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    • Home automation

    • Home automation or smart home (also known as domotics or domotica) is the residential extension of building automation and involves the control and automation of lighting, heating (such as smart thermostats), ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), and security, as well as home appliances such as washer/dryers, ovens or ... Read »


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    • List of home automation software

    • Home Automation software is software that facilitates control of common appliances found in a home, office, or sometimes a commercial setting, such as lights, HVAC equipment, access control, sprinklers, and other devices. Software typically provides for scheduling tasks, such as turning sprinklers on at the appropriate ... Read »


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    • Unity Systems

    • Unity Systems was a home automation company. It released in 1985 the Unity Home Manager which was one of the earliest home automation systems. It featured a green monochrome touchscreen display with options such as temperature settings, floor plans, lighting control, the sprinkler system, HVAC control, security and gen ... Read »


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    • Aeon Labs

    • Aeon Labs

      Aeon Labs is a home automation and electronics company based in Silicon Valley, California known both as Aeon Labs and Aeotec. As a company, Aeon Labs' core focus is on the development and sale of Z-Wave compatible accessories which it makes available under its own name, its Aeotec sub-brand, and as white labelled goo ... Read »


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    • Alarm.com

    • Alarm.com, Inc is a US based technology company that provides cloud based services for remote control, home automation and monitoring services. Services include interactive security, video monitoring, energy management and home automation, and are enabled through an ecosystem of integrated devices and hardware partners ... Read »


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    • AlertMe

    • AlertMe is a UK smart Tech company that provides energy and home monitoring hardware and services. AlertMe produces hardware and software to enable users to monitor and control their home energy use. In 2015 the company was acquired by British Gas Trading Limited for £65 million. In April 2016 the limited company w ... Read »


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    • AllJoyn

    • AllJoyn

      AllJoyn was a collaborative open source software framework that allows devices to communicate with other devices around them. AllJoyn framework is flexible, promotes proximal network and cloud connection is optional. A simple example would be a motion sensor letting a light bulb know no one is in the room it is lightin ... Read »


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    • Amaryllo

    • Amaryllo International B.V.

      Amaryllo International B.V., founded in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is a pioneer in robotic cameras. Amaryllo develops a new type of patent-pending robotic cameras that can talk, hear, sense, recognize human faces, and auto-track intruders 360 degrees and even from behind. Company debuted world's first security robot b ... Read »


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    • Belkin Wemo

    • Belkin WeMo

      WeMo is a series of products from Belkin International, Inc. that enables users to control home electronics from anywhere. The product suite includes a switch, motion sensor, Insight Switch, light switch, camera and app. The WeMo Switch can be plugged into any home outlet, which can then be controlled from an iOS or An ... Read »


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    • Bticino

    • Bticino

      Bticino S.p.A. is an Italian metalworking company that operates in the field of electrical low voltage equipment used for residential, employment and production. Bticino proposes solutions for the energy distribution, for the communication (intercoms and video intercoms) and for the control of light, sound, climate and ... Read »


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    • Bus SCS

    • SCS is an acronym for "Sistema Cablaggio Semplificato" ("Simplified Cable Solution"). It uses a fieldbus network protocol and has applications in the field of home automation and building automation. It is used mainly in bTicino and Legrand installations. An SCS bus is based on a sheathed twisted pair formed of tw ... Read »


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    • Central Security Group

    • Central Security Group, Inc.

      Central Security Group, Inc. provides installation, service, and monitoring for security systems and energy management and home automation services for residential and commercial customers. The company uses an authorized dealer network, internal sales team and branch offices to sell and install its security systems. Th ... Read »


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    • CHAIN (industry standard)

    • The CECED Convergence Working Group has defined a new platform, called CHAIN (Ceced Home Appliances Interoperating Network), which defines a protocol for interconnecting different home appliances in a single multibrand system. It allows for control and automation of all basic appliance-related services in a home: e.g. ... Read »


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    • Clipsal C-Bus

    • C-Bus is a home-automation product range from the Clipsal brand owned by Schneider Electric. Since 1994 it has grown to include approximately 400 products. It is primarily used as a Lighting control system but also supports other automation functions such as irrigation and security. The initial products were labelled ... Read »


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    • Control4

    • Control4

      Control4 develops smart home automation systems to control lighting, entertainment, security, energy, and other connected devices. The company's 2013 initial public offering was considered to be the 'first pure-play home automation IPO ever.' Control4 is based in Draper, Utah with offices in York, England; Shanghai, Ch ... Read »


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    • Daintree Networks

    • Daintree Networks

      Daintree Networks, Inc. is a building automation company that provides wireless control systems for commercial and industrial buildings. Commercial building control and lighting control systems can reduce energy consumption, cost, and carbon footprint, and comply with "green" building regulations. Daintree's ControlSc ... Read »


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    • Dishwasher

    • A dishwasher is a mechanical device for cleaning dishware and cutlery. Unlike manual dishwashing, which relies largely on physical scrubbing to remove soiling, the mechanical dishwasher cleans by spraying hot water, typically between 45 and 75 °C (110 and 170 °F), at the dishes, with lower temperatures used ... Read »


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    • Do Button

    • IFTTT

      IFTTT is a free web-based service that allows users to create chains of simple conditional statements, called "applets", which are triggered based on changes to other web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. IFTTT is an abbreviation of "If This Then That". An example "applet" might consist of se ... Read »


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    • Domestic robot

    • A domestic robot, or service robot, is an autonomous robot that is used for household chores. Thus far, there are only a few limited models, though speculators, such as Bill Gates, have suggested that they could become more common in the future. Many domestic robots are used for basic household chores. Others are educa ... Read »


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    • Comparison of domestic robots

    • Domestic robots can vary widely in their capabilities and tasks. Sensors include: cliff or stair sensors, motion sensors, ultrasonic object sensors, dirt sensors, IR sensors, and more. Intelligence varies also. Some have none while others can map out their environment and maneuver using complex algorithms. ^ Prelimina ... Read »


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    • Dropcam

    • Dropcam, Inc.

      Dropcam, Inc. was an American technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company is known for its Wi-Fi video streaming cameras, Dropcam and Dropcam Pro, that allow people to view live feeds through Dropcam’s cloud-based service. On June 20, 2014, it was announced that Google's Nest Labs bo ... Read »


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    • Dynalite

    • Dynalite is a lighting and automation control system developed in Sydney, Australia by a company of the same name. In 2009 the company was bought by Phillips to become Phillips-Dynalite. The system is commonly used for lighting control, building automation, home automation and room automation applications and is sold w ... Read »


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    • E-Home Automation

    • e-Home AUTOMATION

      e-Home AUTOMATION (Arabic: إي هوم اوتوماشن‎‎) is an Arabic company that develops software and manufactures systems for home automation, home security and audio/video control. Systems created by e-Home include servers, touchscreens, keypads, and lighting control systems. ... Read »


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    • Ecobee

    • ecobee Inc.

      ecobee is a home automation company that makes thermostats for residential and commercial use. They are controlled using a companion app available for iOS, Android and the Apple Watch. The ecobee3 is ecobee's flagship product. It is a touchscreen thermostat that works with up to 32 remote temperature and motion se ... Read »


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    • Electronics Design Group

    • EDGonline.com Electronics Design Group, Inc. (EDG) is a home theater room design and engineering contractor that specializes in the design, integration and installation of high-end home movie theater and home automation system technologies for private residences, as well as a provider of complete theater, light contro ... Read »


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    • Ember (company)

    • Ember was an American company based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, which is now owned by Silicon Labs. Ember had a radio development centre in Cambridge, England, and distributors worldwide. It developed ZigBee wireless networking technology that enabled companies involved in energy technologies to help make buildings ... Read »


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    • ESP Easy

    • ESP Easy is an free and open source MCU firmware for IoT (Internet of Things). and originally developed by the LetsControlIt.com community (formerly known as ESP8266.nu community. It runs on ESP8266 and ESP32 Wi-Fi based MCU (Micro Controller Unit) platforms for IoT (Internet of Things) from Espressif Systems. The name ... Read »


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    • Extron Electronics

    • Extron Electronics, commonly known as Extron, is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer in the professional AV (audiovisual) market. The company has products that cover fields including: video and computer interfacing, switching, and signal distribution to professional displays and projectors. Extron operates over 30 ... Read »


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    • FoldiMate

    • The FoldiMate is a laundry folding machine designed to fold clothes and comes with an optional de-wrinkling solution. The user clips each piece of clothing onto the machine’s integrated rack, which holds about 15 to 20 pieces. As each item is pulled into the machine another items can be clipped so there is no limi ... Read »


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    • Garageio

    • Garageio

      Garageio is a smart home garage door controller created by Alottazs Labs, LLC headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Alottazs Labs, LLC is a privately held company founded in October 2012. Garageio is an Internet of Things product providing managed garage and gate access via a smartphone and other web-enabled devices. Garag ... Read »


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    • Generalized Automation Language

    • Two forms of GAL are available. The first is General Automation Language for device automation and the second is Generalized Automation Language (GAL) which a very high level programming language for MVS based systems such as OS/390 and z/OS. Developed by iLED to provide a common language for standardising automat ... Read »


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    • GreenPeak Technologies

    • GreenPeak Technologies

      GreenPeak Technologies is an Utrecht, Netherlands-based fabless company developing semiconductor products and software solutions for the IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee wireless market segment. ZigBee technology is used for Smart Home data communications and to facilitate the Internet of Things, the term used to refer to devi ... Read »


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    • Hive Connected Home

    • Hive is a trademark owned by Centrica Connected Home Limited that produces smart home devices. It is one of the largest connected home providers in the UK and, as of August 2016, the company had more than 360,000 customers. Using the Hive app and website, customers can control a range of internet-connected devices, fr ... Read »


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    • Home automation for the elderly and disabled

    • The form of home automation called assistive domotics focuses on making it possible for older adults and people with disabilities to remain at home, safe and comfortable. Home automation is becoming a viable option for older adults and people with disabilities who would prefer to stay in the comfort of their homes rath ... Read »


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    • HomeLink Wireless Control System

    • The HomeLink Wireless Control System is a radio frequency (RF) transmitter integrated into some automobiles that can be programmed to activate devices such as garage door openers, RF-controlled lighting, gates and locks, including those with rolling codes. The system features three buttons, most often found on the dri ... Read »


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    • HomeOS

    • HomeOS is the working title of a home automation operating system under development by Microsoft Research. Microsoft Research announced the project in 2010. HomeOS communicates with Microsoft's cloud-based Lab of Things infrastructure. ... Read »


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    • HomeRF

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    • Home Radio Frequency Working Group

      HomeRF was a wireless networking specification for home devices. It was developed in 1998 by the Home Radio Frequency Working Group, a consortium of mobile wireless companies that included Proxim Wireless, Intel, Siemens AG, Motorola, Philips and more than 100 other companies. The group was disbanded in January 2003 a ... Read »


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    • IEC 61030

    • D²B (Domestic Digital Bus, IEC 61030) is an IEC standard for a low-speed multi-master serial communication bus for home automation applications. It was originally developed by Philips in the 1980s. In 2006 it has been withdrawn by IEC because another standard was proposed, JTC1 SC 83/WG1. There remain many IEC61030- ... Read »


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    • Instabus

    • Instabus, is a decentralized open system to manage and control electrical devices within a facility. It is developed by Berker, Gira, Jung, Merten and Siemens AG. There are about 200 companies of electrical supplies using this communication protocol. The EIB (European Installation Bus) allows all electrical components ... Read »


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    • Intelligent Home Control

    • Intelligent House Concept is a building automation system using a star configured topology with wires to each device. Originally made by LK, but now owned by Schneider Electric and sold as "IHC Intelligent House Concept". The system is made up of a central controller and up to 8 input modules and 16 output modules. Ea ... Read »


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    • IP500 Alliance

    • The IP500 Alliance with seat in Berlin is an international organization of manufacturers of products and systems for the building automation (e.g. Bosch, Honeywell, Siemens, OMRON, TOYOTA TSUSHO, in addition, medium-size enterprises), of system integrators as well as of operators of buildings and industrial plants. A g ... Read »


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    • ISmartAlarm

    • iSmartAlarm

      iSmartAlarm is a do-it-yourself (DIY) smart home security system controlled with a user’s smartphone. The system and devices are designed and manufactured by iSmart Alarm, Inc, a start-up based in Sunnyvale, California. The system uses a hub connected to a home’s router to allow users control of home securit ... Read »


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    • KNX (standard)

    • KNX is a standardized (EN 50090, ISO/IEC 14543), OSI-based network for building automation. KNX is the successor to, and convergence of, three previous standards: the (EHS), BatiBUS, and the European Installation Bus (EIB or Instabus). The KNX standard is administered by the KNX Association. The standard is base ... Read »


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    • Kodenshi AUK Group

    • Kodenshi AUK Group

      Kodenshi AUK Group is a conglomerate of two companies, Kodenshi Corporation based in Kyoto, Japan and AUK Corporation based in Iksan, South Korea. Kodenshi Corporation was established in May 1972, in Uji-shi, Kyoto, Japan as a semiconductor producing company. The Company has been active in the optical semiconducto ... Read »


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    • Lagotek

    • Lagotek was a privately held company specializing in home automation. It was founded in 2005 by four former Microsoft employees and it is located in Bellevue, WA. Lagotek developed Home Intelligence Platform (HIP) technology. The 4 founders of Lagotek are Eugene Luskin, Alex Grach, David Kizhnerman and Lev Tcherkachine ... Read »


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    • Laundroid

    • The Laundroid is a home appliance and robot, used to automatically wash, dry, sort and fold clothes to a dedicated closet. It was first introduced and demonstrated at the 2015 CEATEC consumer electronics show in Tokyo. It was jointly developed by Daiwa House, Panasonic, and Seven Dreamers. Its image-recognition system ... Read »


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    • LIFX

    • LIFX

      LIFX (pronounced Life-X) is a line of energy-efficient, multi-color, Wi-Fi enabled LED light bulbs that can be controlled via a Wi-Fi equipped device such as a smartphone or smartwatch. LIFX bulbs are equipped with a Wi-Fi microcontroller that uses master/slave concept. The master light bulb connects to the router via ... Read »


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    • Lighting control system

    • A lighting control system is an intelligent network based lighting control solution that incorporates communication between various system inputs and outputs related to lighting control with the use of one or more central computing devices. Lighting control systems are widely used on both indoor and outdoor lighting of ... Read »


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    • LinuxMCE

    • LinuxMCE (Linux Media Center Edition) is a free and open source software platform with a 10-foot user interface designed to allow a computer to act as a home theater PC (HTPC) for the living-room TV, personal video recorder, and home automation system. It allows control of everything in the home, from lighting and clim ... Read »


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    • Lockitron

    • Lockitron is a device which can lock and unlock doors via remote control, typically via a smartphone. Lockitron is made by Apigy, a start-up based in Mountain View, California. Apigy was a graduate of the Y Combinator start-up accelerator. Multiple models of Lockitron have been manufactured, including one that fits ov ... Read »


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    • LonWorks

    • LonWorks (local operating network) is a networking platform specifically created to address the needs of control applications. The platform is built on a protocol created by Echelon Corporation for networking devices over media such as twisted pair, powerlines, fiber optics, and RF. It is used for the automation of var ... Read »


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    • Marata Vision

    • Marata is a brand owned by Polaron Controls, part of Cooper Controls. Marata's principal business activity is distribution of video display, integration and control equipment for domestic and commercial use. Marata Vision is based in Watford, Herts, UK, close by the Polaron headquarters. Marata Vision was purchased o ... Read »


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    • Misfit (company)

    • Misfit, Inc.

      Misfit is an American consumer electronics company founded in 14 October 2011 by Sonny Vu, Sridhar Iyengar and John Sculley, owned by Fossil Group. It specializes in wearable technology that utilizes sensors and home automation products. Misfit's wearable activity trackers are unique in design, and count sleep, calorie ... Read »


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    • MiWi

    • MiWi

      MiWi and MiWi P2P are wireless protocols designed by Microchip Technology that use small, low-power digital radios based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard for wireless personal area networks (WPANs). It is designed for low data transmission rates and short distance, cost constrained networks, such as industrial monitori ... Read »


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    • Motion detector

    • A motion detector is a device that detects moving objects, particularly people. Such a device is often integrated as a component of a system that automatically performs a task or alerts a user of motion in an area. They form a vital component of security, automated lighting control, home control, energy efficiency, and ... Read »


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    • Muzzley

    • Muzzley Corp.

      Muzzley is an app to control your Internet of Things devices. The app, available for iOS, Android and Windows 10 allows you to control these devices. They provide third party devices integrations through their API's and SDK's for manufacturers to directly embed into their micro controllers. Muzzley was founded in ... Read »


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    • Myfox

    • Myfox

      Myfox is a privately held French company that designs and produces connected, sensor-driven and wireless home security equipment. Its focus is on home automation products that integrate with category eco-systems (IFTTT,Works with Nest…). Myfox's flagship products are the Myfox Home Alarm and the Myfox Security Ca ... Read »


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    • MysteryVibe

    • MysteryVibe

      MysteryVibe is a British health & lifestyle brand that designs, develops and manufactures luxury pleasure products in the UK. They have been featured in publications such as BBC, Independent, Economist, Times, Glamour, Elle, WSJ, CNBC, The Guardian, FastCompany, TechCrunch, NBC, VentureBeat, Psychologies, Stylist and E ... Read »


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    • Nest Labs

    • Nest Labs

      Nest Labs is a home automation producer of programmable, self-learning, sensor-driven, Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats, smoke detectors, and other security systems. It introduced the Nest Learning Thermostat in 2011 as its first product. The Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector was then introduced in October 2013. ... Read »


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    • Netatmo

    • Netatmo

      Founded in 2011, Netatmo is a French company specializing in connected objects. Their four products (weather station, thermostat and camera) have been awarded by the "CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards" in 2013, 2014 and 2015 . In 2015, Welcome, won 4 awards in the following categories: "Smart Home", "Home A ... Read »


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    • NorthStar Alarm

    • NorthStar Alarm, also known as NorthStar Home or NorthStar Alarm Services, LLC, is a Utah-based home security provider that was founded in 2000. NorthStar is an authorized Honeywell Security Products Dealer, headquartered in Orem, Utah, and services homeowners and residents in 20 states throughout the U.S. NorthSt ... Read »


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    • One-Net

    • ONE-NET is an open-source standard for wireless networking. ONE-NET was designed for low-cost, low-power (battery-operated) control networks for applications such as home automation, security & monitoring, device control, and sensor networks. ONE-NET is not tied to any proprietary hardware or software, and can be imple ... Read »


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    • OpenHAN

    • The OpenHAN standards for home networks (sometimes called home grids) was promoted by groups such as openAMI and UtilityAMI. Both efforts aim to standardize powerline networking interoperation from a utility point of view and ensure reliable communications co-extant with AC power outlets. Both utilities and vendors of ... Read »


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    • OpenPicus

    • OpenPicus is an Italian hardware company who designs and produce Internet of Things system on modules called Flyport. Flyport is open hardware and the openPicus framework and IDE are open software. Flyport is a stand-alone system on module, no external processor is needed to create IoT applications. OpenPicus was ... Read »


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    • OpenTherm

    • OpenTherm (OT) is a standard used in central heating systems for the communication between a central heating boiler and a thermostatic controller. As a standard, OpenTherm is independent of any single manufacturer. A controller from manufacturer A can in principle be used to control a boiler from manufacturer B. Howe ... Read »


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    • OpenWebNet

    • OpenWebNet is a developed by Bticino since 2000. The OpenWebNet protocol allows a "high-level" interaction between a remote unit and Bus SCS of MyHome domotic system. The latest protocol evolution has been improved to allow interaction with well-known home automation systems like KNX and DMX512-A system, by using app ... Read »


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    • Opnode

    • opnode, from "open node", is the term given to the open source controllers designed by www.opnode.org for the home automation community. An opnode, being a node, is part of a network. Within this network, every opnode communicates with each other, and even with third-party nodes, forming a distributed intelligence. Th ... Read »


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    • Parrot SA

    • Parrot

      Parrot SA is a French wireless products manufacturer company based in Paris, France. It was founded in 1994 by Christine/M De Tourvel, Jean-Pierre Talvard and Henri Seydoux. Stock symbol on Paris stock exchange: PARRO and company is currently a member of the CAC Small 90. The firm specializes in technologies involving ... Read »


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    • QIVICON

    • Qivicon is an alliance of companies from different industries that was founded in 2011 by Deutsche Telekom. The companies are collaborating on a cross-vendor, wireless-based home automation solution that has been available in the German market since fall 2013. It includes products in the areas of energy, security, and ... Read »


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    • Responsive architecture

    • Responsive architecture is an evolving field of architectural practice and research. Responsive architectures are those that measure actual environmental conditions (via sensors) to enable buildings to adapt their form, shape, color or character responsively (via actuators). Responsive architectures aim to refine and ... Read »


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    • Ring Video Doorbell

    • Ring

      The Ring Video Doorbell (previously known as Doorbot) is a smart doorbell, created by entrepreneur James Siminoff in 2012 that includes an infrared camera, and Wi-Fi connectivity. When the doorbell is pressed, the app begins a VOIP video call to connected smartphones, so that the owner can see and speak with whoever is ... Read »


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    • Robotic vacuum cleaner

    • A robotic vacuum cleaner, often called a robovac, is an autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner that has intelligent programming and a limited vacuum cleaning system. Some designs use spinning brushes to reach tight corners. Others combine a number of cleaning features (mopping, UV sterilization, etc.) simultaneous to vacuum ... Read »


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    • Sensibo

    • Sensibo

      Sensibo is a consumer IoT technology company and producer of smart air conditioning solutions. Sensibo was founded in November 2013 by Omer Enbar and Ran Roth. The idea originated around 2004 when Omer Enbar had built a personal control system to activate his air conditioner via email prior to biking home from wo ... Read »


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    • Sentroller

    • A Sentroller, used in the Internet of Things is a sensor, controller or actuator or combination of these three. The current Internet is an Internet of people, based on people communicating with people, using (smart) phones, tablets, laptops and computers. But this is changing: equipment and devices connected to the In ... Read »


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    • Shifra Smart Homes

    • Shifra Smart Homes (Arabic: شيفرة للمنازل الذكية )is a home automation provider based out of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Shifra Smart Homes provide control systems for lighting, appliances, air conditioning, motorized curtains, Infrared systems, security, vid ... Read »


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    • SM4All

    • SM4All (Smart hoMes for All) is an international scientific research project funded by the European Community. It started on September 1, 2008 and will end on August 31, 2011. The SM4All project aims at studying and developing an innovative middleware platform for inter-working of smart embedded services in immersive a ... Read »


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    • Smart doorbell

    • A smart doorbell is an internet-connected doorbell that notifies the smartphone of the home owner when a guest arrives to the entrance of the door. It activates when the guest press the button of the doorbell, or alternatively, when the doorbell senses a guest with its built-in motion sensors. The smart door bell allow ... Read »


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    • Smart lighting

    • Smart lighting is a lighting technology designed for energy efficiency. This may include high efficiency fixtures and automated controls that make adjustments based on conditions such as occupancy or daylight availability. Lighting is the deliberate application of light to achieve some aesthetic or practical effect. It ... Read »


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    • Smart thermostat

    • Smart thermostats are devices that can be used with home automation and are responsible for controlling a home's heating and/or air conditioning. They perform the same functions as a Programmable thermostat as they allow the user to control the temperature of their home throughout the day using a schedule, such as sett ... Read »


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    • Smart, connected products

    • Smart, connected products are products, assets and other things embedded with processors, sensors, software and connectivity that allow data to be exchanged between the product and its environment, manufacturer, operator/user, and other products and systems. Connectivity also enables some capabilities of the product to ... Read »


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    • StarDraw

    • Founded in 1993 by ex-Microsoft development manager David SnippStardraw is a company that makes audio/visual system integration and design software. Stardraw has two different but related sets of software both for the Audio-visual (A/V) market Stardraw's design software is for creating documentation of audio/visu ... Read »


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    • Timer

    • A timer is a specialized type of clock for measuring time intervals. By function timers can be categorized to two main types. A timer which counts upwards from zero for measuring elapsed time is often called a stopwatch; a device which counts down from a specified time interval is more usually called a timer or a count ... Read »


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    • Twine (device)

    • Twine is a stand-alone device that uses sensors to detect parts of its environment and that connects to a wifi network to communicate. Rules loaded into the Twine can test for sensor conditions and, based on logic, send messages through email or SMS, make an HTTP request, or light a LED. It can act as a data logger. T ... Read »


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    • Universal Home API

    • Universal Home API, or UHAPI, is an application programming interface (API) for consumer electronics appliances, created by the UHAPI Forum. The objective of UHAPI is to enable standard middleware to run on audio/video streaming platforms via a hardware-independent industry standard API. UHAPI is complementary to most ... Read »


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    • Universal powerline bus

    • Universal powerline bus (UPB) is a proprietary software protocol for power line communication between devices used for home automation. Household electrical wiring is used to send digital data between UPB devices via pulse-position modulation. Communication can be peer to peer, with no central controller necessary. U ... Read »


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    • Uxari


    • Vacuum cleaner

    • A vacuum cleaner, also known as a sweeper, is a device that uses an air pump (a centrifugal fan in all but some of the very oldest models), to create a partial vacuum to suck up dust and dirt, usually from floors, and from other surfaces such as upholstery and draperies. The dirt is collected by either a dustbag or a ... Read »


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    • Vivint

    • Vivint, Inc.

      Vivint, Inc. (formerly known as APX Alarm Security Solutions Inc.) is a private smart home services provider in the United States and Canada. In 2012, The Blackstone Group acquired Vivint for more than $2 billion. As of August 2016, Vivint had more than one million customers in the U.S. and Canada. Vivint is listed on ... Read »


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    • Washing machine

    • A washing machine (laundry machine, clothes washer, or washer) is a machine used to wash laundry, such as clothing and sheets. The term is mostly applied to machines that use water as opposed to dry cleaning (which uses alternative cleaning fluids, and is performed by specialist businesses) or ultrasonic cleaners. Laun ... Read »


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    • Window blind

    • A window blind is a type of window covering. There are many different kinds of window blinds which use a variety of control systems. A typical window blind is made up of several long horizontal or vertical slats of various types of hard material, including wood, plastic or metal which are held together by cords that ru ... Read »


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    • Withings

    • Withings

      Withings (pronounced "with-things") is a French consumer electronics company headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and Hong Kong, distributing products worldwide. Withings is known for design and innovation in connected health devices, such as the first Wi-Fi scale ... Read »


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    • X10 (industry standard)

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      Coordinates: 39°55′32″N 116°26′30″E / 39.9255°N 116.4416°E / 39.9255; 116.4416 Xiaomi Inc. (Chinese Mandarin: [ɕi̯àu̯mì], Chinese: ; pinyin: Xiǎomǐ Kējì, literally "millet technology";English pronunciation: /ˌʃiaʊˈmiː/ or /Ê ... Read »


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    • Z-URC

    • Z-URC is combination of Z-Wave and universal remote controls. This allows users to not only enable their consumer electronics but their home automated devices as well. Z-Wave is a low power RF wireless solution to home electronics that uses mesh networking technology. It is a technology that allows users to send s ... Read »


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    • Z-Wave

    • Z-Wave

      Z-Wave is a wireless communications protocol used primarily for home automation. It is oriented to the residential control and automation market and is intended to provide a simple and reliable method to wirelessly control lighting, HVAC, security systems, home cinema, automated window treatments, swimming pool and sp ... Read »


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    • ZigBee

    • ZigBee

      ZigBee is an IEEE 802.15.4-based specification for a suite of high-level communication protocols used to create personal area networks with small, low-power digital radios, such as for home automation, medical device data collection, and other low-power low-bandwidth needs, designed for small scale projects which need ... Read »


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