More than 65 Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Products Pave the Way for Smart Lighting, Smart Building, Smart Home, and More.
Interactive expo and workshops bring Bluetooth® technology and the IoT to life March 28-29, 2017
New version of Bluetooth technology delivers "connectionless" IoT, advancing beacon and location-based capabilities in home, enterprise, and industrial
Yolanda Redrup for Financial Review: An Australian start-up that has developed an app to enable old household appliances to be upgraded for home automation systems, will expand to the US and raise $7 million after impressing executives at tech giant Microsoft. iGloo uses Bluetooth technology to enable home heating systems, lights, blinds and other appliances to be controlled by a mobile app. Its development has been buoyed by support from Microsoft after a local executive saw co-founders Kaye Priest and David Cowie presenting it at the Melbourne Home Show two years ago. The business is now readying to raise $7 million in capital, $5 million of it from the United States, which it intends to get under way once it has established a US office this month. "Microsoft invited us to their headquarters in Seattle last year and facilitated a meeting between us and the largest manufacturer of gas fires in the United States," Ms Priest told The Australian Financial Review. Cont'd...
Scalable Blue Gecko SoC Family Delivers Industry-Leading Transmit Power for Bluetooth®-Certified End Products
Alun Williams for ElectronicsWeekly.com: Low-power Bluetooth comms are a well-established known entity, but with the increasingly prevalence of all things IoT, are you aware of how to interface them to the Internet, Web and Clouds? It can be done in various ways and the Bluetooth SIG is aiming to simplify or clarify the path with itsGateway Smart Starter Kit. This is the boast: This kit shows you how to move data from all of your Bluetooth sensors into the cloud without a mobile device while giving you the ability to control all of them from one place. The guide shows how to connect Bluetooth devices or sensors to the web using Bluetooth GAP/GATT RESTful APIs, using a Bluetooth gateway on a Raspberry Pi board. Further, it shows how to communicate and control these devices from the Web. Cont'd...
ByJustin Jelinek for Techaeris: Fluance continues to raise the bar on audiophile-quality wireless speakers. They started with theirbookshelf Fi30, and later upgraded that to the Fi50. They’ve recently announced their Signature Series floor speakers, a pair of powerhouse speakers. Today, Fluance has announced a new wireless Bluetooth speaker, the Fluance Fi70. The Fi70 is sure to start a conversation before silencing that conversation with powerful music. Based on what we’ve seen from Fluance, I’m confident the Fi70 is going to sound fantastic, but even more so, anyone who sees it is sure to comment on its looks first. This is a uniquely shaped speaker, but it’s got more than enough power that people shouldn’t focus on its looks for too long. The Fi70 is the first wireless speaker with dual 8″ woofers, meaning this thing is going to move some air for sure. Backing up those 8″ woofers are 5” woven glass fiber midrange drivers and 1” neodymium tweeters. Couple all of those speakers with a 280 watt amplifier, and you’ve got yourself a party waiting to happen. You can read more about the Fluance Fi70 in the full press release below, or you can head directly over to Fluance.com and order one of your very own for $499. Cont'd...
From ElectronicHouse: There are a wide variety of technology platforms, or protocols, on which a smart home can be built. Each one is, essentially, its own language. Each language speaks to the various connected devices and instructs them to perform a function. Choosing a smart home protocol can be tricky business. Obviously, you want one that will support a large number of devices, as well as one that offers the best possible device interoperability (the ability for devices to talk to each other). But there are also other factors to consider, such as power consumption, bandwidth and, of course, cost. Following is an overview of some of the most popular home technology platforms on the market. While not intended to be the “be-all, end-all” treatise on which protocol is best for your smart home project, it’s a great place to start. Cont'd...
TIM MOYNIHAN for Wired: Libratone is reimagining what a home-audio setup should be in the modern world. Portable wireless speakers aren’t just a handy vacation accoutrement; Libratone thinks they’re also the cornerstone of our future home systems. The company is clearing its entire slate of products and replacing them with their next-generation Zipp and Zipp Mini speakers, which support everything from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi to DLNA to AirPlay to Spotify Connect. They’re nice-looking wireless speakers with great sound blasting out of them in every direction, and they get up to 10 hours of battery life. The Zipp and Zipp Mini aren’t just grab-and-go portable speakers—although the Zipp Mini’s small size, strong sound, carrying strap, and washable cover lend themselves to that scenario. With its new speakers, Libratone is intent on creating a wireless multi-room sound system for modern living, built for open floor plans and rooms with several purposes. It wants to make a system that’s just as modular as a loft without being overly complex. Cont'd...
RivieraWaves Bluetooth Smart IP enables NXP to deliver ultra-low power performance for long battery-life in next-generation wearable, smart home, digital health, and IoT products
Chinese manufacturers of Bluetooth speakers avoid price competition with in-house design, innovation, and multi-functional use, according to Chinavasion.com
How does Bluetooth work, and should it be considered for serious critical listening?
Frontline Releases Bluetooth Low Energy Innovator Suite to Develop More Robust, Interoperable Devices for the Internet of Things
Frontline announces the release of their Bluetooth low energy Innovator Suite product - a combination tool and services bundle positioned to help Bluetooth Smart developers create more robust, interoperable, and successful products for the internet of things in less time than ever thought possible.
CSRmesh Creates Exciting Home Automation Opportunities with New Low Power Sensor and Actuator Models
CSR Brings Simple, Cost-Effective Low Power Bluetooth Smart Connectivity to HVAC, Security and Other Smart Home Solutions
Additional investments, from Wistron Corp., the KYET group and others illustrates the tech sectors commitment and confidence in RIVA. --- Funding allows RIVA to grow consumer awareness and advance the company's philosophy on how to innovate new audio products for consumers.
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The Video Mount Products VWS is an easy-to-install, vented wall or backboard shelf. It has a heavy 200lb. load capacity, static resistant powder coat finish, incorporates five cable supply locations, has internal dimensions of 20.5in. W x 17in. D x 17in. H, and a convenient quick-slide assembly.