All In Thread
As first consumer device ‘Built on Thread’, new Google/Nest smart display will be “compatible” with other compliant products, but that doesn’t mean they’ll interoperate in one smart-home ecosystem.
Julie Jacobson · October 09, 2019
The IoT and home-automation standards have been pretty quiet around CES 2019, but Z-Wave, ZigBee, OCF (Iotivity), Thread, DECT ULE and others will be there — some more conspicuous than others.
Julie Jacobson · January 06, 2019
In time for CES 2019, ZigBee Alliance and Thread Group complete Dotdot 1.0 home-automation spec to deliver ZigBee IoT standard over IP.
CE Pro Editors · January 03, 2019
If you guessed Google’s first stab at local home-automation might involve ZigBee, Z-Wave or Thread + Weave … you would be wrong. Google announces local integration via BLE with GE smart bulbs, along with a new protocol for pairing and control.
Julie Jacobson · October 09, 2018
The rumor mill is reaching peak production this week, as Apple bolsters its mesh networking by joining Thread Group.
Andrew Nichols · August 10, 2018
Hooked on Nest thermostats, smoke and CO alarms and indoor/outdoor surveillance cameras, this Nest Elite Pro dealer — and his Nest-obsessed customers — can’t wait to integrate the new Nest Hello video doorbell and Next x Yale smart lock, starting today. The products are now available.
Julie Jacobson · May 01, 2018
August and Nest/Yale employ low-energy home-automation protocols (Bluetooth LE and Thread/Weave) for their door locks, connecting to the home network via Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbells powered over wire.
Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2018
IoT chip-maker Silicon Labs (SLAB) to acquire Z-Wave technology owner Sigma Designs (SIGM), giving a big boost to the home-automation standard.
Julie Jacobson · December 07, 2017
Julie Jacobson and Avi Rosenthal wonder why Amazon chose ZigBee for Echo Plus home-automation hub, when Z-Wave is more interoperable, secure, supportable, and ubiquitous.
Julie Jacobson · October 17, 2017
The theme of Google’s big press event last week was: Stuff just happens. No downloads. No “skills.” New Google Home Max, potential Sonos buster, listens and learns for “smarter sound,” and Nest home automation magically joins the ecosystem.
Julie Jacobson · October 10, 2017