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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

Can Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Supplant ZigBee or Z-Wave for Home Automation?

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

On Google, Nest and Home Automation: ‘This Changes Everything’

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

Core Brands

CE Pro Editors · July 31, 2013

Nortek to Acquire 2Gig for $135M, Fold into Linear Security

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

Vivint, 2Gig Acquired by Blackstone Capital for $2B

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

Aprilaire

CE Pro Editors · May 09, 2012

X10 VP: ‘Julie you haven’t a clue what you’re talking about’

Long-time X10 VP Dave Rye slams me for not giving props to X10 in a recent editorial

Julie Jacobson · February 17, 2010