Articles Tagged with ''home automation''

Aug. 20, 2013: ZigBee Alliance Updates Home Automation Standard

Version 1.2 Expands Device Integration
August 20, 2013
The ZigBee® Alliance announced that an update to the ZigBee Home Automation standard has been ratified and is now available for product development. ZigBee Home Automation is designed to help create smarter homes that enhance comfort, convenience, security, and energy management for the consumer.

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Aug. 14, 2013: ‘Lab of Things’ Supports Home Automation Development

Research Device Platform Allows Various Sensors and Devices to Be Interconnected
August 14, 2013
Microsoft has introduced the Lab of Things (LoT), which provides the infrastructure, software, and services to enable home automation research and development involving both custom-built and off-the-shelf sensors and devices.

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April 19, 2013: Ingersoll Rand Provides Home Automation to Teams in the 2013 U.S. Solar Decathlon

April 19, 2013
Ingersoll Rand announced that it is offering home automation technology including the Nexia™ Home Intelligence System to the 20 international teams participating in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, set for Oct. 3-13, in Irvine Park, Calif.

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April 18, 2013: CEA and HGTV Partner to Build Smart Home

April 18, 2013
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced its partnership with HGTV during the unveiling of the HGTV Smart HomeSM 2013, in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Using CEA’s TechHome Rating System (THRS), HGTV built the first ever smart home that has the infrastructure in place to support current and future digital needs.

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Manufacturers Predict Slow Growth in 2013

March 18, 2013

Shipments of HVAC equipment increased marginally in 2012, reported the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). 

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Feb. 25, 2013: Number of Users of Home Energy Management Services from Broadband Providers to Grow Steadily

February 25, 2013
The number of subscribers to home energy management services from broadband service providers in North America will grow steadily through the end of this decade, reaching nearly 900,000 by the end of 2020, according to a new research brief from Pike Research.

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Feb. 21, 2013: iControl Partners with Bell Aliant to Offer Home Security and Automation System in Canada

February 21, 2013
iControl Networks, a leader in broadband home management solutions, and Bell Aliant, one of North America’s largest regional communications providers, are partnering to bring a new home security and automation system to Atlantic Canadians.

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Jan. 23, 2013: AT&T Home Security and Automation System to be Introduced in March

January 23, 2013
AT&T has announced plans to launch AT&T Digital Life, an all-digital, wireless-based home security and automation service, in eight markets in March. The company said AT&T Digital Life will equip customers with control of their homes from a smartphone, tablet, or PC, regardless of wireless carrier or broadband provider.

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Dec. 21, 2012: Home Automation Shows Strong Growth in 2012

December 21, 2012
The global market for home automation services saw strong growth during 2012, driven by a wave of new entrants and offerings in the North American market, according to ABI Research. The United States in particular leads in deployments and new shipments, acting as a bellwether for markets around the world.

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Home Connectivity — It’s Coming

August 20, 2012
HVAC contractors are working with a select group of homeowners looking to use their mobile devices to remotely control their indoor environment. It’s a niche market now but that should change significantly as more consumers with smart phones and tablets become aware of the remote control capability of HVAC thermostats and systems.

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