Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest builders of homes, announced today the world’s first Wi-Fi Certified home designs featuring home automation built-in and voice control by Amazon Alexa. The company says this new program is part of its Everything’s Included approach to home building.
iPatrol, a provider of home-monitoring solutions for the smart home, announces the availability of your own personal security robot they call Riley. Riley is an app-controlled Wi-Fi enabled roving security that patrols your house in the evening and alerts you via a notification if there is an intrusion.
But can Riley – cute little Riley – really protect you? Read on… [Read more…] about Sleep Soundly, Your Personal Security Robot Riley is Protecting You
Yamaha Corporation of America announced this week that it has updated its well-regarded RX-V line of A/V receivers adding several new and popular features such as new wireless capability, a new surround capability, and new streaming services. Included in this update are the 7.2-channel RX-V777BT, RX-V677, RX-V577…as well as the 5.1-channel RX-V477. The company notes that these models embody a rare combination of sound quality, convenience, and accessibility.
See more on this significant update to an already popular line of products from Yamaha… [Read more…] about Yamaha Updates Popular RX-V Line of A/V Receivers Adding Wireless & Streaming Services
Savant Systems, LLC said today that it has launched a new Wi-Fi-based universal remote control designed with today’s media room in mind. The sleek designed remote is said to fit well in your hand and is designed to be intuitive to operate…even in a multiple sub-system set-up. Even better, when connected to a Savant control ecosystem, the remote fully configures itself – eliminating the need for complex programming routines.
See more on this exciting new universal remote from Savant… [Read more…] about Savant Launches Wi-Fi Universal Remote Control That Configures Itself
Ube – a start-up company that offers new ways to implement the processing power of smartphones interlinked with cloud-based software to bring new possibilities to consumers at affordable prices – announced today that it has expanded the capabilities of its first product, a smart dimmer. This announcement was made in conjunction with the company’s launch of their smart dimmer project on crowdfunding site Kickstarter.
See the expanded capabilities of Ube’s smart dimmer, and the progress of its project, below… [Read more…] about Ube Announces It Has Expanded the Capabilities of Its New Smart Dimmer
Start-up Ube, the new company founded by former CEDIA CEO Utz Baldwin and partners, offers an all-new mobile device-optimized, cloud-based home control technology bringing new power – and new simplicity – to the masses. This new technology could be a highly disruptive game changer with a re-conceived business model that just might gut the heart of the highly lucrative residential systems installer market. Or not…
Today, Ube [pronounced YOU-bee] announced their first major step forward in the wake of their stunning technology show win at last fall’s DEMO 2012 in which the company received the People’s Choice Award earning them $1 million in media from the show’s promoter. Ube has begun a campaign on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo to raise funds so that the company can manufacturer their first 10,000 Wi-Fi smart dimmers. The company also announced a BETA test program open to residential A/V electronics installers and integrators.
See more on this fascinating first product Ube is launching on Indiegogo…and on the special “BETA” test program for integrators and installers… [Read more…] about Ube Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Crowdfund the Manufacture of 10,000 Wi-Fi Smart Dimmers
BREAKING NEWS – ube Launches Today at DEMO
For several years Utz Baldwin worked to further the cause of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), first as a member and – from 2008-2011 – as CEO. As the head of the CEDIA, Baldwin worked hard to ensure that the organization was aware of, and responsive to, the needs of its members and other associated stakeholders. However, ousted from the organization in 2011 under circumstances that were never fully made public, Baldwin seemed to disappear from view…until now.
Now, Baldwin is back…and his new company, with the happy-go-lucky name ube (pronounced yoo-bee)…is launching what they promise will be market-changing “disruptive technology”… [Read more…] about Former Harmonious Head of CEDIA Delivers Disruption – Launching ube Today
New research released today from marketing consultant Chetan Sharma says that the typical American home has on average a total of five connected devices. A connected device is any device which is connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi, wired, or cellular networks.