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There is another side to this: The constant push of “updates” from third party venders.  Why, once user has as stable and secure system, that WORKS, do they have to constantly do updates?  If one is not changing devices or operating... — slobob on Dec 16
Looks like basically the entire Origin line is available through Portal Select.  That said, not sure that Origin had any major hurdles to become a direct dealer anyway.  I think all you have to do is sign up through your local rep.  I... — iKnowTech on Dec 12
The only way to prevent legal issues for a Home Technology Professional is to offer end users a “maintenance” contract where you will come 3 to 4 time a year on a job to: - Check all firmware and upgrade it so you can prove that you did your due... — Bruno Napoli on Dec 12
Thankfully, Origin were very clear and up front with direct dealers at CEDIA about the position of this product, that it would be sold to the masses by the masses. — jhamill1 on Dec 12
When Zigbee and Zwave were first introduced, they had to compete with each other for audience. The technical specs were shown and studied. The tests showed that Zigbee had better power and better wall penetration. It may not seem like much today, with the mesh... — Adroit1 on Dec 09
Thanks for commenting, @Adroit 1. I’m curious why you say Zigbee is “technically a better platform.” I don’t know that it’s ever really been tested since most of the implementations are proprietary, or else the ecosystems are... — Julie Jacobson on Dec 09
As long as Apple, Google, Samsung, and Amazon refuse to agree on a platform, there will be major issues for all consumers wanting smarten their homes, and there will be job security for integrators who can make them all play together. But, it would be nice if... — Adroit1 on Dec 09

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