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However, the key to Z-Wave not only surviving the threat of Matter but thriving with the opportunity that it brings, is the one thing Z-Wave has always been strong advocates for: interoperability.
Developing True Wireless Stereo (TWS) solutions and looking for tools that will accelerate development, cut time to market, and give your product that artificially intelligent edge? For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the AI-enabled TWS development kit from Knowles Corporation is designed to do just that. The kit is integrated with features multiple components that enable active noise cancellation (ANC), HD audio, voice command, and AI-enabled conversation enhancement capabilities.
Why it’s a pick: The Abode Smart Security Kit works with smart lighting, thermostats, voice control, and pretty much every other kind of smart-home device via support for wireless Zigbee and Z-Wave devices, as well as every major voice-control platform.
With its clean, balanced sound at all volume levels for both surround sound video and stereo music, this wireless home theater system could turn many home theater fans into wire cutters.
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.
(Contributed Article) Voice control as an embedded feature is no longer a surprise — it has become table stakes to play at the top of the market. In recognizing this, though, consumer electronics manufacturers could win a much bigger jackpot. IoT devices with voice control could be essential to allowing people to live longer, richer and more independent lives.
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.”
Khronos says their Viewer Certification Program enables 3D viewers across the industry to demonstrate that they can accurately and consistently display 3D products. That, says the standards organization, clears the way for reliable 3D and AR-powered shopping across multiple platforms and devices.
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
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.
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: 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
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.
(Contributed Article) Collaboration and connection are what many workers say they miss most from in-person interactions. Computing platforms with reliable and high-quality audio input capability, seamless connectivity, and context awareness are an important combination of that bridge supporting the future of work.
Timing is everything, whether it’s in delivering a joke, hitting a late-inning home run, transporting a data packet, or sending control signals. As network timing has taken on importance, protocols have evolved from Network Time Protocol to IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol to TSN. 5G’s requirement for Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC) brings new iterations of the TSN standard.
Enclave Audio aims to prove you can have it all when it comes to a wireless home theater surround sound system.
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.
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.
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.”