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.
A brand-new show apartment from intelligent building controls specialist Baulogic brings cutting-edge KNX technology to the home environment. Already specified for prestigious UK projects including Heathrow Terminal 5 and St Pancras International, the KNX system is now making its mark on modern home design.
Crestron this month released one of the market's most advanced touch panel home control solution, called the TPMC V-Panels. They are available in 12 and 15 inch models and are the markets thinnest and fully integrated home touchpanel. The TPMC V-Panel offers advance features such as high definition touch screen for rich color graphics, gesture navigation, 3D GUI animation, cover art and browsing the web.
DSI Entertainment Systems has been the recipient of two Home Automation award plus six others at this years CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles Designer Awards, which is considered on e of the most prestigious awards program for the Integration Home/Home Automation industry. Using some of the industry’s leading home automation solutions from companies such as Control 4, Crestron, Savant and AMX.
Watteco and Texas Instruments (TI) have teamed up to collaborate on a new line of ultra-low-power and intelligent communications solution for the next generation of connected appliances. Designed for Smart Grid applications, the system combines Watteco's WPC PLC (Power Line Communication) technology with TI's MSP430 microcontroller (MCU) for low-power energy-management applications. Leveraging each other’s technology the solution will offer an easy to develop platform that enables interoperability between a combination of wireless and PLC devices in the home.
HAI, an integrated security and home automation solution manufacture and the developer of the Snap-Link for iPad announced that the HAI Intercom on the OmniTouch 5.7e Touchscreens is now available along with Helios 2N IP Door Station connectivity. The company said the new OmniTouch 5.7e Touchscreens will be shipped with intercom capability and existing homes with OmniTouch 5.7e can be updated to provide Touchscreen-to-Touchscreen communication.