IoT

Goodbye Pyng, Hello Crestron Home OS 3: ‘Dramatic Redesign’ at ISE 2019

By Julie Jacobson · January 30, 2019 • ISE 2019: Replacing Pyng 2.0, 'Crestron Home' OS 3 is the cloud-driven home-automation platform Crestron designed from scratch for an IoT era.

CES 2019: 8 Products that are Smarter Than they Look

By Julie Jacobson · January 21, 2019 • What might look like an ordinary bed, USB cable, Ring doorbell or dog toilet ... are actually smarter than they appeared at CES 2019.

CES 2019: Wi-Fi Looked Like a Home-Automation ‘Standard’

By Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2019 • Even the most faithful Z-Wave, ZigBee and BLE adopters went W-Fi with new home-automation devices at CES 2019. Adios IoT hubs?

Why Ring Acquired Mr. Beams: New Ring Smart Lighting System at CES 2019

By Julie Jacobson · January 15, 2019 • Ring Smart Lighting system launches at CES 2019 one year after the acquisition of Mr. Beams, maker of quasi-connected outdoor lighting products that Ring is IoT-enabling. Why the proprietary RF and bridge?

Dumb Old Low-Voltage Landscape Lights? New Ring Transformer Makes Them Smart

By Julie Jacobson · January 15, 2019 • Launched at CES 2019, Ring’s new low-voltage transformer adds IoT to old landscape lighting for control via home-automation app.

Tuya at CES 2019: Biggest IoT Framework U.S. Has Never Heard Of

By Julie Jacobson · January 10, 2019 • Chinese home-automation giant Tuya powers more than 100 million smart-home products and is taking the U.S. IoT market by storm, starting at CES 2019.

The Very First Z-Wave 700 Series Home-Automation Product

By Julie Jacobson · January 9, 2019 • At CES 2019, Sensative shows flat “Strips” sensor with new 700 Series chipset, boasting 10-year battery life; Silicon Labs shows Z-Wave on Wireless Gecko.

Bluetooth Takes Next Big Step in Becoming a Home-Automation ‘Standard’

By Julie Jacobson · January 8, 2019 • Bluetooth Mesh vies to become next big home-automation standard with new Smart Home SIG and application-layer development, backed by Xiaomi, Alibaba and 60 other IoT companies.

Arlo Launches New Security, Home Automation Hub with Proprietary ArloRF

By Julie Jacobson · January 8, 2019 • Arlo chases Nest Secure, Ring Alarm, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Amazon and other IoT giants with new security system and home automation 'SmartHub' with proprietary RF technology. Launches at CES 2019.

Monster Partners with Tuya Smart to Create Line of Smart Home Products

By CE Pro Editors · January 7, 2019 • Monster and Tuya Smart are co-creating a line of 'Monster Smart Powered by Tuya' smart home products, including home entertainment control and security system solutions.

Where are all the Home Automation Standards at CES 2019?

By Julie Jacobson · January 6, 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.

Legrand’s Radiant Collection is First-Ever OCF-Certified Smart Lighting

By Julie Jacobson · January 4, 2019 • In time for CES 2019, Legrand has the first smart lights certified for the Open Connectivity Foundation's (OCF) device-discovery and -connectivity standard via Samsung Artik.

Research: 46% of U.S. Households Have No Plans to Purchase Smart Home Devices

By CE Pro Editors · January 4, 2019 • Smart-home tech might be hot, but almost half of broadband households don't want it ... unless it helps them save money, according to research from Parks Associates.

ZigBee, Thread Complete Dotdot 1.0 Home Automation Spec for CES 2019

By Press Release · January 4, 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.

Top 2018 Home Tech Mergers & Acquisitions: IoT, Security, Smart Home, A/V, CE

By Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2018 • 2018 was big for mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, spinoffs, and other transactions in home electronics, including IoT, smart home, lighting, security, audio/video, wellness and the installer channel.

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