17. April 2016 · Comments Off on Europe’s Sonnen launches battery storage product into Australia · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Leading European battery storage developer Sonnen has announced it will soon launch its Sonnenbatterie product in Australia, joining a host of international and local brand names, including Tesla, LG, Enphase, Panasonic, Samsung, Redflow and Ecoult in tapping into the first big domestic battery storage market in the world.The German-based Sonnen, which makes lithium-ion battery storage systems, says it will partner with True Value Solar – the biggest installer in Australia – to offer an all-in-one system of rooftop solar panels and the SonnenBatterie.

Source: Europe’s Sonnen launches battery storage product into Australia : Renew Economy

17. March 2016 · Comments Off on EchoStar, Nest, TP-Link Add To DIY Smart-Home Options · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart-home companies Nest and TP-LINK are adding new capabilities to their home-automation products while EchoStar Technologies is launching its first system.EchoStar’s entry differs from most companies’ DIY solutions in using a TV, not just mobile apps, as a way to monitor and control a smart home. TV suppliers Sony, LG and Samsung have also developed solutions that use a TV for monitoring and control.

Source: EchoStar, Nest, TP-Link Add To DIY Smart-Home Options | Twice

15. March 2016 · Comments Off on LG Uplus Introduce New Smart Voice-Controlled Speakers · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

LG recently took to the stage during MWC 2016, where they introduced their LG G5 flagship smartphone along with many accessories. The G5 features a modular design itself, so many accessories can be attached to its bottom. Yet, other accessories like the 360 Cam or the Rolling Bot are controlled wirelessly with the smartphone, so it is clear that LG is focusing on the interoperability between all of these devices. Now, LG Uplus, a South Korean cellular carrier owned by LG, has announced a few smart-home products to further increase connectivity around their new devices.

Source: LG Uplus Introduce New Smart Voice-Controlled Speakers | Androidheadlines.com

20. February 2016 · Comments Off on Smart TVs Turn Into The Hub Of A Smart House  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Three major TV companies – LG, Samsung and Sony – are launching TVs that serve as home-automation hubs or connect to a hub to control multiple home systems.Here’s what the trio plans:

LG: The company’s new smart TVs with WebOS 3.0 will deliver onscreen control and monitoring of LG smart appliances and compatible other-brand products via Wi-Fi and Ethernet.

Source: Smart TVs Turn Into The Hub Of A Smart House | Twice

19. January 2016 · Comments Off on The smart home needs to be a lot smarter · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The concept of a fridge that reads emails and does your shopping has now been around for so long that it has become a running joke in the tech industry. With clockwork-like regularity, prototype designs appear every January at Las Vegas’s CES, the world’s biggest technology show, and this year was no exception. Samsung showed off a design that would beam a camera feed of the refrigerator’s contents to its owner. LG’s version opened itself if you walked near it.Despite their makers’ best efforts, it’s a fairly-safe bet that a ludicrously small number of people will buy one of these things, for the same reasons that nobody bought 1999’s Electrolux Screenfridge (“it will revolutionise daily life”, the press release proclaimed), or LG’s Digital DIOS of the following year (“a quantum leap”). The marginal utility one gets out of a fridge connected to the internet is outweighed many times over by their price tags.

Source: The smart home needs to be a lot smarter – Telegraph