Savant Systems, the developer of the first Apple-based home automation and control system, has introduced a 16-channel class D amplifier for distributed audio applications, called the AMP-1640. The AMP-1640 is in direct response to market demand for a multi-room audio amplifier that leverages Savant’s elegant industrial design, delivering the same look and feel as Savant’s other rack mountable devices. AMP-1640 is the ideal solution when paired with Savant’s multi-room audio products and can be placed either on a shelf or within an equipment rack.
Palmchip has release a new AcurX51 SoC platform for the smart grid connectivity and home area network (HAN) solutions industry. The new AcurX51 is based on a customised version of the Intel 8051 processor core, which allows it to fit into environment that already has existing 8051 software tools. It was designed with the green and smart grid community in mind; it is energy efficient, low cost and enables devices to be remotely managed.
Research done by Frost & Sullivan has found that developments in adjacent sectors have created opportunities for Home Automation to Reach a wider audience. Also, from an estimated earning of €164.3 million in 2010; they estimated that the home automation market will reach €228.7 million by 2015. The research highlights the effect of tablet PCs, smartphones and how other technology advances has created innovative and affordable systems that reach a more extensive customer base.
A CES this month LG demonstrated its THINQ Line of smart home appliances; they are smart grid aware, offer smart diagnosis, food management, smart access and smart adapt. The LG THINQ range which includes refrigerators, ovens, washing machines and robotic vacuum cleaners allow homeowners to manage them through a smart Network. They also help users to make smart decisions about energy use when they to use these THINQ appliances.
The InfinityEdge along with a host of Control4 home control applications are coming to ISE 2011 (Europe's premier electronic systems integration show). The InfinityEdge in-wall touchscreen home automation platform allows you to connect and manage all networked smart devices in your home. Coupled with Control4’s line of management software you can control your lighting, movies, energy, security, temperature, music and more from a wide range of devices in Control4 enabled homes.
The Car entertainment system has evolve over the years but at this week’s CE Show many demonstrations has shown that it is even going further – to what they called a connected Car. As in the connected home the connected Car will offer a new connected experience for car owners. QNX one of the companies behind these technologies has collaborated with leading car manufacturers (BMW, Audi and Toyota) to offer a new connected in-car infotainment solution.
4Home and Verizon Wireless have debut a 4G LTE connected home service at this weeks CE Show in Las Vegas. Both businesses said the service will leverage each other technologies to offer subscribers real-time remote monitoring and control of their home’s and their energy consumption. Through a simple user interface on the computer, smartphone or tablet Verizon’s customers control and monitor their home.
Somfy, the home solution specialist has launched a new home automation solution – TaHomA, that allows you to control, schedule and manage your Z-Wave enabled home systems. Using a iPad, iPhone or computer you can access and control your lighting thermostat and integrated window systems to manage your energy use and protect your home. The Somfy TaHoma offers an easy to use web interface which guides you with intuitive graphics and step-by-step prompts as they personalize their home energy functions.
As Smart Home Automation technology is taking the market at large in the UAE and around the world, it becomes imperative to understand the different options in terms of technology architecture as this can save a real estate owner from venturing into an investment that will cost them more to maintain than any form of Return on Investment from the solution.
Owners of Schlage home automation and security system can now access and manage the Schlage system away from home. Using your Android phone you can monitor and control Z-ware enabled locks, thermostats, lights and other devices such as Schlage security cameras. Now owners of Android phones will be able to receive text messages when the kids get home from school.