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Feb 28 2014 09:26 PM | Dan (electron) in News
Homeseer just announced they are now offering a tabletop Android touch screen. Customized to run HSTouch upon boot-up, the unit seems to feature average specs, but it does look pretty nice and price isn't bad either ($149 with coupon TT-20)....
Feb 26 2014 01:30 PM | Dan (electron) in News
Savant's Smart Series products are available to order now, and installations through Savant integrators will begin March 17, 2014. Read below for full press release.
Feb 26 2014 08:20 AM | Dan (electron) in News
Control4 just announced that they are now able to integrate with 5 'leading' manufacturers of surveillance hardware thanks to these companies adding support for Control4's Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP), not to be confused with Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP). The companies are:
- Channel Vision
Feb 25 2014 02:13 PM | Dan (electron) in News
It's disappointing whenever we hear about yet another security issue with devices/service we use every day. But one of the advantages of this type of exposure is that other companies will sometimes pay attention and learn some lessons.
It looks like Plum (formerly known as Ube, personally, I still can't get used to this name) is using this opportunity to share their security strategy in a KickStarter update.
Feb 18 2014 02:55 PM | Dan (electron) in News
It just keeps getting better. Mike Davis @ IOActive posted a document about several major security issues discovered within the Belkin WeMo platform. It's so bad CERT actually posted a bulletin about it.
While I don't want people's homes to be compromised, I can't say I'm surprised, considering how many people are trusting internet based services to control all aspects of their home, or punching holes through their firewall for remote access to alarm systems, etc.
See below for the CERT bulletin.
Feb 16 2014 08:41 AM | pete in News
I just received this notification in my Inbox. If you have a Kickstarter account or campaign, you need to read and heed the following message: Kickstarter, for those of you who don't know, is a crowdfunding site for projects of all kinds includi...
Feb 13 2014 12:12 PM | Dan (electron) in News
It looks like Ube is making great progress, and is still right on track (and ahead in some cases) with their light switch. Current Schedule: Tooling Kickoff - January - *Pushed to FebruaryFirst PCB in lab: March - Slightly Ahead of schedule...
Venstar Announces New Built-in API for ColorTouch Thermostats, Enabling Third-party Application Integration
Jan 30 2014 08:15 PM | Dan (electron) in News
Venstar recently announced that they are opening up their API for their ColorTouch thermostats, making it very easy to integrate these thermostats with your existing home automation platform. The API will give you control of the schedule, modes, temperatures and other settings.
See below for the full press release.
Jan 28 2014 08:12 PM | Dan (electron) in News
It looks like Savant is shaking things up, as they are trying to bring a cheaper version of their high-end home automation platform to the 'masses'. They'll start by offering a Linux based version of their system (instead of relying on the more e...