Developers Can Create Home Automation Apps for the Microsoft Band Using Insteon API

Microsoft Band is the first fitness wearable powered by Microsoft Health

Comcast Home Automation System Opens Up

Joseph Palenchar for TWICE:  Comcast is opening up its monitored-security/home-automation system to operate with devices from a wide variety of home-automation brands. The company’s Xfinity Home system has been available with a variety of unbranded devices such as smart plugs, smoke detectors, security cameras, light switches, door/window detectors, motion detectors and a water-leak detector, a spokesperson said. An Xfinity thermostat and a smart door lock from Kwikset have also been available.

Consumers will be able to buy the products from Comcast or from CE retailers, a spokesperson said. Later this year, Comcast will release a software development kit (SDK) and a certification program so home-automation suppliers can offer products that work with Xfinity Home.

OWC Introduces On-Location Storage Solutions to Get Your Content Home

(l-R) - OWC Envoy Pro mini (128 - 480GB SSD), ThunderBay 4 Mini (4TB - SSD, 8TB - HD), Envoy Pro EX (240,480GB, 1TB)

From Floor to Ceiling, Philips Showcases Latest in Connected Lighting and Unique Applications of LEDs at LIGHTFAIR 2015

From luminous carpets and ceilings, to helping patients sleep better and managing light in classrooms or landscapes, Philips integrates the latest in luminaires and controls, taking lighting beyond illumination

WeMo Upgrades App and Brings IFTTT Compatibility to WeMo Smart LED Bulbs

Price Reduction Introduced on WeMo Smart LED Starter Set and Single LED Bulbs

Calling All Innovators: Z-Wave Labs Applications Open In First Ever Global Z-Wave IoT Competition

The Z-Wave Alliance is looking for individuals or companies to submit their best implementation of Z-Wave for a chance to win membership & IoT development kits.

Fantem and netTALK Announce Strategic Partnership and New Home Security Solution

Partnership Offers Home Security at a Fraction of the Cost. The Oomi Security Kit combines home security with smart home technology and is available for pre-order today at a deep discount.

HTSA Spring Conference Features New Interactive Format, Showcases 45+ Leading CE Brands Over 7.5k Square Feet

Home tech pros descend on Nashville to talk market evolution, business development, operation fundamentals, trade partnerships and more.

Crestron Hosts Single Largest Industry Event for Crestron Master Programmers

Masters 2015 Welcomed 500 of the Best and Brightest In AV from Around the World to Drive Industry Forward

RTI Receives CE Pro Quest for Quality Gold Award

Honor Recognizes RTI's Industry-Leading Training Programs

Marvell Unveils Industry-Leading ZigBee Wireless Microcontroller SoC to Advance Smart Home and IoT Innovations

Marvell announced its next-generation industry-leading 88MZ300 802.15.4/ZigBee wireless microcontroller system-on-chip (SoC), the newest member of Marvell's wireless microcontroller family of Internet of Things solutions. The high-performance, low-power, cost-effective SoC offers superior radio frequency (RF) performance that more than doubles the transmission range and reduces power consumption by 50 percent over Marvell's previous generation 88MZ100 SoC, while maintaining the least amount of external components due to the high integration in silicon. Together with its support for open standards, including the upcoming ZigBee 3.0 and Thread protocols, the 88MZ300 SoC, along with a ZigBee to Wi-Fi bridge reference design and an ecosystem of hardware manufacturers and system integration partners, it enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to rapidly bring new, innovative IoT applications to market. The 88MZ300 SoC is sampling now.

"Marvell continues to demonstrate innovation in home automation, connected lighting and IoT with its 88MZ300 ZigBee wireless microcontroller which leads 802.15.4 technology in both performance and cost," said Philip Poulidis, Vice President and General Manager, Mobile and Internet of Things Business Units at Marvell. "Along with Kinoma and Marvell's recently announced Smart Home Cloud Center™, the 88MZ300 delivers a total solution for home automation and IoT markets. We look forward to the range of exciting new product opportunities that will be possible with the deployment of the 88MZ300."

Marvell Unveils Industry-Leading ZigBee Wireless Microcontroller SoC to Advance Smart Home and IoT Innovations

Marvell's 88MZ300 802.15.4/ZigBee microcontroller delivers high performance at ultra-low power and supports open standards including ZigBee 3.0 and Thread

Indigo Domotics Releases New iOS Control Client for Smart Home Hub

Indigo Domotics, the leading provider of smart home hub software for the Apple(R) Mac(R) platform, today announced the immediate availability of Indigo Touch 2.0 for iOS, a major update of its iOS control app.

Insteon Drives IoT Innovation With Microsoft at Microsoft's Build Developer Conference

AllJoyn Network Wires the Connected Home with More Than 200 Devices; Insteon Integrates with Windows 10

PowerHouse Alliance Members Keep Training Schedule and Events Fresh for May

Nationwide consortium of consumer electronics distributors mix in new, innovative events to showcase the latest solutions and in-demand products across the AV and connected home marketplace.

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