Cree Gets Bright Idea

Durham, S.C. – Cree turned the spotlight on its first connected LED lightbulb for the consumer market. The new $14.97 60-watt Connected Cree LED Bulb is compatible with the Wink home-automation hub and ZigBee-certified hubs. The bulb will be available later this month through Home Depot’s online store and be available in-store in February. The […]

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Cree Enters Connected Bulb Fray

The dream of a completely smart home is coming true, though not exactly how many people first envisioned it. Instead of a whole smart home, we’re getting connected devices piecemeal that make the home living experience (whether you’re there or not) better and more efficient. Among the quickly emerging categories, which includes locks, thermostats and […]

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GreenPeak and ZigBee Open Doors to the Smart Home

“The smart home is not a product, it’s an application,” was the message from Cees Links of GreenPeak Technologies who I met near the ZigBee booth at the Sands Expo. Cees gave me some background on his company – which designs ZigBee chips and board modules such as the GP691 with range, power consumption, and cost in mind – before proceeding […]

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OSRAM Sylvania Launches Lightify Connected Lighting Portfolio at CES

OSRAM SYLVANIA LAUNCHES LIGHTIFY CONNECTED LIGHTING PORTFOLIO AT CES LIGHTIFY Your World with Cost Effective Indoor/Outdoor Automated Lighting Solutions Controlled by Your Mobile Device Las Vegas and Danvers, Mass. (January 6, 2015) – At CES 2015, North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA is unveiling OSRAM LIGHTIFY™ connected lighting kits, providing a portfolio of cost effective […]

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The Next ZigBee, 3.0

The Next ZigBee, 3.0If you’re working Internet of Things into your IT plan — as you should be — then you’ll need to know all about this latest wireless standard. If you’re working Internet of Things into your IT plan — as you should be — then you’ll need to know all about this latest […]

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TCLA: Smart Lighting Simply Connected at CES 2015

Press Release: Smart Lighting Simply Connected at CES 2015 Piscataway, N.J. (January 5, 2015) – In the past years, lighting has solidified its position as cornerstone of the smart home. With Philips Hue, OSRAM Lightify and GE Link, consumers experience increasing freedom of choice. The Connected Lighting Alliance (TCLA), as leading industry consortium comprising the […]

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ZigBee 3.0 and the Importance of Application Level Standardization

With the release of ZigBee 3.0, the most common question has been: what is the difference between ZigBee 3.0 and previous ZigBee standards? ZigBee 3.0 is the unification of ZigBee PRO with the ZigBee PRO-based application standards, making it even easier for developers to create products and services that can interoperate seamlessly with the widest […]

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Smart Lighting Simply Connected at CES 2015

PISCATAWAY, NJ–(Marketwired – Jan 5, 2015) – In the past years, lighting has solidified its position as cornerstone of the smart home. With Philips hue, OSRAM Lightify and GE Link, consumers experience increasing freedom of choice. The Connected Lighting Alliance (TCLA), a leading industry consortium comprising the major lighting companies, recognizes the smart lighting market […]

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ZigBee 3.0 Creates Single Open, Global Wireless Standard for Devices

ZigBee 3.0 Creates Single Open, Global Wireless Standard for Devices ZigBee Alliance unifies application standards for Internet of Things San Ramon, Calif. – November 18, 2014 – The ZigBee® Alliance, a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, today announced […]

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NEWS: ZigBee, the IoT Connection

ZigBee is a specification for a group of communication protocols used to create personal area networks (PAN) that support low-power digital radios. ZigBee is based on an IEEE 802.15 standard that specifies transmission distances to 10 to 100 meters line-of-sight. The useful distance depends on power output and environmental characteristics. Tobin Richardson, Chairman and CEO […]

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NEWS: Defining the IoT, Part Four: A Gauntlet Of Challenges

Sensor makers may actually have it easier than other EOEMS in that they already have viable products in many areas, i.e., temperature, humidity, pressure, motion, audio, video, etc. Sensors, in the simplest arrangement, will just need to interface with the internet and allow remote access. However, the way these established sensors connect to the internet […]

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NEWS: IoT Hotspots Seek Sensors And Apps, Part 3

It’s surely agreed that the Internet of Things (IoT), as a concept and reality, is already proving to be a mine of untapped opportunities. Not only is the field wide open for unique devices, but there is more than ample room for innovation on existing products and services. Just looking at any of the new-tech […]

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