Articles Tagged with ''smart home''

Aug. 25, 2014: Samsung to Acquire Smart Home Company, SmartThings

SmartThings Allows Homeowners to Monitor, Control, and Automate Their Homes from Wherever They Are Through a Single App
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SmartThings, a leading open platform for the smart home. Samsung said that, with its resources, SmartThings will be able to expand its platform and support even more devices.


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Aug. 13, 2014: Home Automation App Offers Support for Nest Thermostat

Enables Users to Quickly Set Up Automated Actions for the Home
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Revolv Inc., a home automation app developed to unify control of smart home devices from a single app, has announced its new support for Android and official integration with the Nest Learning Thermostat™. In addition, the company released an updated version of its iOS app.


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July 29, 2014: Open Interconnect Consortium Established to Advance Internet of Things

First Open Source Code Will Target the Requirements for Smart Home and Office Solutions
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Technology companies Atmel Corp., Broadcom Corp., Dell, Intel Corp., Samsung Electronics, and Wind River announced they are joining to establish a new industry consortium focused on improving interoperability and defining the connectivity requirements for the numerous devices that will make up the Internet of Things (IoT).


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July 28, 2014: Younger Consumers Leading Adoption of Smart Home Products

Smart Thermostats, Smart Lighting, and Smart Appliances Entering the Market in Growing Numbers
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New research from Parks Associates shows young consumers, those with children, and those in a home for three to four years are leading the adoption of Internet-connected smart home energy management devices.


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July 22, 2014: Apple and Google Dominate ‘Internet of Things’ Influence

Their Home Automation Efforts Put Them on Top in New Study
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It’s the early days of the Internet of Things (IoT), but the largest technology players are moving quickly to stake out their territory. In the past month, Apple announced a new smart home platform, and Google made a similar announcement for Android — moves that pushed them to the top in a new influence study on the IoT.


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Getting Schooled on Home Performance

Learning How to Address and Sell Home Performance
By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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From system fundamentals to educating customers about home performance to the smart home, attendees had the opportunity to expand their knowledge base and to network with like-minded individuals.


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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
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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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Feb. 28, 2014: ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 Standards to Drive Wireless Solutions

They’re Expected to Make Up 43 Percent of Wireless Chipsets Used for Home/Building Energy Management, and More
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The ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 standards are driving wireless smart energy solutions worldwide, according to technology research firm ON World. Between 2012 and 2018, ZigBee and 802.15.4 based systems are expected to make up 43 percent of the wireless chipsets used for home and building energy management, and more.


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The Amazing Smartphone

By Jen Anesi
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Smart people know how to utilize their smartphones.
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Nov. 7, 2013: Open-Source Project Facilitates Home Energy Management

JEMMA to Help Software Developers Reduce Time-to-Market
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The Energy@home Association has announced the release of JEMMA (Java-based Energy Management Application framework), an open-source project designed to facilitate the development of home energy management applications.


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