Fibaro Brings New Premium Consumer Smart Home Hub with Compatible Key Fob to the U.S. – Dealerscope

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FIBARO, a leading global manufacturer of wireless intelligent home automation and control devices, is now shipping its newest premium smart home hub, Home Center Lite, and portable KeyFob device in the U.S. An incredibly compact and superior brain for your smart home system, Home Center Lite works with all Z-Wave technology smart home products and Fibaro devices …

Source: Fibaro Brings New Premium Consumer Smart Home Hub with Compatible Key Fob to the U.S. – Dealerscope

Logitech introduces the ‘270,000-in-one’ IoT remote control

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Logitech introduces the '270,000-in-one' IoT remote control

The Logitech Harmony Elite, which was previewed at IFA, is now available and consists of a home hub and touchscreen all-in-one control for (wait for it) 270, 000 devices, so far. The Harmony Elite comes with support for Bluetooth, IP, infrared and a range of proprietary formats, and has access to a database of 225, 000 existing products for zero-configuration. We asked Ian Crowe, Product Management Director whether having a single point of control for everything is just going to make life more confusing.

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HA World Testing Department – Home Automation Hub & Device Compatibility

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Did you know that HA World has a dedicated testing department that actually installs and uses many of the Z-Wave, Insteon, Lutron Caseta & Pico, X-10 and Zigbee devices that we sell in our store with some of the most popular HA hubs and gateways?

Here is a list of the hubs we currently have up and running for testing…

Wink Hub by Quirky/Wink (We just became a Quirky/Wink dealer)

VeraEdge and VeraLite from Vera Controls, Inc.

Fibaro Home Center Lite

Universal Devices Z-Wave/Insteon Controller ISY994I ZW/PRO IR

Universal devices newly released Z-wave compatible ISY994iZW/IR PRO

From Insteon, both the older X-10 compatible Insteon Hub as well as the new 2014 version Insteon Hub 2

IP Datatel Gateway 2.0

Homeseer HS3 Home Automation Software

ActiveHome Pro and various X-10 Controllers/Interfaces (CM15A)

Coming soon – Lutron Bridge, Staples Connect, IRIS hubs and more…

We test these popular hubs with many different home automation products that we sell including brands and manufacturers such as Linear Corp (now Nortek Security & Control), GE Jasco, Vera Controls, Leviton, Cooper Aspire, Honeywell, Kwikset, Aeon Labs, Fibaro Home Intelligence, Insteon, X-10 Pro USA, Evolve Guest Controls, Awox Bluetooth, Wink/Quirky, Lutron Caseta/Pico Clear Connect, Centralite, Enerwave and more.

We consider this type of direct product testing a very important value added feature of the services and products we provide to our customers.  We hope you appreciate it as well.

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We also have a free, live chat line for technical support on our home page and in our online store if you need help or have some questions.  It’s open every day we are from 8:30am to 4:30pm MST.

Or you can call us Toll Free at 1-800-920-9804

 

Thanks for letting us “automate YOUR world”!

Kelly R. Foster – HA World