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I Was Wrong About Myxyty, the Impossibly Tall Home Automation Hub

I made fun of the modular Myxyty IoT hub in a CES 2016 presentation, but the smart-home system has a clever industrial design and some interesting options like ‘olfactory ambiance.’

Julie Jacobson · March 08, 2016

Survey: Amazon Echo Open Platform Gets More Buzz than Apple, Google Home Control

Argus Insights survey says consumers are attracted to interoperability between home control devices and show disfavor toward closed or propriety platforms.

CE Pro Editors · March 02, 2016

The Beatles’ Famous ‘Apple Building’ Is Decked Out with ELAN Home Automation

New home automation and control highlights the modern Apple Building apartments as well as a few special commemorative details, such as the plaque celebrating John Lennon and George Harrison on the exterior of the building.

CE Pro Editors · February 25, 2016

NuBryte Touchpoint Is All-in-One Smart Home and Security Touchscreen

This one device boasts the ability to combine several smart home and security capabilities in one, including an intercom system and smart lighting.

CE Pro Editors · February 23, 2016

Z-Wave Scores Huge UL Win for Security, a First for Mesh Technology

Latest super-secure Z-Wave technology mitigates smart-home hacking; will achieve UL 1023 compliance for intrusion, giving the home automation standard an edge in powering some 20 million security sensors and alarm panels each year.

Julie Jacobson · February 18, 2016

Leviton Launches ZigBee Control System for Hospitality, New Home Automation Products

Leviton had several big announcements at ISE 2016, including a new guest-room control system embedded in a thermostat, EN50131-compliant security system, better integration between BitWise and Omni.

Julie Jacobson · February 16, 2016

BeON Home Secures $2.9M in Additional Funding

BeON Home has secured $2.9 million in additional capital for its Bluetooth smart-enabled home protection system. The funding brings BeON’s total investment to date to nearly $5 million.

Jason Knott · February 04, 2016

New! Ultimate (Searchable) Guide to Home Automation at CES 2016, 100+ Pages

100+ pages of home automation, IoT, security and the smart home right here, with full text of the presentation.

Julie Jacobson · February 01, 2016

Control4 Launches Three Home Automation Controllers with Hi-Res Audio, Starting at $600

Control4 announces EA Series of smart-home controllers with more powerful processors, high-resolution audio (HRA), built-in Ethernet switches, more I/Os; goes another year without an IoT solution for DIYs.

Julie Jacobson · January 27, 2016

Smart Home Control Provides Opportunity, Independence to Disabled Homeowner

Customized smart home control system by ELAN allows homeowner to control lighting, climate, door locks and home theater AV with her voice alone.

Chelsea Cafiero · January 22, 2016