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Award-winning SI 2015 platform features workflow-enhancing Mobile Install feature, enhanced QuickBooks integration, and significant productivity-boosting features promote a more professional, productive, and profitable organization
The smart home is the next big trend, but its breakthrough is slowed down by consumers' concerns about digital security and privacy. With its advanced features, Teleste's unique privacy solution keeps smart homes protected from unauthorized parties.
Named a Finalist for 2015 American Business Awards Most Innovative Company of the Year; Home View 3D and Piper nv Products Receive Industry Honors
New partnership provides the Ihiji network management product library to D-Tools System Integrator users, returning insightful analytics to the manufacturer
Marvell Unveils Industry-Leading ZigBee Wireless Microcontroller SoC to Advance Smart Home and IoT Innovations
Marvell's 88MZ300 802.15.4/ZigBee microcontroller delivers high performance at ultra-low power and supports open standards including ZigBee 3.0 and Thread
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Award-winning late-stage startup rapidly developing next generation of Internet of Things technologies, funding will accelerate efforts
Martin Audio has announced a significant upgrade to Display™, the software brain of the MLA Series (and the numerical optimization process which eliminates lengthy trial-and-error tuning sessions).
Home application developers depend on middleware to develop solutions that can be implemented across multiple systems, amortizing the implementation cost of different systems integration.
There is no doubt that one of the next technological frontiers is home automation. The really big question is, once we can do everything we want to do, will it be done with a discrete panel or will it be an application developed for the PC. This article discusses home automation, what's available for the PC today, what we can do and what we can't.
I had reviewed the legacy version of ECS in August of 2000 and was asked to have a look at the redesigned Object-Oriented version (now at 2.2.51). Omnipotence has just recently introduced this version to the residential market, having been focused exclusively on the commercial/industrial markets for the last 2 years. ECS Automation Logo
Paul Motz is a businessman and former newspaper publisher from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He has been using X-10 technology for over 15 years and is an avid Macintosh user. He currently uses a B&W G3 and a Powerbook 2400 with a G3 upgrade.
MisterHouse is the name of the open source program I wrote to do Home Automation (HA) chores at our house. It runs on Windows 95,98, NT, or any POSIX enabled Unix, like Linux. It can interact with a variety of serial port devices, including the X10 CM11 interface.
There needs to be further software written and easier to use front ends so that people like my wife, who don't want to learn complicated commands and setups, can basically point and click. Unix has all the tools needed to perform all of this and still keep the command line there for those who want more power. After the front ends have been added the next thing to work on will be redundancy. This is an area where most Home Automation systems are lacking.
"Controlling devices in the selected house code is easy but you must know the correct phrases to use. For example "Turn on Coach Lamp" commands the lamp on and "Shut off Coach Lamp" turns it off. "Set Coach Lamp to 75%" ... Brighten Coach Lamp by 10%" etc. Once you learn the key phrases you're all set and with proper training, the voice recognition is quite accurate."
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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