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Z-Wave Home Automation Leader Nortek Gets into ZigBee Biz to Court Utilities, MSOs

One of the largest worldwide providers of Z-Wave home automation devices, Nortek Security & Control plans to launch ZigBee products for the first time to grab MSO and utility business.

Julie Jacobson · July 29, 2016

The Marketing Challenges of Remote Controls and Home Automation

Lessons from Logitech Harmony, Savant Remote and others: Are they universal remote controls or home automation hubs?

Julie Jacobson · June 29, 2016

Latest QMotion Shades Feature ZigBee Connectivity

QMotion’s new Qadvanced Motorized Roller Shades with ZigBee Home Automation 1.2 meet all the ZigBee specifications.

Robert Archer · April 27, 2016

ISE 2016: QMotion Adds FM Communications to Motorized Window Treatments

At ISE 2016, QMotion updated its line of motorized window coverings adding frequency modulation to improve battery life and increase remote control range.

Jordan O'Brien · February 10, 2016

Lutron Embraces ZigBee with Remote Control for Smart Bulbs & Hubs

Famous for its proprietary ClearConnect RF technology, Lutron is entering the ZigBee home automation fray with the Connected Bulb Remote Control for smart bulbs. Is there a connection to Philips Hue?

Julie Jacobson · December 28, 2015

When is a ‘Standard’ Really a ‘Standard’?

All the recent talk about Thread Group, Z-Wave, ZigBee, HDBaseT and other smart-home protocols has Derek Flickinger dying to set us straight on the subject of “standards.”

Julie Jacobson · December 17, 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

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