Smart Home Technologies That Will Become Commonplace in the Next Five Years

In the early days of improved AI and automated technologies, the conversation focused heavily on big industries, manufacturing, and data management for business. Now, developers have conquered the barrier of creating user-friendly technology that have entered our home lives.

7 Things That Will Happen with the Development of Smart Cities

The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) and complete connectivity with millions of devices streaming data, is very much a reality. Here are 7 things that you can expect to happen with the smart cities of the future:

Art and Design Collide with Tech at Solar Startup

Not only do we think that aesthetics is not a niche market, we think it will come to dominate the solar market in a few years time. With a presence in less than two percent of households today, residential solar is still in its infancy.

Is a Smart Controller Worth The Money?

The first step is to determine what it is you're looking to get from your irrigation system. For example, if zoned irrigation or rain sensors aren't important to you, the cost of a smart sprinkler system may not be worth it in the long run.

Case Study: On-ice Video Projection At Wells Fargo Center

A single-fiber transport solution was critical for this design to ensure that the 4K signals from the media server reached the projectors without degradation.

CCD vs. CMOS

CCD (charge coupled device) and CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) image sensors are two different technologies for capturing images digitally. Each has unique strengths and weaknesses giving advantages in different applications.

Speak Up: Smart Things Still Don't Play Well Together

It was a simple software bug and we're seeing them all the time as we push technology and push AI beyond simple, repetitive tasks. Stuff happens. But who can get mad at a smart speaker that messes up when she has such a friendly name as Alexa?

Here Are All the Companies Testing Autonomous Cars In 2018

We're currently on the precipice of the driverless vehicle revolution, with most of these companies rolling out fully autonomous cars sometime between the end of the year and 2021. It won't be much longer now until getting behind the wheel doesn't require turning it yourself

Personalized Smart Home Technology Restores Independence for Wounded U.S. Air Force Veteran

ELAN® control, SpeakerCraft® and Sunfire® audio, and Panamax® power protection simplify residential life with fully integrated multi-room AV, lighting, climate, and security systems.

HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage
ISC WEST 2018

ISC WEST 2018 will take place in Las Vegas April 10th - 13th. This HomeToys.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

New Exoskeleton is Revolutionizing Work Processes

The Airframe is designed like a backpack and can be adjusted to almost any body size with an adjustable frame and straps. It supports the upper extremities of professionals and skilled trade workers who are exposed to repetitive arm motions and/or stationary arm elevation.

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.

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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