NEWS: Growth of Smart Home Technologies Leads to New Marketplace at the Sands Expo at 2015 International CES

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the launch of the Smart Home Marketplace presented by Bosch at the 2015 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2015 CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Smart […]

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NEWS: Ace Hardware deploys intelligent LED lighting in retail support center

Digital Lumens has announced an intelligent lighting installation at the Ace Hardware Retail Support Center in Rocklin, CA that supplies goods to northern California retail stores. The wirelessly-networked lighting delivers 81% energy savings relative to the mix of fluorescent and metal halide (MH) products that were previously used in the warehouse space. The Digital Lumens […]

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NEWS: The Smart Building

Interview with Cees Links, founder and CEO of GreenPeak Technologies. … In the really smart building, cloud based intelligence links together the various sensors and enables a single sensor to provide various roles within the system. For example, a motion sensor in an empty building can function as part of security solution. The same sensor […]

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NEWS: Team launches world’s first ZigBee-based inter-satellite communication system

Engineers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have successfully piloted the world’s first ZigBee-based inter-satellite communication system. The team at the Satellite Research Centre launched the VELOX-I, which consists of a nanosatellite weighing 3.5 kg and a piggyback picosatellite weighing 1.5 kg, from the two highest points on campus. Both miniature satellites were configured […]

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NEWS: Neighborhood Area Networks

All over the world, there is increasing demand for standardizing communication in the Smart Grid.  Electric utilities and their regulators are increasingly concerned with upgrading all aspects of the Smart Grid.  Utilities are taking actions to improve reliability and efficiency by upgrading infrastructure and adding communication throughout the entire grid.  One particular area of focus […]

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NEWS: ZigBee and others explained

You’ve likely heard of the phrase “home automation” and a related specification called ZigBee and simply assumed they are nerdy things within a niche industry. Well, that’s not true. For instance: Google has Nest, Apple has HomeKit, and Samsung is thinking about buying SmartThings. These acquisitions and frameworks prove that even the biggest companies in […]

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NEWS: Global ZigBee Enabled Devices Market 2014-2018

TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Global ZigBee Enabled Devices market to grow at a CAGR of 67.64 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is extended battery life and power saving. The Global ZigBee Enabled Devices market has also been witnessing the increasing deployment of consumer-facing application devices […]

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NEWS: NXP joins ZigBee board of directors

NXP Semiconductors has become the newest member of the ZigBee Alliance board of directors. This move increases NXP’s existing membership to “promoter” level. The company has long supplied microcontrollers and transceivers for smart homes, connected lighting and energy efficiency applications based on ZigBee standards. “NXP is an established member of the Alliance,” said Pieter Hooijmans, […]

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NEWS: Rethinking Retail with ZigBee

Between marketing automation platforms, Google Analytics, email click-through tracking, and social media monitoring, there is a lot of data about the behavior and interests of shoppers.  Whether understanding how prospects grow into buyers, or learning which content is compelling and which is not, measuring visitor behavior opens the door to managing digital resources more effectively. […]

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