Consumers say in-person service is essential to create the connected home

CSG International, has announced results of its market survey The Future of the Digital Experience: Connected Service Edition. Through an independent research firm, CSG polled 2,000 consumers across five countries to learn how consumers will prefer to connect home automation and other smart devices

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Deutsche Telekom integrates Alexa in the Qivicon smart home platform

Deutsche Telekom customers will soon be able to run their connected homes via an Alexa skill. Using only their voice they will be able to activate a range of preprogrammed situations and inform their smart home when they are present or absent.

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Connected home trends around the world

At present, North America leads the world connected home market. Favourable conditions for development — such as the recovery of the residential market — higher adoption rate of security systems

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How many smart lightbulbs does it take to make a connected home?

By all accounts, the vision of the connected home is still alive and well. That futuristic home where appliances are self-aware and interconnectivity between the physical and online worlds is seamless. But despite all the hype and grandiose predictions, that vision is still a bit blurry.

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devolo hits 30 million Powerline sales as connected home demand increases

Powerline manufacturer devolo reports that it has reached worldwide sales of over 30 million adapters for home networking.

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KPN, DT complete Dutch trial of QIVICON smart home platform and start commercial roll-out

Consumers in the Netherlands can now experience smart home services available from , the major Dutch telecoms operator, in partnership with Deutsche Telekom.

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The winners of the IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup are…

It was an amazing display of innovation once again at the recent WT | Wearable Technologies Conference SPAIN in Barcelona. Twenty-five finalists in IoT and M2M innovation were selected from almost 400 submissions from across the globe.

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Doing business in the smart home market

The smart – or connected – home market will be worth more than US$100 billion in a few years. The opportunities fall into several, but interconnected, camps.

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Driving innovation for surveillance and smart home market – and other key IoT developments

Matt Hatton, founder and CEO of Machina Research talks to Patrick Kuo, CEO of ThroughTek

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Finalists of the 4th IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup announced

It has been a tough evaluation process for the international expert jury of the IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup 2015/16, but the best and most innovative companies have now been selected.

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No let up in M&As as British Gas acquires AlertMe for £65m and ARM buys Dutch IoT security firm Offspark

London & Cambridge, UK – AlertMe announced on Friday it has agreed the sale of the company to British Gas (part of the Centrica plc group) in a deal said to be worth UK£65 million (US$100 million). This news follows on the heels of ARM’s purchase of Offspark, a Dutch IoT communications security company.

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Interoperable connected home platforms will succeed in 2015, predicts Deutsche Telekom

Jon Carter, Deutsche Telekom’s UK head of Business Development – Connected Home, has identified several key expectations for the sector in 2015. Here he shares his thoughts exclusively with M2M Now.

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The future of the connected home

I have a connected light bulb in my living room, says Sachin Mahajan. Whenever India plays a cricket match, it turns blue, telling me to switch on the TV and kick back.

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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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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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