5 Top DOCSIS Gateway Modems to Boost Your Broadband Speed

  • Posted on: 19 October 2015
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

When buying your home router have you ever stop to ask what some of the abbreviations mean? One of these is DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification), which is the technology standard that helps to determine your broadband speed. As cable operators delay the role out of FTTH (Fibre To The Home) and try to get more speed out of copper wire, you will need a gateway router that support these latest standard to take advantage of the speed improvements.

Worldwide Security Devices for Connected Home Set to more than Double by 2021

  • Posted on: 18 October 2015
  • By: chw staff

Security devices and solutions are expected to more than double over the next six years are according to study by WinterGreen Research.  The continuation of 2014 trends, combined with low market awareness of the value of home automation, will force many connected home vendors to pivot and offer more than simple apps for device monitoring and control.

Philips Expands its HealthSuite into the Cloud with AWS IoT

  • Posted on: 18 October 2015
  • By: Emma Thompson

In order to improve care providers patients relationship management Philips is expanding its HealthSuite platform in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS).  The new AWS IoT platform will make it easy for devices to connect to AWS services, which will expand the connectivity, capabilities and services of Philips' HealthSuite digital platform.

First Wood Stove With Programmable Thermostat

  • Posted on: 18 October 2015
  • By: Anthony Matthews

Winter is just around the corner and you might be thinking of replacing your wood stove, which you have had for years.  Quadra-Fire has launched a new series of wood stoves that comes with a “programmable thermostat”, yes, you heard me correctly; a wood stove you can programme to manage the temperature of your living room.  The new Adventure Series wood stove collection makes heating controllable, more cost efficient, and simple to operate as a typical wall thermostat control.

Femtocell and Small Cell Market Set to Accelerate in Growth

  • Posted on: 17 October 2015
  • By: Anthony Matthews

Femtocell and Small Cell is touted as an ideal solution for cutting mobile costs and boosting indoor network coverage. For mobile devices, it promises to offers faster data connections and fewer dropped calls, and improved mobile voice quality. Despites their benefits these devices have show slow take up from residential and small businesses. However, according to a report titled “Small Cells and Femtocells Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019”, this is about the change.

The Future of Home Lighting

  • Posted on: 17 October 2015
  • By: chw staff

Over the next  ten years connected LED lighting has to potential to be the most promising vertical market segment in IoT (Internet of Things) market, this is according to research firm Berg Insight. According to Berg Insight, “The global shift from inefficient traditional light bulbs to energy saving LED technology is creating a massive window of opportunity for adding connectivity to the next generation of lighting systems”.

Your Guide to Upgrading to the Latest and Best Home Gateway Router

  • Posted on: 5 October 2015
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Some of us have not changed our home gateway router from the day we had our broadband installed, and that might be many moons ago.  If you are one of those persons, maybe it’s time to consider upgrading gateway router.  You might ask why you should if it’s working fine? Which is a perfectly and valid question and I can think of two reasons why you should: Better security and better speed.  My plan is to make it easy for you because I have done the search, the check and the test of some of the latest and best routers so that it will help you to make an informed decision when you go to buy your router.

Marvell Offers Complete End to End for Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Posted on: 4 October 2015
  • By: chw staff

IoT (Internet of Things) is one of the most exciting things in technology at the moment and Marvell is positioning itself to provide the necessary solutions for OEMs to capitalise on this growing market.  Marvell said they have a number of chips and reference designs with the necessary software that takes manufactures from quick prototyping to production in a short time.

Why You Should Consider Getting a Home Automation Kit

  • Posted on: 4 October 2015
  • By: chw staff

If you have not considered getting a home automation kit then maybe now is the time to think about getting one.  You might not see what the craze is in sticking up gadgets around your home to monitor it, but there is a lot gain from having a reasonable priced home automation kit. Behind all the technology is the idea of having a connected home, one where all home appliances are able to communication with each other and you are able to communication with then at home or while you are away.  With a home automation kit, you can monitor your home and your microwave, refrigerator, home entertainment system and washing machine will allow you to communication with them from work on the road or from anywhere there is an internet connection.

Panasonic is Offering a ‘Better Life’ for the connected home

  • Posted on: 2 October 2015
  • By: chw staff

At the recent IFA in Berlin Panasonic showcased a host of connected lifestyle solutions under the slogan ‘A Better Life, A Better World’. The product and services on display were focused on the themes family gathering, relaxation, of food preparation, and beauty and health. They can be placed the different rooms in our homes to enhance the activity or experience of the environment. Panasonic said they want to create a connected lifestyle we all desire that is technically possible within the next five years.

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