ZigBee home automation design kits use RPi-based gateway

Eric Brown for LinuxGizmos.com:  Silicon Labs unveiled reference designs for home automation and lighting networks, based on its ZigBee SoC and middleware plus a Raspberry Pi-based gateway. Silicon Labs, which bills itself as the ZigBee market share leader, has integrated its ZigBee “Golden Unit” Home Automation (HA 1.2) software stack, “EM358x” ZigBee mesh networking SoC, and various ZigBee sensor and lighting technologies in several reference designs for home automation. The Dimmable Light Switch, Connected Lighting, Door/Window Contact Sensor reference designs work with a WiFi and Ethernet ready ZigBee Gateway Reference Design that runs Linux on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B SBC. The “cost-effective” ZigBee reference designs are intended to reduce the complexity of connecting ZigBee devices, such as lights, dimmer switches, and door/window contact sensors. The Golden Unit ZigBee middleware, which connects all these gateways, enables LED lights to reliably join, interoperate, and detach from a mesh network, says Silicon Labs. The Golden Unit stack can scale from a few light nodes to hundreds on the same network, says Silicon Labs. Complete schematics, layout, and bill of materials (BOM) are offered for all reference designs.   Cont'd...

Leading New York Distributor to Host "Ultimate" Yamaha LG Experience

Ultimate Integration invites dealers to experience the latest technologies from two premium manufacturers to bolster inventory and sales as they head into 2016

Dojo Is Designed To Protect Your Smart Home From Itself

Natasha Lomas for TechCrunch:  Israeli startup Dojo-Labs is launching out of stealth today after more than a year working on its connected home security device. No, not another Wi-Fi spy camera trying to engender a sense of vicarious paranoia in the buying public to convince folk with money to burn they need to ceaselessly surveil their property (and/or family). Rather this startup has it eye on securing the connected smart home from the threat posed by, well, all the devices that comprise the connected smart home. Dojo’s first (eponymous) device — available for pre-order now, with a shipping date of early March 2016 — aims to create a consumer-friendly security and control interface at the network layer that the company claims is capable of spotting and blocking anomalous behavior by connected devices on your home network. Whether that behavior is down to hackers trying to infiltrate your devices remotely. Or your devices trying to send your personal data somewhere they shouldn’t be, surreptitiously — perhaps by manufacturer design (hello smart TVs!).   Cont'd...

UniKey Announces New Integration Between Smart Lock Kwikset Kevo and Honeywell Total Connect Comfort Wi-Fi Thermostats

Kevo users can now set thermostats to auto adjust upon arrival and departure, enabling greater energy saving potential.

NetworkThermostat UP32HE Energy Management System Receives WFX 2015 Best New Product Award

NetworkThermostat announces the WFX 2015 Best New Product Award for the UP32HE-IP (Ethernet) and UP32HE-WIFI (Ethernet and Wi-Fi) energy management solutions with integrated humidity sensing and events scheduling. These commercial grade programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) can monitor and control over the Internet from any PC, Mac, smart phone or tablet and have integrated calendar-based scheduling allows for up to 40 calendar events and/or 40 special events, in addition to 4-event/7-day scheduling.

Control4 and Denon Partner to Deliver Streamlined Smart Home Entertainment

Control4 to offer Denon A/V products to its U.S. dealer channel

Interlogix ZeroWire Home Management System Now Included in Alabama Homebuilder's New Homes

Smart home hub enhances security and lifestyle for Stone Martin Builders' home buyers

D-Link Introduces New Komfy Smart Home Device

First Product in the Komfy Line is a Smart Light Switch with Camera Designed to Give More Control and Awareness of the Home

RemoteLock from LockState Works with Airbnb's New Host Assist Program

Hosts can choose to integrate their Airbnb listings with RemoteLock.

RemoteLock 6i for Property Owners and Managers

RemoteLock 6i is the commercial smart lock solution that gives rental property owners and businesses the ideal solution to manage doors through smart phones and computers.

The Brazilian Home Automation Market

One thing to consider that differentiates our market from some other parts of the world is that the average Brazilian customer is definitely not the "Do-it-Yourself" type and is willing to have someone design and install the system.

Retrofit Smart Shade Solution iBlinds Tapped as Z-Wave IoT Contest Winner

iBlinds from HAB Home Intelligence is named the fifth winner of the Z-Wave Labs IoT competition with their intelligent, retrofit, smart blind control solution.

Over one-fourth of U.S. broadband households with children have smart home devices

Carrier, Comcast, Salus, Verizon, and Vivint to discuss smart home and IoT strategies at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

TiO Releases Updates for TiO Home App

TiO 3.0 features updated software for Android and Apple devices

Kramer Unveils New Wireless Education Solution at InfoComm Connections in New York City

Kramer has released a wireless VIA solution for Education and Training at InfoComm Connections 2015. VIA Campus, the newest addition to the VIA family of wireless presentation & collaboration solutions and based on direct input from experts in higher education, enhances student engagement in classrooms and multi'use corporate training rooms.

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GreenPeak’s GP565 – ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

GreenPeak's GP565 - ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

The GP565 Smart Home RF chip for remote controls supports voice control, motion sensing and the new ZRC 2.0 protocol. The GP565 is optimized for advanced & low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote controls. • 120k or 248k Flash (8k or 16k RAM) memory • 40-pin footprint to support a keyboard scanner interface or other IO interfaces required for remote controls. • Reduced current consumption and improved receiver sensitivity and output power • Patented Antenna Diversity technology enables superior range and WiFi/Bluetooth interference rejection