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Matrix Labs Unveils ‘Universal Enabler’ Device

Matrix Labs’ $99 Creator allows communication among Z-Wave, ZigBee, Thread, IR, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Jason Knott · October 05, 2017

Nest’s New Security and Home Automation System: Implications for Thread, Weave, Insurtech

Nest Secure, a new UL-listed DIY security and home automation system with professional monitoring by MONI, seems humdrum until you consider implications for IoT protocols Thread and Weave, as well as smart-home installers and the insurance industry (insurtech).

Julie Jacobson · September 21, 2017

Latest on Thread, OCF, Weave and ZigBee’s new dotdot Home Automation Layer at CES 2017

ZigBee lends smart-home application layer to Thread Group, branding it dotdot and demoing about 10 IoT products at CES 2017, all run through Resolution Products’ Helix security and home automation hub.

Julie Jacobson · January 04, 2017

CES 2017: Voice Control for the Smart Home, and a Thread/Weave IoT Surprise? – UPDATE

Although they don’t have booths on the show floor, Google (Assistant), Amazon (Alexa) and Apple (Siri) will dominate IoT voice control at CES 2017. Plus: Thread and Weave home automation in the Google Home hub?

Julie Jacobson · December 02, 2016

Displ’Ever at CES 2016: Ultra-Flat, Self-powered Home Automation Controller with E-Paper Display

Featuring Bluetooth Smart, Enocean, Thread and AllJoyn home automation technologies, wireless Displ’Ever controller features low-power, low-cost digital e-paper display powered by ambient light.

Julie Jacobson · January 12, 2016

Thread’s New Certification Mark for Home Automation is Bad for Consumers

Soon we should see ‘Thread-certified’ home automation products marketed to consumers, even though Thread says nothing about IoT interoperability. Bad idea.

Julie Jacobson · November 12, 2015

Thread’s New Certification Mark for Home Automation is Bad for Consumers

Soon we should see ‘Thread-certified’ home automation products marketed to consumers, even though Thread says nothing about IoT interoperability. Bad idea.

Julie Jacobson · November 11, 2015

Legrand to Use Nest Weave Communication Protocol in ELIoT Connected Products

Thread and Nest Weave to be foundation of new ELioT IoT platform from Legrand.

CE Pro Editors · October 15, 2015

Approaches to Home Automation Protocols and Implications for the Custom Install Channel

Charmed Quark principal Dean Roddey presents the elements of a home automation protocol, the opportunities and pitfalls for any given approach, and the implications for the professional integration channel.

Dean Roddey · June 18, 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