The organizations will combine under the Open Connectivity Foundation name
October 27, 2016
The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), sponsor of the IoTivity open source project, and AllSeen Alliance, which provides the AllJoyn® open source Internet of Things (IoT) framework, announced that the two organizations’ boards have approved a merger under the OCF name.
Lux provides thermostats for a wide range of installations
October 26, 2016
Lux Products Corp. announced that it has added the Kivlan Group to its roster of sales representatives. Kivlan is a leading HVAC and refrigeration sales rep in the Mid-Atlantic region. Starting immediately, Kivlan will provide HVAC professionals and businesses with the entire portfolio of Lux thermostats.
Lower cost device said to deliver value in the smart thermostat market
October 19, 2016
ecobee Inc. has announced the launch of its ecobee3 lite smart thermostat. The company said the new device is designed to deliver superior comfort, control, and energy savings at a lower cost. The thermostat will be available for purchase across North America on Oct. 31, 2016.
This connected thermostat features installation and access via the Lyric app (iOS and Android) and customized geofencing, which allows it to easily adapt to the end user’s schedule. The thermostat’s options may be configured at the unit itself.
Will collaborate to streamline product development and reduce fragmentation of IoT market
October 13, 2016
The Thread Group and EEBus Initiative e.V announced that the two alliances will collaborate in their efforts to build interoperable solutions for the smart home. As a result of this alliance, the organizations expect their members will benefit from access to key shared resources.
Smartphone GPS tells Nexia when user is home or away to trigger automatic operations
October 13, 2016
Smart home firm, Nexia™, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced it has enhanced the convenience of its smart home system by adding geo-fencing. The feature gives subscribers easier, more seamless control, such as automatically adjusting the thermostat when they leave for work and when they head home.
Company offers six models, three for residential use and three for commercial use
October 12, 2016
Venstar® announced that its ColorTouch® touch screen Wi-Fi® thermostat was named a 2016 Product of the Year by Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Award for Business awards program. The BIG Awards reward companies, products, and people that are leading their respective industries.