For most of us, entering the house and turning on the lights involves a flick of a switch. Turning on another light is another switch, the fan, the air-con and so on. However with home automation starting to catch on, we wouldn’t be surprised if one day the majority of us lived in homes where our gestures could control more than one gadget from a single switch, and that’s what the Ube WiFi Smart Dimmer is hoping to accomplish. Making an appearance at SXSW, its creators have announced an upgraded version of its Smart Dimmer that will be able to control other smart devices at home. As it stands, the Smart Dimmer does exactly as its name implies, which is adjust the lighting in your home by swiping on the touchpad. A single swipe turns your lights on/off, while using two fingers will adjust multiple lights. Now no longer content with merely adjusting the lighting in homes, the updated version of the Smart Dimmer will be able to control other smart devices, such as a smart water sprinkler simply by swiping the letter “W”, or enabling/disabling your home alarm by tracing the letter “A” on its surface. No word on when this updated version will be released, but for those interested in its current iteration can head on over to its Kickstarter page for the details.
Currently live on Kickstarter.com, Prizm connects wirelessly with light switches, door locks, thermostats, security sensors, IP cameras, and more, making all of these devices accessible via the user's smartphone or tablet, wherever they are in the world.
Featured at 2013 ISC West, the DVR-LB3 is Fan Cooled within a Low-Profile Chassis, and has Been Designed Specifically for Today's Smaller DVR's and NVR's and Installations with Limited Space Restrictions
TouchSystems adds to its budget-friendly line with the V 32 touch screen.
Vela Research Launches UltraStreamHD - Compact, Affordable, High Performance Live Streaming & Storage Hardware MPEG-2 & H.264 SD/HD Encoder - at NAB 2013
Highly Versatile, High Performance, Hardware UltraStreamHD MultiFormat PCIe HD Encoder supports Continuous SD & HD MPEG2, H.264 and AVC encoding for Live Streaming, Storage, Broadcast, Cable and OTT Applications at Extremely Low Bitrates
Buffalo Technology has launched the world's thinnest portable storage device, the MiniStation Slim. Measuring just 8.8mm thick, weighing just 140 grams and packing 500GB of storage space, the MiniStation Slim is the perfect gadget for on-the-go media storage.
OneFirefly LLC oversees exclusive agreement between home technology consumer research site and virtual marketing software development firm.
NAB Show 2013 - Booth #SL4229
Matt Dodd to the position of Education Director for CEDIA Region 1
Hands-on learning, Live Events best practices to be focus at leading commercial audiovisual show
Tributaries revamps its HEC line of HDMI cables with improved cable constructions to provide high-performance high-speed HDMI. New additions to the line include the IHEC cable for long distance runs and HX102 extender.
Ronen will deliver the keynote address to the Disruptive Media Conference on Wednesday, April 10, 1:45 - 2:15 p.m. in Las Vegas
Company Congratulates Partners who Also Received Awards
Digital Signage Expo 2013 Shatters All Records, Sets New Attendance Milestone, Announces Move in 2014
World's largest and longest running International Conference and Tradeshow dedicated exclusively to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH).
Several major pay TV distributors are stepping up efforts to market home security and automation services to subscribers this year, offering subscribers the ability to monitor their homes with security cameras, and control lighting and thermostats. Comcast charges subscribers $39.95 monthly for its Xfinity Home service, while Time Warner Cable's Intelligent Home service costs $33.95 monthly. Verizon has undercut its cable rivals with its Home Monitoring and Control service, which costs $9.99 monthly. AT&T hasn't yet detailed the pricing for its AT&T Digital Life product--a wireless service that it plans to launch in March. For MSOs such as Comcast, supplying subscribers with gadgets such as outdoor night vision cameras, flood sensors and carbon monoxide detectors can help drive increased broadband revenue. Look for cable operators and other telecom providers to eventually add remote healthcare products to their home automation services. Amdocs, which supplies a billing system to Comcast and other telecom providers, has been pitching service providers a cloud-based eHealth Solutions product that could allow operators to supply subscribers with glucose monitors, blood pressure readers, pill dispensers and scales. More from Fierce Cable article: Top 10 Cable Technologies of 2013
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Automation & Control - Featured Product
INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.