Focalcrest Mixtile Hub claims to bridge HomeKit, previously incompatible home automation devices

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The Consumer Electronics Show HomeKit reveals continue, with “internet of things” company Focalcrest showing its bridging solution that claims to bridge smart home devices from different brands, allowing access to Apple’s HomeKit platform, and Home app.

Source: Focalcrest Mixtile Hub claims to bridge HomeKit, previously incompatible home automation devices

UEI’s New Nevo HomeTackles ‘Physical Web’ for Remote Controls and Home Automation

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Remote-controls giant Universal Electronics Inc. (UEIC) is working on Nevo Home, a cloud-based device discovery and home-automation app that could complement Ecolink, the Z-Wave developer acquired last year.

Source: UEI’s New Nevo HomeTackles ‘Physical Web’ for Remote Controls and Home Automation – CE Pro

Nortek Security & Control Ships 1 Millionth Z-Wave Home Automation Device

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CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Nortek Security & Control, a leader in the security, smart home and wellness technology markets, announced today the shipment of their 1 millionth Z-Wave smart home device under its GoControl® brand. Offering a wide range of products for lighting, control and security, GoControl products are consistently listed as best sellers on Amazon.com and are also the products of choice by many security dealers.

Source: Nortek Security & Control Ships 1 Millionth Z-Wave Home Automation Device

Sigma Designs Releases Z-Wave Interoperability Layer Into the Public Domain

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FREMONT, CA–(Marketwired – August 31, 2016) – Sigma Designs® (SIGM), a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Connected Smart TV platforms and Internet of Things (IoT) Devices, today announced it is releasing the interoperability layer of the Z-Wave standard into the public domain. The Z-Wave Public Spec provides cloud service developers, gateway makers, technology enthusiasts, and others free and easy access to the Z-Wave interoperability layer, for development of smart home IoT applications. Sigma Designs is also making public APIs for two of its software products as well as the full specification of the new, world-class Z-Wave S2 security application framework.

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Comcast and Alarm.com to acquire smart home company Icontrol

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Comcast and security company Alarm.com have entered into agreements to acquire and divvy up Icontrol, an 11-year-old Internet of Things and home security company founded in Palo Alto and now based in Austin, Texas.

Source: Comcast and Alarm.com to acquire smart home company Icontrol | VentureBeat | Deals | by Harrison Weber