Hager Gearing Up For Indian Home Automation Market

  • Posted on: 25 August 2011
  • By: chw staff

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 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.

Rogers of Canada Launches "Smart Home Automation"

  • Posted on: 17 August 2011
  • By: admin

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.

Dubai's e-Home AUTOMATION launches Smart Home Solutions

  • Posted on: 25 July 2011
  • By: chw staff

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.

GreenWave Reality Selected for Tianjin Eco-City, China

  • Posted on: 20 June 2011
  • By: chw staff

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.

Schneider to Develop Home Automation Products for Indian Market

  • Posted on: 31 May 2011
  • By: chw staff

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.

Verizon to Launch Home Monitoring and Control Service

  • Posted on: 27 May 2011
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

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.

Savant Takes Home Automation To Australia

  • Posted on: 25 May 2011
  • By: chw staff

Savant launches its popular range of Apple-base home automation products for the first time in Australia.  Now the Australians have more choice when deciding to install home automation. Using the familiar interface of their iPod, iPhone or iPad homeowners can access all the connected appliances in their home to change the environment.  Distributor Emersive Technologies will deliver the Savant range of products and services.

Google Moves Into the Connected Home with [email protected]

  • Posted on: 12 May 2011
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Having Android in our home appliances has been in development for some time, by the MIPs Android Community.  However, this week at the Google IO developers conference in San Francisco they announced the [email protected] initiative, which means Google has put its force behind putting the Android platform into our everyday appliances.

Bang & Olufsen Releases BeoLink Android App

  • Posted on: 26 April 2011
  • By: chw staff

As part of their intelligent home solution, Bang & Olufsen has release an Android version of their BeoLink Software for Mobile devices. Bang & Olufsen customers now have two options – iPhone release last year and now Android. With the new Android app you can access both your home automation and video equipment via the Bang & Olufsen masterlink gateway.

LG Releases First Smart Grid-Ready Refrigerator (DIOS)

  • Posted on: 19 April 2011
  • By: Patrick Oliphant


LG has finally release one of its smart grid aware appliance from the LG THING range. The DIOS as it is called was debuted at this year’s CE Show in Las Vegas. For homes that are connected to the grid the grid-ready refrigerator will connect to the web to get software update. Other features include: Its ability to keep track of daily schedules and dispenses regular weather reports, and instead of having to jot notes on sticky memos, family members can turn the fridge’s LCD screen into a note pad to leave messages for each another. Other smart appliances left to release are ovens, washing machines and microwave. According to LG the refrigerator will conserve energy during peak hours; if the door is left open for long it will alert the user.  The appliances will also allow you to communicate with them via a Tablet, PC or smartphone to check content.