Devolo’s dLAN Powerline Technology Breaks 1000Mbps Speed Barrier

  • Posted on: 31 August 2014
  • By: chw staff

By combining its devolo range+ Technology and the newest Powerline chip technology Devolo said their newest powerline ethernet adapter (dLAN 1200+) can offer data transfer rate at up to 1200Mbps.  As one of Europe’s leading networking company Devolo prides itself in offering the latest in powerline communication solutions. The dLAN is energy smart, it uses a maximum of 4.2 watts and if the connected device is switched off the adapter automatically goes into standby mode and saves even more energy working with 0.7 watts.

Choosing a Powerline Ethernet Adapter for Home

  • Posted on: 31 August 2014
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

The use of Powerline Ethernet Adapter has grown over the last couple of years. The technology has also grown to become a suitable alternative to wireless in the home.  Unlike wireless, Powerline Ethernet Adapters are flexible, accessible, user friendly while maintaining the same data transfer rate.  Some Powerline Ethernet Adapters even go a bit further by offering wireless access. With powerline networking, any wall outlet can be turned into an Internet access point with a fast, reliable online connection.

Smart-Grid Sensor Market To Worth $39 Billion by 2019

  • Posted on: 20 August 2014
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

A report by NanoMarkets is predicting world wide smart grid sensor market to almost double by 2021.  NanoMarkets expects advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) applications to account for the vast majority of the market throughout the forecasting period to 2021. They are expecting the market value of the different sensors to fluctuate over the same period.

Get Enterprise Network Security at Domestic Price With iGuardian

  • Posted on: 19 August 2014
  • By: chw staff

Better home network security has become paramount for the modern home, recent news reports have attested to this. The off-the-shelf network security products have let us down and yes I know many of us hasn’t done anything to help ourselves either; by not setting up basic security.  The thing is, we need better home network security systems but unlike businesses, we are unable to justify an enterprise solution for a few home appliances.

Samsung Buys Home Automation Startup SmartThings

  • Posted on: 17 August 2014
  • By: chw staff

After coming to an agreement with Apple on their ongoing patent battle, Samsung is keen to play a bigger role in the growing connected home market. The company has been offering some form of connected solution for sometime but has never showed a real interest, until now. They have announced the acquisition of home automation startup SmartThings. They now join Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Apple and many more in showing a bigger interest in the connected home market.

ST and SoftAtHome Collaborate on HD Set-top Box Chipset

  • Posted on: 4 July 2014
  • By: chw staff

They had previously collaborated on a client server solution that llows Service Providers to stream content to multiple home appliances at the sametime. Now, STMicroelectronics and SoftAtHome have extended their partnersip to develop an Ultra High Definition (UHD) chipset that enables operators to offer enhance viewing experiences via their set-top box.

Upgrade Your Home Network Router To Netgear Nighthawk X6

  • Posted on: 3 July 2014
  • By: chw staff

Whenever we buy a router, we don’t bother to trouble or think about it unless our broadband connection goes down or the router itself is dead; this is something I am guilty of. I recently upgraded my home router after having the previous one for over ten years – wasn’t wireless. The release of the new Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R8000) from Netgear I think is an ideal router for those with an old router and a mixture of new and old wireless devices in their home. It features the latest in high-speed wireless networking.

Control Your home With Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch

  • Posted on: 3 July 2014
  • By: chw staff

Rather than using an Omega Seamaster James Bond (007) will soon be using a smart watch maybe one like the new Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch. In addition to lunching rockets and helping to get him out of tight situations it could enhance his bachelor pad. iControl in partnership Samsung has become the first smart home solutions provider to allow access to connected home devices via the New Samsung Gear 2.

ADT Pulse Now Offers Voice Control

  • Posted on: 2 July 2014
  • By: chw staff

Using your iOS or Android based smartphone or tablet you can now use your voice to arm and disarm your Pulse security panel, control your home's lighting, adjust thermostats, lock and unlock doors, and check the overall status of your home, thanks to an new App from ADT called ‘ADT Pulse Voice’.

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