automation

Couple Sues Comcast After Xfinity Security System Fails

While most large incumbent ISPs have rushed head-first into the home security and home automation market, few of those companies have been willing to specify how many users have signed up for such services – suggesting they’re not yet seeing quite the uptake they’d like. One other threat has now arisen for ISPs looking to be home security experts: lawsuits.

Icontrol Networks Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Zonoff and SecureNet Technologies for Infringing Home Automation Patents

"Icontrol has invested more than a decade and many millions of dollars in research and development, and this investment has generated technology that we believe is now fundamental in leading home automation and security networks," said Bob Hagerty, CEO of Icontrol Networks. "We have filed today’s actions to safeguard our investment in the backbone of Icontrol’s connected home platform. We are committed to protecting our intellectual property and the advantages it provides to our partners and customers."

AT&T Licenses Its “Digital Life” Home Automation Service to Telefonica

AT&T is announcing that European carrier Telefonica has agreed to start selling AT&T’s home automation and security service outside the United States. Even before it launched the so-called Digital Life service last year, AT&T had said it would look for opportunities to license the technology to others. Getting that first customer is a big deal, AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie said in an interview.

LuxeVision IPMerge Platform From LEIGHTRONIX Provides All-in-One IPTV Solution

The affordable one rack unit platform provides an application server with customizable middleware, a multi-channel video-on-demand server, and a multi-channel multicast server. LuxeVision ipMerge™ is breaking price barriers as the first all-in-one IPTV solution starting at under $20,000. The LuxeVision ipMerge platform is designed for situations where a small to medium number of TV end […]

Z-Wave is Becoming a Tsunami

Scores of products in a wide spectrum of end-user areas including lighting, locks, heating, and home security utilize Z-Wave technology as the foundation of their operation. There is no area, however, where the use of Z-Wave technology is more prevalent than in the security industry. By far, Z-Wave’s market presence dwarfs all other technologies, as […]