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  1. 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 standout new category for smart home devices over the past 18 months, ABI says. But its future is even brighter due to its solid marketing efforts, as well as its ability to leverage digital assistant adoption on smartphones and deliver genuine consumer value. Voice control smart home devices, typified by the Amazon Echo, are expected to represent almost 30% of smart home device spending by 2021, despite being a device category that barely existed two years ago. "Voice control will not only draw in new consumers to smart home functionality, but it will help transform a wide variety of new and emerging smart home services and devices into more attractive investments," said Jonathan Collins, ABI research director. "The stage is set for voice control to become the heart of any smart home system." Amazon's market leadership with its Alexa products and Google's emerging Home platform strategy reflect not just the popularity of voice control devices within the home, but also how voice will become a key smart home interface in the still emerging market for smart home managed systems. Alongside Amazon and Google, Apple, Samsung and Microsoft all have the impetus to bring similar devices and functionality to market. While voice control is expected to take a greater share of device revenue spending, it is also expected to push into and help drive all smart home markets and device categories. By 2021, more than 600 million smart home devices are expected to ship annually, up from 40 million in 2015. "The ability to integrate and extend voice control throughout the home environment will require many more smart home devices to work seamlessly with voice control offerings," said Collins. "Over the next five years, a wide range of home device and appliance vendors, as well as the installer and managed smart home systems providers, will have to address how to partner to integrate with voice control platforms."

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  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Teleste Debuts Smart Home Privacy Tools

    At ANGA COM in Germany, Teleste will be demonstrating a privacy solution for the smart home environment. As a part of Teleste's Intelligent ...

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    Sat, 30 May 2015

  1. Smart Home Heating Up, Going 'DIY'

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    Thu, 21 May 2015

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 50% of Remotes to Have RF in 2018

    According to ABI Research, in 2013 10% of the remote controls shipped with major home consumer equipment will be RF-enabled. Over the next five years, the research house says, there will be a major surge in RF technology adoption for remote controls as vendors l...

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    Thu, 26 Sep 2013

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