Designed to be the foundation of the Internet of Things in the home
July 24, 2015
The Thread Group has announced the release of Thread, its new IP-based wireless networking protocol designed for low-power connected products in the home. Product developers who are members of the Thread Group can now access technical specifications and documentation to build Thread-compliant products.
Agreement Opens Door for ZigBee Cluster Library Application Protocol to Run on Thread Networks
April 16, 2015
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.
Trane® Air-Fi™ wireless technology eliminates the need for wired building controls, allowing installations to be completed quickly, with less disruption to occupants. The self-repairing mesh technology features redundant signal paths to prevent communication failures.
Data Reliability Was Selected as the Most Important Feature of a Smart Home System
November 26, 2014
According to an ON World survey with over 1,000 U.S. adults, over a third believe they will have wireless sensors in their home within five years and 20 percent of the likely adopters expect to have 50 or more wireless sensors installed within the next five years.
Thread Group to Build Connected Home Products Using Its New Wireless Networking Protocol
October 14, 2014
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.
Intelligent Lighting Is a Key Driver for Wireless Control, Which Can Also Be Used for HVAC and Security
August 11, 2014
As building automation and information technology converge, wireless technology is offering a range of benefits for commercial buildings, notes Navigant Research. According to a new report from the firm, shipments of wireless control nodes for commercial buildings will grow from 12.9 million in 2014 to 57.4 million by 2023.
Thread Group Is Formed to Develop a Simple, Secure, and Low-Power Network
July 21, 2014
Seven companies announced that they’ve joined forces to form the Thread Group and develop a new IP-based wireless networking protocol for home automation called Thread. Founding members include Nest Labs, Samsung Electronics, Big Ass Fans, Yale Security, Silicon Labs, Freescale® Semiconductor, and ARM.
It’s no secret sensors play a critical role in building automation operation and efficiency. Their impact and effectiveness will depend on how the sensors correlate with other devices and components across the greater HVAC system. This requires some emphasis on effective design attributes and integration strategies.
In this issue, we cover ductless products for the commercial market. We also look at alternative refrigerants and trends in R-22 reclamation. Other topics include a summer forecast, business franchises, and more.
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