Xiaomi MiHome

Xiaomi Mi Smart Home offers a ton of functionality for its affordable price and easy installation devices, that can work on “classical” wires (without “neutral”). Xiaomi unveiled the Smart Home Kit on 10 June 2015. Mi Home gateway is a Zigbee-powered hub that connects all of Xiaomi’s smart home products. You can pair many smart sensors, including the multi-function gateway, the door/window sensor, the motion detector and the wireless switch, which…

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Google Assistant

Google Assistant is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Google and announced at Google I/O in May 2016. Unlike Google Now, Google Assistant can engage in two-way conversations. Google Assistant, in the nature and manner of Google Now, can pull information, check weather, etc. Unlike its brethren, however, it can engage in a two-way conversation, using Google’s natural language processing algorithm. Search results are presented in card format that users…

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Google Home

Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own Google, always ready to help. Just start with, “Ok Google”. Thanks to Google’s rich history in search, Google Home is ready for your questions. Get real-time answers including the latest on weather, traffic, finance, sports, local businesses and more. Google Home connects seamlessly with Smart Devices so you…

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Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, control Smart Home devices and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask. Echo has seven microphones and beam forming technology so it can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can…

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Homekit

HomeKit is a framework for communicating with and controlling connected accessories in a user’s home. You can enable users to discover HomeKit accessories in their home and configure them, or you can create actions to control those devices. Users can group actions together and trigger them using Siri.

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Audio Stream Services

Pyxis provide some audio stream services like Spotify, Google Music, Tune In The services offer streaming of full-length content via the Internet as a part of their service, without the listener necessarily purchasing a file for download. This type of service is comparable to internet radio. You can also browse through the music collections of friends, artists and celebrities, or create a radio station and just sit back. Here is you…

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Modbus

Modbus is a serial communications protocol originally published by Modicon (now Schneider Electric) in 1979 for use with its programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Simple and robust, it has since become a de facto standard communication protocol, and it is now a commonly available means of connecting industrial electronic devices. The main reasons for the use of Modbus in the industrial environment are: developed with industrial applications in mind openly published and…

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KNX

The standard is based on the communication stack of EIB but enlarged with the physical layers, configuration modes and application experience of BatiBUS and EHS. KNX defines several physical communication media: Twisted pair wiring (inherited from the BatiBUS and EIB Instabus standards) Powerline networking (inherited from EIB and EHS – similar to that used by X10) Radio (KNX-RF) Infrared Ethernet (also known as EIBnet/IP or KNXnet/IP) KNX is designed to…

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Z-Wave

Z-Wave is a wireless communications protocol used primarily for home automation. It is oriented to the residential control and automation market and is intended to provide a simple and reliable method to wirelessly control lighting, HVAC, security systems, home cinema, automated window treatments, swimming pool and spa controls, and garage and home access controls. Like other protocols and systems aimed at the home and office automation market, a Z-Wave automation…

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