Toshiba 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.
The 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.
Jazz 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.
Last 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 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.
Swiss 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.
The 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.
Macrovision Solutions Corporation today announced the official change of its name to Rovi Corporation, and unveiled its new brand positioning and visual identity. The company will now officially operate under the banner of Rovi Corporation, and its common stock will trade under the stock symbol ROVI on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.
Windstream Corp. a high-speed Internet, phone and digital TV provider, announced today its new online backup and file sharing service designed for residential and small business customers. The services will be provided in partnership with Radialpoint a Digital Home solution company.
GE 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.