Savant 16-Channel Multi-room Digital Audio Amplifier

  • Posted on: 2 February 2011
  • By: chw staff

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 AcurX51 and Palm8051 Core Targets Smart Grid

  • Posted on: 24 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

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.

European Home Automation Markets to Reach €228M in 2015

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

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.

LG THINQ Sets The Lead For Smart Home Appliances

  • Posted on: 17 January 2011
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

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.

Control4 InfinityEdge Home Control Platform Coming to ISE 2011

  • Posted on: 11 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

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.

QNX Offers Connected Home and In-Car Infotainment

  • Posted on: 9 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

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 Dubut 4G LTE Connected Home Service

  • Posted on: 5 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

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 Launches TaHomA Home Automation Solution

  • Posted on: 5 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

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.

Smart Home Design Architecture and Investment Protection

  • Posted on: 2 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

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.

Get Schlage LiNK System Home Automation App For Your Android Phone

  • Posted on: 29 December 2010
  • By: chw staff

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.