Apple iWatch is actually a home automation play, not a smartphone companion (analyst)

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch launched a couple of weeks ago as a fat, ugly, and expensive smartphone accessory.

That’s not where Apple is going with iWatch.

Rather, Apple is looking to create a device that will allow you to control your music, your temperature, your security, your lighting, your energy use, your entertainment, and potentially much more, says Cantor Fitzgerald’s Brian White, who talked to Taiwanese and mainland China suppliers.

“As an Apple supplier, our contact offered insight into the “iWatch” and described this potential new device as much more than an extension of your iPhone but as a multi-purpose gateway in allowing consumers to control their home (i.e., heating/cooling, lights, audio, video, etc.),” White said today in a research note.

Simply Automated Announces the Anywhere 3-Way (On/Off) Switch Kit with Two Professional Grade 900W Traveler-Wireless 3-Way Switches

Two high quality professional grade 900 Watt switches replace existing mechanical wall switches; utilize same wires of existing switches - no traveler wires or batteries needed! Turn on/off circuits from both switches (neutral wire required). A simple cost effective alternative for the professional electrician - versus pulling costly new wiring or using wireless DIY options that do not always work. They employ Simply Automated's advanced powerline technology - transmits over 1 mile on a single circuit.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe addresses strategies to build interoperability in the smarthome

Parks Associates European research shows growing consumer interest in smarthome devices, although the mass market is strongly inclined to purchase self-monitored devices, one at a time, with no subscription fees.

CYBERPOWERPC Takes Pre-Orders for Radeon R9 290X-Infused PCs Bundled with Battlefield 4 Video Game

CyberPower Inc. today announced the gaming bundle of the year, which features the next generation Radeon R9 290X GPU from AMD and the highly anticipated Battlefield 4 first person shooter. Starting price of the bundle is $2169.

Kramer Introduces the KW11 Wireless High Definition Transmitter/Receiver Set

The KW11 sends signals wirelessly to a transmission range of up to 40ft (12m)

LG To Expand Energy Solutions Business

Comprehensive Energy Solutions Portfolio Showcased at the World Energy Congress Daegu 2013

JBL® Cinema Series Home Theater Sound Systems Deliver Big Screen Sound at Home

Two new JBL Cinema 5.1 sound systems match plug-and-play simplicity with superior sound and small footprint for any home flat screen TV

Comcast Highlights Enhanced Xfinity Home Control Service in Florida

Features Smart Home Energy Management, Lighting and Thermostat Controls, Remote Live Video Monitoring, Real-time Text and Email Alerts

Pioneer Music Company Buses 20 Integration Firms to CEDIA 2013 Expo

20 companies in total, 40 attendees

Simplify A/V Systems for Corporate Meeting Rooms

PureLink's PS-6200 All-in-One Presentation Switcher Provides the Perfect Solution

Igniting education for a networked world

InfoComm International introduces three-day intensive course on Networked AV Systems in London

VIZIO's Award-Winning Legal Team Prevails In 10th NPE Case as the Nation's Fight Against Patent Trolls Accelerates

VIZIO announces its 10th victory in a string of patent troll cases

AMBER INTERNATIONAL SERVES EXTRA VEGETABLES

New 2-way Sonos integration module for URC Total Control

RTI Now Shipping Elegant, Affordable KX2 In-Wall Controller

Offering the benefits of a high-end control device at an affordable price point

Analog Way's LiveCore™ series compatible with Crestron Control Systems

Analog Way's LiveCore™ series now easily compatible with Crestron 2-series and 3-series Control Systems.

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