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Introducing: The Natural Disaster Proof Home

Japan’s largest home building company, Sekisui House, its wholly-owned subsidiary U.S. builder Woodside Homes, and construction industry analyst firm Hanley Wood, have unveiled the BUILDER Chōwa Concept Home just outside Las Vegas, NV. The project showcases Sekisui House’s proprietary design and construction systems and techniques that, the company claims, are unlike any the U.S.homebuilding industry has ever used. “Innovation in…

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Hitachi, TomTom Team on Hazard Detection Tech

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. and TomTom, the location technology specialists, used the 2020 CES to announce that they are collaborating on a Proof of Concept for the development of a new real-time hazard service for navigation and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Through the collaboration, the companies will combine technological strengths to deliver real-time updates on the location of…

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P&G LifeLab Reinvents Consumer Experiences at Home

Procter & Gamble Company made its return to CES 2020 alongside other top innovators from around the world to, as they explain, showcase their consumer insights and cutting-edge technologies to develop connected, innovative products that transform everyday consumer experiences. “We strive to make life easier and more enjoyable with the superior products and services our brands offer,” said Chairman and…

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EnOcean’s Solar-Powered Sensors for Smart Buildings and IoT

EnOcean, a company that specializes in energy harvesting wireless technology, is presenting the latest developments in self-powered Bluetooth sensors for maintenance-free sensing at the 2020 CES. Perhaps the highlight of their exhibit is a new solar-powered multi-sensor, a small device that integrates five dedicated sensors – all powered by the same solar cell – delivering data via Bluetooth. Thus, EnOcean…

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Open Connectivity Foundation Introduces International Standard for Smart Homes

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), an Internet of Things (IoT) standards body, has announced that products from BSC Computer GmbH, COMMAX, Haier, LG Electronics, Resideo, Samsung Electronics and SURE Universal will be showcased in completely interoperable smart home demonstrations at the OCF IoT Breakthrough press event at the Barrymore Restaurant in Las Vegas on January 6, 2020, from 3–6 p.m. PST. These devices…

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Gefen’s Solutions are a Linchpin in the D&H Video Wall

Nortek Security & Control brand Gefen, which creates scalable audio/video signal processing solutions for commercial and residential applications, was a key player in the 5×3-panel video wall that graces the lobby of distributor D&H’s new Harrisburg, Pa., headquarters. When D&H made the relocation move, the company saw an opportunity to demonstrate the products they sell. The resulting wall, characterized by…

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Azione Unlimited: The Smart Home Association Stirs up Thought-Provoking Discussion

Azione Unlimited management, members, and partners recently converged for the Fall Symphystic Synod in Seattle. Without pause, Azione President and Founder Richard Glikes warmly welcomed conference attendees, set expectations, and put the well-orchestrated, three-day agenda in motion. With camaraderie and thought-provoking discussion a common thread, initial breakouts touched upon hiring concepts, benefits to doing both commercial and custom business, and…

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CEDIA Elevates Ventura, Bryant

CEDIA has promoted two of its employees to fill key areas of strategic focus: education and workforce development. Samantha Ventura (photo shown above) was named vice president of education and training and Ian Bryant was appointed to the post of vice president of technology application and workforce initiatives. “Each is dedicated to driving the industry forward by keeping education, training,…

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