All In Whole-House Systems
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
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
Some experts say Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth, including lower-power variants, could upstage today’s dedicated home-automation protocols such as ZigBee and Z-Wave.
Julie Jacobson · January 16, 2014
Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs likely to have greater impact on home automation than Lowe’s Iris, Comcast/Xfinity, ADT Pulse, ZigBee, Z-Wave, other smart-home initiatives, says CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson.
Julie Jacobson · January 14, 2014
CE Pro Editors · July 31, 2013
Five months after 2Gig and Vivint were acquired for $2B, Nortek Inc. acquires leading home automation and home security provider 2Gig for $135M. Company will be folded into subsidiary Linear.
Julie Jacobson · February 13, 2013
Blackstone Capital has entered into an agreement to purchase CE Pro 100 company Vivint, along with 2Gig Technologies and Vivint Solar, for more than $2 billion.
Jason Knott · September 19, 2012
CE Pro Editors · May 09, 2012
Long-time X10 VP Dave Rye slams me for not giving props to X10 in a recent editorial
Julie Jacobson · February 17, 2010