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Eyeing Smart-Home and IoT, Foxconn Acquires Linksys, Belkin, Wemo and Phyn Brands

By Jason Knott · March 29, 2018 • Aiming to tap into the smart home market, Taiwanese giant Foxconn Interconnect Technology buys Belkin Int'l, including Belkin wiring/power, Linksys networking, Wemo IoT and Phyn water-management brands, for $866 million.

URC’s New Home Automation Drivers: IFTTT, Push-Notifications, Oppo, Wemo, More

By Julie Jacobson · July 27, 2017 • In time for CEDIA 2017, URC Total Control is one of the first pro-oriented home-automation systems to support IFTTT; Other new integrations include push notifications, Belkin Wemo, Oppo Blu-ray, and virtually anything that can issue an IP command. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Google Home Now Compatible with Belkin Wemo, Honeywell

By Jordan O'Brien · January 30, 2017 • Google Home is taking back its portion of the voice-controlled home automation pie, one manufacturer at a time. This week it's the Belkin Wemo range and Honeywell Lyric thermostat.

Belkin Opens First Ever Retail Store at LAX International Airport

By Chelsea Cafiero · June 24, 2016 • Cable supplier Belkin makes its first steps into the brick and mortar retail space with a direct-to-consumer store in the Loas Angeles Internation Airport (LAX) selling cables, headphones and connectors.

Belkin, TCP Working Together on WeMo Smart Lighting

By Rachel Cericola · December 22, 2014 • Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (TCP) to release WeMo-friendly smart bulbs in 2015.

Control4 Gets Belkin Wemo, Plex, Custom Buttons, Event Logging, more

By Julie Jacobson · April 7, 2014 • Partnering with Chowmain, Extra Vegetables releases Control4 home automation drivers for Belkin Wemo, Plex Media Server, generic IR devices and more; offers event logger, custom buttons.

Extreme Fitness: Internet of Things Spoils Food if You Don’t Exercise

By Julie Jacobson · February 12, 2013 • IoT and fitness geek explains how to integrate FitBit Tracker with Belkin WeMo switch to turn off the refrigerator if he doesn't get off his butt.

Ultimate Guide to HDBaseT at ISE 2013: What’s Showing & What’s Not

By Julie Jacobson · January 28, 2013 • HDBaseT, which allows for HDMI and control signals over one Cat 5 cable, will have more compatible products than ever at ISE 2013 but it hasn't hit mainstream CE yet.

Belkin Acquires Cisco’s Home Networking Business Unit, Linksys Brand

By Jason Knott · January 25, 2013 • Belkin has entered into an agreement to acquire Cisco's Home Networking unit, including the Linksys brand for an undisclosed amount, giving the company a 30% marketshare in home and small business networking.

Belkin ScreenCast AV 4

By Robert Archer · November 28, 2011 • Belkin's new line of wireless HD products enables homeowners to enjoy a full home theater experience in locations that traditionally haven't had the support for digital entertainment.