ENCELIUM and PrevaLED Solutions Also Win Ten Awards from Design Journal
Ken Yeung for VentureBeat: Nest has released an open-sourced version of its Thread protocol, making its home automation network technology more broadly available to developers. The introduction of OpenThread is expected to give parties interested in working with open-source technology all the benefits of building on Thread — allowing them to continue innovating without dealing with the current limitations of the protocol. This project is the company’s first open-source initiative. Created by Nest, Samsung, ARM, Atmel, Dialog Semiconductor, Qualcomm Technologies, and Texas Instruments, Thread was intended to be the standard for connected home devices and apps. When it was announced in 2014, the protocol was described as providing a common network language that products like smart thermostats and smoke alarms could use to talk with each other. Cont'd...
The award-winning Echo has successfully integrated smart home and digital assistant capabilities with high-performance audio, but until now has lacked the flexibility that comes with having a built-in battery.
The annual report evaluates interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services in the connected home space that are combining usability with intelligence and design.
Dan Sung for Wareable: Wi-Fi has proved to be a really effective way of getting our laptops, our tablets, our phones and even our TVs and stereo systems to talk to the internet but it's not working for the smart home. The Internet of Things has more subtle needs than these big-batteried, regularly charged or permanently powered items, and clunky old Wi-Fi can't handle the pressure of getting scores of small sensors talking. You might have heard of names ZigBee, Z-Wave and, more recently, Thread but what do they do? And should be you considering them when planning your smart home? Read on to find out. Why standards matter: Let's say you fill your home with connectable devices. They're sitting there - your washing machine, your door lock, your toasted sandwich maker or whatever - and they're bursting with notifications to send to you and to each other. Cont'd...
The new driver, developed by Fusion, allows integrators to seamlessly incorporate their Play-Fi server into RTI automation systems, providing their clients with a wide variety of music options and convenient control of whole-home audio.
With networking, lighting and entertainment leading the agenda, Control4 brings competitive business strategies to their dealers throughout North America, EMEA, APAC and Latin America.
Icontrol Networks Profiles Professionally-Installed Smart Home Customers; Shows Security and Support Driving Factors in DIFM Smart Home Decisions
Alliance Appoints New President, Enhances Focus on Europe and Asia, Deepens Engagement with IoT Industry Groups and Continues to Make Membership Accessible to Early Stage Innovators
Provides the Entry Point for a Personalized and Interoperable Smart Home
Domotz, today announced it has acquired Fing, the world's #1 network scanning app. Since launching in 2011, the Fing app which enables users to quickly scan a network and see all connected devices, evaluate security levels, detect intruders and resolve network issues, has quickly become the world's most popular network scanning technology on mobile phones and tablets.
Parks Associates Research Reveals the Connected Garage Door Is Most Frequently Used Smart Home Device
Chamberlain Executive to Reveal Further Connected-Home Insights at IoT World This Week
All-in-one home security system's ingenious design takes consumer-first approach
The next evolution of the home solar energy is found within EnviSmart. This new company specializes in solar, energy management, home automation and security for the savvy home owner and is saving people money and the environment, one home at a time.
Yolanda Redrup for Financial Review: An Australian start-up that has developed an app to enable old household appliances to be upgraded for home automation systems, will expand to the US and raise $7 million after impressing executives at tech giant Microsoft. iGloo uses Bluetooth technology to enable home heating systems, lights, blinds and other appliances to be controlled by a mobile app. Its development has been buoyed by support from Microsoft after a local executive saw co-founders Kaye Priest and David Cowie presenting it at the Melbourne Home Show two years ago. The business is now readying to raise $7 million in capital, $5 million of it from the United States, which it intends to get under way once it has established a US office this month. "Microsoft invited us to their headquarters in Seattle last year and facilitated a meeting between us and the largest manufacturer of gas fires in the United States," Ms Priest told The Australian Financial Review. Cont'd...
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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.