NEWS: Global Home Energy Management Systems Market – Forecast to 2019

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Home Energy Management Systems Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019” report to their offering. Home energy management systems (HEMS) are intermediary devices that enable home-owners to monitor and manage their electricity consumption wisely. In its nascent stage of […]

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NEWS: Silver Spring Networks Enhances Smart Grid Demand Response Solution with Mobile Thermostat App and Updated Demand Optimizer Demand Response Management System Application

Today at the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) announced enhancements to its Demand Response (DR) portfolio including an open, smart grid-enabled mobile thermostat app, as well as an expanded version of Silver Spring Demand Optimizer Application. Silver Spring customers such as Baltimore Gas and Electric […]

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NEWS: ZigBee Drives The Smart Home Industry

The smart home device and home automation market is exploding. According to a 2013 report from NextMarket Insights, the current home automation systems and services market totals about $3.6 billion. By 2017, it will grow to around $14.7 billion. Other analysts and forecasts have forecast the possibility of 80 billion connected devices by 2020. Regardless […]

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NEWS: Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts for 2014

This special feature is the first of an annual three-part series, which also will highlight the Top 100 Wireless Technology Providers and the Top 100 Wireless Technology Resources later this year. These lists serve as valuable guides for those who want greater insight into wireless communications technology. The editors at TodaysWirelessWorld.com compiled this first list […]

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MEMBER RELEASE: eInfochips and Kroger Unveil ZigBee-based ‘Retail Site Intelligence’ for Stores of the 21st Century

eInfochips, a global product engineering company; The Kroger Co. (KR), one of the world’s largest retailers and Wincor Nixdorf (WIN), one of the world’s leading providers of IT solutions and services to retail banks and the retail industry today introduced a new enterprise IT architecture called Retail Site Intelligence (RSI). This architecture for stores of […]

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NEWS: Marvell Announces Industry’s First Intelligent LED Controller for Smart Wireless Light Bulbs with Backward Compatibility to Existing Wall Dimmers

Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today announced its new AC/DC LED driver Integrated Circuit (IC), the Marvell(R) 88EM8189 featuring I(2) C compatible digital interface integration to connect with a networking microcontroller that runs a lighting control protocol, such as Zigbee, for Smart wireless bulbs, providing premium dimming performance with a full dimming range from 100 percent to […]

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NEWS: Samsung’s Comcast Xfinity box speaks smart home

Samsung is building Comcast Xfinity a set-top box with integrated smart home abilities, a new test filing confirms, with the prototype packing ZigBee among other wireless options. The new box, model number SX021AN, includes the mesh-networking radio – which is used in Philips’ hue color-changing bulbs, among other things – along with WiFi b/g and […]

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NEWS: Xfinity prototype box with GreenPeak controller revealed in Samsung FCC test report

Samsung has built a prototype set-top for Comcast’s Xfinity service which can support Bluetooth and contains a system-on-a-chip from GreenPeak Technology that can be used to power smart home devices using the ZigBee wireless specification, according to a test report released by the FCC earlier this month. Comcast officials declined to comment on the new […]

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MEMBER RELEASE: Introducing Philips Hue tap control: the world’s first kinetic-powered, web-enabled light switch

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, today announces a world’s first: Philips Hue tap, a clever little switch which makes controlling your favorite hue light scenes even easier. Being kinetic-powered no batteries are needed. Reinventing the light switch Philips Hue tap control is as smart as the Philips Hue bulbs it controls, and just […]

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MEMBER RELEASE: Smart starts here: New Philips white light blinks when your team scores!

Today, Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting announces a breakthrough new member of Hue. Philips Hue lux is a bright white-only version of Hue, controllable using your smart phone or tablet and fully compatible with the vast range of Hue apps and hardware. The world’s leading personal wireless lighting system for the home sets […]

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NEWS: Philips adds 3D-printed luminaires, all-white bulbs and wireless switch to ‘hue’ lineup

The three new products build on Philips’ hue wireless lighting system, which has grown from the original iOS app-enabled, color-changing LED bulbs to an ecosystem of smart lighting accessories. First up is the hue lux, a white light-only version of Philips’ smart bulbs for users looking to jump into the connected home market. Where the […]

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NEWS: Philips hue tap and hue lux boost smart lighting

Philips’ hue lighting system is gaining two new components, a hue lux remote-control white bulb, and hue tap, a wireless wall switch for easy control that demands no batteries or wiring. hue lux works on the same ZigBee low-power wireless system that the original color-changing hue bulbs use, but changes through white light only instead. […]

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