Opower and Honeywell announced plans to collaborate on the development of a home energy management solution. Honeywell will offer its expertise in control system and Opower, their data analysis solution. The first solution expected from the partnership is a Web-connected programmable thermostat that measures, analyze and reports on the homes' electricity use.
After two years of development Embedded Automation has release a new version of its mControl application. The new mControl v3 is said to offer support for more devices, richer user interface, plus much more. mControl v3 also supports other Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication standards that will allow solutions providers to develop solutions that interface with other systems in the home.
Sensinode an embedded applications and web service vendor has released two reference applications for machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions developers. Finnish based Sensinode said the two reference applications; one for the connected home and the other for commercial lighting will help M2M solutions vendors to develop and deploy their solutions faster. The Connected Home application supports automated monitoring and control of electric and electronic devices for energy savings, safety and security.
For its new range of wireless and home automation products Panasonic has selected Dialog’s DECT ULE (ultra low energy) Technology. Its modules are the industry's first commercially available DECT ULE devices. The DECT ULE platform forms the core of Dialog's newly introduced SmartPulse wireless sensor network devices.
The predicted growth of the home automation market in India has tempted Hager India (subsidiary of the Hager Group) to retool and position itself as service and solutions provider to the home automation sector. According to business-standard.com the facility should be ready by the end of this year. Its primarily focus will be on working with system integrators in providing solutions of lighting management of homes and commercial buildings.
Almost nine months after announcing plans to launch its own home automation solution, Rogers of Canada has finally announced the release of Smart Home Automation, a managed home solution. According to Rogers the new solution brings home monitoring and automation to Canada’s home owners finger tip whether they are home or away. The move is part of Rogers’ strategy to move into new markets and create new revenue streams.
e-Home AUTOMATION, a member of Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai entrusted with promoting and advancing small and medium enterprises (SMEs), has gone past a major milestone by launching an innovative "smart homes" product range.
Dubai SME, in line with its mandate to promote entrepreneurship and development of world-class SME competencies, has supported e-Home AUTOMATION through its launch and subsequent growth into a leading automation solutions provider in the Middle East.
The Tianjin Eco-City project in China has selected GreenWave to provide the home energy management solution. The project called "The Elegance" is a joint venture between Philippines' Ayala Land and Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development. The GreenWave Reality platform will be implemented to give residents of this modern housing community automation at their fingertips.
With the growth in home automation solutions in developed countries Schneider is planning to design and develop a new range of home automation products for the Indian connected home market. Recent acquisition in India has made it company’s seventh biggest market outside the U.S., China and France, they are hoping to move the Indian market into fourth place.
Visitors to this week’s Connected Home Global Summit in London were given an overview of the soon to be launch ‘Verizon Home Monitoring and Control Service’, for its U.S. customers. The solution was developed in conjuction with 4Home and was first debuted at CES 2011. The idea behind the services is to get more of the devices in our homes connected and using power of the cloud we will have access to these devices from anywhere and at any time.