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E.On and Microsoft collaborate on connected homes




E.On is developing secure smart and efficient connected home products and services in collaboration with Microsoft. The deal centres on software for a home and E.On is set to release the first version early next year.
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Deutsche Telekom uses IoT to clean buildings




At this week’s Expo Real property fair in Munich, Deutsche Telekom is showing how it uses sensors and the IoT to ensure optimal indoor air and cleanliness in buildings.
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AT&T and Kone bring IoT to escalators and elevators




AT&T is providing IoT connectivity to Kone so it can monitor and analyse real-time data from elevators and escalators.
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Johnson Controls acquires Lux Products




Johnson Controls has acquired the assets of Lux Products,. Lux markets several residential and commercial lines ranging from timers to smart home thermostats including Kono and Geo.
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Microsoft Azure Digital Twins models smart buildings




At last month’s Ignite conference in Orlando, Microsoft announced the public preview of Azure Digital Twins to create digital replicas of spaces and infrastructure using cloud, AI and the IoT, with one of the key applications being in modelling smart buildings
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Vivint deal smartens homes in Arizona




Christopher Todd Communities, a Phoenix-based developer of rental smart home communities, has signed a four-year agreement with Vivint Smart Home to provide integrated smart home systems for its residents.
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Clayton partners Ecobee to fit smart thermostats in new homes




House builder Clayton has formed a partnership with Ecobee, famous for its wifi smart thermostat. All new prefabricated Clayton-built homes will include an Ecobee3 Lite smart thermostat offering families a way to help save on their energy bills.
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Unisphere raises bar for smart buildings




US architecture, engineering and interior design firm EwingCole believes it has raised the bar for smart buildings with the opening last month of the six-storey expansion of United Therapeutics’ downtown campus in Silver Springs, Maryland.
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Smart homes in Europe and North America hit 45 million

The number of smart homes in Europe and North America reached 45 million in 2017, according to IoT analyst firm Berg Insight.
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