D-Link @ CES 2015

I’ve never been a big fan of D-Link’s cylinder router device because it makes it hard to wall mount and external antennas perform better, so it has been good to see them shift away from that recently. I was surprised to see their stylish new line up of high-end 802.11AC routers including a three radio AC3200 available now, and two […]

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D-Link Working on the entire home

D-Link announces a whole suite of products for connecting your home at CES this year. While I don’t see anything earth-shatteringly new in the product line, the specs on each product appear to be good to great and seem to balance performance and ease of use well. Links, product descriptions, and PR are all below.      D-Link Breaks Mold with […]

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E FUN Debuts DIY Nexturn Home Automation Line

As predicted, CES 2015 is full of new home automation products, ideas, and companies. Andrew is planning on spendind some time with E FUN, so please feel free to post questions for them in the comments and Andrew can update you on what E FUN has to say about their Nexturn products. You can find their website linked in the […]

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ZigBee v. Bluetooth Mesh – Fight!?

There was a time when the whole ZigBee v. Bluetooth (BT) question would have been kind of silly. BT was very capable, but its power characteristics made unsuitable for the types of devices that a Home Automation (HA) protocol like ZigBee is intended to address. That has changed significantly over the last couple years, with BT LE (Low Energy) taking […]

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NETGEAR Announces Arlo Smart Home Security Kit (VMS3230)

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The rapid expansion of products in the Home Automation (HA) space this year has been amazing. As the “Internet of Things” gains ground, OEMs who have only dabbled in the past are focusing more on delivering holistic solutions. Today, NETGEAR becomes one of these vendors with their Arlo product line. Currently this only manifests as wireless video monitoring solution that […]

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D-Link Announces Affordable Wi-Fi Smart Plug

If you’re sold on Home Automation (HA) the cost, while sometimes unpleasant, is just part of what it takes to accomplish the larger goal. For those who aren’t as convinced or have simpler targets, spending a couple hundred dollars to “smart” one plug is a hard sell, which is where an item like the just announced D-Link DSP-W110. For $40 […]

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D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W215)

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Home automation has always been one of the most sought after pieces to anyone’s home or home theater environment—at least to our fans. Getting ready to watch a movie, you press a button and the lights dim, the curtains go down, and your movie collection shows up. In the past this was impossible to suggest without an exorbitant price tag, […]

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On Presence, a Chat with People Power

When I met with People Power at CES I was confused about where their technology fit into the home automation (HA) marketplace, or more specifically what the technology was and how it worked. They didn’t have a resource on hand to answer my questions so when after the show I had a chance to talk with David Moss, the CTO, […]

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