In a deal that may foreshadow a move toward unity in the Internet of Things, the Thread Group and the ZigBee Alliance will define a spec for running ZigBee’s application layer over Thread. The move will provide hundreds of ZigBee devices a path to a network that natively supports Internet Protocol addresses.
The world of home automation has had its share of struggles and difficulties but shows a bright future right around the corner.
The Power Distribution Unit (PDU) from AMX permits intelligent monitoring and management of energy consumption for up to eight individually connected components and restricts power to any or all devices when not in use. It is one solution to the perennial problem of millions of dollars of squandered energy resources due to inefficient devices. The PDU eliminates wasteful standby power usage and allows remote power cycling for any device.
Metra, JVC and other highlights from the floor
Dig deep into the events leading up to any major historical milestone—from World War I to the birth of rock ’n’ roll—and you’re likely to find a tangle of root causes stretching back nearly to the dawn of civilization. Thankfully, digging into the pre-history of Control4, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, isn’t quite so tangled. It started with a spark, a chance encounter, and a shared dream.
Energy management and automation systems have changed dramatically within recent memory, but that’s not all that’s driving innovation in the category. Consumer perception of their utility and value has moved just as smartly along the same developmental curve. That’s what integrators who specialize in installing these products are telling Technology Integrator.
HAI by Leviton this week named Yale Real Living a new Connectivity Partner. The partnership enables two-way integration with Yale’s ZigBee and Z-Wave wireless door locks.
ihiji's products are now available to integrators through Control4 Online Ordering, the company announced Friday. A webinar is scheduled for Oct. 16, at 2 p.m., during which details will be shared.
At CEDIA Expo, Panamax, of the newly formed Core Brands group, explained their new offerings and updates.
Panamax brought a refresh of the MR line of power management solutions while dropping the price on some units.