Smart Home

Essence Group Joins Zigbee Alliance to Develop Open Standards for Smart Home Devices

Essence Group, a provider of IoT solutions for security, connected home and healthcare, has joined Zigbee Alliance as a member in the “Project Connected Home over IP” initiative. In doing so, the company will contribute to developing and promoting the adoption of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products, with security as a fundamental design…

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VoltSafe Intros Prongless, Smart, Magnetic Electrical Plug

Canadian tech start-up, VoltSafe is redefining the way the world connects to electricity with the very first prong-less magnetic electrical plug. Its patented technology creates a safer, simpler, and smarter alternative to the traditional pronged plug. VoltSafe’s revolutionary design hasn’t been seen since electricity first came into homes more than a century ago. In fact, the company’s prong-less plug is…

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Triboelectric-based Disc Could Unlock Smart Home Future

An international research team, led by Australia’s Monash University, has developed what they are calling a “revolutionary triboelectric-based disc” that they claim can control smart devices and enhance home security. The device, activated by the swipe of a finger, can handle eight smart devices and contains a six-digit blind password authentication system. Completely self-powered, the device can also harvest and…

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CEDIA Unveils 2020 Best New Products Awards Finalists

The finalists for the 2020 CEDIA Best New Products Awards program in the Americas region have been announced. The honors feature hardware and software products from top CEDIA member manufacturing companies and trade suppliers. “The technology showcased by this year’s Best New Products finalists is out of this world,” says CEDIA Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement Giles Sutton. “The…

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D-Tools Cloud Unveiled at CEDIA Expo Virtual

D-Tools, Inc., a data-driven system integration software company, has announced valuable new capabilities to its award-winning, D-Tools Cloud platform – a powerful, yet easy-to-implement multi-OS, web-based SaaS solution accessible from any web-enabled device. These new capabilities will be demonstrated in the D-Tools booth at CEDIA Expo Virtual, September 15 – 17, 2020. D-Tools’ next-generation platform offers sales pipeline management; on-the-fly…

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Candidates Slated for 2021-2022 CEDIA Board Openings

The ballot featuring five (5) elected director candidates for the 2021-2022 CEDIA Board of Directors is open. CEDIA is encouraging all global member companies to cast their vote for four (4) open elected director positions. The CEDIA Board of Directors governs the association’s activities, and is dedicated to furthering the CEDIA mission of building prosperity for its members and ensuring the…

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URC Launches New Website/Consumer Marketing Platform at CEDIA

URC, a global smart home automation and control for residential and commercial applications manufacturer, has announced the launch of a new website (www.urc-automation.com) to engage consumers and continue to serve its exclusive dealer network. Celebrating a tradition of innovation and a future of growth, URC highlights the evolution of its brand. Focusing on the future of home automation, the new…

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Crestron HomeTime Intros Fully Integrated Conferencing Solution Designed for the Smart Home

Leveraging the company’s heritage in enterprise workplace technology, Crestron is announcing Crestron HomeTime in collaboration with Logitech and Zoom to deliver a premier video conferencing, home control, and unified communications (UC) experience engineered for socializing, remote learning, and working from home. Meeting the needs of our new remote reality, Crestron HomeTime is a unification of the Logitech® MeetUp conference camera with the Crestron UC Engine that…

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Josh.ai & Steinway Lyngdorf Intro Ultimate Luxury Home Entertainment Experience

Josh.ai continues expanding the power of artificial intelligence in the home through a partnership with Steinway Lyngdorf, an industry leader in stereo and surround sound systems. Integration with Steinway Lyngdorf enables the convenience of Josh.ai’s natural voice control and privacy-focused approach to home automation to fit into the design of the most refined projects. As part of the Josh.ai Distributed…

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