The Zigbee Alliance Has a Plan to Bring the Wireless Standard to the Commercial Construction Market

November 18, 2020

The Zigbee Alliance today announced an important movement within the Project Connected Home over IP initiative, forming a team dedicated to the development and promotion of the standard for commercial markets. This move is in alignment with the overall vision for the initiative, which is to develop and promote the adoption of a new, royalty-free […]

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Screen Innovations Intros Zigbee 3.0 Link Pro Z Controller and Smart Outlet

September 2, 2020

Screen Innovations just introduced two new products enabled with Zigbee 3.0 technology, the latest iteration of the Zigbee wireless communications protocol: a mesh controller powered by PoE and a smart outlet. SI’s new Zigbee 3.0 devices enable the control of Zigbee 3.0 and RTS shades (Radio Technology Somfy) via the Somfy TaHoma app on any […]

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Screen Innovations Will Introduce Zigbee 3.0 at ISE

January 21, 2020

Screen Innovations (SI) will introduce Zigbee 3.0-enabled products at ISE 2020, adding control via Amazon, Apple and Google. All three companies, along with the Zigbee Alliance, recently formed a working group, the Connected Home over IP (CHIP), to foster the universal adoption of the standard by leading smart home manufacturers. SI is actively participating in […]

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Zigbee Won! Apple, Amazon, Google, Samsung, Legrand Form Standards Alliance to Simplify Smart Home Control

December 19, 2019

Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance, this week, announced a new working group that plans to develop and promote the adoption of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products, with security as a fundamental design tenet. Zigbee Alliance board member companies such as IKEA, Legrand, NXP Semiconductors, Resideo, Samsung SmartThings, Schneider Electric, Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), Silicon Labs, […]

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Hogar Controls Debuts Pro Solutions Line for Smart Homes and Buildings at ISE 2018

February 6, 2018

Hogar Controls is launching their new Pro Solutions lineup of control and automation products for the residential and commercial markets at ISE 2018. At the core of Hogar Pro Solutions suite is the Home Controller (HC) Pro, a compact hub that uses Z-Wave Plus, Zigbee and Wi-Fi to connect and control smart home devices. This plug-in controller is small enough […]

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FutureSource Says Silicon Labs’ Z-Wave Deal May Herald New Dawn for Smart Homes

February 1, 2018

2018 could bring a breakthrough in smart home device interoperability. Silicon Labs – a Texas based manufacturer of ZigBee Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips – is set to buy the Z-Wave operations of Sigma Designs for $240 million. The deal could boost the $6 billion Smart Home industry*, which is already expected to grow strongly in the coming years. Silicon Labs originally […]

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Meet Milo, the First Combination Smart Speaker and Home Hub with Z-Wave Plus and the Google Assistant

January 9, 2018

The Milo Smart Home Speaker (Milo) by Hogar Controls claims to be the first combination smart speaker and home hub to include support for Z-Wave Plus; it also adds multi-platform access for Zigbee, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices. Milo’s integrated smart hub feature also works with the Google Assistant, so you can ask questions, control devices throughout your home, stream music and more. Milo leverages the Z-Wave […]

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RTI Adds Built-In Control Processor to KX3 3.5-Inch In-Wall Touchpanel

November 9, 2017

RTI announced today expanded capabilities for its hybrid KX3 3.5-inch in-wall touch panel keypad. Ideal for installations in homes, classrooms and conference rooms, the cost-effective device combines an in-wall touchscreen interface and a control processor into one pcustomizable unit. Allowing users to easily engage with their surroundings, the KX3 features a 3.5-inch color WVGA touchscreen, five customizable hard […]

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Control4 Expands Smart Lighting Line to Drive Retrofit Installs

February 1, 2017

Control4 has added new a Square Dual Load Wireless Dimmer and Square Dual Load Wireless Switch to expand its award-winning smart lighting line, enabling dealers to leverage the ZigBee wireless lighting solution for all projects, existing and new construction. Control4 Square Dual Load Wireless Lighting is a cost-effective and smart solution for split-load applications to […]

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RTI Ships T3x Remote Control

May 13, 2015

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has started their T3x wireless controller – a two-way controller that includes video intercom capabilities, a haptic feedback touchscreen, and grip sensors while sustaining an incredibly sleek design and a lower price than its predecessor. RTI’s T3x remote control is promoted as being completely customizable with a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen interface […]

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URC Announces “Screw-in Simple” LED Wireless Lighting

September 11, 2014

URC today announced URC LED Lighting, a ZigBee based wireless lighting control system that the company says is so easy to install that no high voltage experience is required. These new, affordable products are installed as part of a Total Control or ccGEN2 whole-house home automation project. The initial URC LED Lighting products include an […]

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RTI Finally Ships A Remote with Just the Right Amount of Buttons

August 15, 2014

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has announced that it is now shipping its newly designed T2i remote control. Offering many of the features of a high-end remote control, such as a color touch screen, dual-RF capability and fully programmable interface, the device allows users to leverage advanced technologies at what they care calling a “budget-friendly” price. […]

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BlackWire Designs Debuts New SafePlug Smart Energy Electrical Load Controller

September 25, 2013

BlackWire Designs’ latest introduction is called SafePlug 1313 Electrical Load Controller. With the ability to monitor energy consumption and control electrical loads, the new 1313 also provides automated on-off control of pumps, water heaters, HVAC, lights, fans, heaters and many other loads based on schedule, remote commands or local button pushes — all controllable via […]

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HAI by Leviton Releases Omni LTe Home Control System

October 2, 2012

HAI by Leviton announced today the launch of its new Omni LTe home control system. Omni LTe controllers are CP-01-compliant and UL-listed residential security and fire systems, detecting intrusion, smoke and fire, carbon monoxide, water and other hazards with wired or wireless sensors. The Omni LTe can control up to 32 individual lighting loads, accommodate up to four […]

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