ISE 2017 - ELAN Showcases the 'Human Interface Product of the Year' Software at ISE 2017

Furthering its commitment to provide custom installers with the most intuitive and user-friendly platform for smart home control, ELAN from Core Brands today unveiled its award-winning new software to the European market at ISE 2017.

Lutron Simplifies the Connected Home at ISE 2017

Integration of Lutron's HomeWorks QS and GRAFIK RA 2 Systems With Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Sonos Creates a Great User Experience

Control4 Announces UK Availability of Amazon Alexa Skill for Voice-Enabled Whole-Home Automation

In the Queen's English, Alexa and Control4 can now turn off the flat with a simple voice command.

TheHardwareCity.com Expands the Smart Home Controller Product Line with Leviton Z-Wave Enabled Universal Dimmer Switches

TheHardwareCity.com offers more home automation, energy management and lighting control products with the addition of the new Leviton DZ6HD-1RZ Z-Wave Enabled Universal Dimmer Switch.

Electrolux to Acquire Fast-growing Smart Kitchen Appliance Company Anova

Electrolux today announced it has agreed to acquire Anova, the U.S. based provider of the Anova Precision Cooker, an innovative connected device for sous vide cooking that enables restaurant-quality results in the home. The acquisition provides a significant opportunity for profitable growth in this emerging product category. Anova's direct-to-consumer business model and digital focus are also of strong strategic interest to Electrolux. 
Anova was founded in 2013 and is growing rapidly amid popular acclaim for its innovative product, which was rated best cooking gadget of 2016 by reviewed.com.   Full Press Release:

PureLink Launches World's First 4K60 IP Video over CAT/Fiber Extension System

Company's VIP-300H-U Video over IP Solution Transports UHD 4K Signals over CAT or Fiber Networks

Legrand to Showcase New Lighting Control, Home Automation, Professional AV Solutions at Integrated Systems Europe 2017

Legrand North America, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, is exhibiting and demonstrating a range of new products and innovations from its brands, including Middle Atlantic Products, Nuvo, and Vantage at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017 in Stand 1-M2. Legrand brands Luxul and QMotion will also be showcased during the show in stands 5S-126 and 1-M80, respectively.

EchoStar Pushes Fitness Overlays for Home Automation

Steve Donohue for The Donohue Report:  Dish Network sibling EchoStar has developed a system that could link a subscriber’s home fitness equipment with a television and home automation system.

Dale Moutain, a software engineer for EchoStar and SmarDTV, is named as inventor on the patent application published on Thursday. EchoStar submitted the application, titled, “Fitness overlay and incorporation for home automation system,” last October.

Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying fitness information with an electronic device may include receiving multimedia content at an input of the electronic device. The electronic device may provide the audiovisual content to a display device. The electronic device may also receive fitness information, and may provide this fitness information to the display device.  Cont'd...

THE STAMPEDE DRONE ARENA SET TO RETURN TO ISE 2017!

More manufacturers, choices, and training programs set the tone for a new year of expanding business opportunities; European version of the Stampede Big Book AV to make its ISE debut!

Inside Tim Cook's Apple HomeKit-equipped smart home

Neil Hughes for AppleInsider:  During his company's quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday, Cook revealed to analysts and the media that he has integrated HomeKit products, and the iOS 10 Home app, into his home routine.
"This level of home automation was unimaginable just a few years ago, and it's here today with iOS and HomeKit," he said.
While Cook didn't single out any accessories or products in detailing his routine, Apple's secure authentication for HomeKit gives the company strict control over approved accessories, providing consumers with a relatively small set of options. As of the end of 2016, there were about 100 HomeKit-compatible products available.
As such, we can likely narrow down the HomeKit accessories Cook is using in his own home. Here are our recommendations on how you can get a HomeKit experience on par with the head of Apple.  Cont'd...

ELK'S AWARD WINNING IP/CELLULAR ALARM COMMUNICATOR NOW AVAILABLE IN CDMA VERSION

After a successful launch of their GSM Dual-Path Alarm Communicator for areas covered by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Rogers Canada cellular networks, ELK is releasing the ELK-C1M1CDMA Dual-Path Alarm Communicator which supports CDMA cellular for areas covered by the Verizon cellular network.

ELK PARTNERS WITH OPTEX TO OFFER TWO-WAY WIRELESS OUTDOOR MOTION SENSOR

ELK Products, Inc., a manufacturer of professional security and automation solutions, has partnered with Optex, Inc., a global provider of passive and active infrared technology, to create the ELK-6032 Two-Way Wireless Outdoor PIR Motion Sensor. The ELK-6032 combines the newest Optex VXI-R with ELK's Two-Way Wireless technology for M1 Controls, providing stable and dependable detection in outdoor environments with secure and reliable wireless communications.

DIY Flexible Home Security with Powerful Smart Home Engine: Meet abode

abode is a DIY security system with all the smart home features you'd want built in with a robust home automation platform and ecosystem of devices that exceed the professionally installed and monitored systems on the market.

NuBryte Unveils Amazon Alexa Skill for Voice-Enabled Lighting Automation

All-in-One NuBryte is your instant smart home - now with voice control!

AMAZON TO HOST EXCLUSIVE CEDIA EVENT ON MASTERING VOICE CONTROL IN THE HOME

Leading Amazon experts will delve into the Amazon Alexa platform, explore how it integrates into the connected home and how to use the platform in individual smart home installations.

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