Offering 24/7 Playback for Enhanced Security Video Monitoring

This new capability enables customers to capture and playback continuously recorded video from their IntelligentHome security cameras.

FortrezZ Expands Smart Water Flow Monitoring System Powered by Z-Wave

FortrezZ, has introduced a new Flow Meter Interface Module for Water Flow Monitoring applications.

MivaTek Opens Video Alarm as a Service (VAAS) Platform to Partners for Smart Home Security, Safety, Automation, and Health with Video Integration

VAAS Platform Technology Offers Turnkey Value and Enhanced User Experience

CEDIA - Three Winners Dominate the TiO® Ninja Time Trials at CEDIA EXPO

Average system programming time for first-timers is 10-12 minutes

Parks Associates releases new industry research on the connected CE market

New Reports Examine Consumer Trends in Connected Consumer Electronics, Digital Audio Devices and Services, and Streaming Media

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GreenPeak’s GP565 – ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

GreenPeak's GP565 - ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

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