Thermostat Maker Ecobee Launches Home Automation API

You may never need rise from the couch or get out of bed again. Home automation is becoming increasingly popular with apps that control ceiling fans, sprinkler systems, garage doors, kitchen appliances, you name it. Along that line of thinking, temperature control company Ecobee has just released a public API that lets third-party apps read, update and poll information about its home thermostats. The Toronto-based company develops a range of wifi-enabled thermostats for residential and commercial markets. Its API focuses on the company’s line of Smart thermostats, intended for home use. By releasing an open API, Ecobee is betting developers will use it to create a range of home solutions that bring homeowners more choice, comfort, energy savings and peace of mind. The company already offers a suite of mobile apps that control its Smart thermostats from anywhere, but Ecobee believes the RESTful API, which returns JSON, will feed a new level of innovation. “Ecobee’s API platform enables an active community of forward thinkers to build the next generation of connected home applications. Our customers will benefit from a wide range of convenient solutions that will simplify their lives,” said Stuart Lombard, the company’s president and CEO. Partners currently working on apps for the Ecobee platform include Mi Casa Verde, Smart Things, The UBI, Earth Networks, Integral Analytics, Auto Grid, Energy Sherlock, MMB Research Solutions.

Revolabs Executive HD(TM) MaxSecure Wins Big at InfoComm 2013

AES-256 Encrypted Wireless Microphone System Receives SCN/InfoComm Installation Product and Commercial Integrator BEST Awards

InfoComm Recognizes Malissa Dillman, Kramer Electronics Training & Education Manager, with 2013 Info

InfoComm International®, the leading professional audiovisual trade association, presented its Educator of the Year Award to Kramer Electronics' Malissa Dillman, CTS-D, CTS-I.

Electronics Retailers Host Two Weekends of Demos for TV, Audio and Accessories

CEA's CE Demo Days Offer Consumers an Immersive Home Entertainment Experience

AIS Expands HMI Panel PC Line with Windows Embedded 8 Support in One Trusted Platform Designed for Building Control and Monitoring Systems

One trusted platform for factories, manufacturing, and processing your organization's data - from devices on the edge of your network, to developer tools, back-end systems and services.

New ADT Pulse® Motion Detection Offers Greater Home Control and a New "View" on Security

'Smart Home' Technology Can Automatically Trigger Lights and Doors to Lock or Unlock

Keep Tabs on Your Home, No Matter How Close or Far Away You Are.

Control4 home automation provides 24x7, two-way communication and control over your home using your smartphone or tablet - a must for families on the go.

Control4 Anywhere Access Controls and Monitors the Home or Business from any Mobile Device via a 3G/4G or Internet Connection Anywhere

The enhanced 4Sight service also allows users to receive alerts on the go from their Control4 system, so they can stop worrying about your home when you're away, and focus on the business-or pleasure-at hand.

Haivision Wins Streaming Media European Readers Choice Award for Automated Live Cloud Transcoding

Haivision's HyperStream Live Cloud Transcoder Voted Best Streaming Innovation of 2013

AT&T Digital Life and Orange to Keynote CONNECTIONS™ Europe, November 12-13 in Amsterdam

Parks Associates today announced the preliminary agenda, early sponsors, and confirmed keynote speakers from AT&T and Orange for CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetization Strategies for the Connected Home, November 12-13, Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam.

BitWise Controls Ships its Newest Automation Controller, the BC2

BitWise delivered what their integrators needed-and more.

En Pointe Technologies Executive Named to CRN's Women of the Channel Power 100

En Pointe Vice President of Public Sector, Kathy Perez, Recognized as One of the Top Women of the Channel

iControl Networks Launches New Self-Installable Smart Home and Lifestyle Solution

 iControl Networks  announced iControl Touchstone™, a new self-installable, self-managed smart home solution for broadband service providers focused on lifestyle services. iControl Touchstone is powered by iControl's award-winning OpenHome™ software platform, and offers a connected home experience that consumers can install and manage themselves. iControl Touchstone will be initially deployed across the U.S. by Comcast as Xfinity Home Control. iControl Touchstone enables service providers to offer consumers a full range of innovative home management and monitoring services. As a self-installable solution, it opens the door for new distribution opportunities, including online and retail, which are desirable alternatives for broadband service providers seeking an initial go-to-market offering. iControl Touchstone provides innovative home monitoring, comfort, control, automation and energy management, and can be assembled and installed by the end-user, eliminating the need for a professionally trained technician. iControl Touchstone allows customers to: Stay connected to their homes  with live video feed and event-driven video capture via in-home cameras, enabling them to see what’s happening while they’re away. Remotely control and manage their homes  with the power to turn on/off lights and appliances and adjust thermostat temperature via the web or mobile applications. Customize their systems  by scheduling personalized, automated alerts, for example, to confirm when the kids arrive home from school, which generate email and text alerts with optional photo/video clip. Go green  with energy-saving thermostat, lighting and small appliance control and automation.

InfoComm International and NewBay Media announce winner of 1st Annual People's Choice Awards

A panel of technology managers, journalists, and industry educators chose the fifteen finalists from among submitted entries.

Think Space Blends Home Decor with Home Automation

New Firm Seamlessly Assimilates Latest, High-Tech Touches with Interior Design

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