News tagged: Smart Devices

  • Sprue Aegis plc (“Sprue”) and Intamac to launch connected safety solution

    Posted: 26th March 2014

    Intamac Systems Limited announces a new 3 year partnership agreement with Sprue, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of home safety products including smoke and carbon monoxide alarms sold under the FireAngel brand.

    Under the partnership, Sprue will launch an internet connectivity solution for its FireAngel Wi-Safe II range of wireless safety products, known as ‘Connect Safe Home’, which will allows users to remotely monitor the status of wirelessly connected home safety products from a smartphone, PC or tablet using apps designed by Intamac. Read more...

  • Wi-Fi to play dominant role in US$25 billion smart appliance market

    Posted: 12th November 2013

    The smart home appliance market, defined by products with built-in connectivity, will witness substantial growth over the next five years, reaching nearly US$25 billion by 2018. Currently limited to the top-end luxury models, wireless connectivity will slowly permeate to lower tier vendors and models, according to ABI Research. Read more...

  • "Smart connectivity will truly take off when it becomes commonplace on electrical appliances"

    Posted: 30th October 2013

    Nick Underwood, Buying Administrator for Large Electricals and connected home authority within retailer John Lewis gives his opinion on the future of the connected home and the market for smart appliances; “We believe there is an appetite for both standalone home automation devices and smarter home appliances in the market,”. Looking at early adopters he added: “We have seen a really positive initial reaction to the launch of home automation and connected home products. These products are proving really popular with our customers and we’ve seen sales rise by 156 per cent since the same period last year.” Read more...

  • Wearable device revenues to grow to $6B in 2018

    Posted: 2nd October 2013

    Wearable connected device revenues will grow to more than $6 billion in 2018, according to new findings from ABI Research. The survey tracked four areas: sports, fitness and wellness; home monitoring devices; remote patient monitoring; and professional (on-site) healthcare. Read more...

  • A refrigerator that thinks? Smart kitchens are coming

    Posted: 15th April 2013

    For years, appliances toiled without companionship, just disconnected boxes hidden away in kitchens and basements. That’s all about to change. The next appliance to go in your kitchen still won’t get out of the house much, but it will at least talk to the outside world. Read more...

  • Internet connected devices surpass half a billion in US homes

    Posted: 25th March 2013

    There are now more than half a billion devices in U.S. homes that are connected to the Internet and deliver apps, according to new findings from the Connected Intelligence Connected Home Report from global information company The NPD Group. Increases in tablet and smartphone penetration drove the U.S. market to this milestone. Read more...