EARTH DAY 2015: ANNOUNCING THE WORLD'S FIRST SMART IRRIGATION SERVICE

ETwater Technology Solutions Provider Introduces an Advanced New Solution to Excess Water Use

ilumi solutions Enhances LED Smart Light Bulbs with First of Its Kind Proximity and Circadian Lighting Features in New Mobile App Update

ilumi color changing LED Smartbulbs now turn on and off based on user's presence and automatically adjust throughout the day to help support one's circadian rhythm.

60% of consumers self-install smart home devices, but majority of device owners would prefer professional assistance

Industry report examines the evolution of tech support services, processes, tools, and business models in response to the Internet of Things (IoT)

Fantem Announces Feature Enhancement for Oomi, The World's First Smart Home Built for Everyone

New additions offer improved functionality; available now for pre-order on Indiegogo

LANhome TECHnologies Takes Automation to the Next Level

LANhomeTECH adds partnerships that make automation easy and affordable.

Insteon Brings Full Line of Connected Home Products to Apple Watch

Insteon users can now monitor and control lights, thermostats, cameras, and sensors simply and easily from the Apple Watch

Wink's Outage Shows Us How Frustrating Smart Homes Could Be

THIS PAST SATURDAY, one in four people who had come to rely on Wink as the brains behind their smart home set-up found their connected devices suddenly lobotomized. Devices connected to the Wink Hub couldn’t access the internet, meaning that they could no longer be controlled via app, and wouldn’t execute their pre-programmed rituals. Simply put, nothing worked.   In an emailed statement, Wink confirmed that the cause of the outage was a “misconfiguration” of a security measure it had implemented previously. Several Wink Hub units couldn’t be fixed remotely, and those users will either have to try to repair their own using Wink-provided instructions, or mail them in for a replacement. Around 10 percent of Wink users are still without service, and the Hub has been pulled from shelves until further notice.  But Wink’s weekend failure reminds us that the smart home of the future won’t be immune from the testiness that plagues any technology. In fact, those common, unavoidable flailings will be even more frustrating. Nearly a year ago, Mat Honan wrote The Nightmare on Connected Home Street, a glimpse at the inevitable dystopia caused by hooking up our households and everything within them to the internet sewage pipe. We’re not nearly at the full-fledged horror stage, but incidents like the weekend Wink stink are the foundation on which our frustrating smart home future will be built.   Cont'd..

7 Smart Locks & Door Startups Improving your Home Security

Your door & lock is no longer that simple and its now part of the mobile, internet of things, connected movement. Here is a list of 6 smart locks & door startups improving your home security.

Parks Associates Announces 10th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe - IoT: Connected Entertainment and Smart Home, November 10-11 in Amsterdam

Deutsche Telekom, Honeywell, Liberty Global, Sutherland Global, Telecom Italia, and Telefónica join Advisory Board

Crestron Masters 2015 Welcomes 500+ Industry Professionals

Annual Professional Development Classes & Seminars Help CSPs Sharpen their Skills in Ever-Changing Industry

A Bright Future for Installed Technologies: CEA Study Says Tech Becoming a Central Component of New Construction

Four in five builders include structured wiring, home theater and/or monitored security in new home offerings

Seed Labs Launches Silvair Control - the Most Advanced and Easy to Use Wireless Controller for Home Appliances and Devices

Company Also Announces New Partnership with Soraa, Providing Remote Management Capabilities for Their Full Visible Spectrum LED Lamps

Silvair Control wireless remote lends smart home control

Seed Labs, the IoT company empowering the world’s leading manufacturers of appliances, devices and electronics to create the truly smart home, has introduced Silvair Control. The world’s first fully configurable, gesture-driven, wireless controller that lets customers manage their everyday appliances whether that be lamps, shades, and garage doors or other household and commercial products. Silvair Control is a Bluetooth® Smart-based device that can easily be configured with your smartphone or tablet to control. It doesn’t need any hard wiring or even a plug, its battery lasts up to 8 years and magnetic mounting allows customers to use it at any space. The control is part of Silvair Mesh where software-defined sensors and controllers can be seamlessly connected to products appliances and adjusted to customers needs providing with an easy and unmatched management capabilities.

Austin-Based Network Management Solutions Provider ihiji Secures $1.8M in Series A Funding

Award-winning late-stage startup rapidly developing next generation of Internet of Things technologies, funding will accelerate efforts

Using the myLink App to Control Window Coverings

You can now open your blinds in the morning by rolling over and pressing a button on your smartphone.

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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