Tag: smarthome

Z-Wave Alliance Surpasses 4,000 Certified Devices

The Z-Wave Alliance, the standards development organization dedicated to advancing the smart home and Z-Wave technology, today proudly announces that the Z-Wave product ecosystem has surpassed 4,000 certified devices. HOPPE AG is the Alliance member that hit that magic milestone which comes on the heels of the Z-Wave Alliance announcing the first Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) certified devices are hitting…

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Loxone Now Works with Apple HomeKit and Places Important Measures on Data Security 

Now working with Apple HomeKit, Loxone offers consumers the ability to command their smart home or building to perform specific functions through communication with Siri. As one of the few companies to become Apple certified for HomeKit support, Loxone provides the convenience of voice control for a growing list of functions: lighting controllers, automatic blinds, skylight blinds, room ventilation controllers,…

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Insider’s Look at the Audio in “Million Dollar Listing” Star Ryan Serhant’s Home

Photography by John Frattasi Thanks to its custom configuration capabilities and creative approach to large-scale projects, Leon Speakers was the manufacturer of choice for celebrity real estate mogul, Ryan Serhant, during a massive three-year renovation of his 8,000-square-foot townhouse. Giving design and performance top consideration, an impressive variety of highly customized speakers handcrafted by Leon was selected to deliver audio…

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Snap One Streamlines Commercial Installations with New Control4 MultiDisplay Manager  

Snap One has launched a new Control4 MultiDisplay Manager tool that adds power and value to commercial installations by allowing end-users in commercial and retail environments to control multiple digital displays, TVs and projectors from a single page, select audio sources independently of active video sources, and create presets for instant room reconfiguration. According to Snap One Commercial Director Scott Normand, Control4…

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Integrating a Mexico City Penthouse with Custom Home Technology

When a homeowner puts care into their architecture and decoration, it is even more important that any integrated technology not impede on their artistry. Instead, custom home technology can enhance and beautify the existing space. For Roberto Galvez, director general for Asimov Zero, the chance to transform an already luxurious space came when the owners of a 5,000-sq.-ft. penthouse asked his firm…

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Josh.ai Launches Limited Edition Hardware 

Josh.ai celebrates its seventh birthday this month. Founded in 2015, Josh.ai has proven that innovative technology can be borne by the custom electronics industry, and that voice control and AI specifically, are here to stay. In celebration of this milestone, the company has introduced a special limited-edition Josh Micro that comes in Metallic Chrome. Available now, the Metallic Chrome Josh…

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Smart Home Penetration Reaches 40 Percent in UK, Germany and Spain

According to new global research from Interpret, 40 percent of consumers in the UK, Germany, and Spain own one or more smart home products with several smart product categories capturing 50 percent or more of their first-time owners in the past year. Of the four countries studied in Europe, France lags at 31 percent adoption. While Europeans’ intentions to purchase…

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Z-Wave Alliance Announces First Z-Wave Long Range Certified Device

The Z-Wave Alliance, the standards development organization dedicated to advancing the smart home and Z-Wave technology, today proudly announces that, Ecolink, an innovative, industry-leading brand in security and home automation products from Universal Electronics, is the very first to complete Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) certification, with the submission of the Ecolink 700 Series Garage Door Controller. Z-Wave LR ushers in a…

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Lighting That Celebrates Architecture   

“Practical” and “beautiful” were the words used by homeowners to task Ada, Mich.-based firm TruMedia Home to handle the technology integration aspects of their new property, situated on a remote 40 acres that overlooks extraordinarily stunning scenery. According to TruMedia co-principal Amanda Wildman, “it was important when we curated the products to keep that in mind — and why we…

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