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  1. Comcast Aims to Make Smart Homes Smarter, Greener

    At the Smart Home Marketplace at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA ) announced a partnership between Xfinity Home and Zen Ecosystems, the manufacturer of a connected thermostat that is integrated with the Xfinity Home ecosystem and part of its family of core devices. The integration is another step toward the relaunch of EcoSaver technology to help  Xfinity Home customers automatically reduce energy usage with real-time weather analytics to optimize a home's heating and cooling efficiency. According to the National Academy of Sciences, heating and cooling account for about 39% of total energy use in a typical home. "At Xfinity Home, we are always looking for new ways to delight our customers and add value to our services," said Daniel Herscovici, senior vice president and general manager of Xfinity Home. "We are eager to unveil a new home energy management service soon, fully integrated with Zen Ecosystems, that will redefine what customers expect from their smart home services. When we relaunch EcoSaver in the spring, our customers will be able to transform their smart homes into greener homes, while continuing to help them save money on their monthly energy bills." James McPhail, Zen Ecosystems CEO, said: "Comcast has laid the foundation for the smart home by delivering world-class connectivity to tens of millions of people across the nation. Together, Comcast's Xfinity Home and Zen Ecosystems make ideal partners on the journey to help consumers easily turn their homes with connected devices into smart homes all manageable on one platform - the Xfinity Home platform. The Zen Thermostat is connected and intuitive and will help Xfinity Home customers better manage their heating and cooling system at home through Comcast's EcoSaver technology." Comcast continuously expands its  Xfinity Home business by integrating third-party devices such as August Smart Locks, Chamberlain MyQ garage controllers, Lutron Caséta wireless controllers and dimmers, and thermostats. Comcast also recently announced new lighting partnerships with Sengled and Jasco and more partnership announcements are expected in 2017. In other Xfinity Home news, Cirrent announced at CES that Comcast plans to include support for ZipKey in its recently announced whole-home networking solution. Xfinity Internet customers will soon be able to connect ZipKey-enabled consumer electronics products automatically and securely to their broadband networks without entering network names or passwords. ZipKey technology is intended to give any device an automatic and secure WiFi connection instantly, right out of the box. Manufacturers of connected products can ZipKey-enable their products using a set of software components available from Cirrent. Comcast expects the new home networking solution to be automatically enabled in the first half of 2017 for the approximately 10 million existing Xfinity Internet customers who have a compatible Xfinity Wireless Gateway.

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    Fri, 6 Jan 2017

  2. ABI: Voice Control the New Smart Home Star

    According to ABI Research, voice control will account for close to a third of smart home device revenues by 2021. Voice control became a ...

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    Thu, 3 Nov 2016

  3. Smart Home Market to Hit $27 Billion in 2020

    According to ON World , smart home system installations nearly doubled last year. By 2020, the research house expects 75 million smart home ...

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    Thu, 25 Feb 2016

  4. TWC Upgrades Appalachian OH

    Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) has completed $19 million worth of service upgrades spanning 730 miles in Appalachian Ohio, affecting ...

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    Fri, 4 Dec 2015

  1. Teleste Debuts Smart Home Privacy Tools

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    Sat, 30 May 2015

  2. Smart Home Heating Up, Going 'DIY'

    According to ABI Research , a growing roster of smart home services and device providers are using home security monitoring as a ...

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    Thu, 21 May 2015

  3. AT&T Adds Smart Home in Ohio, 'Frisco

    AT&T (NYSE:T) is expanding its Digital Life smart home services to San Francisco and the Ohio towns of Findlay, Fostoria, Lima and Tiffin ...

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    Mon, 23 Feb 2015

  4. A Smart Approach to Smart Home Services

    As the connected home and Internet of Things becomes more of a reality and the number of devices and their applications grows from ...

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    Wed, 21 Jan 2015

  5. Smart Home: Demand High, but Standards Lag

    Data from two different research houses suggests that although demand for smart home services is high - and the services are potentially ...

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    Tue, 3 Jun 2014

  6. The Internet of Everything: Where Does Cable Stand?

    Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) has been talking a lot lately about the Internet of Everything, which it defi...

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    Wed, 5 Mar 2014

  7. Blue Ridge Taps Comporium for Smart Home

    Blue Ridge Communications has joined the Comporium Security, Monitoring and Automation (SMA) Dealer Program to deliver a smart home services to the communities it serves. The solution combines a security alarm system, communications gateway and home automation p...

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    Wed, 4 Dec 2013

  8. OTT Expanding to Smart Home

    According to Infonetics Research, smart home services are increasingly following the over-the-top (OTT) model common in video. The research house expects the percentage of service providers offering over-the-top (OTT) home automation services to more than double...

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    Thu, 10 Oct 2013

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