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  1. Parks: Interoperability Key to Smart Home

    According to Parks Associates, interoperability initiatives are key to smart home growth opportunities. For example, 11% of U.S. broadband households have a smart thermostat, up from 5% at the end of 2014, but the majority of those thermostats are stand-alone products and not integrated into a smart home system. "Cloud-based API frameworks such as Works-with-Nest and interoperability initiatives such as OCF are providing a path for multivendor ecosystems," said Tom Kerber, Parks' director, IoT Strategy. "Smart home platforms face new competition from heavyweights including Google, Apple, Amazon, and Samsung, and interoperability initiatives will certainly impact the competitive landscape as well." Parks research indicates that nearly 60% of U.S. broadband households want their networked cameras to work with smart door locks or smart smoke/CO detectors, underscoring the demand for safety and security use cases among smart home products. "The smart home is in an early stage, where the primary perceived value is in the convenience of home automation," said Jennifer Kent, Parks' director, Research Quality & Product Development. "Consumers are only now starting to conceive of the additional value derived when devices collaborate to deliver more intelligent services. Bundling of complementary devices will reinforce a much more expansive value proposition for the smart home, which will illustrate to consumers the value as interoperable products work together to achieve use cases for cost savings, safety, security, and convenience."

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    Thu, 29 Dec 2016

  2. SeaChange Hires Engineering, Services Chief

    SeaChange INternational (NASDAQ:SEAC) has appointed Mark Tubinis senior vice president of engineering and global services. Tubinis brings ...

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    Thu, 1 Dec 2016

  3. IoT Revenue Shifting Away from Smart Home

    According to ABI Research, Internet of Things (IoT) gateway shipments are on the rise. The research house forecasts IoT gateway shipments ...

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    Mon, 24 Oct 2016

  4. Smart Homes Vulnerable to Hacking

    According to ABI Research, the advent of home automation and rise of smart home connected devices is attracting new vendors and startups ...

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    Thu, 15 Sep 2016

  1. Universal Electronics Ecolink Wireless Security and Home Automation Sensors

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    Sat, 10 Sep 2016

  2. Qorvo Gateway Gets ZigBee 3.0 Cert

    Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) says its Low Power Wireless business unit (formerly GreenPeak Technologies) is the first in the industry to receive the ...

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    Wed, 7 Sep 2016

  3. Comcast, Alarm.com Divide Up Icontrol

    Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Alarm.com are buying different parts of Austin, TX-based smart home technology vendor Icontrol Networks ...

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    Thu, 23 Jun 2016

  4. CTA: Smart Home, IoT Could Cut Energy Use 10%

    According to a study from the Consumer Technology Association , increasing use of smart home technology through the Internet of Things ...

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    Thu, 19 May 2016

  5. Consumers Remain Skeptical of Smart Home

    According to a survey from IDC , network entertainment applications are the stepping stone to a broader smart home experience, even as U.S. ...

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    Mon, 11 Apr 2016

  6. Hi, Smart Home! Turn on the Lights, Please

    According to the NPD Group , 64% of smart home product owners used a smartphone to control or monitor their home automation devices ...

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    Tue, 22 Mar 2016

  7. Comcast Biz Connects to Amazon Web Services

    Comcast Business (NASDAQ:CMCSA) says it now provides enterprises with direct links to Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Web Services (AWS) ...

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    Thu, 17 Mar 2016

  8. Comcast Touts MDU Wins

    Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) announced that, since launching its Xfinity Communities unit last year, more than 1 million residents of ...

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    Tue, 17 Nov 2015

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