automation

Apple HomeKit is in the News Again

  • Posted on: 18 May 2015
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

As the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2015 draws near Apple HomeKit is in the news again.  There are talks about a delayed launch and there are some who said HomeKit will be launch next month at WWDC, but who knows; this is Apple we are talking about when up to now we have not heard anything official. We will just have to wait and see.  One good news around HomeKit, is that Broadcom has been given the stamp of approval as a certified HomeKit components manufacturer even though they were announced as official partner last June.

The Connected Lifestyle has Global Market Potential of $731 Billion by 2020

  • Posted on: 17 May 2015
  • By: Anthony Matthews

The connected life style should have a market potential of US $731 billion by 2020, this is according to Frost and Sullivan.  This figure includes revenue from all sectors that touches the connected home.  Cloud computing, mobility, low cost sensors, big data are driving the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected industries.

Panasonic Transforms Japan’s Fujisawa into Smart Town

  • Posted on: 15 May 2015
  • By: Emma Thompson

About 50km west of Tokyo on an old Panasonic factory site PanaHome the housing division of Panasonic Group is building its vision of a smart and sustainable town.  The 600 homes and 400 apartments have all the latest appliances and services of a smart home. All the homes are fitted with solar panels for feeding surplus energy into the smart gird, and the world’s first domestic ENE-FARM household fuel-cell generator.

As Microsoft Found its Perfect Connected Home Partner?

  • Posted on: 13 May 2015
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Microsoft has big ideas and plans for the connected home but with most ideas you need support and partnerships to make them a reality.  Since last year I have noticed that the relationship between Microsoft and Insteon has grown and Insteon it seems has become a key partner in Microsoft’s connected home strategy, something they have been working on for some time.

Microsoft Health and Insteon are Taking Smart Wearable into the Home

  • Posted on: 10 May 2015
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

With the release of it first fitness wearable Microsoft connected home partner Insteon is working with developers to take the Microsoft Band into the connected home.  Insteon announced last week at the Build conference that developers can now use the Insteon’s RESTful API to create home automation apps that use the Microsoft Band.

Is Wearable Technology Part of Your Business’s connected Strategy?

  • Posted on: 4 May 2015
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

With the explosion of wearable technology over the last two years the race is on to see who will bring the next big thing to market.  Already Google and Samsung are seen as the big players but with a possible global retail revenue of up to $19 billion by 2018, said Juniper Research; now is not too late for your business to enter the wearable technology market.

Control Your Home With Insteon on Apple Watch

  • Posted on: 22 April 2015
  • By: chw staff

Insteon integration with Apple products has been extended to the new Apple Watch; the company announced that Insteon customers can use their Apple Watch to control Insteon connected home solutions.  Your home lighting, thermostat and other appliances con now be control from your wrist.  In addition, they can view Insteon cameras and monitor a variety of sensors—including motion, door/window, smoke/CO, and water leak—as well as receive instant alerts as soon as they are triggered.

AT&T Drive Now Has Digital Life’s Home Monitoring and Control

  • Posted on: 9 March 2015
  • By: chw staff

Car manufacturers using the AT&T Drive, an infotainment platform have been given another feature to offer their customers; this is the option to control and monitor their home from the vehicle’s dashboard.  AT&T has recently announced the integration of AT&T Drive with AT&T Digital Life, its home automation and security platform.

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