The dream of the connected home comes true

(BLOG): June 28, 2013 — Did you forget to shut the windows or is the central heating still running at full swing? There’s no need for a guilty conscience as long as M2M is around to lend a hand. As Jürgen Hase (pictured) says, there’s a brilliant outlook for building automation in machine-to-machine communications.

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Skyworks and SMC Networks partner to develop wireless solutions for the connected home

Woburn, Massachusetts, USA – Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an innovator of high performance analogue semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced that it is partnering with SMC Networks, a leading customer premise equipment manufacturer for multi-service operators (MSOs), to develop wireless connectivity solutions for security, monitoring and automation (SMA) applications in the emerging

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GreenPeak enables low power and low cost ZigBee smart home applications

Utrecht, The Netherlands – GreenPeak Technologies, a leading low power RF-semiconductor company, has announced the availability of a low cost, low power ZigBee solution for end nodes in the smart home. This will allow operators to further accelerate market adoption and enable ZigBee smart home solutions that cover the full home and last for up

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HomeGrid Forum and HomePNA Alliance merge to smooth migration to G.hn for home networks

Beaverton, Oregon, USA – HomeGrid Forum and the HomePNA Alliance have merged to create a single organisation focused on promoting advanced wired home networking technologies. The combined organisation will operate under the HomeGrid Forum banner.

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Consumers gravitate toward telephone companies for connected smart home services

London, UK – When it comes to purchasing smart home systems, consumers in major global economies prefer to buy from their familiar telephony providers, according to a new survey conducted by IMS Research, now part of IHS.

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ETSI expects to lead the field in the M2M market as it publishes the first spec for Ultra Low Energy DECT

Sophia Antipolis, France – ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) has published the first Technical Specification (TS 102 939-1) on DECT ULE (Ultra Low Energy), a low power consumption radio technology intended for home automation and other Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications.

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UK government admits smart energy meter roll-out will be delayed by a year, and market unsurprised

London, UK — In a written statement today, UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey said that the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has set a new date of autumn 2015 for nationwide smart energy meter installation. The start date had previously been summer 2014.

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'M2M Hackathon' winners take home $10,000 after 24 hours of extreme implementation

Axeda Connexion, Boston, MA, USA. May 8, 2013 –  The winners of the M2M Hackathon at the Axeda Connexion 2013 event have been announced by the organisers.

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Wienenergie Stromnetz orders smart energy systems from Kapsch for Vienna pilot project

Vienna, Austria – As part of a smart metering pilot project, Wienenergie Stromnetz has ordered smart meters, secure data transmission and central management software for a meter communication system from Kapsch Smart Energy.

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Smart home vision critical to selling benefits of smart meters, according to report by O2

A new report by O2, the commercial brand of Telefónica UK, has revealed that the concept of a smart home, where consumers can remotely manage their home appliances such as lights, heating, oven, TV and more, will be crucial to selling the benefits of smart meters to consumers.

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Z-Wave smart home system operated by smartphone or tablet developed by tapHOME

Milpitas, California, USA – New Z-wave alliance member tapHOME has developed a home control system which requires only a smartphone or tablet in order to set up and operate it.

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M2M Innovation World Congress launches in Nice for 'a fresh look at M2M opportunities'

Nice, France. March 26, 2013 — A new event, M2M Innovation World Congress (Nice, September 24-26, 2013) has been launched to explore the most innovative M2M services in sectors such as smart grids, retail and consumer electronics

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Aricent uses LTE and new software systems to help create the Connected Car and Home

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain & East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. February 28, 2013 – The Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services company, has launched its Connected Car and Connected Home systems and services. These use the company’s end-to-end LTE products and support from domain experts.

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Orga Systems integrates telecoms, utilities, automotive and M2M services with MyDigitalLife

(MWC PREVIEW:) Paderborn, Germany. February 19, 2013 — Orga Systems is to present its ‘MyDigitalLife’ service at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week, to help network operators achieve cross-vertical revenues.

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ZyXEL and GreenPocket enter into new product partnership

GreenPocket and ZyXEL have announced the launch of their smart home cooperation

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Proprietary wireless technologies: do they still have a place in home automation?

A new study from IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS, projects that just 10 per cent of the smart home nodes that will be deployed during the period 2010 to 2017 will include proprietary wireless technologies

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