CommandFusion’s iViewer, a professional automation remote control product, is now available on the Google Play Store for use on Android devices. Melbourne, Australia — 28th of May, 2013 Previously only available on iOS devices, the automation and control application iViewer 4 now allows integrators of automation and control systems to create their own custom graphical user interfaces (GUIs) on Android devices. These GUIs can be used to control any system that is controllable via Ethernet. Utilizing CommandFusion’s free ‘guiDesigner’ Windows program, users can create a GUI that looks and behaves the way they desire. Some uses for iViewer 4 include controlling a home […]
IRVINE, Calif., May 22, 2013 – INSTEON®, manufacturers of the best-selling, most reliable home automation and control technology, today announced the European launch of its easy to install and affordable home automation devices, opening the doors for savvy homeowners all across Europe who are looking to embrace the connected home experience. Cleverly designed and so easy you can install it yourself, INSTEON offers a reliable and affordable home automation solution. The system starts with the INSTEON Hub; a simple and straightforward device that connects you to your home from anywhere in the world from your smartphone or tablet. The first wave of […]
Never again leave home without knowing that your possessions and loved ones are safe. The INSTEON Smoke Bridge monitors First Alert® ONELINK® smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. This allows you to create email and text message alerts that can be sent to you no matter where you are. Monitor the state of your home and be alerted to smoke, fire and carbon monoxide. When paired with an INSTEON Hub, the Smoke Bridge can send alerts to your smartphone via text or email informing you that something is wrong, giving you the knowledge to act to save your home and family […]
Here’s an interesting overview of the future (and current) home technologies from the Business Insider.
Smarthome has outran Google in bringing the first remotely-controllable light bulb to the market. The dual-band INSTEON LED light bulb does not require plug-in modules or special hardwired wall switches. All circuitry is located inside the light bulb, which could be controlled by itself or as part of an automation scene. It’s fully dimmable and produces as much light as 60 Watt incandescent bulb, consuming only 8 Watt and lasting up to 50,000 hours. The INSTEON LED light bulb is available for pre-order from Smarthome (Item# 2672-222) for $29.99
(Playa Vista, CA) -January 9, 2012 – Belkin today launched WeMo, a line of simple, modular home automation products that allows household electronics to be controlled from anywhere using a mobile app on a smartphone or tablet. Consisting of two initial products, the WeMo Home Control Switch and the WeMo Motion Sensor, WeMo is a customizable, accessible home automation solution designed to simplify home maintenance and bring peace of mind to busy families and individuals on the go. WeMo works with a home’s existing electrical system and requires only a Wi-Fi® network and free smartphone app to set up and control. […]
According to CE Pro website the pioneer of DIY home automation devices X10 is shutting down its manufacturing facilities. See details here.
Please welcome a new member of Smarthome’s dual-band INSTEON product family – OutletLinc Dimmer! This is a first of its kind dimmable wall outlet, that can be controlled from a remote control, keypad or even a mobile phone. It features advanced options like an adjustable ramp rate that slowly brings the lamp on, a preset dim level that stores your preferred choice of 32 brightness levels when turning the lamp on initially, as well as load sense, so you can still use the lamp’s built-in switch to turn the light on and off. OutletLinc Dimmer will be a welcome addition for families with small […]
So, you want to know the future of Home Automation? No problem! Future telling is expensive business, you know, but if you have between 3 and 10 thousand dollars to spare, then ReportLinker has a treat for you. They recently released a comprehensive report on the state (and the future, of course) of home automation industry. This report examines how consumers and governments are creating a booming market for “smart home” devices. It analyzes the companies, technologies, and products behind automation in energy, entertainment, home security and health care. It details pilot projects, product costs, industry trends, business alliances, and the […]
Google has dropped the bomb at this week’s Goggle IO conference, claiming to bring Android platform in the near future to any device in your home – from light fixtures to tumble driers, to stereo systems. The technical details, though, are scarce at the moment. Here’s what we know about Android@Home initiative so far… Android@Home will use a new low power, wireless (900Mhz), mesh protocol, similar to ZigBee. But unlike ZigBee it will be capable to carry audio and low-res video streams. “If an OEM were to do that it would most likely today be a proprietary solution,” claimed Android head Andy Rubin. “By […]