InfoComm - Powersoft to Host Valuable Training Sessions During InfoComm 2016

Training Sessions Provide Knowledge to Maximize the Potential of Powersoft Amplifiers in Dante-Based Environments, Fixed Installations and Voice Alarm Applications

Nest open-sources its home automation network protocol, Thread

Ken Yeung for VentureBeat:  Nest has released an open-sourced version of its Thread protocol, making its home automation network technology more broadly available to developers. The introduction of OpenThread is expected to give parties interested in working with open-source technology all the benefits of building on Thread — allowing them to continue innovating without dealing with the current limitations of the protocol.

This project is the company’s first open-source initiative.

Created by Nest, Samsung, ARM, Atmel, Dialog Semiconductor, Qualcomm Technologies, and Texas Instruments, Thread was intended to be the standard for connected home devices and apps. When it was announced in 2014, the protocol was described as providing a common network language that products like smart thermostats and smoke alarms could use to talk with each other.  Cont'd...

Parks Associates: 23% of smartphone owners also own a smart home device

SmartThings to keynote 20th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Connected Home Conference

Securifi Named a 2016 'Cool Vendor' by Gartner for Innovation in Connected Home

The annual report evaluates interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services in the connected home space that are combining usability with intelligence and design.

​Thread, ZigBee, Z-Wave: Why smart home standards matter

Dan Sung for Wareable:  Wi-Fi has proved to be a really effective way of getting our laptops, our tablets, our phones and even our TVs and stereo systems to talk to the internet but it's not working for the smart home.

The Internet of Things has more subtle needs than these big-batteried, regularly charged or permanently powered items, and clunky old Wi-Fi can't handle the pressure of getting scores of small sensors talking.

You might have heard of names ZigBee, Z-Wave and, more recently, Thread but what do they do? And should be you considering them when planning your smart home? Read on to find out.

Why standards matter:  Let's say you fill your home with connectable devices. They're sitting there - your washing machine, your door lock, your toasted sandwich maker or whatever - and they're bursting with notifications to send to you and to each other.  Cont'd...

New Research Proves 'Do-it-for-Me' Approach to Smart Home Earns High Customer Satisfaction

Icontrol Networks Profiles Professionally-Installed Smart Home Customers; Shows Security and Support Driving Factors in DIFM Smart Home Decisions

The Thread Group Continues to Expand Influence Across Connected Home

Alliance Appoints New President, Enhances Focus on Europe and Asia, Deepens Engagement with IoT Industry Groups and Continues to Make Membership Accessible to Early Stage Innovators

WigWag Powers Smart Home Evolution, Unveils Filament Lighting Kit

Provides the Entry Point for a Personalized and Interoperable Smart Home

Trekking in the Clouds at the June 23 Creative Storage Conference (SM)

Registration is now open

Parks Associates: Only 4% of patients with three or more chronic conditions have a care coordinator

New consumer research outlines consumer engagement strategies for care providers

LG Electronics, ADT + frog Win Red Dot Award: Product Design for LG Smart Security Device

All-in-one home security system's ingenious design takes consumer-first approach

Qorvo® Unveils New Software Development Kit to Accelerate Deployment of Smart Home Gateways

New ZigBee 3.0 SDK eases compatibility with multiple communication protocols in today's Smart Home

Parks Associates speaking at key IoT events this week: Internet of Things World, Future Connected Cars, and ATA

Analysts to Discuss New Research on Security in the Connected Home, Predictive Intelligent Systems, and the Digital Health Market

InfoComm - Platinum Tools® Features New Patch Panels at 2016 InfoComm

Now Shipping, Platinum Tools Patch Panels Keep Cables in Easily Identifiable Order While Keeping Them Secure, Making it Easier to Re-Configure and Troubleshoot Networks When Desired or Necessary

SAGE by Hughes Now Works with Nest

SAGE Brings Nest Intelligence, Security and Control to the Television

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