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The LoRa Alliance, the technical and marketing group promoting the LoRaWAN protocol for wide-area network (WAN) communications, is looking at ways to tweak the LoRaWAN specification for Amazon, so the …

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Mercedes-Benz has integrated its in-car voice assistant system with the home-based Samsung-owned SmartThings platform to enable drivers and passengers to interact with connected devices in their homes. It is the …

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The Zigbee Alliance has started a new Europe-focused special interest group to promote the short-range technology in the European market. The group is chaired by Swedish flat-pack furniture company Ikea, …

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Amazon has selected LoRa for its new Sidewalk wireless networking platform, running in 900 MHz spectrum, according to Semtech. Camarillo-based Semtech hailed its technology’s move into the consumer space. At …

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The smart home market in Europe continued to grow in the third quarter of 2019, reaching almost 23.8 million units, an increase of 18.1 per cent compared to the same …

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Georgia Power, the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company, and homebuilding company PulteGroup announced the opening of what it claims to be Atlanta’s first Smart Neighborhood.  Leaders from Georgia Power, …

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IoT security

With the rise of connected devices in homes and offices spiralling upwards, Paul Hague, chief executive at UK cybersecurity firm BlackDice, says enterprises are letting vulnerable home devices onto their …

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The smart home space has been a busy one over the last few years. If anything, the pace of innovation is accelerating. Research consultancy Market Insights predicts the market’s total …

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Mainstream appliance manufacturers Electrolux, Haier, LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics will introduce smart-home products based on an emerging ‘internet-of-things’ (IoT) standard from the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) next year. The …

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Annual shipments of Zigbee chipsets will reach one billion by 2023, mostly in smart home sensors, accounting for 85 per cent of IEEE 802.15.4 mesh network devices. Half a billion …

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