Advanced networking supplier Tecom and set-top box manufacture Prime Electronics have selected Sigma Designs G.hn CG5200 chipset family for a range of new consumer devices. The Sigma G.hn powerline chipset enables whole-home coverage of Triple play and IPTV over all power lines, coaxial wires and phone lines with MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) to connected devices.
Pandora New Zealand has announced that they have partnered with Samsung Electronics New Zealand to offer Pandora Internet Radio on Samsung SMART TVs. Owners of new and existing Samsung SMART TVs (models dated from 2011 through to the new 2014 range) should be able to access Pandora’s music streaming service.
NOOK Media a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble has collaborated with Samsung Electronics America to offer NOOK’s reading software on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, 7-inch version. As part of the partnership owners of the new “Samsung Galaxy NOOK” will have access to Barnes & Noble’s content, of more than three million books, leading magazines and newspapers. Customers will also have the option to buy the “Samsung Galaxy NOOK” or NOOK eReader (NOOK GlowLight).
Over the last couple of weeks the news has been a washed with speculation on what the new Apple home solution will be. On Monday at the Apple annual Worldwide Developers Conference, the mystery solution was finally unveiled as Apple Homekit, a new connected home solution coming to your home soon. I think what Apple done this week; they should have done from 2009 or even earlier. Why? Because it was from then that the public and home automation solutions providers need their support.
Hillwood, the home and communities construction company has selected Prodea's Residential Operating System (ROS) to offer the latest connected home services within its communities. The Prodea managed service will include home security, automation, entertainment, education, health and wellness, interactive advertising and enhanced voice services.
Based on forecasts for 138 countries, global digital TV installation is set to accelerate over the next few years up to 2020. Homes with digital TV will increase to about 1.68 billion within the same period; 2014 alone will see an increase of 131 million, according to The Digital TV World Household Forecasts report from Research and Markets. Digital cable TV will become the most popular accounting for 33.6% of the world's TV households.
CEA wants manufactures of small home networking devices to sign up to new industry energy measurement protocol. When the association met last week for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Technology & Standards Forum, they announced the appointment of a Network Device Energy Consumption Working Group to help CE manufactures to use the same methods to test their device’s energy consumption.
I don’t know if you knew but I didn’t see this coming, Google might send averts to us via our appliances. In a statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) they highlighted the possibility of serving ads and other contents via our refrigerators, car dashboards, thermostats, glasses, watches plus others.
Sweden is on the verge of developing the world’s smartest power grid systems, to serve the island of Gotland. With the help of Ventyx and some of the world’s leading technology solutions providers the island wants to harness its large quantities of wind and other renewable and distributed energy sources to serve its residents. Ventyx will deploy a comprehensive Distribution System Optimization solution encompassing network control, demand response management, demand forecasting and business analytics to support the project.
The home is now a billion dollar market for connected healthcare software and services; because of the advancement in technology, especially telecom and M2M, more healthcare services can be carried out in the patient’s home. Gone are the days when patients who need regular check-up are required to visit the hospital or clinic; now they can be monitored while at home. According to research by MarketsandMarkets, the global home healthcare software and services market will worth over US $6 Billion by 2018.