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  1. 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. Alarm.com is buying two business units, Connect and Piper, for approximately $140 million, and Comcast is buying the rest for an undisclosed amount. The transactions are expected to close by the end of the year. Connect, based in Redwood City, CA, provides an interactive security and home automation platform that powers several service providers' solutions, including ADT Pulse, with more than 1.6 million subscribers. Piper, based in Ottawa, Canada, designs, produces and sells a WiFi-enabled video and home automation hub. Comcast has worked with Icontrol since the launch of Xfinity Home in 2010. The main business Comcast is acquiring is Icontrol's "Converge" software platform, which powers the Xfinity Home touch-screen panel and back-end servers, allowing them to communicate with and manage security sensors in the home, as well as supporting home-automation devices like cameras and thermostats. Converge is used by other MSOs as well, and Comcast plans to continue serving them. The MSO also plans to grow Icontrol's wholesale business with new services and features. Icontrol's Austin employees will make up a new Comcast engineering center in that city.

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    Thu, 23 Jun 2016

  2. 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

  3. Survey: Smart Home to Double in Next 12 Months

    According to an August Home and Xfinity Home survey of nearly 1,300 U.S. consumers, 30 million U.S. households are expected to add ...

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    Thu, 21 Apr 2016

  4. People Power Picks GreenPeak Smart Home Silicon

    People Power , a smart home tecnology provider, has chosen GreenPeak Technologies as its silicon supplier. People Power has launched ...

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    Thu, 31 Mar 2016

  1. Comcast Smart Home Expanding to Apartments, Condos

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    Tue, 8 Mar 2016

  2. Build It In: CEA Eyes Structured Wiring Trends

    According to the Consumer Electronics Association 's "13th Annual State of Builder Technology Market Study," the market for built-in home ...

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    Mon, 20 Apr 2015

  3. Metrocast Brings FTTH to Mississippi

    MetroCast Communications has deployed residential fiber-to-the- home technology in Starkville and Oxford, Miss. and has activated its first customers...

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    Tue, 12 Aug 2014

  4. iControl Adds Smart Home Patents

    Smart home technology vendor iControl Networks is expanding its patent portfolio. The company has acquired U.S. Patent Number 6,624,750, "Wireless Home Fire and Security Alarm System," which defines the core methodology used by both wireless mesh networking t...

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    Wed, 4 Dec 2013

  5. iControl Launches Android App Partner Program

    iControl Networks, a provider of connected home technology , announced the launch of its FastTrack App Partner Program, an initiative to connect app developers with cable operators for in-home app distribution. It's intended to allow Android apps to be certified ...

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    Tue, 23 Jul 2013

  6. CEA: Broadband Sells Houses

    The Consumer Electronics Association released its "9th Annual State of the Builder Technology Market Study," which indicates that broadband connectivity is a selling point in homes. The percentage of builders installing broadband connections, at 77%, is the high...

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    Mon, 4 Apr 2011

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