Toshiba to Start Shipping WiFi Digital Media Frames in Partnership with FrameChannel

  • Posted on: 21 July 2009
  • By: chw staff

Frame Media FrameChannelToshiba announced that it start shipping Digital Media Frames next month.  The new systems will be cutting-edge advancements for today's connected home. Taking photo sharing to new heights, Toshiba's Digital Media Frames will deliver real-time information through its partnership with FrameChannel (see Frame Media Launched FrameChannel for the Digital Home), such as personalized weather, traffic, and sports scores as well as music and video to any room in the connected home.

40m Telco/IPTV Subscriber Expected by End of 2009

  • Posted on: 21 July 2009
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

iptv newsThe number of subscribers worldwide to telco/IPTV services will approach 40 million by year-end 2009, according to international research firm Parks Associates. The strong growth in telco/IPTV services is due partly to aggressive provider deployments, according to the firm's new white paper IPTV and the Digital Home, but the most successful rollouts will incorporate multiple services, such as home networking, convergence in entertainment and communications features, and unique interactive services such as quality on-demand programming.

Entropic EN4020 Multi-Mode Hybrid Silicon Tuner to use Jazz Semiconductor components

  • Posted on: 21 July 2009
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

jazz semiconductorJazz Semiconductor, a Tower Group company the leader in Analog-Intensive Mixed-Signal (AIMS) foundry solutions, and Entropic Communications Inc., a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, today announced volume production of Entropic's EN4020, the company's new multi-mode hybrid silicon tuner.

Crestron Awards Connected Home Innovation

  • Posted on: 21 July 2009
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

crestron connected home awardsLast week Crestron, a leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems announced the winners of the Crestron UK Integration Awards 2009. Now in their second successful year, the Crestron UK Integration Awards celebrate the achievements of those integrators who have embraced Crestron’s Total Technology and all its possibilities, to create some of today’s most spectacular and innovative system designs.

British Gas & AlertMe.com To Trial Home Energy Management Technologies

  • Posted on: 20 July 2009
  • By: admin

alertme premium kitBritish Gas New Energy and AlertMe.com, the award- winning provider of smart energy saving systems for homes, have today announced an agreement that will see the two companies trial home energy management technologies, to help British Gas customers cut their energy consumption, save money and reduce their household carbon emissions.

Noser & Touch Revolution to Promote Android-Based Home Smartphone

  • Posted on: 19 July 2009
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

noser androidSwiss based Noser Commercialization for Android, a division of Noser Engineering Inc., founding member of the Open Handset Alliance and contributor to the Android core libraries, and US based Touch Revolution an Original Design Manufacturer(ODM) for touch devices have partnered to bring to market Android-based home smartphone, home automation controllers, television remote controls, and medical devices among others.

CABA Launches Research Into Digital Home of the Future

  • Posted on: 17 July 2009
  • By: admin

CABA Connected HomeThe Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), through its Connected Home Research Council, is launching a groundbreaking research project to explore what the future will look like in the digital home. Through a collaborative process, the primary objective of the research project, entitled ‘It’s the Magic Thing’, will be to evaluate future connected home technology and connectivity solutions that enhance quality of life. The research will identify gaps between consumer wants and existing technology, in an effort to translate these gaps into future wants.

GE Unveils Net Zero Energy Home Project

  • Posted on: 14 July 2009
  • By: admin

GEGE today unveiled plans for a “Net Zero Energy Home” project which combines GE's most efficient appliances and lighting, the company's new energy management systems, and GE power generating and storing technologies in new home construction. When applied together, the system would enable a homeowner to achieve net zero energy costs by 2015. The Net Zero Energy Home project -- and new smart grid consumer poll data from the U.S. and the U.K.

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