Market Research Firm Announces New Report at Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer
From John Patrick Pullen for Time.com: Here’s what you need to know to plan for your Apple-centric connected home:
Siri will become your digital butler, turning up the heat and closing blinds at your command. But how that happens deserves some explaining. Requiring neither a new hardware device nor an operating system upgrade, Apple’s smart home capabilities will let users discover, configure, create actions for and control smart home devices using their iPhone’s operating system.
As an element already baked into Apple’s iOS 8, its integration will be seamless and largely invisible to consumers. If you’ve ever used Apple’s AirPlay technology to stream audio to a speaker or video to an Apple TV, you’re already familiar with how it operates.
But developers know the technology as HomeKit, the programming framework responsible for running Apple’s connected home ecosystem. Like AirPlay (and CarPlay and iBeacon, other Apple-approved interfaces for connecting with third-party products), HomeKit is designed to streamline communications between Apple’s gear and accessories like web security cameras, smart plugs, thermostats, and more. This framework ensures that however complex a third party company’s device is, in the eyes of iPhone users, it will just work (to paraphrase the late Steve Jobs).
In other words, when you tell Siri to “turn on the downstairs lights,” no matter the room, or the make and model of smart home lighting solutions, the connected lights in your home’s downstairs will turn on. Cont'd...
Parks Associates Addresses New Consumer Segmentation Research at 2015 Smart Energy Summit
Chuango Security Technology Corporation, an innovative developer of wireless DIY home security systems, is pleased to announce its very first participation in Intersec 2015 - together with its own smart home technology brand smanos - in Dubai from Jan 18~20, on Stand SA-F03 at World Trade Centre.
smanos, a trendsetting innovator and dynamic developer of wireless smart home and DIY security systems, is proudly bringing its brand new gateways/hubs as well as its highly acclaimed WiFi and GSM portfolio to DISTREE EMEA in Monaco from Feb. 24~26. The complete smanos portfolio will be at Booth J5.
Mitsubishi Electric Introduces, "Mitsubishi Electric Smart Home," New Concept for Next-generation Homes
Smart living environments concept combines body sensors and appliance/equipment linkage
Award-Winning Actor Ving Rhames Demonstrates Both Brains and Brawn in New Role as the Personification of ADT
Limit iPad Volume and Restrict Access Easily With "Volume Sanity" for IOS Devices.
Enabling outstanding reliable processing, instant switching and scaling to/from UHD/4K video
Coming to Chicago March 26 and Southern California April 21; Spring Tour Includes Highly Anticipated HDBaseT Installer Expert Program
Because of the expanded interest in using video in educational environments, there are many opportunities for video producers to use their talents to create films that have educational value.
HomePlug AV2 MIMO fulfills the promise of powerline networking delivering 100BaseT class service over the home's powerlines and truly makes the powerline a high bandwidth backbone for the hybrid home network to deliver Ultra HD Video and IoT applications as well as extend Wi-Fi coverage to all areas of the home
Doing a Google search for 'home automation' or 'lighting control' can many times lead to confusion, resulting in head scratching 'chaos', given the information provided blogs, trade publications, hobbyists, and DIYers, many times provides incomplete and sometimes incorrect information.
Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce Michael Baker has been appointed as a consultant for Kramer's Collaborative Solutions Group, headed by Michael DiBella, Director of Collaborative Solutions.
Industry Leaders and Analysts to Address Smart Home Solutions and IoT this week at Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer
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