Savant has launched two affordable premium iPad in-home application docks that enable users to conveniently operate their iPad from a desktop or in-wall cradle. The new systems allow you to purchase five, six, even seven iPad controllers for the price of one traditional touch panel. Building on their expertise in Apple-based home automation the new cradles will offer integrators the flexibility of an iPad-based solutions and consumer the convenience.
Crayon Interface’s connected home services were acquired by Ingersoll Rand. Ingersoll Rand made the announcement today, that they have taken over Crayon home services division which include Crayon’ s prolific mobile application platform for monitoring and controlling security and energy management devices – including Z-Wave® enabled door locks, thermostats, lighting and IP cameras. D-Link and Intamac recently announced that they have partnered to deliver a connected home solution through D-Link’s Home Monitoring Starter Kit.
Cavium Networks today released its CNW56xx video processor family to OEMs. The CNW56xx is part of Cavium’s high performance and highly integrated PureVu line of processors, which features super low latency (SLL) H.264 compression technology. The new range of processor is to allow HD quality video over 802.11 wireless connections between connected devices.
Watteco, announced the world’s first water heater and HVAC system software monitoring solution. The company is a leading manufacturer of System on Chip (SoC) and other Ultra low Powerline Communucation (PLC) solutions that enables us to manage and monitor household appliances. The enPowerMe software monitor energy usage of any major appliances, using a non-intrusive energy-analysis algorithm said watteco.
Carlo Gavazzi has announced a new range of home automation products for next month’s CEDIA Home Technology Event at Excel London. The Aurora range as it is called comprise of Light Switchs, Temperature controllers, Passive infra-red detectors and smart-house systems were designed by Milan-based Bonorandi.
Bang and Olufsen, the developers of the Master Link Gateway home automation and control system has released a new application called BeoLink for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The new application is available as free download from the Apple App. Store. Owners of the Master Link Gateway can now access and control all home systems accessible via the gateway from any of the three Apple products.
At last month’s DistribuTECH in Florida NEC Electronics America demonstrated a range of smart home products and solutions through the use of a prototype smart home. The Technologies developed to Zigbee standards include LED lighting, smart thermostats, user control-panel and smart meters. NEC demonstrated that with these systems we can take an active approach to energy management and unlike before it is easier with its display and microcontroller (MCU) solutions.
Within the last three or more years the idea of living a digital life style or having a connected home has come closer to being a reality than it has for the last ten. With organizations such as DLNA and UPnP working to establish standards the industry has come leaps and bounds. As things are at the moment the solutions are there for us to access our home from anywhere and at anytime. There is a huge push in technology development that is accelerating the implementation of the digital home areas that I see are: media streaming, home automation, embedded technology (android, system-on-chip), connectivity and always on internet.
HAI, a manufacturer of integrated home automation and security products is celebrating 25 years in the home automation industry with the release of the Snap-Link mobile application for iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone. With the Snap-Link mobile homeowners can now control their entire HAI home from an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
Home Control is now a must have among home automation enthusiast, but there are home control and home control. The Philips Pronto home control set itself apart from many others. The gap was widen with the release of two wand style control panel (TSU9300 and TSU9400) and the tablet style panels (TSU9600 and TSU9800).