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VIA International Merged Home Automation Solutions Providers

  • Posted on: 27 August 2013
  • By: chw staff

viaConnected home solutions companies Paragon Technology, S3 Aurant, Cyber Sound, DSI Entertainment, Studio AV and Engineered Environments have are coming under one umbrella – VIA International. The companies, which are based across the Western United States (Colorado, Utah, Northern and Southern California, Arizona, and Montana), are creating what they called digital concierge services for the home.

AT&T Digital Life Launches in Six US Cities

  • Posted on: 23 July 2013
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

attAT&T will be launhing it Digital Life home monitoring solution in six more  US cities (Cincinnati, San Diego, Columbus, San Jose, Indianapolis and Tampa).  The upcoming launch will make the service available in 33 cities. The off the shelves home monitoring offer the convenience of monitoring your home from your phone, tablet or PC while are away.

Meet Canary, The Smart Smoke Detector

  • Posted on: 10 July 2013
  • By: chw staff

We have smart light bulbs, thermostat and now we have a smart smoke detector, the “Canary”. It was a surprise to me that no one had thought about it before but guys at Canary thought that it would be a good idea to create smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector.  I think they are onto something good, because most smoke and CO detectors on the market don’t offer this level of sophistication.

Camelot Wants Part of $145 billion Living Room Appliance Market

  • Posted on: 20 June 2013
  • By: chw staff

The global living room device market it said to worth $145 billion, it is also expected to reach $226 billion by 2015, according to BCC Research. The possible increase in revenue for Camelot Entertainment has tempted the group to refocus its production and distribution business. The company is in the process of making several changes that it hopes will enable it to take advantage of the rapidly changing marketplace in the financial sector and in the film industry.

Meet Ivee Sleek, The Connected Clock

  • Posted on: 20 June 2013
  • By: chw staff

It was not so long ago we introduced Ubi now you are spoilt for choice with the introduction of Ivee Sleek an alarm clock you can speak to.  Apparently Ivee is not a new, according to their kickstarter profile they have been selling these for three years now. What’s new with Ivee sleek is its ability to connected to other smart devices in your home, such as Nest, the smart thermostat or a Lockitron smart lock.

Broadcom Offers New Homeplug AV2 Digital Home Chipsets

  • Posted on: 3 June 2013
  • By: chw staff

broadcomBroadcom has launched a new line of HomePlug AV2 solutions that offer better speed than HomePlug AV. The new line of Adaptive Home Network solutions includes two new powerline communications systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) that integrate with Wi-Fi, set-top box, gateway and TV platforms for superior in-home Internet coverage and reliability.

New Control4 Wireless Lighting Hit The Shelves

  • Posted on: 1 June 2013
  • By: chw staff

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.

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