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Showroom and Training Fall 2015

Posted  November 17, 2015  by  José Miguel Rubio Varas

  From November 23rd, 2015 until December 19th, 2015 we decided to establish a temporary center for demonstration and training on Home Automation in  Madrid (Getafe) with the aim of covering the Christmas season. We want to get closer to our customers, face to face. We want to touch and configure the devices with them. […]

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Z-Wave Alliance may not have brand recognition, but it’s got security going for it

Posted  October 5, 2015  by  José Miguel Rubio Varas

For anyone with a home security system, chances are good that it has Z-Wave technology in there, but that doesn’t mean anyone knows that. That’s a challenge the Z-Wave Alliance is constantly trying to address, and it’s one that incoming executive director Mitchell Klein will be dealing with as well. Source: Z-Wave Alliance may not […]

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Welcome to the CNET Smart Home – CNET

Posted  October 1, 2015  by  José Miguel Rubio Varas

What better way to review smart-home tech than from a house meant for that exact purpose? Source: Welcome to the CNET Smart Home – CNET

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Z-Wave Plus home automation hub runs Linux on Raspberry Pi

Posted  September 30, 2015  by  José Miguel Rubio Varas

Z-Wave Europe and Popp & Co. have launched a “Popp Hub” home automation gateway that runs Linux on a Raspberry Pi, and supports Z-Wave and IP smart devices. Source: Z-Wave Plus home automation hub runs Linux on Raspberry Pi

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Lightberry: Ambilight for all

Posted  September 14, 2014  by  José Miguel Rubio Varas

We went to IFA 2014 in Berlin. At Philips booth they knew that in a world full of flat amazing smart TVs, what makes Philips TVs different it is “ambilight” feature, so they demostrate it on every TV in the booth, even with a special area dedicated. You can see it in this video. But […]

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“yetu” a Smart Home Platform presented at IFA 2014

Posted  September 12, 2014  by  José Miguel Rubio Varas

We heard of “yetu” because, even though it is a german company, there are spanish developers involved in the project that contacted us because they needed Z-Wave equipment. We took advantage of our visit to IFA 2014 to visit their stand and get to know more about this new platform. This solution actually dates from […]

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Zipabox control panel

Installing a Z-Wave detector with Zipabox





Bottom Line 4 / 5 - Very Good
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Fibaro opening detector

We test new Fibaro opening detector

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Bottom Line 4 / 5 - Very Good
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Zipabox unbox

Testing the new Zipabox of Zipato: The all-in-one gateway?

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Bottom Line 5 / 5 - Excellent
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Zipabox

Zipabox installation guide





Overall Review 5 / 5 - Excellent
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Securifi Almond+

Almond+: The fashion router is also Zigbee Gateway and Z-Wave home automation

This week we about a new initiative of Spanish home automation system: Wattio. We noticed that the initiative is based on the Zigbee device ecosystem. We asked them why they chose Zigbee Twitter:   +1: @wattiocorp why did ...
by José Miguel Rubio Varas
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Raspberry Pi and SqueezeBox

Create your Squeezebox with Raspberry Pi for 40€





Overall Review 4,5 / 5 - Very Good
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Dune HD CES 2013

Dune HD presentations at CES 2013

Dune HD participated at CES in order to announce several new devices we analize below: Connect, Dune HD TV-102, TV-303d and Base 3D multimedia. Dune HD Connect The main functionality of Dune HD Connect is share wirelessly phot...
by Alfonso Eguino
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Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt: keyless electric lock

Nexia Home Intelligence is a home automation company specializing in the development of safety devices for our homes. During CES 2013 in Las Vegas they presented Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt, an  electronic lock, whtich lets y...
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Cromalight, lights remote control

CromaLight: Turn your iPhone into a remote control

CromaLightis an application for iOS and is available from the Apple Store for 8.99 €. You will be able to control up to six different switches in your home. The interface is simple and is divided into two sections. With the ...
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Fibaro universal binary sensor

Fibaro universal binary sensor





Our Final Take / 5 - Terrible
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Sphero

Sphero, the remote control sphere for games and augmented reality

Today we share with you a small robot. Sphero is an sphere, which can be used as a gaming system controlling from a smartphone (there is application for iOS and Android). It can be used just to play and move it on the floor or ...
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