At this year’s NCTA Cable Show in Los Angeles, uControl announced that they have collaborated with Ember, a developer of wireless mesh networking technology, to create a new line of wireless ZigBee security sensors. The new systems enable Broadband Service Providers to deliver the next generation of services for the Connected Home.
Kwikset, announced the availability of its highly-anticipated remote access control solution - SmartCode® with Home Connect Technology. These one-of-a-kind keyless entry electronic locks, developed for interoperability with home automation and security systems, can communicate wirelessly with other devices in the home and deliver a variety of access control options for the utmost in residential security. The lock will also allow you to check door lock status, automatically arm and disarm your security system, and initiate customized scenes upon entrance and exit. The lock offers true remote locking and unlocking features due to its motorized driven deadbolt allowing homeowners to monitor and control their locks using either a Web-enabled device or their home automation system.
NETGEAR, announced its collaboration with OpenDNS in the release of Live Parental Controls. NETGEAR selected OpenDNS, provider of the award-winning service that makes the Internet safer, faster and more reliable, to integrate its technology into select wireless router and gateway products.
PicoChip, a developer of WiMax and cellular home basestations(Femtocell) annouced that they have partnered with Elliptic, a leading security-based semiconductor IP supplier, to develop the femtocell architecture with embeded security. Femtocells – small, low-cost basestations that provide enhanced cellular services in homes and offices – present unique security challenges because they are directly connected to operators' networks. So when picoChip was designing its PC3xx picoXcell family of system-on-chip ( SoC ) solutions for the femtocell market, it turned to leading security-based semiconductor IP supplier Elliptic Technologies to help create a secure, standards-compliant architecture.
2GIG Technologies announced today that it has joined the Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of manufacturers building products based on Z-Wave, the first technology to bring affordable, reliable and easy to deploy wireless home control to every aspect of daily life - the home environment, consumer electronics, healthcare, and energy management - to create a truly "connected home."
Control4, the leader in affordable IP-based home control and entertainment systems, has announced the release of two new products compatible with virtually any iPod or iPhone. Control4, in collaboration with Control UI, has developed a new iPhone or iPod Touch application to provide users with full access to the Control4® home automation system via these handheld devices.
Airvana and VeriSign, announced that the two companies are working to deploy device certificates for Airvana's HubBub(TM) UMTS Femtocell. The certificates will be embedded into the HubBub UMTS femtocell, allowing operators to authenticate these devices before allowing access to core networks and services.
D-Link, today began shipping a network camera that allows users to remotely monitor live streaming video over the internet through the mydlink portal (www.mydylink.com).
The new D-Link(R) Network Camera (DCS-1100) is 'mydlink-enabled,' allowing it to be easily viewed and managed by the mydlink(TM) portal, providing customers with an easier way to experience a connected, digital lifestyle. A wireless 802.11n version, the DCS-1130, is expected to ship at end of this month.
Renesas Technology announced the SH-MobileHD1 application processor (product number: SH7370), the first in the industry to deliver low-power Full High-Definition (1,920 × 1,080 pixels, abbreviated “Full HD”) video recording, playback, and streaming support key for the next generation of IP video applications. Sample shipments will begin on April 23, 2009 in Japan.
Macrovision Solutions Corporation announced that Paramount Home Entertainment has agreed to license Macrovision's content protection products, ACP and RipGuard. ACP and RipGuard provide protection against unauthorized copying of content across packaged media such as DVD as well as electronic channels such as the Internet, cable and DBS.