Articles Tagged with ''home automation''

July 21, 2014: Nest Helps Lead Effort to Create Wireless Protocol for Home Automation

Thread Group Is Formed to Develop a Simple, Secure, and Low-Power Network
July 21, 2014

Seven companies announced that they’ve joined forces to form the Thread Group and develop a new IP-based wireless networking protocol for home automation called Thread. Founding members include Nest Labs, Samsung Electronics, Big Ass Fans, Yale Security, Silicon Labs, Freescale® Semiconductor, and ARM.


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July 8, 2014: Microsoft Launches Startup Accelerator Focused on Home Automation

The Program Will Connect Startups with Experts in the Industry
July 8, 2014

Microsoft Corp., in partnership with American Family Insurance, announced that it is launching a business accelerator to assist startups focused on home automation. 


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Many Winners Will Emerge from Thermostat War

June 30, 2014

A much bigger thermostat war is heating up, and, at the end of the day, HVAC contractors will be the biggest winners.


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May 28, 2014: Cloud-Based Home Management Market Set for Rapid Growth

Installed Base Projected to Grow to 44.6 Million at the End of 2018, Up From 5.6 Million at the End of 2013
May 28, 2014

Cloud-based home management systems that allow users to remotely control household features like HVAC and lighting are set for rapid growth in the coming years, with the worldwide installed base set to rise by a factor of eight from 2013 to 2018, according to IHS Technology.


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May 20, 2014: New Wireless Sensors for Home, Business Automation Connect via Wi-Fi

ConnectSense Is a Platform of Sensors That Monitor Changes in the User’s Environment
May 20, 2014

Grid Connect, a manufacturer and distributor of embedded networking products, announced that it is entering the Internet of Things industry with the launch of ConnectSense, a line of wireless sensors to automate homes and businesses.


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April 22, 2014: Mobile Devices Help Boost Home Automation Interest and Awareness

Study Says Interest Continues to Build
April 22, 2014

Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and their ability to connect wirelessly have helped drive interest and awareness of home automation products and services, according to The NPD Group’s Home Automation Study.


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Jan. 30, 2014: Enphase, Nexia Collaborate on Smart Home Energy Monitoring

Efforts Are Aimed at Integrating the Performance Data from Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Systems
January 30, 2014

Enphase Energy Inc. and Ingersoll-Rand Nexia Intelligence LLC announced that they are collaborating on smart home energy monitoring offered by Nexia™ Home Intelligence, a brand of Ingersoll Rand and leader in home intelligence and automation.


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The Amazing Smartphone

January 20, 2014
Smart people know how to utilize their smartphones.
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Oct. 15, 2013: Nest Announces Developer Program for its Learning Thermostat

Nest to Work with Select Partners to Build Connected Home Experiences
October 15, 2013
Nest Labs Inc. has announced plans to begin working with developers on new ways to connect with the Nest Learning Thermostat through integrations such as home appliances and home automation.


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Oct. 7, 2013: Energy Efficiency Drives the Home Automation Market

Programmable and Smart Thermostats Are Top Technology Installed
October 7, 2013
Home automation technologies that offer energy efficiency are the most popular type of installed home technologies among consumers in the United States, according to a study released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®.


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