Recent reports show that consumers are buying tablets at a rapid pace. This is good news for the complete home automation market.
Researchers at the University of Washington’s Networks Lab is developing a technology that will make complete home automation possible even without a smartphone or tablet.
Microsoft plans to use the new Xbox One as a hub for internet-connected devices in the home.
The two-screen experience may draw more consumers to smart TVs.
Home automation is gaining steam as an industry. For AV distributors and retailers, this means adjusting their inventories and services to adapt to a new demand from the marketplace.
Much like smartphones had the iPhone to make the device popular, smart homes need a brand to break into popular culture and convince consumers that something that was once a concept on the Jetsons can now be installed easily in homes.