Logitech’s Pop is getting an Apple HomeKit upgrade, allowing the programable wireless buttons to act as light-switches, scene-triggers, and more for iOS fans. Launched in August last year, Pop offers a triple-function button that can be customized to control hundreds of devices in your smart home. Now, there’s a second version for those who went the HomeKit route.
Oberon microsystems, Inc., an independent provider of HomeKit software for low-power hardware, has introduced the OberonHAP Linux Ethernet HomeKit SDK. Apple HomeKit technology is an IoT framework for the home. HomeKit, and the Home app introduced in iOS 10, make it possible for a user to control home automation devices – from multiple vendors – so that they work together seamlessly without having to frequently switch between vendor-specific apps.
FIBARO, a leading global manufacturer of wireless intelligent home automation and control devices, is announcing a brand new product line compatible with Apple HomeKit.
HomeKit is a framework in iOS that lets accessories connect seamlessly so people can better manage their homes. HomeKit is built on a secure foundation with end-to-end encryption, providing customers a secure connection between their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and HomeKit-enabled accessories. Home automation is on the rise and consumers want assurance that their devices are compatible and that their connections are secure, said Emmanuel Sambuis, director of micro-controllers at NXP.
With the ability to integrate security, voice search, touch control and other factors, the TLSR8269 is an ideal single-chip solution for human interface devices ranging from smart home applications to wireless toys.
Supports Bluetooth Smart, BLE Mesh, 6LoWPAN, Thread, Zigbee, RF4CE, HomeKit and 2.4GHz proprietary standard support in a single SoC. The TLSR8269 supports analog and digital microphones and audio output with enhanced voice performance for voice search and other such applications. This makes it an ideal single-chip solution for IoT and human interface devices such as smart lighting, smart home devices, advanced remote controls, and wireless toys.
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