Momentum Increase for Home Automation Technology

time_warner_cable_intelligent_homeAs a number of the country’s biggest telecommunications and cable organizations keep making their drive into the home security industry, the usage of home automation technology has increased substantially.  On Monday one of the companies that is seeing the advantages of this trend, iControl Networks, made an announcement that its OpenHome software program is going [...]

Apple-Based Automation Control Systems Showcasing at CES

savant_ipadAn announcement has been made by Savant Systems LLC declaring that they are going to be presenting a media, automation and control system at CES 2012 in relation to Savant's scalable SmartMedia answer, which is aimed at an extensive customer market section.  As well as managing security cameras, climate, lighting and more, the adaptable SmartMedia [...]

Control4 Release Android Home Automation App

Control4 are one of the many choices in home automation, offering a range of products for the home and for businesses. They're not cheap, but they are stylish - check out the HC300 Home Controller that we first wrote about in '07. If you've bought their systems, or are looking to, you'll be pleased to [...]

Home Networks Pursue Their Advancement Towards Becoming Multiple-Service Platforms

infonetics_router_vendors_chart_3q2011It is apparent that the consumer home network is evolving. It used to be simply a couple of telephone lines and a data modem to connect to the internet, but now it is becoming a center for high quality online data and video services - clearly transforming the game. It is due to this new multi-service [...]

Siri Flaunts its Home Automation Magic

siri_logoApple Siri is an intriguing piece of technology and it comes as no surprise that it has returned to demonstrate its home automation magic. What exactly is it that people are referring to? The answer to this question is the Siri Proxy written by Pete Lamonica. This small bit of code is allowing Siri to tackle [...]

Indigo 5.0 Released by Perceptive Automation

perceptive_automation_indigoThe top supplier of Mac-based home automation software, Perceptive Automation, has announced the instant accessibility of Indigo 5, an upgrade to the company’s automation server and intelligent home control for Mac OS X. With Indigo, users are able to easily monitor and control lawn sprinklers, thermostats, appliances and lights, as well as dozens of other [...]

Savant Unveils iPod touch-based Whole-home Remote and VoIP Phone

Savant Touch RemoteThe clever guys at Savant are showing off a new whole-home touch remote at CEDIA Expo 2010 that literally is based on the guts of a 4th generation iPod touch. Savant created a custom remote enclosure that turns the player into a multi-button and touchscreen remote that can manage home automation products and tap Savant's [...]

Indigo 4.0 Home Automation Software for Mac OS X Released (Now with iPhone Support)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahGichEoJXA] Perceptive Automation is announcing today that its Mac OS X home automation software has received a major upgrade and will now function in tandem with the iPhone / iPod touch to control INSTEON and X10 adapters over Wi-Fi or mobile broadband. Indigo 4.0 is now available in two versions: Indigo Lite ($89.95) and Indigo Pro [...]