The Impact of the IoT on Energy Efficiency (Part 3 of 5)

One distinct benefit of the IoT is that it's generally available to every area of the economy, and this particularly holds true for energy efficiency improvements.

Solar Power Takes the Suburbs

Beyond the economics, beyond the savings, beyond the ROI (return on investment), which we also considered, what we consume and how we consume it is very important to us - having less of an impact on the environment versus a traditional home.

Army Sergeant First Class Wade Mitcheltree Receives ELAN-Controlled Custom Smart Home from the Gary Sinise Foundation

Even if Wade is on the second floor, he can have full control over the whole house using any of the touch panels or his own iPad

Lonely Toys: If Toys Are Getting Smarter, Maybe Parents Should Too

Consumer advocacy groups claim toy manufacturers aren't doing enough to protect children's information or advise parents what they're doing in collecting and using the stalking information. But it's really up to parents to do their own research for the toys

Costone - a Smart Home Ecosystem

By eliminating the need for multiple systems and apps, we're saving the customer both time and money and creating a smart experience that is much more integrated and easier to control.

The Smart Home is Creating Frustrated Consumers: More than 1 in 3 US Adults Experience Issues Setting up or Operating a Connected Device

On average, consumers report spending 2.5 hours between self-help and customer support and speak with 3 different people to resolve an issue; 22 percent give up and return the product for a refund.

ELAN Dealer's Mobile Showroom Brings the Smart Home Experience to the Client's Front Door

Sioux Falls, South Dakota integrator converted an RV into a high-end, high tech mobile showroom featuring ELAN control and SpeakerCraft audio.

Indoor Gardening is a Great Experience

Almost any plant can be successfully grown indoors. You'll need to do a little research to learn what crops will fit into your space and lighting availability. Herb gardens will grow in small spaces and in low light conditions.

The Aperion Guide to Home Theater Speaker Types

The latest development in home theater technology on the audio side are the new surround formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS: X that utilize height channels, that is speakers that project sound above the listener.

Case Study: 'Dumb' Horse Stable Birth Alarm at Painted H Miniature Ranch is Made 'Smart' with ELAN

Customized ELAN system with SpeakerCraft audio redefines the monitoring experience for one miniature horse stable owner.

The Drones of CES 2018: In Company with AirSelfie, Volocopter, and PowerDolphin

As you can see, the continued growth in the creation of drones only shows the shocking improvement in the world of software and tech devices. Just like Artificial Intelligence, it's another fantastic glimpse into the future!

Alexa for Business is a Business Boom for Properly Staffed AV Systems Integrators

Alexa for Business will work with built-in features customized for an office setting, including the ability to make calls and check security camera feeds.

Mvix Digital Signage Enhances Communication at YMCA of the Rockies

In order to empower guests at their conference centers, the YMCA of the Rockies needed an engaging communication network that would inform visitors about the activities and programs available to them.

CES 2018: Which Robots Stole the Show?

The 2018 edition of the annual Consumer Electronics Show has been and gone, and, once again, the robots on display were the most scene-stealing element of the expo. Some ingenious designs had trial demonstrations to show the ever-widening applicatory possibilities of AI

The Future of Service Robots

There has been a lot of investment by retailers in recent years to achieve a true omni-channel fulfillment strategy. Robots are enabling companies to improve the fulfillment process both in the warehouse and will soon be doing so in the retail store.

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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