As part of its Xfinity Home monitoring and automation service Comcast is offering a new line of energy-efficient, “smart” LED light bulbs, developed by Osram Sylvanaia. According to Comcast the inclusion of remote control light bulb as part of a home security and automation service is the first from any service provider.
With new innovative lighting technology, such as the ability to communicate and control your light bulb wirelessly using Ethernet technology, Control4 has adopted the new wireless technology to manage its lighting solution and is offering it to its customers. With a fresh, sophisticated design, wider customization options and a myriad of innovative capabilities, this cutting edge solution lighting solution offers an enhanced lighting experience.
iiNet launches Smartlife, a software solution powered by Budii its connected home solution. The solution is on display at this year’s CeBIT 2013, Australia. As complete solution Smartlife will complement Budii to help manage home energy consumption, home monitoring and home appliance control.
Developer of home automation solution Keen Home is in the market for investors, they announced earlier this month. Keen Home sais the money needed is to complete the development of its Keen Vent, a wirelessly networked home air vent system. Keen has been featured as one of the hottest 28 startups in the country while participating in TechCrunch’s Disrupt NYC annual conference last month.
Belman Homes has announced that their new development in the Milwaukee area is to offer Nexia home automation system as a standard feature. The system features include an internet monitored front lock set, programmable thermostat, motion sensor, interior camera and lighting control.
The ETSI has published the first Technical Specification (TS 102 939-1) on DECT ULE (Ultra Low Energy), a wireless solution used by manufactures to develop automation solutions for home and businesses. DECT ULE low power radio technology is intended for home automation and other Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications.
To support ongoing its customer growth Zonoff has secure a $3.8 million Series A funding through Valhalla Partners and Grotech Ventures. Zonoff develops connected home solutions for service providers and retailers tha enables them to create new revenue streams. As a modern software solution company, they offer their solutions via the cloud, as apps and as an embedded solution.
German manufacturer tapHome has release a new home automation app for apple iOS devices based on Z-wave wireless technology. The app is free however, its part of a home automation kit, which features the tapHome’s EASYGate base controller, EASYPlug and the EASYPlugDim dimmer. The whole package can be configured to be hub of your home automation with the convenience of being controllable via your smartphone.
Lowe’s reiterates its commitment to offering a connected lifestyle to homeowners, through its new range of connected home products and services. The company has added Iris Comfort and Control, Iris Smart kit and, Iris Safe and Secure to complement its recently launched cloud-based home solutions. Lowe’s extensive range of products will help to take out some of the inconvenience out of running a modern home.