Carnegie Mellon Research - Invisible, Stretchable Circuits

The mission of my lab is to discover new types of materials that will allow machines, robots, and electronics to be more compatible with our everyday environment.

A Simple Solution: Luxul Provides Outdoor Wi-Fi Coverage for Washington's Bethany Vineyard and Winery

Bethany Vineyard required a wireless access point that delivered excellent coverage, weather resistance, and simple installation.

Getting Exoskeletons and Transporters into Every Home

We picture a reality where they have safe robots in the home to help lift heavy pots off the stove or heavy baskets off the floor, or walking robots that can carry groceries home or carry luggage.

Geothermal Tax Credits Reinstated

The newly reinstated tax credit is a positive step that further aligns geothermal as a significant energy source for the market. The tax break will drive sales in the industry and encourage people to adopt geothermal systems.

Home Automation Skeptics Fall in Love with ELAN at Their Waterfront Villa in Sarasota, Florida

The Sarasota, Florida residence is now fully controllable with one touch, with access to pool controls, audio and video, climate, scheduled lighting, and an extensive security system with water-approach alerts.

Video Over IP Case Study: Big Game Ready In Minneapolis

The A/V systems will have to operate at peek efficiency, routing multiple signals over their IP network. This will include live event broadcast truck feeds, pre-recorded media content and messaging, as well as computer graphics and imagery.

Reskilling Our Workforce for the Age of Automation

Technology is rapidly outpacing many traditional educational institutions, as they are prone to being slowed by bureaucracy and aren't agile enough to embrace the necessary changes needed to provide employable graduates to today's workforce.

Investing in Robotics

The sub-group of surgical robotics is the fastest growing area of robotic and automation adoption in the healthcare industry. We now have the ability to perform surgery with a higher level of accuracy than ever before and even perform surgeries in remote locations

Solar Tariff Insights

We anticipate that next year, there will be a break from the steady industry growth experienced during the past decade. It's unfortunate because solar has been a bright spot with job and economic growth year after year.

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.

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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