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.
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.
By Julie Jacobson · October 9, 2018 • 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.
By Andrew Nichols · August 10, 2018 • The rumor mill is reaching peak production this week, as Apple bolsters its mesh networking by joining Thread Group.
By Advertorial · May 1, 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.
By Julie Jacobson · March 21, 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.
By Julie Jacobson · December 7, 2017 • IoT chip-maker Silicon Labs (SLAB) to acquire Z-Wave technology owner Sigma Designs (SIGM), giving a big boost to the home-automation standard.
By Julie Jacobson · October 17, 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.
By Julie Jacobson · October 10, 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 / CE Pro)
By Jason Knott · October 5, 2017 • Matrix Labs’ $99 Creator allows communication among Z-Wave, ZigBee, Thread, IR, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
By Julie Jacobson · September 21, 2017 • 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 / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · January 4, 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 / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · December 2, 2016 • 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 / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · January 12, 2016 • 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 / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · November 12, 2015 • Soon we should see 'Thread-certified' home automation products marketed to consumers, even though Thread says nothing about IoT interoperability. Bad idea.