Control4 Acquires Card Access Product Line and Intellectual Property

The addition of the Card Access product line will enable Control4 dealers to add more convenience, comfort and control of smart devices in today's smart home.

Assessing the Applications for the Internet of Things without the Hype Cambridge, MA

Assessing the Applications for the Internet of Things without the Hype Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx

RTI Announces Powerful Integration With SnapAV Wirepath Surveillance Devices

Two-Way Drivers Facilitate Easy Integration of SnapAV Wirepath PTZ IP Cameras and Surveillance Recording Devices Into RTI Control Systems

CYBERPOWERPC Configurator Lets You Build a Dream Custom SFF Mini-ITX PC Machine

CyberPower Inc. unveiled its custom small form factor (SFF) configurator, which allows customers to choose from a carefully selected menu of high-end components to build the custom SFF Mini-ITX gaming rig of their dreams. As f

First look at the Wink Hub, tech's latest dummy-proof home automation center

To make smart home products more accessible and less confusing for the mass market, Home Depot has teamed up with Quirky-owned Wink to create a line of connected devices that are centralized into one place: The Wink Hub.

This $49 hub contains all the techy goodness that puts your “dumb” products on the Web with popular connection protocols: ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, to name a few. All the user has to do is set up the hub, purchase a Wink-certified product and scan the barcode of the item to connect it to your home network.

The current Home Depot-Wink line works with a ton of popular home improvement brands, such as Chamberlain (garage door openers), Honeywell (thermostat), Rheem (water heater) and GE (lighting and kitchen appliances).

Once connected, all the devices are controllable from within the Wink app. Users can set up timers, alerts, proximity settings and shortcuts. The app is available in both iOS and Android, with added compatibility for Android Wear.

The Wink Hub connects to your home network without requiring Ethernet, so you can place it anywhere around the house.

We stopped by the companies’ “Wink House” set up today and the app worked as advertised. The option to set up a one-click shortcut for various settings (such as Sleep to turn all the blinds and lights off and lock doors) is useful truly automating your home from a touch of a finger. It only takes about a second for the command to register from the app to seeing things in action, such as the lights changing colors or the garage door closing.

Celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Digital Signage

To give fans an excellent view of the month-long football festival, the host country of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil, is making untiring efforts and arrangements by launching large-scale digital technology in the Arena Pantanal Stadium in Cuiabá.

Spansion Joins ZigBee Alliance

"Spansion is committed to shaping the future of wireless connectivity with smart, innovative and energy efficient technologies"

Apple HomeKit Developers Have a New Manufacturing Resource in Global Tek Labs

Global Tek Labs, a US-based engineering firm, adds HomeKit development and manufacturing support services for companies creating products that work with the new Apple home automation platform.

Staples Brings New Brands, Features and Wearable Technology to Home/Office Automation Platform, "Staples Connect"

Microsoft, Jawbone and D-Link join 35 existing hardware partners in aggressive expansion, including lower prices, more powerful hub and broad retail rollout to over 500 stores

Droplet Brings Innovative Sprinkler System to the U.S. with Release of its Flagship Robotic Sprinkler Product

The Droplet Sprinkler System changes the way consumers and municipalities approach lawn care, while saving money and water

Pro Audio Technology Appoints ByDesign Vision & Sound Marketing as Regional Rep Partner

The new venture headed up by former Stewart Filmscreen executive Joaquin Rivera will represent Pro Audio Technology in southern California, southern Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii.

Martin Audio Introduces DD12 Powered Loudspeaker

The DD12 will meet stand-alone and distributed sound reinforcement requirements, including touring, theater, church and portable live sound applications in small-to-medium size coverage areas.

New Essence Electrostatic Speakers Deliver Headphone Clarity and Resolution from a Full Size Speaker

A revolutionary new speaker that beams the sound like a laser directly to the listening position is about to change all that.

Chief® Releases New Plenum Rated Ceiling Storage Boxes

Boxes Eliminate Doors and Maximize Column Location in Tile Space

WiMP Music tests new open player offering exciting news

From today you can test music streaming service WiMP directly in your browser, and completely without registering an account.

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