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Three Nagging Questions about Thread Group, the Wannabe Home Automation Standard

Following our discussion about Thread Group’s 40+ new members, Julie Jacobson responds to questions from manufacturers who wonder if they should hop on this Nest-inspired home automation bandwagon.

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

MiOS: The Biggest Home Automation Platform You Never Heard of

At CES 2013, ask MiOS about some of its big wins including Orange Telecom, URC, Actiontec and others. Move over Motorola/Arris 4Home and iControl?

Julie Jacobson · January 10, 2013