In response to the planned acquisition of two divisions of Icontrol Networks by Alarm.com, Honeywell International has filed an antitrust suit claiming the combined entity of two of its competitors would result in 70% share of the market for software that allows remote operation of connected products and devices, according to a report by the New Jersey Law Journal.
The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), an Internet of Things (IoT) standards foundation, has concluded a survey taken at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, which surveyed 250 respondents at the show to gauge the growth and challenges surrounding connected devices.
Black + Decker has launched its first line of home cleaning products designed for pets. The new lineup includes cordless lithium ion hand vacuums, a 20V Max 2-in-1 cordless vacuum and robotic vacuums.
Hoover is undergoing a major rebranding effort, which looks to build on the brand’s heritage while modernizing the way it is perceived in the marketplace. The new campaign, “A New Generation of Clean,” builds upon the brand’s legacy while addressing the needs of today’s active family, the company said.
Amazon.com has rolled out a smart home consultation service, free of charge for consumers looking to know more about home automation, according to multiple published reports.
Electrolux is acquiring Anova, the U.S.-based provider of the Anova Precision Cooker, a connected device for sous vide cooking.
Viio has launched a connected vanity mirror available in three sizes.
LG Electronics showcased a new lineup of intelligent robots at CES as part of its innovations in artificial intelligence and developments in the IoT ecosystem, including its take on the smart home hub.
Qardio, Inc. has launched a wearable electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) monitor, QardioCore.
Black+Decker has expanded its floor care portfolio and entered the robotic vacuum market with its Smartech robotic vacuum line. The new robotic vacuums connect to the brand’s mobile app via Bluetooth, allowing users to control the vacuums from their smartphone.