Home automation named one of the most influential IoT techs in 2014

The Indus Entrepreneurs ( TiE ) is a nonprofit trade group dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and sponsor to TiECON, the annual conference for entrepreneurs from technology companies, venture capital firms, and service providers, released an infographic that highlights industry insights and predictions on the Top 5 Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for 2014 (full infographic below). According to the infographic, the Top 5 most influential IoT technologies this year are smartwatches, health and fitness tracking, connected retail, virtual and augmented reality, and the automated home. The automated home market is expected to reach revenues of $35.6 million by 2016, reports TiE, as more consumers leverage technology to help them save on utility bills. A homeowner can expect to save up to 20 percent in their home costs per year, an average of about $1,154 annually. One of the most widely adopted home automation systems available today is temperature control, with popular products including the Nest smart learning thermostat and Belkin’s WeMo line of home automation solutions.

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GRAMOPHONE ADDS SVS SUBWOOFERS TO PRODUCT LINEUP

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High Performance Home Unveils Unsurpassed Luxury, Unparalleled Energy Efficiency

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Genelec to launch G Five loudspeakers at High End Munich

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CAYIN to Showcase New Wave of Digital Signage at COMPUTEX 2014

CAYIN will take part in the COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan, on June 3-7, 2014. CAYIN will take this opportunity to demonstrate flexible multi-screen solutions, the benefits of digital signage advertising, interactive digital signage solutions, and easy-to-use digital content creation. CAYIN

Europe's Most Popular Home Automation System - Zipato, is Available Now at homecontrols.com

Home Controls, one of the most popular residential automation distributors in the US, is now selling and supporting Zipabox.

Cartell Announces the CT-A1 Electronic Sounder, an Interactive Sounder Custom-made to Enhance the Features of Cartell's DriveGuard Ultra™ Driveway Alert System

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Emerson Enters Connected-Home Marketplace with Sensi™ Wi-Fi Thermostat

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InfoComm 2014 - Drake's DSE 2 PLUS Dual Multiplexing Encoder Now Shipping

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CEA Study Finds Almost all Home Technology Installations Increased in 2013

Almost all installations of home technologies in new homes increased or held constant in 2013, indicating the built-in home technology market has a strong, stable foothold in the U.S. The 12th Annual State of the Builder Technology Market Study, was released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®.  Installations of almost every home technology increased or held constant from 2012 to 2013. Structured wiring was the most common technology installed in 2013 (78 percent, an eight percent increase from 2012), followed by monitored security (47 percent, up three percent) and home theaters (32 percent, up five percent). Multi-room audio (21 percent), energy management (13 percent) and home automation (12 percent) all saw increases. A new addition to this year's study are stand-alone video surveillance systems (including pre-wire),which were installed in eight percent of new homes in 2013.  The U.S. housing market continued to recover in 2013 and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) predicts there will be 1.3 million new home starts in 2014. In parallel with the housing recovery, built-in home technologies are expected to reach $2.3 billion in revenue in 2014, according to CEA's U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecast report. 

Analog Way introduces full 4K resolution on the LiveCore™ series

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