Gefen is demonstrating its upgraded GAVA (Gefen AV Automation) 3.0 system at CEA Line Show this week in New York. The home automation platform, according to Gefen will make life easier by simplifying smart home automation and control. GAVA can centralise the control of all your audio and video devices plus your window shades and Lutron lighting.
Control4 has made some enhancements to its 4Sight service to include added services for the connected home. The new Control4 Anywhere Access enables homeowners to securely access, manage and control their home remotely. The upgraded 4Sight Service now sends out configured alerts to inform you about your home, giving you the peace of that your home is being monitored.
Developed by the Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation based in Canada, Ubi is define as a Ubiquitous Computer with a microphone, speakers and listens for commands. Ubi can be your voice to the rest of your home, It listen for your voice command carries them out and communicate back to you through speech or by using lights.
Microsoft behind the scene has been studying and researching different features of the future connected home. Through its Microsoft Connected Home research centre they have been developing a number of products and services for the home of the future. In addition to fancy gadgets and digital lifestyle services they have been researching the idea of developing an operating system (OS) strictly for the home; dubbed the HomeOS. According to Microsoft the HomeOS will “simplify the management fo home networks and the development of applications” for the connected home. To accomplish it will provide a central point to manage, configure and secure you home network.
TiO, a subsidiary of Automated Control Technology Partners (ACTP), said they will start shipping their new range of home automation and multi-room audio products this August. The suite of Android based solutions features Wi-Fi based music streaming, multi-zone audio, wireless lighting and climate control; all controlled by their own TiO touchscreens controllers or Android tablets.
Mindspeed is collaborating with DSP Group to offer DECT-ULE wireless solution to the home gateway and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications market. Both companies announced plans to merge the technologies to meet the requirements of the advanced gateway market, offering sophisticated telephony and home automation.
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.