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.
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.
Smart home device market rising at a CAGR of 60 percent to 2020
September 14, 2016
The smart home market continues to expand, with 47 million connected smart home devices shipped globally in 2015. The market is projected to broaden substantially at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 60 percent, reaching 477 million devices in 2020, according to IHS Markit.
Midea will use Ayla’s IoT technology to develop connected HVAC products
August 17, 2016
Midea Group, a Chinese manufacturer of consumer appliances and HVAC systems, announced it has selected the Ayla Networks Internet of Things (IoT) platform as its preferred overseas IoT cloud partner for all its connected HVAC products.
There is a lot of buzz these days about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will continue to influence — some say take over — our lives in the near future. But what does the IoT mean for HVAC contractors, and, more importantly, how can they profit from its proliferation?
Increasing awareness of energy savings potential, surging demand for home security boosting market
July 19, 2016
The global smart homes market is projected to cross $60 billion by 2021, according to new report from Research and Markets. On the basis of application, the market has been segmented into HVAC control systems, energy management systems, security and access control systems, entertainment control systems, and others.
Simple voice commands can now control Nexia-certified devices throughout the home
July 5, 2016
Nexia™, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has given subscribers the ability to control Nexia-certified smart home devices in their home — starting with thermostats, lighting, and plug-in wall modules — with simple voice commands through Amazon Echo.