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April 16, 2015: ZigBee Alliance and Thread Group Collaborate on Smart Home Connectivity

Agreement Opens Door for ZigBee Cluster Library Application Protocol to Run on Thread Networks

The ZigBee Alliance and the Thread Group announced they are collaborating to enable the ZigBee Cluster Library to run over Thread networks. By working together, ZigBee and Thread can jointly provide an interoperable solution to help streamline product development and improve the consumer’s experience in the connected home.


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Feb. 23, 2015: Smart Homes Market Worth $58.68 Billion by 2020

The Smart Homes Market Is Highly Fragmented but a Consolidation Is Expected

The global smart homes market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17 percent between 2015 and 2020, and reach $58.68 billion by 2020, according to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets.


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Zoning Embraces Connected Homes

Mobile Apps, Wi-Fi-capable Devices, and Interconnectivity Dominate Zoning Discussions

The concept of a “connected home” has been working its way into the public consciousness for decades, and the hype and buzz surrounding that premise is now starting to reach a fever pitch as potential began giving way to reality at the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago.


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Smarter Homes on the Horizon

Advancing Technology, Big Players Push Automation Ahead

As technology advances and major players like Apple and Google step into this market, more consumers are going to start demanding products that can integrate and function in a smart home system. And as consumers start to expect more from their HVAC equipment, they’ll also expect more from their contractor.


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Nov. 25, 2014: GE and Quirky Announce Connected Home Products

Companies Introduce Multiple New Smart Home Products

GE and Quirky have unveiled seven new connected home products — including a smart HVAC controller designed to replace thermostats — that are available now on the new Wink.com. At the website, consumers can purchase more than 100 Wink-compatible partner products from 15 brands.


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Oct. 14, 2014: Google-Backed Home Automation Group Accepting New Members

Thread Group to Build Connected Home Products Using Its New Wireless Networking Protocol

The Thread Group announced that it has opened membership and will begin accepting applications from companies interested in using the Thread protocol in their products. The group was established in July by seven companies to develop Thread, a new IP-based wireless mesh networking protocol designed specifically for the home.


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Emerson Introduces Connected-Home HVAC Service

Monitoring Service Predicts and Prevents Breakdowns, Improves HVAC Efficiency

Emerson Climate Technologies has announced the launch of its ComfortGuard™ Monitoring Service, which allows homeowners to manage their HVAC equipment by supplying real-time information and insight that predicts problems, prevents energy waste, and protects indoor comfort around-the-clock, said the company.


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June 22, 2012: CABA to Hold Digital Home Forum

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) will be holding its next Digital Home Forum in San Diego on Oct. 11 and 12, 2012. The event, hosted by CABA member Qualcomm, will bring together leading companies dealing with the integration of home technologies.


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CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum

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This is an opportunity to hear industry experts talk about the latest research and trends in the connected home and intelligent building sector.

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Leslie McDowell, director of communications at the Building Performance Institute Inc., discusses the nonprofit organization's new homeowner centric website. Posted on April 10.

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