Blink, DIY Smart Home Monitoring System, Announces $5.8 Million Investment, Entry into Production Phase
Award-winning Blink Named a CES 2016 Innovation Award Honoree
Flex , the sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world, has entered into an agreement to acquire Wink, the smart home platform that enables smart products to work together seamlessly, and connect and communicate globally. Upon completion of the acquisition, Flex will enhance its strategy of driving the Intelligence of Things™, and helping the world Live smarter™. Wink improves the functionality and usefulness of disparate devices in the home by allowing them to communicate with each other, while enhancing usability through a shared common interface in the Wink mobile app. Flex has been a strategic partner to Wink, serving as their primary supplier of hardware and firmware, including the Wink HUB and Wink Relay, which include core IP developed within Flex. After the acquisition, Wink will remain a separate entity and corporation, with its own management structure for day-to-day activities and operations. Flex will look to leverage Wink's platform and provide current and future Flex customers with improved connectivity in a rapidly expanding open ecosystem. Full Press Release:
Nortek Security & Control Unveils Linear ProControl Access Control Ecosystem with Remote Management Console
Linear ProControl is a commercial grade, secure front and back-end integrated security and access control platform with a broad ecosystem of attachment services, exclusive dealership program, and revolutionary Remote Management Console.
ISC East - OffSite Vision to Unveil EmergenZ Real-time Security & Safety Solutions Product Suite at ISC East in NYC
Leading NJ- based security and safety specialist set to exhibit at ISC East Booth #566 and showcase its cloud-based, highly scalable solutions that identify the location of people and high-value assets.
Video doorbell enables control via smartphone over entry to the home
Company to Showcase Latest Lineup at New York's Javits Center on November 18-19
Iris by Lowe's redesigns platform and hardware to improve and broaden smart home product offering; utilizes Microsoft Azure cloud services
Char-Broil Introduces First-Ever Wi-Fi Enabled Smokers, Adding Convenience and Ease to the Smoking Process
--Char-Broil app with SmartChef technology elevates the outdoor cooking experience, allowing consumers to monitor the smoking process from their smartphones anytime, anywhere--
By Jenny McGrath for Digital Trends: When we put together our list of smart-home gadgets that are good for apartment dwellers and renters, a lot of light bulbs, locks, and switches made the list. Wiring and affixing things to the wall just isn’t worth the hassle when you’ll be moving out in a year or two — or when you risk the wrath of a landlord. But lots of tenants would like the option of smartening up their homes, even if they are just temporary homes. A few multi-family dwellings actually want in on making buildings more energy efficient or solving some common headaches that come with balancing security and convenience (think key fobs to enter a locked entrance). StratIS makes app-based tech for apartments, dorms, and hotels that helps property managers control energy, automation, and security. They can use special tablets to oversee a bunch of properties, while those living there can use a smart thermostat without having to buy it themselves and uninstall it when moving out. Cont'd...
Joseph Bernstein for BuzzFeed News: Sense is a smart router combined with software that sits on top of and monitors all of the connected devices in your house. It reads all the traffic coming into those devices in real time and analyzes it using F-Secure’s cloud security network, “an analytics engine and information repository for malware and a variety of other digital threats.” When Sense detects unwanted or malicious traffic — say, a botnet trying to connect to your smart television — it simply blocks it. By drawing all of the IoT devices in the home into one protected network, Sense presents a remarkably elegant solution to a problem the cybersecurity world has been worrying about for a long time. Cont'd...
dinApp Makes Software Applications Portable Across Operating Systems and Devices
ATEN's 4th Generation KVM over IP switches provide twice as fast virtual media transmission speed, advanced FPGA graphics processing and high-grade security
4K UHD A/V Distribution Switch honored for innovative design and engineering
More than 30 Products Submitted for Thread Certification Testing --- OSRAM Joins ARM, Big Ass Fans, Freescale Semiconductor, Nest Labs, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, Silicon Labs, Somfy, Tyco and Yale Security on Thread Group Board of Directors
Available now, Freescale's Thread pre-certified software stack is among the first slated for certification within the month
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