The Future of Comcast’s Xfinity Home: Security and IoT after Icontrol Acquisition

Xfinity Home leader Dan Herscovici to discuss Comcast’s strategy for security and home automation at ISC West 2017, plus life after the Icontrol acquisition.

Apr 05, 2017

Comcast Delays 4K Rollout Due to HDR Issues, Lagging Behind OTT and OTA

Comcast says the recent push to include HDR into 4K, as well as the slow development of standards such as the 10-bit HEVC codec are forcing it to take a cautious approach with new set-top boxes (STBs).

Mar 24, 2017

Exclusive: How Comcast Will Use Icontrol to Dominate Security, Home Automation Market

Comcast’s Dan Herscovici on the acquisition of Icontrol: new smart-home roadmap, a wholesale offering to other providers, thoughts on DIY, integration with TV and voice controls, IoT center in Austin, TX ... and more.

Mar 09, 2017

Alarm.com and Comcast Close Icontrol Acquisition: What Now?

Icontrol, a pioneer in cloud-based security and home automation, has been acquired by Alarm.com and Comcast, despite antitrust concerns. Here's what could be in store for the players and the SHaaS (smart home as a service) landscape.

Mar 09, 2017

IoT Loose Ends: Alarm.com, Icontrol, Comcast, Vivint, Qolsys, FTC and the Smart-Home Landscape

FTC scrutinizes acquisition of Icontrol by Alarm.com and Comcast; Vivint Smart Home cries foul; Who knew Alarm.com owned Zendo and a chunk of Qolsys?; and who are the IoT competitors these days?

Dec 27, 2016

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Comcast IP Control for X1 Cable Box Launches Next Month, Starting with Control4

Since announcing IP control for its X1 cable boxes last year, Comcast/Xfinity has yet to deliver, but CEDIA 2016 showed some progress with Control4 for home automation integration.

Sep 26, 2016