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Qualcomm expands mesh networking capabilities

At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Qualcomm Technologies announced expansions to the capabilities and product applications for its mesh networking platform and reference design for smart homes.
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Johnson Controls and Microsoft team on smart thermostat

Johnson Controls has combined it building control knowledge with Microsoft's Cortana voice control and visual feedback to produce a smart thermostat that tracks indoor and outdoor air quality.
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Intel drone inspects German cathedral

A drone from Intel is helping with preservation work on the 15th century Halberstadt Cathedral in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
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Hager combines Bluetooth, KNX and Sigfox in smart home platform

Hager Group and Silicon Labs have collaborated to create a smart home platform that enables seamless connectivity for applications using multiple wireless standards including Bluetooth Low Energy, KNX and Sigfox.
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Alibaba and MediaTek form smart home partnership

At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, China’s Alibaba AI Labs and MediaTek, a Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company, announced a strategic collaboration in IoT initiatives including smart home protocols, customised IoT chips and AI smart hardware.
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HPE, PTC and Wind River back IMC RFP programme

Three of the biggest software vendors in IoT – Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), PTC and Intel subsidiary Wind River – have agreed to join the IoT M2M Council's (IMC) fledgling template RFP programme for IoT software platforms, being presented this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Bell rings AlarmForce acquisition for $182m

Telecommunications company Bell Canada has acquired Canadian home security and monitoring company AlarmForce Industries for $182m as part of its strategic expansion in the connected home marketplace.
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Toshiba combines six smart home functions into one

Toshiba has released the Symbio multi-function smart home system, delivering the capabilities of six products – a wireless security camera, smart speaker, voice control with Amazon Alexa, intercom, smart sound detector and expandable smart home hub – in one device.
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Telematics soars in construction equipment, says Berg

The installed base of construction equipment OEM telematics systems will reach 4.6 million units worldwide by 2021, according to Berg Insight.
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