read the full article atSmarthome Forum's message boards buzz with technical questions, observations and helpful hints about home automation. Gabbing away are hobbyists and builders, home automation's tried and true constituency.
Home automation is searching for the killer app that will vastly expand its heretofore niche market. Home automation (or home control, as it's also called) is more than glorified light-dimming via remote control, promising to integrate control of security, lighting, HVAC, energy, entertainment and appliances. For instance, controllers can automatically raise or lower blinds depending on the temperature or turn off the lights in a vacation home from a thousand miles away.
An interesting article, but I wonder why it doesn't even mention UPB. Are UPB sales truly that far behind Z-Wave & Insteon? Was there a bias to the article? Was the author uninformed?