Harsh Chauhan for The Motley Fool: From pulling up location coordinates to finding a free parking spot or opening the garage door, virtual assistants in cars are going to play a key role in powering the connected-car revolution. The voice-enabled virtual assistant space is becoming hotly contested among tech giants. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), however, seems to be taking the lead in this market with its Alexa Automotive platform, which is powered by the Echo voice assistant. The company has lined up deals with some of the biggest automakers, and is also receiving support from third-party accessory manufacturers such as Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) that could give Alexa a major push. The Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas last month showed that Alexa is finding favor among carmakers, as Ford (NYSE:F) and Volkswagen (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) both said they had signed up to use the platform for services including weather updates and navigation. This is a big deal for Amazon; it needs to sign up big automakers for Alexa to steal a march on rivals such as Microsoft's Cortana and Alphabet's Google Assistant. Cont'd...
Web-Enabled, Motorized Circuit Panel Delivers Power Control, Protection, and Sequencing to Robust AVL Installation
Organizational Changes Put Focus on Worldwide Support for Dealers and Distributors
Roome launches Indiegogo crowdfunding for new, portable, presence-detection light
CEDIA has announced 2017 was its most successful ISE show to date, with a total of 859 bookings for its education programme, and a number of companies signing up as members over the four days in Amsterdam.
New HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 Compliant UHD-Scaler-FC provides 4K Video Frame Conversion for Multiple Displays
A world-class cinema was created today in an average sized (3.6m x 5.7m) family living room.
Nikki Baird for Forbes: According to our research at Retail Systems Research, retailers are very bullish on the future of the Internet of Things, or IoT. They are most excited about opportunities to interact with consumers via their mobile phones and even consumers’ own IoT devices (think wearables). For them, IoT is not about saving money. It’s about driving customer experience. But what they are ignoring is how the IoT ecosystem looks set to evolve. Retailers will in no way be at the center of the IoT ecosystem. Just look at smart home technology: connected refrigerators, lights, ceiling fans, curtains, door locks – you name it – all increasingly connect to some management framework for all of those devices. Think “operating system for the smart home,” even though it’s a little more sophisticated than that. Cont'd...
New Kits Available in Standard and Custom Cable Lengths and Terminations Complements Wisdom Audio's Full Loudspeaker Offering
AMP-8075 and AMP-8150 work natively with Avia DSPs, enabling integrators to deliver best-in-class commercial audio systems with unprecedented efficiency
The ProxDoor gives consumers easy entry & exit to their smart home by using location to lock a door when the transmitter is out of range and unlock upon arrival
Google, Garmin, Toyota, Indiegogo, and more dive into Bluetooth® technology and the IoT on 28-29 March 2017
Farai Bennett, Cronkite News via AZCentral: The apartments at Vistara at San Tan Village look like many other “luxury” units available in the Valley, with their granite countertops and walk-in closets. But step inside one of the Gilbert complex’s apartments, and you can control the thermostat, turn on the lights, lock the door and play music with just the press of a button. The 366-unit complex has partnered with Clare Controls to make the apartments “smart.” The complex is marketing its apartments as the first in Arizona to offer this kind of technology. It’s part of the “smart home” trend the public may recognize through consumer products such as Amazon’s Echo and Wink Hub 2. Cont'd...
Leaders from utilities, energy providers, regulators, and smart home providers and vendors headline eighth-annual event
At the 2017 NAB Show, Artel will feature the newest capabilities in its DigiLink, and InfinityLink platforms and FiberLink(R) fiber-optic transmission product line.
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