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  • Sigma Designs makes secure interoperability easy with Z-Wave SmartStart
    Sigma Designs, provider of intelligent SoC solutions for smart TV and IoT for smart home, announced the availability of Z-Wave SmartStart, comprising the new Z-Wave protocol and Z-Wave gateway software layers, which improve installation and enable uniform out-of-the-box set-up of Z-Wave smart home d
    Editor / Provider: Samantha Shen | Updated: 2017 / 10 / 3
  • Alexa vs. Cortana: What needs to change for Microsoft to succeed
    The digital assistant and smart speaker industry is still young, but Amazon's Alexa has emerged as a leader. It does have competitors, such as Microsoft's Cortana. As of yet, though, Microsoft has not been able to catch up to Amazon in this area.
    Editor / Provider: Samantha Shen | Updated: 2018 / 5 / 31
  • IoT energy efficiency: Machine learning from long-term habits
    Rising energy costs is a reality: utility bills are increasing, and this can be a concern for a lot of homeowners. Using (or even wasting) more energy than needed is problematic for the environment, but also for our wallets.
    Editor / Provider: Samantha Shen | Updated: 2018 / 8 / 10
  • Verdigris puts IoT meters inside buildings to track energy use
    Managing energy consumption is not an easy task, and energy-efficiency enabler Verdigris is placing IoT meters inside buildings to measure energy use of individual devices to detect any abnormal consumption, so that building managers can fix problems accordingly.
    Editor / Provider: John Liu | Updated: 2018 / 8 / 14
  • NodOn uses EnOcean devices to reduce energy use in buildings
    Lighting and HVAC are two major sources of energy consumption in office buildings. Property managers can cut down the energy use either by making costly system overhauls or installing IoT devices to eliminate unnecessary energy use.
    Editor / Provider: John Liu | Updated: 2018 / 8 / 29
  • The intuitive voice interface to become more common in office: Mode:Green
    There has been more and more adoption of voice control, and the new user interface is now finding its way into the workplace. Bill Lally, President of Mode:Green, a company that designs turn-key systems for audiovisual, energy management, lighting and HVAC control, shared with SMAhome...
    Editor / Provider: John Liu | Updated: 2018 / 3 / 14