The Open Connectivity Foundation Introduces World’s First International Standard for Smart Home; Will Demonstrate New OCF Universal Cloud Interface-based Smart Home Solutions at CES 2020

BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 2, 2020– The Open Connectivity Foundation[1] (OCF), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) standards body, today announced that products from BSC Computer GmbH, COMMAX, Haier, LG Electronics, Resideo, Samsung Electronics and SURE Universal will be showcased in completely interoperable smart home demonstrations at the OCF IoT Breakthrough press event[2] at the Barrymore Restaurant in Las Vegas on...

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Former Amazon executive uses Bezos’ mock press release trick at his smart home company

Charlie Kindel, senior vice president of products and services at Control4. Control4 As an executive at Amazon[1] who built the Alexa Smart Home group, Charlie Kindel became very familiar with the company’s use of so-called future press releases[2]. Employees who are planning new projects write fake news releases as if they were promoting the finished product to the world in...

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Microsoft Partners With Insteon for Home Automation Offering – Security Sales

Microsoft has selected Insteon smart home devices and RF/powerline technology to help the firm enter the connected home market. Microsoft[1] has been quiet on the home automation[2] front for about a decade, but the software giant is finally taking action with an unusual bedfellow: Insteon, the technology created by leading home technology distributor Smarthome. Microsoft funded development of a Windows...

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Press Release | Gehan Homes Selects Clare As Their Smart Home

Gehan Homes will be offering Clare as a base-standard feature in select communities, including some found in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Phoenix areas. “With all the smart home products available to today’s homeowner, it can be overwhelming for customers to discern what features are most used, which brands are most reliable, and what products are easily...

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