Apple, Inc. Just Gained Another Competitor in the Smart Home Space

Companies are starting to pick sides in the home automation race, and Sony just made its choice. The company announced at the IFA conference in Berlin this week that it is joining Qualcomm 's AllSeen Alliance, a coalition of tech and consumer companies utilizing Qualcomm's open-source AllJoyn home automation platform.

Sony's move means there's yet another company pushing an alternative home automation platform to Apple 's forthcoming HomeKit.
 

Qualcomm has collected an impressive group of peers for its home automation platform, including Microsoft , LG, Panasonic , Haier, Sharp , and about 60 other companies. And while Sony's move won't derail Apple's HomeKit plans , the growing number of companies joining the AllJoyn proves just how heated this competition is becoming.

AllJoyn -- like many other open-source home automation platforms -- enables third-party devices to easily connect to each other, communicate with other devices, and pair together for combined automation.

Flipbox Software Suite Now Integrated With TrueConf Ultra HD Video Conferencing

Polymedia, a systems integrator and developer of software and hardware solutions, has teamed up with TrueConf, the leading developer of video conferencing systems in Eastern Europe, to collaborate on the Flipbox Software Suite.

Christie 4K Technology Dominates Toronto International Film Festival

A Festival Sponsor for 14 Consecutive Years, Christie Helps Filmmakers Share Their Vision with Dazzling Clarity

CEDIA 2014 - BenQ's HT1075 Colorific Home Theater Projector Wins 2014 EXC!TE Award From Technology Integrator

Company's Home Theater Lineup on Display at CEDIA EXPO 2014

Stewart Audio Launches Low-Power Networked Amplifier Series

Compact, affordable Dante™-enabled amplifiers bring audio networking benefits to installations requiring lower channel counts for local amplification

Yamaha YAS-203 Sound Bar Brings Enhanced Bass, App Control and Lower-profile Design to Top-selling Series

New Feature-Rich Model Offers a Wireless Active Subwoofer, as well as Bluetooth® Music Streaming and Control App for Apple® IOS and Android™ Devices

Legendary Audio Brand Technics Returns With A Mission To Help Listeners 'Rediscover Music'

Reference-Class R1 Series and Premium-Class C700 Series Expected to Arrive in US in 2015

Qualcomm Expands AllPlay Smart Media Platform Reach, Working with Hardware and Service Companies to Launch New AllPlay-powered Devices and Support from Additional Streaming Audio Services

Monster®, Spotify, FON and AllPlay Click SDK Availability Among the Expansions in the Wireless Whole Home Audio Ecosystem

New Harman Kardon Omni Wireless HD Audio System Delivers Whole Home Sound with Ease and Elegance

The first wireless HD multi-room system that streams music from room to room at the touch of a button

Harman and Spotify® Team Up to Simplify Streaming Audio for Global Listeners

The award-winning JBL® Authentics Audio System will feature Spotify Connect; bringing millions of Spotify songs to HARMAN listeners

Frontier Silicon Powers New Philips Spotify Multi-Room Speakers

A set of companion mobile apps and APIs to control speaker systems make Venice 6.5 the perfect turnkey solution for the next generation of connected audio devices.

CEDIA 2014 - Tributaries Showcase Series 6 Power Cable-The Critical Finishing Touch

Tributaries will showcase the new Series 6 Power Cable, the critical finishing touch for any system, in booth 1148 at the 2014 CEDIA Expo.

Klipsch Introduces Second Soundbar Under the Legendary Reference Name

The same advanced acoustic engineering and industrial design from the brand's original Reference home theater line inspires the performance, voice and design of the soundbar.

Neets is shipping new rack mounted 8-Relay Switching Solution

A Powerful and Elegant Switching Solution for Rack-mount AV Control

CEDIA 2014 - Bryston Introduces BDP-1USB Digital Music Player

The BDP-1USB joins Bryston's flagship BDP-2 in the company's music player lineup.

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