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HCL Aegis low-cost home automation gateway supports WiFi, ZigBee, DLNA, HomePlug & more

HCL Aegis low-cost home automation gateway supports WiFi, ZigBee, DLNA, HomePlug & more

HCL has announced Aegis, a multi-platform home automation gateway which promises to control your multimedia, energy monitoring, HVAC, security and more, all through Android, iOS and Symbian devices, and using multiple wireless standards. Debuting at CES 2011 this week, the platform-agnostic Aegis supports WiFi, ZigBee, DLNA and HomePlug networking.

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Peel Fruit turns iPhone into show-suggesting universal remote

Peel Fruit turns iPhone into show-suggesting universal remote

Another day, another iPhone remote control system that turns your Apple smartphone into a universal remote. Hot on the heels of RedEye's offering comes Peel, with a slightly different approach to the hardware/software hybrid setup. As well as the Peel software app, you get a bright yellow IR dongle called the Peel Fruit which hooks up via a ZigBee connection to an ethernet dongle - called the Peel Cable - on your router, and controls your A/V equipment.

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TI unveils industry’s first 2.4GHz SoC for ZigBee RF4CE remote controls

TI unveils industry’s first 2.4GHz SoC for ZigBee RF4CE remote controls

TI has unveiled a new SoC that is the first in the industry to use 2.4GHz tech for a fully optimized ZigBee RF4CE remote control. The new SoC is the TI CC2533 and it will enable single chip remote controls to be constructed that need low power and offer higher reliability and are cheaper to construct.

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Cool PJs for infants lets parents sleep soundly

Cool PJs for infants lets parents sleep soundly

When my kids were small infants my wife used to worry that they were just going to stop breathing at night. It would usually work like this; she would wake me from a dead sleep and tell me to check the baby to be sure he is breathing. I would tell her to go back to sleep the baby is fine and then lay there for a few minutes before I had to go check out of paranoia.

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ZigBee health care profile gets ratified

ZigBee health care profile gets ratified

Typically, when I think of ZigBee I think of wireless protocols for smart homes that are used for communication between devices. I have talked about ZigBee gateways before that enable smart home networks with ZigBee wireless protocols. ZigBee is also useful in other situations as well.

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NEC unveils new ZigBee Pro evaluation kit for HANs

NEC unveils new ZigBee Pro evaluation kit for HANs

I really like the idea of home automation, but the thought of running wires through my home is not appealing at all. That makes the only real option for me and other people who feel the same way with wireless networking options for home automation like ZigBee.

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