All In Control

Three Nagging Questions about Thread Group, the Wannabe Home Automation Standard

Following our discussion about Thread Group’s 40+ new members, Julie Jacobson responds to questions from manufacturers who wonder if they should hop on this Nest-inspired home automation bandwagon.

Julie Jacobson · December 17, 2014

‘Great Looking Racks’ Winner Manages 3.8 Miles of Install Wiring

Electronic Lifestyle Associates very neatly integrated the gear and cabling to cover 23 rooms and 7,500 square feet and earn accolades as winner of this year’s ‘Great Looking Racks’ contest, sponsored by Middle Atlantic Products.

CE Pro Editors · November 02, 2014

Logitech Debuts Harmony Home Automation with Harmony Living Home

New lineup from Logitech includes a new hub, two remotes, and a very interesting adapter. Company will also expand its library of Harmony-compatible devices.

CE Pro Editors · September 25, 2014

Penthouse Has Miami “Heat” with 75-Inch Flatscreen TV

Hollywood, Fla.-based Geeks of Technology outfitted this four-story penthouse with traditional and RGB LED lighting controls, and a 16×16 DigitalMedia switcher that sends myriad A/V sources to 12 displays and a host of in-ceiling speakers.

Arlen Schweiger · August 24, 2014

iBridge

CE Pro Editors · July 31, 2014

Nest

CE Pro Editors · July 31, 2014

ZigBee, Z-Wave Respond: Thread for Home Automation ‘Cheerfully Oblivious’

Z-Wave Alliance says Thread is “cheerfully oblivious” to existing smart home technologies … and other responses to the new connected-home initiative led by Nest.

Julie Jacobson · July 18, 2014

Led by Nest, Thread for Home Automation is Most Promising IoT Standard Yet

Thread Group, launched today by Nest, Big Ass Fans, Yale and major chip makers, presents mesh network for 6LoWPAN; millions of deployments in the field already via Nest Weave.

Julie Jacobson · July 15, 2014

Best Buy Picks iRule Home Automation for Controlling Magnolia Showrooms

Affordable, software-based, cloud-enabled iRule beats out better-known home automation brands to run the demos in some 470 Magnolia stores.

Julie Jacobson · May 27, 2014

Prodea Offers ROS Internet of Things Connected Home Platform

Prodea, founded by the Ansari family of Ansari X Prize fame, says its ROS home automation system “has little to no direct competition.”

CE Pro Editors · April 17, 2014