Samsung is Building Homes with IoT in Mind

  • Posted on: 18 June 2018
  • By: chw staff

Smart Mirror

Microsoft has one, Intel has one, and now Samsung has built theirs. These companies are all building their own show home demonstrating the possibilities of IoT within the connected home. However, Samsung is going a bit further.  Through its construction division Samsung C&T, they want to start building these connected homes for customers. In its home country of South Korea, Munjeong-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul; Samsung C&T has set up the “Raemian IoT HomeLab” to demonstrate the latest in IoT solution within the home.

UK Plans to Grow its Free Connected TV Platform With 125 Million Investment

  • Posted on: 15 June 2018
  • By: chw staff

Freeview

Digital UK partners BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and network operator Arqiva have signed a new five year agreement to accelerate the transition of the Freeview Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) service to a fully hybrid platform.  The group hopes to provide the best in free-to-view live and on-demand TV in the UK.

Meet Sonos Beam Soundbar – Sonos’ Latest Smart Speaker for both TV and Music

  • Posted on: 7 June 2018
  • By: chw staff

Sonos announced the Sonos Beam “soundbar” yesterday for the ultimate in in-home audio experience. The compact, smart soundbar is due out next month for Sonos customer and those wishing to upgrade their soundbar. Also, coming with the Sonos Beam is support for Apple Airplay2. The smart speaker will offer rich sound experience for all the sonic content in your home, from films and TV shows, to music and podcasts. Sonos Beam supports 80+ music services, and multiple voice assistants.

Sonos Beam

Enjoy the Connected Home Experience With Savant Software Update 8.8

  • Posted on: 6 June 2018
  • By: chw staff

Savant

Savant has announced the addition of new products and features in its 8.8 software update. This release enhanced functionality for connected home users and Savant solution integrators, which allows you to create intuitive smart home environment. Its enhanced user interface makes access to music a snap, and exciting new personalization capabilities that enable integrators to deliver fine-tuned smart home experience that can be tailored to your need.

Nokia and Unium Brings Better Wi-Fi Into The Home

  • Posted on: 30 March 2018
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

During This year's World Mobile Congress Nokia introduced several enhancements to its in-home Wi-Fi solution. This follows the acquisitions  of  Unium, a US-based software company that specializes in mission-critical and residential Wi-Fi applications.  The new Wi-Fi solution expands Nokia's portfolio with meshed Wi-Fi gateways and beacons the offer intelligent Wi-Fi signal management that maintains signal strenght and bandwith.

Wifi

Toyota is Putting its Financial Power Behind Self-Driving Vehicles

  • Posted on: 7 March 2018
  • By: Emma Thompson

As one of the big names in car manufacturing Toyota has pledged to boost the autonomous vehicle industry. In partnership with TMC, Aisin Seiki, Denso Corporation they will invest of up to 2.8 billion (USD) to develop self-driving vehicle technology. The partnership has formed the Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD). While they're still working out the finer details their joint venture, one clear objective is to develop "fully-integrated, production-quality software for automated driving."

Japan’s Appetite for Smart Home Solutions is Growing

  • Posted on: 19 January 2018
  • By: chw staff

The Japanese smart home market is likely to almost fivefold by the year 2024 from its current level. According to a new report The Japanese smart home market is expected to be US$ 5 Billion by 2024.  There is a growing demand in the Japanese market for safe and secure living environment, especially concerning safety functionalities and discrete monitoring for elderly people; also, since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, Japan has been focused on building energy efficient smart homes and supportive devices.

First True Gaming Router from Linksys - WRT32X

  • Posted on: 2 January 2018
  • By: chw staff

Linksys has collaborated with Rivet Networks to develop a router that is dedicated to gamers.  The new Linksys WRT gaming edition router (WRT32X) incorporates the Killer Prioritization Engine (KPE) is the only router optimized for high-speed gaming for users with Killer-enabled gaming PCs, this provide an enhanced experience for serious online gamers.  The KPE optimizes traffic for low latency and less lag and ensures that the Killer-enabled PC’s gaming, audio, and video is fast and smooth, while simultaneously managing other online traffic in the home to ensure other devices and activities are not compromised.

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