Parks Associates Senior Research Director to Address Impact of IoT Investments on Telecom Strategies at TIA 2016

More than two-thirds of U.S. broadband households have an Internet-connected entertainment device

How to Choose the Safest IoT Device for your Home

Alexandra Gheorghe for MacWorld:  Growth in the consumer market for Internet of Things gadgets is accelerating at an impressive speed, and forecasters predict 25 billion devices will be online by 2020. Thus, users can choose from a wide array of products available on the market. On Amazon.com, for instance, around 400 search results relate to smart thermostats. But which product is best? After filtering the huge list by price and reviews, you are left with a handful of good options. Maybe some are more visually appealing than others, so, you select those that fit the aesthetics of your home. But where does security fit in? Is it among your top three selection criteria? Unfortunately, most users prefer convenience over security. This known tradeoff is also partially due to the lack of standardization. There is no “security star” rating for consumer IoT devices. Needless to say, most consumers don’t have the tools and skills needed to differentiate products based on their security posture. Such a system seems difficult to implement at this stage of IoT development.   Cont'd...

PC Pitstop Launches Broadband Quality Tool

Free Bandwidth Speed Test Allows Users to Schedule Ongoing Tests to Track Consistency of Their Internet Service

InFocus Releases Canvas 5.0: The Collaborative Visualization Software Solution for Enterprise

Latest version of this award-winning software expands user control and flexibility while enabling stunning visual displays with native 4K output

A new approach to the smart home is just around the corner as LinkBee raises $6 million in seed round

Trailblazing technology company will use funds to redefine the smart home into a thoughtful home

Control4 Named Top Company in the Annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for Whole-House Automation and Control

Pakedge named the Top Brand for Home Networks

InFocus Adds Impact to Interactive Touchscreen Solutions With Projected Capacitive Touch Technology and 4K Resolution

Integrating the most advanced touch technology and the highest screen resolution, InFocus enhances its collaboration displays to deliver powerful and productive experiences

ELAN Helps Calgary Resident Automate Security Sensors After A Devastating Flood

"When we first installed the A/V system in 2012, prior to the flood, it was a complete retrofit from top to bottom," Owner of K&M Systems Mike Auld explained. "After the flooding, we were able to open up the walls, so it was almost an easier installation. We needed to install a completely new system, and decided to upgrade the home to an ELAN gMV1616 UltraMatrix Switcher with an ELAN gSC10 system controller."

Marvell Launches Advanced Suite of IoT Application Processors for Home Automation, Industrial, and Wearable Applications

Marvell's family of IAP SoCs, designed and highly optimized for low-power and cost sensitive IoT applications, includes purpose-built SoC for IoT markets

Qualcomm Brings New Wi-Fi Solution and Software Ecosystem Support to Enhance Development for the Internet of Things

-- Introduces New Solutions that Enable Smart Home Applications --

TAYLOR MORRISON SCALES A SMART HOME SOLUTION TO PRODUCTION BUILDING

Kayla Devon for BuilderOnline:  The Interactive Home is Taylor Morrison’s trademarked term for its smart home offering, which its Houston division first launched with Legrand, an electrical and home automation product manufacturer, in 2012. Last year the company started to look for a better solution that could work across all its product lines. Legrand ultimately won the contract once again because of its newly updated Intuity Home Intelligence platform and the vendor’s experience with Taylor Morrison. Jim Ellison, VP of sales and marketing for Taylor Morrison’s Houston division, says the company wanted the ability to scale the smart home solution to its various price points from $190,000 to over $1 million. According to Legrand, the Intuity Home Intelligence system is meant to bring home automation to the masses, by being scalable to both a consumers’ and a home builders’ needs and price points.   Cont'd...

InfoComm - Platinum Tools® Ships Net Chaser™ Ethernet Speed Certifier and Network Tester; Featured at 2016 InfoComm

Net Chaser is a Complete Solution to Test & Speed Certify Data-Carrying Capabilities of Ethernet Cables up to 1 GB/S

Netatmo Connect launches to make its smart home tech smarter

Michael Sawh for Wareable:  Good news Netatmo fans, the smart home company has announced a new Connect platform that will allow developers to tap into its connected kit, including the Welcome indoor camera, thermostat and weather station. Hot on the heels of Nest's decision to expand its Works with Nest program, the French company also wants to bring smart home tech closer together and this is definitely a step in the right direction. The platform is broken down into three programmes all of which will enable connected objects, services and apps to hook up with Netatmo products. First up is Netatmo Weather, where developers can take advantage of weather data measured by global Netatmo weather stations to provide users with a accurate local forecasts. Next is Smart Home, where interactions can be created between Netatmo products and other connected tech. Lastly, there's the opportunity to develop for Enterprise with the hope of helping customers to analyse energy consumption.   Cont'd...

CONNECTIONS™: Parks Associates Presents Top 10 List of Connected Entertainment Disruptors at IoT Conference

Vivint Smart Home keynote presents eight barriers to smart home adoption; sessions feature Rovi, AT&T, Comcast, CEDIA, Verimatrix, and HP

InfoComm - PowerHouse Alliance Members Announce June Schedule of Events

With InfoComm 2016 on the horizon plus over 20 trainings and events in June, distributor members expect a busy close to the second quarter.

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The network is the foundation on which modern entertainment, security, control and automation systems are built. The new Epic series of routers from Luxul are designed to help integration professionals build that foundation and deliver a great customer experience. The router is a critical piece of every network-connecting a local network to the Internet, controlling traffic and providing security. With the release of its new Epic series, Luxul has redefined the router, adding capabilities that make it far more than just a traditional router. In addition to being high-performing commercial grade routers, the Epic series offers a platform for optimizing the user experience in smart homes, workplaces, retail establishments and more. This experience is delivered through Luxul and third-party applications running on the Epic platform.