Google Sold Motorola Mobility To ARRIS

  • Posted on: 10 January 2013
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

When Google announced that they were acquiring Motorola Home, I thought they would use it as a vehicle into the connected home market.  They then launched the [email protected] initiative which I think would further cement their position. I held that opinion until last month when they said they have sold Motorola Home to ARRIS for $2.35 Billion in cash and stock.

IBM, STMicroelectronics and Shaspa Demo Smarter Home Initiative

  • Posted on: 8 January 2013
  • By: chw staff

IBM is collaborating with STMicroelectronics and Shaspa as part of a smarter home initiative, to create a cloud solution for service providers.  All three companies will be at this year’s CES to demonstrate the solution, which features a TV linked to ST’s home gateway, running software from Shaspa and connected to the IBM cloud infrastructure.

All three businesses said the solution is driven by the desire to offer manufacturers and service providers innovative ways for us to manage and interact with home appliances connected to the network.

Visiongain: Connected Home Market Revenues To Pass $100 Billion

  • Posted on: 12 December 2012
  • By: chw staff

Anyone in the connected home market would be happy to hear that the sector is predicted to reach revenue of $101 billion in 2013, this is according to Visiongain’s latest report: Global Connected Home Market 2013-2018: Smart Appliances, DLNA & 3-Screen Strategy. The growing demand for smart devices in the home and to hav them all connected has created a new revenue streams for operators, digital content providers and OEMs.

Swisscom Launched Quing Home Automation in Switzerland

  • Posted on: 8 December 2012
  • By: chw staff

Swisscom has finally launched their home automation solution, ‘Quing Home’ after announcing plans for the solution last year. The new home automation and monitoring solution is similar to those recently launched by Comcast and Verizon.  Quing Home is the first of its kind to be available to the Swiss public, allowing them to control their home appliances and manage their energy consumption as well as keep an eye on their home.

Automate Your Home And Sell It For More

  • Posted on: 4 December 2012
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

The current market condition in develop countris has dampten the housing market so you might in selling or plan to sell your property but is discourage by what is being offered. You have done the basics like redecorating add a new ketchin and bathroom plus you have even thrown in few extras just the get the offer you want. It that has not worked, new home automation features is another method that can not only attract buyers but also raise the value of your home.

Crestron Wants to Make Home Automation Easy

  • Posted on: 1 December 2012
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

crestronCrestron is pulling out all the stops to connect all electronic items in your home so you can automate their management.  To date, they can manage your lighting, security, AV, home climate and some kitchen appliances. If I miss anything, it is just a matter of time before they can connect to it. Crestron is even making it easier for integrators to design and program your home automation solution with new software.

Introducing Tado, The Smart Home Thermostat

  • Posted on: 14 November 2012
  • By: chw staff

tadoTechnology startup Tado has launched its internet-connected home thermostat. The now device is operated by an app on your smartphone and reacts to the weather forecasts to change your indoor climate.  You home heating system is connected to Tado via the app on our phone and unlike traditional thermostats; Tado does not have knobs, buttons, or even a display.

World’s First AV Receivers with Built-in Home Automation

  • Posted on: 27 October 2012
  • By: chw staff

Sony is known for their ability to create great home entertainment systems and Control4 is known for their home management and automation products. Now both companies have merged their technologies to create the world’s first range of AV Receivers with built-in home automation capabilities. The new models of Sony ES receivers (STR-DA5800ES and STR-DA2800ES) will work seamlessly with Control4’s systems and at the same time offers full 4K resolution viewing experience with 9.2 channel surround sound.