Introducing Netgear's Nighthawk X10 AD7200 WiFi Router

  • Posted on: 22 October 2016
  • By: chw staff

If you are planning on changing your home router this Christmas, NETGEAR has just introduced the latest Nighthawk WiFi home router.  Called the Nighthawk X10 AD7200, it offers the latest and fastest in WiFi home networking.  According to Netgear the Nighthawk X10 has a powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core processor, the fastest processor in a home router;  along with next generation high speed 802.11ad WiFi so you can enjoy media streaming at its best.

Orbita Unveiled Industry’s First HIPAA Compliant Connected Health Solution

  • Posted on: 21 October 2016
  • By: chw staff

Orbita has unveiled the healthcare industry’s first HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based solution designed specifically to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of connected home healthcare. Organizations using the Orbita platform can easily create, manage and deliver practical digital home healthcare applications that improve medical outcomes and reduce health care costs for individuals with chronic and post-acute care needs.

Ecobee3 Lite Coming Month End

  • Posted on: 18 October 2016
  • By: Emma Thompson

ecobee maker of the ecobee smart thermostat, announced the launch of ecobee3 lite. The new device like the company’s flagship ecobee3; ecobee3 lite features a beautiful and easy-to-use touchscreen for a fraction of the price. Ecobee3 lite will integrate with Amazon Echo, Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings and IFTTT. The ecobee3 lite comes with a new mobile application for Apple and Android devices.

EDF Launched Connected Home Subsidiary, "Sowee"

  • Posted on: 15 October 2016
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Frances state owned energy supplier has setup a new team to take advantage of the growing need for connected home services among its customers.  EDF's CEO Jean-Berard Lévy made the announcement at the Parisian Cultural Center, Gaite Lyrique, dedicated to digital art.  EDF has joined a list of other energy supplier in Europe and around the globe that has gone down this route by offering their customer added services that will help then to better manage their energy use.

Sprue Aegis Acquired IoT Software Company Intamac

  • Posted on: 19 September 2016
  • By: chw staff

In conjunction with its 2016 interim result sprue announced that they have acquired IoT software provider Intamac for up to £2.8 million.  Sprue whose principal products are smoke alarms, CO alarms and accessories acquired Intamac as part of its new connected homes strategy, said its chairman Graham Whitworth.  Sprue acquired the source code and development rights to the software developed by Intamac to enable its customers to connect and monitor Sprue’s whole range of wireless products over the internet.

O2 UK Launches Connected Home Services

  • Posted on: 13 September 2016
  • By: chw staff

The cloud-connected smart home is expected to create a $28 billion US  market by the year 2020; this is according to research firm ON World.  With money like this on offer, I am sure it will draw a lot of attention anyone with the money to invest. One UK mobile operator, O2 has decided they want in and has decided to offer the service to UK households.

Core Brands adds Climate and Lighting Control, Plus Remote Access to Niles Auriel MRC-6430

  • Posted on: 11 September 2016
  • By: Emma Thompson

Core Brands has announced the release of Auriel 2.0 with added features such as streaming audio, climate and lighting control, plus remote access.  Now custom installers installing the Niles Auriel MRC-6430 Multi-room audio system can offer smart home control as well.  The Auriel 2.0 multi-room audio platform is built on the ELAN Control Platform.  The new software update enables any existing Auriel system to easily upgrade to the additional control features.

Sony ULTRA 4K Streaming Service is Coming to PCs

  • Posted on: 11 September 2016
  • By: Emma Thompson

Users with PCs using Intel's 7th Gen Core processors will be able to experience 4K picture quality from Sony ULTRA.  Sony announced that they will debut SPHE's movie streaming service on computers powered by 7th Gen Intel Core processors beginning Q1 in 2017.  Intel said the new service will take advantage of the processor's new hardware security technologies and offers far richer entertainment experiences and incredible performance and responsiveness.  In addition to the new movie service users can expect longer battery life.

The Zettabyte Era is Here, we are Going to need a Bigger Internet Pipe

  • Posted on: 18 June 2016
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

The use of the internet is growing at an exponential rate, according to Cisco's latest Visual Networking Index.  They are predicting global IP traffic to triple over the next five years at an approximate rate of 22 percent per year.  They are expecting this growth to come from; an increase in internet users, more devices and the type of traffic being consumed.  As a result of this growth, the Internet of Things (IoT) sector can expect global revenue of more than $682 billion over the next ten years.

Bluetooth 5 is Coming

  • Posted on: 13 June 2016
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

This week will see the launch of Bluetooth 5, an improved version that will offer more connected services for those who love to be connected.  The Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) is schedule to make the announcement this week in London, according to the Bluetooth SIG Executive Director, Mark Powell. The new standard promises new features that will allow a more connected lifstyle, in and outside the home.