Aricent said they want to help OEMs to create a range of solutions for the next generation of cars and home appliances. The company was at this year’s Mobile World Congress to demonstrate their latest LTE powered connected car and connected home solutions and services. With it you can monitor a vehicle’s status and control connected devices at home.
Most of today’s homes are equipped with devices that I would classify as manual and disconnected. They wait for us to physically push, pull and turn their knobs, switches and buttons to get them to do their set function (s).
FTTH (Fibre-to-the-Home) is the ultimate in broadband connection, but despite its possible benefit establish/old economics are slow to roll out the technology. Reasons for their lack lustre approach is: its cost too much; it will take too long to see the return on investment; it’s not needed, these and many other reasons are sighted for the low penetration of Fibre in the UK. Based on data from the FTTH Council Europe the UK is far away from those countries leading in rolling out fibre-to-the-Home broadband.
Comtrend has become one of the first to select Sigma Designs’ new G.hn CG5200 family of chipsets for its PowerGrid 9051s Powerline Ethernet Adapter. Complying with the latest G.hn MIMO standard, the CG5200 improves coverage and throughput over powerline even through surge protected power strips and multiple phases.
IBM is collaborating with STMicroelectronics and Shaspa as part of a smarter home initiative, to create a cloud solution for service providers. All three companies will be at this year’s CES to demonstrate the solution, which features a TV linked to ST’s home gateway, running software from Shaspa and connected to the IBM cloud infrastructure.
All three businesses said the solution is driven by the desire to offer manufacturers and service providers innovative ways for us to manage and interact with home appliances connected to the network.
Sigma Designs today release a new set of G.hn based chipsets for OEMs developing for today’s digital homes. The CG5200 family includes the CG5210, CG5220 and CG5230 chips, which enables superior networked entertainment performance and throughput for seamless, high-quality distribution of Triple Play and IPTV. The versatility of the chips work over powerline, coax and phone line.
A new 802.11ac wireless communication standard is now going through the rounds to be certified, but already you can see wireless home router in shops and online saying that they are 802.11ac ready. Currently most of the well-known brands (Netgear, D-Link, Buffalo, etc.) have released their 802.11ac home router. Based on the proposed changes for 802.11ac it will take wireless communication to a next level one that offers better quality, faster speed, and more bandwidth; but should you buy one?
Now YouTube is on the mobile to TV streaming, the company announced on their blog that their work in progress is coming to fruition. With the YouTube app for Android, you can find the video you would like to watch and stream it to you Google TV. The app plus your phone will behave just like your remote control, you will be able to pause, skip or scroll to the next video from your mobile or tablet - click the TV icon that appears, and the video will play instantly on your Google TV.
Extend your home network in minutes with the latest Powerline Ethernet Adapter from D-Link. The PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-309AV) instantly extends the reach of your current home network by utilizing your home’s existing electrical wiring to extend your network to locations with limited or no Wi-Fi connectivity.
The growing popularity of powerline communication in home entertainment and home automation has prompted the CEDIA to launch its first powerline networking accreditation. Developed in partnership the powerline networking manufacturer, Power Ethernet, the course allows custom installers to receive certification in the technology.