IoT Made Simple: GE First Manufacturer to Have Suite of Connected Appliances on IFTTT

GE Appliances and IFTTT release the washer, dryer and dishwasher channels, becoming the first appliance manufacturer to have its entire appliance suite on IFTTT

5 misguided reasons for asking wireless carriers to manage smart home networks

Ira Brodsky for ComputerWorld:  Last week, a guest editorial by Jerome Rota of Greenwave Systems titled, “How to Bring the ‘Internet of Things’ to Life” appeared in The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Rota suggested that wireless operators should manage smart home networks using spectrum acquired in the FCC’s 600 MHz auction. This is a bad idea for several reasons. 1.   “Today a smart home nearly requires an IT specialist.” The first products based on new technology are often difficult to set up and manage. Mr. Rota’s solution -- having wireless carriers perform these tasks -- could short-circuit the development of more user-friendly products and would saddle consumers with unnecessary monthly fees.   Cont'd...

Perfect Home Theater Acquires VidaBox LLC's Media Systems Division

Perfect Home Theater to acquire VidaBox Media Systems and continue its popular product lines. Sales and Support of Systems to Be Continued by New Owner.

Infocomm 2016: It's That Time of the Year Again!

The success of InfoComm has been outstanding. No other show can compare to the educational value and the latest in audiovisual technology. There is nothing that can't be found to help your career among the 950 exhibitors.

Vimtag Launches Sleek IP Monitoring Cameras and Private Remote Storage Device to Establish a Home's First Line of Defense

The new products include the sleek P1 Smart Cloud IP camera, the M1 Mini Cube Cloud IP camera, and the CloudBox remote video storage device, expanding Vimtag's complete suite of devices that enable individuals to monitor their business or home from anywhere in the world

Home Audio System + Smart Home Hub? Meet the latest Z-Wave Labs start up contest winner

Like Sonos, Echo & home security combined, the "HunyB" speaker system by Hive Connected is the Spring 2016 winner of the Z-Wave Labs IoT competition.

ELO LAUNCHES NEW ELO ELITE AUDIO VISUAL PARTNER PROGRAM

ProAV partners benefit from resources and tools needed to foster long, fruitful relationships with AV community

Nortek Security & Control Extends Smart Home to Global Growth Markets Leveraging Successful Technologies and Proven Products

New certification and key partnerships expand 2GIG distribution in countries, including Turkey, Mexico, New Zealand, and Australia.

Samsung Reinvents the Refrigerator

With groundbreaking new features and an unprecedented level of smart connectivity, Samsung Family Hub™ transforms the kitchen appliance experience

Ihiji ServiceManager Ticketing Feature Streamlines Service Operations

Award-winning software platform helps technology professionals and systems integrators track trouble tickets and resolve service issues far more effectively

D-Tools Expands Regional System Integrator (SI) User Training in 2016

D-Tools expands number of regional training events teaching D-Tools System Integrator users how to streamline workflows, increase operational efficiencies, and better utilize the full feature set of SI

Parks Associates: 50% of North American broadband households will be smart homes by 2020

New Industry Report Analyzes Global Digital Lifestyle Trends

Samsung Smart Home flaws let hackers make keys to front door

Dan Goodin for ArsTechnica:  Computer scientists have discovered vulnerabilities in Samsung's Smart Home automation system that allowed them to carry out a host of remote attacks, including digitally picking connected door locks from anywhere in the world. The attack, one of several proof-of-concept exploits devised by researchers from the University of Michigan, worked against Samsung's SmartThings, one of the leading Internet of Things (IoT) platforms for connecting electronic locks, thermostats, ovens, and security systems in homes. The researchers said the attacks were made possible by two intrinsic design flaws in the SmartThings framework that aren't easily fixed. They went on to say that consumers should think twice before using the system to connect door locks and other security-critical components.   Cont'd...

Simplifying Security for IoT Device Engineers and Manufacturers

A Guide to Security Requirements for Specific Types of IoT Devices and Systems.

Nortek Security & Control Extends Numera Libris System with Suite of Wearable Accessories for Enhanced Personal Safety Options

Nortek Security & Control Extends Numera Libris System with Suite of Wearable Accessories for Enhanced Personal Safety Options

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GreenPeak’s GP565 – ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

GreenPeak's GP565 - ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

The GP565 Smart Home RF chip for remote controls supports voice control, motion sensing and the new ZRC 2.0 protocol. The GP565 is optimized for advanced & low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote controls. • 120k or 248k Flash (8k or 16k RAM) memory • 40-pin footprint to support a keyboard scanner interface or other IO interfaces required for remote controls. • Reduced current consumption and improved receiver sensitivity and output power • Patented Antenna Diversity technology enables superior range and WiFi/Bluetooth interference rejection