The new standards focus on the interoperability of Internet of Things (IoT) devices
November 17, 2015
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and LONMARK International announced that two of their standards — ANSI/CEA-709.5 and ANSI/CEA 709.6 — are now approved American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards for home and building automation.
The buzzwords "Internet of Things" and "Smart Homes" have been talked about inside and outside the HVAC industry lately, even appearing in The Wall Street Journal and on the cover of Time. It's fair to say most consumers are aware of the trend, and as they start to expect more out of their HVAC equipment, they'll also expect more from their contractors.
Home automation refers to all such systems, whether used as a single application or as integrated solutions
November 2, 2015
The global home automation market was valued at $4.41 billion in 2014, and is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.3 percent from 2014 to 2020, reaching $21.6 billion by 2020, according to a report by Transparency Market Research.
Latest release enables wider range of smart home solutions
September 22, 2015
CSR plc has announced the latest version of its Bluetooth® Smart solution for the smart home, CSRmesh® Home Automation. This release makes it possible for developers to deliver a wider range of home automation solutions including control of HVAC, door locks, and window sensors.
They have gained significant demand in North America and Europe
September 14, 2015
The global smart thermostat market is forecast to reach $2.21 billion by 2022, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. These devices allow users to remotely manage their heating and air conditioning systems using wireless connectivity and mobile apps.
According to recent studies, the market for home automation products — including advanced thermostats — is poised for explosive growth. Many industry experts believe trends in consumer habits and technology are converging to create an increasing demand for these products.
Smart home applications expected to utilize over two-thirds of the IEEE 802.15.4 chipsets
July 20, 2015
Annual shipments of IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee wireless chipsets doubled last year and are forecast to reach a cumulative 2.5 billion chipset sales within the next five years, according to a report from research firm ON World. The smart home market is expected to utilize over two-thirds of the IEEE 802.15.4 chipsets at this time.
Last week Ecobee Inc. announced that its new smart thermostat, the Ecobee3, will be sold at Apple Stores in the United States. This is the first Ecobee thermostat sold by Apple that is HomeKit enabled.
Two new standards developed to enhance device-to-device interoperability
July 13, 2015
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and LonMark International have announced two new standards for home and building automation. The organizations said these standards provide a mechanism to develop a higher level of device-to-device interoperability using any open control networking communication platform.
New Partners Bring Sales and Technical Support to On Controls Customers in Key Regions
May 26, 2015
On Controls, a provider of cloud-based smart home and commercial control solutions for professional installers, has announced the appointment of three U.S. independent sales firms along with three international distributors in important European markets.