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The Khronos Group, an open consortium of companies creating graphics and compute interoperability standards, has unveiled a way to certify 3D-animation viewers created by different companies for online shopping.
Yet “there is no true air-gap system,” says Yanir Laubshtein, vice president of cybersecurity and industry at NanoLock Security Inc., an Israeli firm which counters cyberattacks at the device level. “Someone, somewhere will need to approach the system to maintain or upgrade it.”
Multiple clients quoted – Z-Wave Alliance, Abode, Powerhouse Alliance
“There are a multitude of considerations for FMs in preparing buildings for re-opening and ongoing management post-COVID. Communication technology such as digital signage, wayfinding, and content management systems bring people together, communicate changes and important messages, streamline operational costs and resources, and support productivity.” -Tomer Mann, 22Miles
This year marks 20 years since Z-Wave was introduced to the world. Initially born out of an idea by Danish company, Zensys, the smart home wireless protocol went live way back in 2001. Back then, it was one of a number of technologies that were being developed to enable and power the home automation boom, but it has more than stood the test of time.
The wide impact of the attack and news that the company paid the DarkSide gang would almost certainly inspire other groups to target other major infrastructure, said Yanir Laubshtein, vice president of cybersecurity at NanoLock Security.
Enclave Audio: Thanks to clever use of the WiSA (a new-ish wireless surround sound) protocol, all you have to do is find a power outlet for each speaker and plug in a small Roku-size box to your TV’s ARC port. Bada bing, bada boom: THX-certified surround sound! …if you’re after truly great sound with soundbar-like convenience, it doesn’t get better than this.
A network is only as secure as its most vulnerable device. For true security, companies should give employees the tools to secure all the devices on their network, not just their work-issued phone or laptop. – Giles Sutton, CEDIA
Crestron is launching a new smart thermostat, a touchscreen device that can installed in newly constructed homes — and pre-existing spaces as well. Crucial to the new Horizon Thermostat is a two-wire design, meaning the device can be put in place without a common wire, and can stay running without the need of a battery.
There are few names as recognizable as Hunter Douglas when it comes to custom interior home shades. We found the company’s PowerView line is about as luxe as it gets with a dizzying array of designs and materials as well as top-notch HomeKit support.
“It has never been a more important time to assess how the workplace must shift and how technology will play a role. Many executive teams have been preparing for this return to the office for months, while others are still developing plans. Regardless of timing, the notion of how the office itself will need to change remains an important consideration. The meeting rooms and spaces that employees will return to must look much different than the ones that they left.” – Dana Corey, Avocor
High-end cameras regularly cost $150 or more per device, which makes it difficult to fully outfit your entire home without breaking the bank. Abode is offering a solution to this problem with the Abode Cam 2, a small home security camera fully loaded with all the features you need.
Ranjan Singh, executive VP of technology for workplace tech firm Creston, believes that offices will need to accommodate a more “transient” workforce when employees begin to filter back through the doors.
Z-Wave technology stands out for a few reasons – our legacy in the industry (this year is Z-Wave’s 20-year anniversary), robust interoperable product ecosystem, technology benefits such as low-power consumption and backwards compatibility, and a commitment to security and innovation in the market,” says Mitch Klein, executive director at the Z-Wave Alliance.
Consumers who want a wide selection of equipment with flexible plans for professional monitoring will probably be pleased with Abode. Plus, its home security system is compatible with all the major smart home ecosystems, so adding smart home equipment is easy.
Enclave Audio aims to prove you can have it all when it comes to a wireless home theater surround sound system.
The flexibility to support teams cycling through in-person and remote work highlights the need for investment in cloud-based services to support the workflows of the future at scale. Crestron Executive VP, Product and Technology, Ranjan Singh, offers perspective.
Arguably the king of the category is Hunter Douglas, with a range of shades, blinds, rollers, shutters and more so wide, you’d be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed.
“It’s not an understatement to say that Crestron has been focusing on the smart office and smart home many years before it became fashionable.”
Insight from Peter Huss, Applications Engineer, AMETEK Powervar, “Facilities managers and executives should look for ways to optimize equipment performance, extend equipment life cycles, reduce operating and maintenance costs, and manage risk.”
“Vulkan, an alternative graphics API to DirectX, now supports ray tracing for game developers, the Khronos Group announced with its official release of a new SDK (Software Development Kit).”