The wearables and connected home categories will play prominent roles in this year’s Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition).
What are your top five brands and/or product categories, and why are they more accessible to dealers/integrators through distribution?
Dealers from around the Eastern region had the chance to view new products and get some how-to training this week at Almo's Mid-Atlantic Expo. The two-day event, held in Cherry Hill, N.J., was the first of four scheduled this summer.
DEI Holdings, parent company of the Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and Viper brands, has created a Global Design Center that will support development of products in those and other of the company’s labels. It is to be based at DEI’s Vista, Calif., headquarters and led by Michael DiTullo, who has been hired as chief design officer. DiTullo was most recently creative director at frog design, where he orchestrated projects for Google, P&G and Motorola.
We first got our eyes on Motorola's Connected Home Gateway home automation box during CES 2012, and now that it's passed through the FCC it should be ready to do its all-in-one magic in real consumer's homes sometime soon.
Motorola has a demo of its latest home automation hardware called the Home Gateway here at CES, and it makes a valiant effort to bring together a variety of automation protocols (Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Insteon) into a single box that acts as the central hub for your connected home appliances.
The world of home automation is one full of disparate, fragmented pieces often requiring high-dollar contractors with trucks full of adapters. Motorola's been trying to streamline that with its 4Home standard and the company's latest attempt at smarthome synchronicity has just been unveiled.