UMEinfo Joins the ZigBee Alliance

      UMEinfo Joins the ZigBee Alliance Shanghai, China – June 30, 2016 – Shanghai UMEinfo Co., Ltd., a total solution provider of Internet of Things and smart home products, today announced its membership in the ZigBee Alliance – a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the foundation for the […]

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Lynxus Technologies Corporation Joins the ZigBee Alliance

Lynxus Technologies Corporation Joins the ZigBee Alliance Las Vegas, Nevada – June 28, 2016 – Lynxus Technologies Corp. (d/b/a Magtech), an LED driver/power supply manufacturer, today announced its membership in the ZigBee Alliance – a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the foundation for the Internet of Things (IoT) used in […]

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JupiterMesh® Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) Announced

          JupiterMesh® Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) Announced News Highlights: JupiterMesh is the robust, low-power industrial IoT wireless mesh network with flexible data rates that enables neighborhood and field area communications for utilities and municipalities deploying intelligent grid and smart city solutions. Announced at the June 2016 Zigbee Alliance members meeting, JupiterMesh […]

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Wulian Highlights in CES Asia 2016

As a grand event in the consumer technology industry, CES Asia 2016 was held in Shanghai New International Expo Center from May 11-13. Wulian showcased its latest smart home products and presented smart home solutions. With the themes “connectivity, innovation and the Internet of Things”, there were 15 product categories in CES Asia 2016, which […]

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Building a Smarter “Smart Home” on ZigBee 3.0

No longer just gizmos and gadgets for the wealthy, devices for the smart home are fast becoming the purview of the every man. Estimates project that within the next 10 years the average household will consist of 100 connected devices, networking everything from lights and motion sensors to thermostats and smoke detectors. With every passing […]

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IoT In Commercial Buildings – Connected Lighting & Beyond

The Internet of Things (IoT) is ushering in a new era of connected devices that stream real-time data, bring intelligence and enable consumers to make better decisions thereby saving money. From wireless thermostats, security systems and smart watches that sync to an app – monitoring and control of remote devices has reached the mainstream consumer […]

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Control4 Intros Much Smarter Thermostat, Way Better Interface at ISE 2015

Control4 (Nasdaq: CTRL) has always had a smart thermostat to integrate with its home automation system, and for a long time has supported third-party stats as well (yes, Nest too). At ISE 2015, though, the company is (finally) launching a home-grown successor to its original stat that controls virtually all functions of any HVAC system. The new wireless, […]

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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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