LightFreq introduces a new and improved smart light bulb that's part intercom and part speaker.
The Somfy myLink for iOS and Android Devices Allows You to Control Somfy Home Motorization from Your Smartphone or Tablet
Sound sleepers and the sleep deprived both will love Luzi for its design and functionality.
Vivint Becomes First Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) to Offer Fiber-Fast Speeds Through the Air
Vivint Delivers the Fastest Wireless Broadband Service to Single-Family Homes in the U.S. ---- Company Adds Wireless Pioneer, Arogyaswami J. Paulraj, Ph.D., to Its Advisory Board
One Quarter of Millennials Have Begun Building Smart Homes and Four-in-Ten Want One, According to The NPD Group
Millennials are on the road to building smarter homes. According to The NPD Group Connected Intelligence Home Automation Advisory Service, Millennials are twice as likely as the total population to have a smart home product installed in their residence. The array of smart home products evaluated include network connected security and monitoring devices, sensors, system controllers, smart lighting, power, and appliances. One-in-four Millennials (23 percent) already installed at least one of these products in their homes, compared to 12 percent of the total population. Millennials will continue to drive the growth in this market as four-in-ten (41 percent) of this age group are already aware of and interested in owning smart home products. A key factor that is driving this early growth is that the smart home market is no longer just for home owners. Renters are as likely as home owners to have smart home products installed, and are three times more likely to be part of the millennial age group. More than a third of renters are between the ages of 18-34. “Today’s smart home products no longer require professional installation and ongoing subscriptions, many are now plug-and-play options,” said John Buffone, executive director, Connected Intelligence. “The product mix such as smart cameras, lights, and plugs, fits the lifestyle of both home owners and renters which opens up a larger, younger and more tech-savvy consumer market.”
Texas audiovisual systems integrator celebrates 15-year anniversary with expansion and name change
Robust Platform Reduces Install Times and Enhances Network Statistics with 30 New Features
Bluebell Opticom Ltd., provider of innovative fibre optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, today announced it has enlisted MNC Software to create an SMNP monitoring system for its fibre transport products based on MNC's Mosaic network management software platform. Bluebell will offer the new monitoring system to support its BC363 and BC364 multiformat interface cards, which link cameras and CCUs over long distances -- a situation in which a quick visual check would help to confirm signal integrity and diagnose any issues.
One way to mitigate the risk of outages at all might be the selection of a smart home solution, which keeps a local version of the cloud software on the hub.
Georgia based integrator now offers a fully integrated showroom
DSC Touch is an "all-in-one" sleekly designed, smart panel, supporting security, life safety and home control technology.
The Z-Wave thermostat gives users remote control over their heating and cooling system via the Virtual Keypad App.
by Stacey Higginbotham for Fortune: Early adopters, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs have bought into the idea of a smart home, but mainstream consumers haven’t. Leeo, a company that makes a connected nightlight that doubles as a smoke detector for the mobile era and has raised $37 million in funding, laid off about 30% of its staff Wednesday. Earlier this month, we reported that product manufacturing shop Quirky was unwilling to support its home hub software company Wink and it has put it up for sale, according to sources. Meanwhile, a home automation management device built by startup Ninja Blocks failed to raise funding and shut down. Smart home startups like Goji and Plum are so late to market with their products that supporters who gave them money through their crowd-funding campaigns have given up on them. Goji’s smart lock was supposed to ship 18 months ago. Now the company is only shipping a small number of locks and plans to fulfill all other orders by August. Plum, a connected Wi-Fi light switch maker founded by the former head of CEDIA, the trade association for professional home automation installers, announced its product in early 2013 and plans to ship later this year. They were supposed to be ready in August 2013. With $454 million invested in connected home companies last year, there is plenty of money riding on the smart home. According to CB Insights data, smart home startups took in a little over $1 billion in funding between 2012 and 2014. Cont'd...
Global Revenue from Shipments of Residential Internet of Things Devices is Expected to Reach Nearly $70 Billion in 2025, According to Navigant Research
Interoperability issues, created by a variety of standards and protocols, are challenging this market, report finds
Friendly's Smart Home Portal offers a coherent and holistic view of devices in the smart home, including security appliances, lights, power grid, motion detectors, front door and window status, and security sensors.
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Automation & Control - Featured Product
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